Happy New Year! Well, we’re finally in 2019. Let’s see if this year goes by as quickly as 2018. I had a strong start to the new year and got in all of my planned workouts. I also tried out a new pair of sneakers on my runs this week (so far, so good)! Here’s my week in review!
Monday, December 31
Advanced Beginner Peloton Spinning Class (30 minutes).
Originally I planned to do a run but I wasn’t really feeling it when I woke up, so decided to do a spinning class instead. It was a great way to close out 2018!
Tuesday, January 1
3.1 mile run + Low Impact Peloton Spinning Class (30 minutes).
Happy New Year! What better way to start off 2019 then with 2 workouts?
Wednesday, January 2
Boot Camp Class (60 minutes).
Luckily the gym (and the class) weren’t too crowded (I was expecting the New Year Resolutions crowd).
Thursday, January 3
5 mile run.
This was my first run with the GoZwiftRun app (review going later this month).
Friday, January 4
REST DAY!! 🙂
Saturday, January 5
4 mile run
The weather was super yucky and rainy all day so I took my run to the treadmill.
Sunday, January 6
Resistance Band Workout (20 minutes) + Spinning Class (60 minutes).
I did an awesome 20 minute resistance band workout this morning. It was all about my glutes and they were on fire by the time I finished! The spinning class was great as usual – lots of hills, sprints and sweat. Perfect way to end the week!
Total Weekly Mileage: 12.1 miles
Summary: 3 runs, 3 spinning classes, 1 resistance band workout and 1 boot camp class.
Grade This Week – A
I’m happy with my workouts this week but I would like to slowly start building in more strength training.
Earlier this week I looked up my yearly mileage for 2018. I actually don’t set a yearly mileage goal, so I really had no clue what the number would be. I was happy to come in just under 885 miles.
I started the year off strong with marathon training but then my monthly mileage kind of fluctuated. This year I would like to be more consistent and run at least 50 miles a month. Since that averages to a minimum of 12.5 miles a week, I think I can do it.
On Wednesday I started back to using my WW app and tracking my meals again (I took a break in December). I took YOLO to the next level over the holidays and my pants had no problem telling me that, lol.
Luckily it’s easy for me to get back into a routine of tracking my food and also meal prepping and I’m already down a few pounds. I know what I have to do, I just have to buckle down and do it!
For the past few weeks I’ve been having some discomfort in my left heel/achilles. Nothing excruciating, but just discomfort. When I went to my ART doctor on Thursday he confirmed that it sounded like the beginning stages of plants fasciitis 🙁 I wasn’t surprised as I suspected that’s what it was, but I’m just happy I caught it early. My doc gave me a list of things to do, including continuing to foam roll my calf (it’s pretty tight) and rolling my foot on a lacrosse ball. I’ve been doing both numerous times a day since Thursday. Although marathon training won’t start for months, I still want to get this under control. Please, if you have any tips, please send them my way!
That’s it for this week!
How was your first week of 2019?