Happy Sunday! Well the theme for this week was hazy, hot and humid! August definitely went out with a bang, that’s for sure. Thankfully we’re getting a little break from the crazy weather this weekend, but it’s back to super hot temperatures on Monday – boo 🙁
Week 5 of training went really well! I was able to get in all of my planned workouts and even a few ‘bonus’ workouts. Let’s discuss!
Monday, August 27
4 mile run + Yoga (30 minutes).
This was my first day of my staycation and it was super productive! I got my blood works done for my annual physical next week, ran 4 miles, did 30 minutes of yoga, and got a pedicure, all before noon!
Tuesday, August 28
Spinning (45 minutes) + Boot Camp (60 minutes).
Another double workout day! The spinning class started out with a warmup to ‘Rappers Delight’ and that’s how I knew it would be an awesome workout!
Wednesday, August 29
4 mile run + Boot Camp (60 minutes).
I completed the run earlier in the day on the treadmill because it was absolutely disgusting outside! I’m glad I did the run earlier in the day so that my legs were fresh for boot camp that evening.
Thursday, August 30
Spinning (45 minutes) + Stretching (15 minutes).
Another great spinning class followed by some intense stretching. It really felt good!
I also completed my very first Instagram Live video. For the next few months I’m working with Great Lakes Gelatin through a campaign with FitApproach so I did a video speaking about my experience with the product. I was so nervous! I’m not a big fan of doing videos and I hate the sound of my voice, but the more I do it, the better I’ll get at it!
Friday, August 31
12 mile long run.
I rarely have Friday off from work so I took full advantage and got my long run done! It was pretty good until the last 2 miles. More hip soreness but not as bad as last week so that’s good!
Saturday, September 1
4 mile walk.
Although this was technically my “rest day”, I decided to make it an active rest day and got in a 4 mile walk.
Sunday, September 2
Body Work + Abs (45 minutes).
Closed out the week with more strength training!
Total Weekly Mileage: 20 miles
Weekly Weight Loss:
Summary: 3 runs, 1 Walk, 2 spinning classes, 2 boot camp classes, 1 yoga class, 1 body works + abs class
Grade This Week – A+
Excuse me while I brag, but I killed it this week! After feeling a little worn down last week, I was happy to bounce back this week. I’m 100% sure that being off work had something to do with it, lol. This week was the perfect balance of running, strength straining, spinning and stretching. Although I only did one yoga class, I did a lot of stretching every day. I still had some hip soreness on Friday’s long run but it was better than last week so I think the yoga, stretching and PT exercises I’m doing are helping. With just 2 weeks until RnR Philly, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my hips continue to feel better.
While I was home I also took a look at my vacation time and I have a good chunk use between now and December 31. Of course this means that I can fit in more racecations this year, right? I already put in my time off for my races in Delaware (just taking one day off for that race) and South Carolina (taking off 2 days). I’m considering going RnR San Antonio since it’s not too expensive for the flights/hotel, but I’m just annoyed that there are no direct flights from NYC to San Antonio. I think that’s so weird! I absolutely hate layovers and try to avoid them at all costs – I just feel like it makes travel more stressful. IF i don’t do RnR San Antonio, I may look at some other races to see if I can knock off another state on my 25 State Challenge.
As I mentioned in my August Runfessions post, I’m down 13 pounds since Memorial Day. I didn’t hit my overall goal of 15 pounds, but I got pretty darn close! Although my membership was supposed to end this week, I’m going to continue on the Weight Watchers plan for the next few months.
Totally unrelated to running but if you have the opportunity to take a staycation, I highly recommend it! I didn’t realize how desperately I needed some time off to recharge my batteries so to speak. It’s really been beneficial!
That’s it for this week – thanks for reading!
How was your week? How are you dealing with the heat and humidity during your runs? Have you ever done a staycation?
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