Happy Sunday! I hope that you all had a great week. Here in CT we experienced summer-like weather on Saturday. It was odd because it was over 70 degrees and then today we’re back to rain and more normal temperatures.
This week I dealt with a cold and really bad allergies. The majority of the week was pretty brutal. Although it got better as the week went on, I’m still not feeling 100%. I’m hoping that next week goes better.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 8
Walking (60 minutes).
I felt pretty crappy on Monday and barely got through the work day. I still wanted to get in some type of exercise so I decided to go for a walk outside since the weather was pretty decent.
I also celebrated my first Medal Monday of the year – isn’t she a beauty?!
Tuesday, April 9
Spinning (30 minutes) + Strength Training (30 minutes).
Still felt crappy. I knew I couldn’t run because of the congestion in my chest, but I thought I could handle spinning and strength training. Luckily I was right.
Wednesday, April 10
Boot Camp (60 minutes).
I think this class felt 10x harder because I was still congested. I did what I could and still think that I got in a great workout.
Wednesday was also National Sibling Day. I will bless everyone with this awesome photo of my older sister and I from 1983 – hahahaha.
Thursday, April 11
Spinning (30 minutes) + Powerwalk w/ incline (30 minutes).
I attempted to run and that was a huge fail so I decided to do a spin classes and a power walk. The powerwalk was good because I did it on the treadmill so I could use the incline the whole time.
Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
3 mile run.
I wanted to get in 6 miles but my body was like ‘nope’! Everything felt off – my legs were heavy, my breathing felt labored, my foot hurt, etc. I decided to call it at 3 miles and then walk back to my car. Also it was 100% humidity which was just plain awful.
Sunday, April 14
Spinning (60 minutes) + Strength Training (15 minutes)
I went to the gym for a spin class which was great because I was able to feed off the energy in the class to get in a good workout. My congestion is pretty much gone which made the class more enjoyable.
Total Weekly Mileage: 3 miles
Summary: 1 runs, 3 spinning classes and 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – ?
One word to describe this week – Ugh! Just getting through each day was a challenge. I had the lovely combination of a cold and really bad allergies. Between my itchy/runny eyes, runny/stuffy nose and chest congestion, it was a hard week. I also felt like I couldn’t get enough sleep so I felt like a walking zombie for most of the week. Luckily I’m feeling way better now and my congestion is basically gone so I hope that means my energy will come back too.
I wasn’t sure what grade to give myself this week, but I was happy that I was able to get in a good amount of strength training. I think that the strength training mixed in with spinning was a good alternative or me since I wasn’t able to run. On the other hand, I have a half marathon in two weeks so I am a little worried that I only got in 3 miles the whole week. I’ll see how this week goes – hopefully I can get in a semi-longer run on Saturday (at least 8 miles).
On Saturday I noticed that my foot (the one with PF) was really bothering me. I hope that won’t be an issue for my upcoming race. Luckily after this race I don’t have any long distance races planned until the Chicago Marathon in October so that will give me a bit more time to hopefully fix the issues. I think that a big part of my pain has to do with my super tight calf muscle. I will continue to roll out my calf muscle daily and I hope that will work!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂