weekly recap 5/25 – 5/31

If I could sum up this week in one word, it would be, emphatically: FAIL.

I really feel like I did jack diddly this week. Which, I guess isn’t exactly fair, since I ran a race and attended a yoga class. But that was pretty much it.

There was bad weather, residual exhaustion from being sick, and a few other obligations that really ate into my training time. I feel incredibly guilty about it all, and no matter how much I try to remind myself that things happen, I’m mad at my lack of dedication.

Sunday: rest, .75 miles of dog walking

Monday: Memorial Day 5K (recap to come), .75 miles of dog walking

Tuesday: rest, .75 miles of dog walking. I debated going to my power flow yoga class, but I woke up not feeling great and didn’t want to push it.

Wednesday: 60 minute sunrise yoga, 1.5 miles of dog walking

Thursday: rest, .75 miles of dog walking. I had planned for speed work, but no. Just no. Plus I had to get started on the three cakes I need to make for the weekend, so time was limited.

Friday: I am setting my alarm. Even if I manage to eek out a mile, I need to get something done. Hopefully, I will be back to edit this with some great success story. (UPDATE: I didn’t get up).

Saturday: Something good will happen today. I know it.

I’m incredibly annoyed because this isn’t some early summer rut. I am motivated. I have races on the calendar and a big, fat 26.2 mile goal hanging over my head. I have the plan and the will and all the pieces to be put in place. And somehow, I’m just not making it happen. I need to figure that out.

 How was your week of workouts?

How do you get yourself going when everything is in place for successful training, but things get derailed?

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14 Responses to weekly recap 5/25 – 5/31

  1. Diana says:

    My running has been so erratic lately that I’m terrified to think of the races I have coming up. Blah. Need to get things sorted out!
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  2. megan says:

    I did an intense back/shoulder work out on Monday morn which left me unable to move my arms till Thursday! Got a 4km run in on Wednesday eve, and did a Les Mills BodyPump class yesterday. I am planning on walking Jack the pug this eve and on the weekend I need to get a 8km run in, I have a race next weekend – its 10km but for someone who hasnt run in a while and nothing over 5km in months I am a tad concerned! EEK! Hang in there! Next week we will get better! XX
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  3. Same boat. Sinking ship. I ran Saturday for the first time in 2 months. I was SURE I would get up and run before work at least twice this week. And then I didn’t. Ugh.
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  4. I had a rough week, as well. Ate like CRAP all weekend, so, while I was able to keep up with my PLP Challenge through the weekend, I kind of felt like a sloth. Then I got hit by a stomach bug on Tuesday. Wednesday, I was feeling well enough to meet up with PLPChallenge once again, a day behind (still not sure if I’m going to make the day up yet), but that was it. Thursday? back to marathon training, though – 8 miserable miles in the cold & rain . . . but, one of these days, I’m going to run a marathon when the weather isn’t perfect, so I need to get over my “won’t run in the rain” training policy.

    Today, I’m looking at isometric holds for my workout (I try to vary: one day, I do bodyweight strength training, and the next, I hold complex yoga poses, in addition to the PLP Challenge exercises, which today mean 19 pull-ups, 19 dips, and 19×2 pistols). This weekend, I’m running two Color Runs, which are “just” 5k’s, but I don’t think my schedule is going to allow any longer running.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Ugh. Stomach bugs are the worst! I hate running in the rain. I won’t go out if it’s pouring before I leave the house, but I won’t call for a ride home if it starts raining when I’m out.

      Color Runs are fun! I hope you had a great time! And feel better!

  5. Anne says:

    While I think it tig in a race and yoga sounds AWESOME and are two things I most certainly can’t say for this week, I feel for ya. I hate that weeks line that make me feel Mehh or lack of a better word. My brain knows better (especially the sickness part!) but sometimes it’s harder than I like to admit when my workouts fall be the wayside.
    Hope today went well!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It is hard to be reasonable about it. I know that going out with sinus issues isn’t the wisest, and resting is the right thing, but ugh. It makes me feel like such a loser!

  6. I love your honesty! Some weeks just suck (pardon my French)!.
    You will get into a groove – you just have to find your rhythm!
    Karen @karenlovestorun.com

  7. I had a FAIL week too.
    So sorry.
    Time for us both to get back on track.
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