Happy Sunday! I want to wish all the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! All of you have the hardest job in the world. Thank you for raising kind, compassionate and independent children. God knows the world can use more of those people in the world!
I also just want to give a special shoutout to my #motherrunner mama, Cheryl! We just came back from a very filling brunch at the Cheesecake Factory and I’m currently writing this blog in a semi food coma.
If I had to use one word to describe week 8 of training it would be “blah”. I just wasn’t really feeling any workouts at all this week. I even skipped one of my runs. I usually like to recharge during the taper period but that didn’t happen this week. I completed my last long run on Saturday so that was the silver lining out of the week.
Monday, May 7 – 2 mile run + 2 minute plank
Tuesday, May 8 – 40 push-ups
Wednesday, May 9 – Boot camp class (60 minutes) + 50 burpees
Thursday, May 10 – 3 mile run + 2 1/2 minute plank
Friday, May 11 – 50 push-ups
Saturday, May 12 – 8 mile run
Sunday, May 13 – Body Works + Abs class (50 mins) + 60 burpees
Total Weekly Mileage: 13
Total Training Cycle Miles – 128.5
Grade – B
As I mentioned earlier, this week was just very “blah”. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I was totally uninspired to workout. I didn’t even post on Instagram all week and that’s rare for me! I basically forced myself to do my workouts and I rarely ever feel like this. Even when I’m tired and sore, I still enjoy working out. I don’t know why I wasn’t feeling it this week. Maybe I’m just over the whole training process for races? I have been “in-training” since Christmas so I am looking forward to taking a break for traditional half marathon training after my races next weekend (my next race is RnR Chicago in late July).
I would say the highlight of the week was my last long run on Saturday morning. The weather was very cloudy and it looked like it could rain at any minute so I took my long run to the treadmill for 8 miles.
I have noticed some tightness in my right calf during my runs. I have been using my foam roller on it a lot this weekend and will continue to use it next week. I’m hoping it will help to alleviate some of that tightness.
My allergies were bad, but much better than last week so I was very happy about that. We got a lot of rain so I think that may have help wash some of the pollen away, hopefully!
Have you ever felt “blah”? What things do you do to motivate yourself to workout?