Happy Sunday! How was your weekend? Here in the Northeast we’ve been enjoying a small break in the humidity which has been nice! Starting tomorrow we’re back up to high temperatures and humidity again, so I tried to enjoy the great weather this weekend. This is really an awesome Sunday for me since I’m off from work next week! This was me at approximately 4:00pm on Friday LOL.
As far as training, this was a hard week for me. It was peak week, so I guess that was to be expected, but I just felt really tired. Thankfully I didn’t have to skip any runs, but it was a bit of a struggle this week. Nevertheless, another week of training complete!
Monday, August 20
5 mile run + Spinning class (30 minutes).
Rocked the pineapple hairstyle to kick off peak week! My legs were toast after this workout!
Tuesday, August 21
4 mile run + Arms/Abs workout (15 minutes).
Another double workout day. The run went well but the arms and abs workout was pretty intense!
Wednesday, August 22
This was an unexpected rest day. I got home from work and I was just so tired. I spent about two hours trying to get the motivation to workout but I just couldn’t do it. I went to bed pretty early that night. I think my body was telling me it needed a break after a long run on Saturday and then 3 days in a row of double workouts.
Thursday, August 23
5 mile run.
I was SO pumped about this run because the weather was gorgeous! It made me excited for Fall weather 🙂
Friday, August 24
Yoga DVD (30 minutes).
I’ve been REALLY slacking on Yoga…like I haven’t done it in a few months. Whoops! Time to get back at it.
Saturday, August 25
11 mile run.
I don’t want to say this was a crappy run, but it was a challenging run. The first half of the run went pretty well but the second half of the run was really hard. My hips felt SO tight which made running painful. I had to stop three times to stretch just so that I could get through the run. I’m going to be doing daily yoga and stretching to see if that will help.
Sunday, August 26
Strength Training (45 minutes) + Spinning (50 minutes).
I <3 double workout Sundays! I really tried to push myself hard in both classes since I skipped my bootcamp class on Wednesday.
Total Weekly Mileage: 25 miles
Weekly Weight Loss: -1.5
Summary: 4 runs, 2 spinning class, 2 Strength Training classes and 1 yoga class (DVD)
Grade This Week – A
I survived peak week and I couldn’t be happier about that! Besides the issues with my hips, my legs felt tired this week but I’m not surprised by that. I’m going to dedicate at least 15 minutes every day to stretching and doing some yoga exercises. When your body speaks, you have to listen, and I’m definitely listening right now.
I’m looking forward to being off from work next week. I really need a break and it’s coming at the perfect time. I’m going to get in my workouts, run some errands, try a few new restaurants, get in some reading, etc. It’s going to be an awesome 🙂
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? How are you dealing with the humidity during your runs?
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