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Sunday – 4.2 miles, running; barre trial class, 60 minutes; plank
This was quite a day. The cold snap left us with freezing temperatures, and even though I was on a pretty tight time schedule, I couldn’t drag myself out of bed for my long run.
In the end, I wound up doing 4.2 miles instead of 6 or 7. I was disappointed in myself, but I was cold and even a little lonely and unmotivated without my running buddy. As someone who prided herself on her solo running, I’ve certainly lost my edge.
I took a quick warming-up shower, and then back into workout clothes for a trial Barre class. K had asked if anyone was able to join her for a complimentary class at a new studio to see if she liked it, and I was certainly game.
It was very interesting. Don’t get me wrong – it was a tough workout, but not something I’m sure I would want to do regularly. The concept of the class is based on very small, pulsing movements with minimal weights and some resistance (I think I am more into tire flipping and heavier weights). There are points where you use the barre for stability or added tension. The class is broken up into a warmup, some floor work with the ball and tube, “seat” work and then abs. My favorite part was the abs.
Also – I just don’t like wearing socks. I would have been much happier barefoot, but that’s not an option.
Monday – rest; plank (1:24.03)
The weather was showing signs of starting to turn .
Tuesday – 5.5 miles, running; plank (1:19.59)
Kait and I had a nice morning run. I want to see if I can get to six miles for each weekday training run. I’m right there, and as long as I have someone with me, I feel like it’s much more manageable.
I spent most of the day at work – first at my regular shift, and then at a huge staff meeting. It was incredibly productive, even though I ended up not getting home until 10:30. That is way past my bedtime!
Wednesday – rest; plank (1:29.34)
Thursday – 4.3 miles, running; 1.3 miles, walking; plank (1:31.28)
I was on my own for the morning’s run, and got a bit of a later start. I had plans to meet a neighbor for coffee, and ended up just running to our destination. It actually worked out quite well. I had to pick up a few things at the grocery store, and took a brisk walk home.
For the afternoon, I had an editorial meeting to attend, which ended up being pretty great – I’ve got a lot of fun assignments coming up and I’m excited to get cracking.
Friday – rest; plank (1:25.90)
I thought about hitting yoga, but decided rest days are great, too. Plus, I was having an early lunch with another friend, and didn’t want to be rushed.
Mr PugRunner went out for a guys’ day with Papa Bear, so when I got little man from the bus stop, we decided to have a chill night – we had scrambled eggs for dinner followed by some popcorn with a movie he had been wanting to see. We were both in bed at a reasonable hour – which was great because I had to be up early for race day in the morning!
Saturday – Best Damn Race Jacksonville 10K – 6.2 miles; plank
I was on the road at 5:15, and a little disgruntled because it rained almost the entire way to Jacksonville. I think we all know how I feel about rain. However, it cleared and gave way to thick fog – the same as Best Damn Race Jacksonville last year!
I met up with my fellow Ambassadors at the BDR booth, and waited for my running buddy S to show up.
The complete recap is coming up, but it was a blast! No PRs this day, but I do love a good 10K, and this is one of my favorites.
I hung out until the end of the race and then headed home, where Mr PugRunner was smoking ribs on the Big Green Egg for the whole family, parents included.
I think it’s safe to say this was a quiet week. I was a little lacking on my cross-training, but the freezing temperatures made it really hard to feel motivated. It’s ok to have a little downtime.
How was your week in training?
What kind of weather leads to lack of motivation for you?