Happy Sunday! I hope that you had a great week. This week was nice because I was off work, got to spend some time with my best friend and ran a race yesterday.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, April 1
3.6 mile run.
I got in a great run for my birthday. Happy to celebrate another year older and another year wiser 🙂
Tuesday, April 2
Spinning (30 minutes) + Strength Training for Runners (30 minutes) + tons of walking in NYC.
I needed to mix things up since I knew I had a full day of walking ahead of me. Spinning and strength training for the win!
My best friend, her son and her mom were visiting NYC for a few days so I tagged along to help them get around the city. On this day we went to lunch, then visited Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Madame Tussauds. After that we walked over to the NBA store. Here are a few photos:
Wednesday, April 3
Strength Training for Runners (20 minutes) + tons of walking in NYC.
Day 2 of NYC adventures! We visited the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, FAO Schwartz and the Nintendo store followed by dinner.
Thursday, April 4
2 mile run + Interval & Arms Spinning Class (30 minutes).
After doing a lot of walking in NYC, my left foot was REALLY cranky. I decided to just get in a short run and take a cycling class to get the legs moving without putting too much stress on my foot.
Friday, April 5
We traveled to Philly to hit up the Expo for the Hot Chocolate 15K race. It was a very small expo so we were in and out within 10 minutes. Finding something to eat for dinner was a bit of a challenge since I don’t eat mat on Fridays during Lent and I also gave up pizza for Lent. I finally found a place where I could get pasta.
Saturday, April 6
Hot Chocolate 15K
I finally ran my first official race of 2019! Overall the race felt harder than I thought it should. I definitely think I trained enough, especially with my long runs on the weekends. My nutrition wasn’t the best this week so I think that had something to do with the race feeling hard too. I clocked 9.4 mile so I think the course ran a little long.
Sunday, April 7
Well now I know why yesterday’s race felt off, I’m sick. I checked my Fitbit and it my heart rate was in the peak zone for 97% of the run. I knew that looked way off so I compared it to other runs and I was right. My body was working overtime yesterday just to get my through that race.
I just have a cold so today has consisted of breakfast, watching TV, taking cold medicine and then a nap. I’ll have some soup later on today too.
Total Weekly Mileage: 15 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 2 spinning classes and 2 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – B+
I wasn’t really happy with my race performance yesterday so I’m going to adjust a few things over the next few weeks so that I can have a better race in Delaware at the end of the month. One thing I really want to hone in on is my nutrition as it’s been kind of all over the place lately. Granted I was sick yesterday but I still want to make some changes
This week I’ve been participating in the #SpringIntoNOW challenge and it’s been really cool! Not only do I get to test out a bunch of NOW Foods products, I also love seeing posts from all the other SweatPink members participating in the challenge. It’s not too late to join the challenge and enter for your chance to win a $200 gift card for NOW Foods products!
I enjoyed having this week off work for a staycation. Although it was a busy week and I didn’t get too much relaxation, I was happy to sleep in a few days and not have to worry about projects!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂