Happy Sunday and Happy Cinco de Mayo! How are you celebrating today? I’ll be enjoying some tacos and a drink later on tonight for dinner. Also today is day number…well actually, I lost count of how many days of rain in a row we’ve had lately. Today the weatherman said it has rained 25 of the last 35 days here. I would appreciate some sunshine at any day now!
This week was a little…weird. My allergies were probably the worst they have been in a long time and I felt like a zombie most of the week. Luckily I was able to get in a good amount of workouts but I’m hoping that I start to feel more normal next week.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 29
Although I really wanted to workout, DOMS and allergies got the best of me. However, I did put my name in the lottery for the 2020 London Marathon. Wish me luck – I’ll find out if I’m in or out in October 🙂
Tuesday, April 30
3 mile run + strength training (20 minutes).
Although I was still dealing with DOMS, my legs felt good enough to run. I also closed out the month with 56 miles.
I also completed the Peloton Spring Launch Challenge (do one class daily for the month of April). I love these challenges because I get to do a mix of classes – spinning, running, strength training, meditation and stretching.
Wednesday, May 1
Strength Training (60 minutes) + 1 mile walk.
I didn’t go to the gym for boot camp, but I still got in a great workout. My arms were still sore the next day.
I also started the BibRave Run Streak – run or walk at least 1 mile every day in May.
Thursday, May 2
3 mile run.
This was probably day 4 or 5 of no relief from my allergies so I just did what I could do. I wanted a longer run but settled for 3 miles.
Friday, May 3
Rest Day, but I did complete a 1 mile walk for the run streak.
Saturday, May 4
10 mile run.
I totally procrastinated on Saturday morning but eventually got this run done!
Sunday, May 5
Spinning (60 minutes) + 1 mile walk.
My first time at the gym this week. Spinning was just what my legs needed after yesterday’s long run.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 1 spinning class and 2 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – B+
I would have liked to get in more strength training this week but I’m happy with what I was able to get accomplished. As I mentioned earlier, my allergies were pretty awful. I don’t really wear makeup but had to this week so that I could look somewhat normal at work. I’m hoping that my daly combination of Flonase, eye drops and Zyrtec will eventually help. I’m also drinking Nettle tea and tons of water to keep my histamines in order. Eventually somethings gotta give, right?
I also took a break from my tabata training this week. Those spin classes are intense and I need to be 100% to make sure I’m giving them my all. I will resume the training next week.
This week I started looking at how many states I have left until I finish my 25 State Challenge. I’d like to see if I can finish the challenge in 4 years. I already have a list of some races I would like to do so now it’s just all about planning.I think I’ll be able to accomplish this goal in the timeframe I set.
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂