Happy Sunday! First, congratulations to everyone that conquered the Marine Corps Marathon today. Enjoy your achievement, put your legs up and enjoy some pizza 🙂
So…it’s been a very, very heavy week. I’m sure I don’t need to recap all of the tragedies from this week but let’s just take a little extra time to love each other, okay? We need a lot more kindness in the world, that’s for sure.
This week I was back to more of a normal schedule for work, but my gym schedule was completely off (as you’ll see with my weekly workouts) AND my scheduled half marathon for Saturday was cancelled. Nevertheless, I made the best of the situation and still walked away with some awesome workouts.
Now onto my weekly recap!
Monday, October 22
Spinning (60 minutes).
Luckily I woke up feeling a lot better than I did on Saturday so I was able to do a spinning class after work. I also spent some time in the morning admiring my medal from a hard fought race!
Tuesday, October 23
Strength Training (60 mins).
The instructor killed us on legs but it actually felt good to ‘feel the burn’ so I can’t complain. I also did some PT exercises before the class.
Wednesday, October 24
2 mile run + Spinning (45 minutes).
The run felt good since I took it nice and easy. The spinning class felt hard, probably because of all the squats and lunges from Tuesday’s workout. This wasn’t the original workout I had planned. My boot camp class had a substitute instructor and I wasn’t in the mood to try anything new.
Thursday, October 25
4 mile run.
Again, kept the pace nice and easy. I was happy to get these miles in before work.
Friday, October 26
REST DAY! My body was screaming for a rest day and I was happy to listen to it. I also received my free race photos from the SoNo Half Marathon and I’m pretty happy with them!
Saturday, October 27
3 mile run + Spinning (60 minutes).
I was supposed to run the Wilmington Women’s Half Marathon in Delaware but the race was cancelled on Wednesday due to the impending storm. This race was kind of a train wreck from the start so it was probably a blessing in disguise that is was cancelled. They are offering free deferrals to next year’s race but I’m gonna pass. Also the weather was pretty bad when I woke up (super cold, really windy and pouring rain) so I was happy to do my indoor workout!
Sunday, October 28
6 mile run.
I usually do strength training and spinning but both instructors were out this week (see what I meant earlier about the gym schedule being off). I’ll consider this my semi long run for the week.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
Summary: 4 runs, 3 spinning classes, 1 Strength training class, 2 Walks
Grade This Week – A
I’m pleased with the workouts this week and the fact that I was able to get in 4 runs and 3 spinning classes, but I definitely skimped on strength training this week and I don’t like that. I’m going to make a point to do more of that next week.
The cancelled race was certainly a bummer, but I’m most likely going to sign up for the Delaware Running Festival in late April 2019. It’s a way more reputable race series so I know it will actually happen, lol.
I only have two 5K races from now until Thanksgiving and in December I have two half marathons. I’ll spend November continuing my half marathon training and getting in a few long runs. I’m not running for PRs anymore so it’s really just about maintenance at this point.
How was your week? Are you doing anything special for Halloween?