This was one of those weeks where the bare minimum was really all I had to give. Lots of difficult news, lots of big feelings, and lots of bad weather, meant that I just didn’t have more to offer. Meh.
Sunday – 2.03 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 31
I got in a little walk and then put my legs up the wall for some restoration and recovery.
It does a body good.
Monday – 4.67 miles, speedwork/walking + Balance Challenge Day 1
So, originally, I planned to take myself to the nearby bridge for some hill repeats. This plan fell apart very quickly, with the horrible wind and rain, so I resorted to my neighborhood run instead. I just wasn’t feeling it, so I dropped to 1/10 mile sprints with 1/10 mile recovery for 1.5 miles. Not super impressive, but faster is faster.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .46 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 2
Tuesday runs are always a bit quick, and since it was cold, I didn’t mind. I also didn’t put much effort into the cool down walk, either. Bare minimum. I told you.
The groundhog did not see his shadow, and neither did I, so here’s hoping for an early start to spring!
A had a lot of evaluations for school, so we spent a portion of the day making sure he was in the right conferences, and classes. Good times.
Wednesday – 3.77 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 3
Hurray for Hump Day! I really needed this walk, and all the gorgeous sunshine. Vitamin D is just so vital.
All the cold means I’ve been extra achy in my leg and ankle, and I confess to sneaking some afternoon “rests” to lay down and stretch out. It’s really frustrating to constantly feel uncomfortable, and I do hope I stop noticing it at some point.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.69 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 4
The real-feel this morning was 28F. Twenty. Eight. But there was no help for it, so off I went.
Yes, I’m flying, but somehow I forgot my smile.
Friday – 3.64 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 5
I didn’t have a great night. For some reason I was restless, and felt the stirrings of an anxiety attack. I was grateful to get out in the morning and stretch my legs.
My balance was also on point.
Since it was a dreary, rainy day, I put the girls to work. Yup. We did the Dog Painting Challenge, where we splattered paint on a canvas, sealed it in a ziplock spread with peanut butter and let them lick some art into being. Truly amazing and highly entertaining.
Saturday – 9 miles, running + .46 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 6
Last long run before a cutback week and the bump up to ten miles. Of course, it was rainy, cold, and windy, and I was fairly miserable the whole time. I played all the mental games with myself: make it to six miles and you can quit. Well, you made it to six, so get to seven. Only two miles to go, might as well finish the damn run.
And so I did.
The rest of the day was just as ugly, with rain storms, and even lightning at one point. I read and napped and lazed around, because that’s what you do on dark and stormy days.
Here we go.
The Balance Challenge is a win. I love working on my injured side, and regaining some strength. Yay!
No hike this week. We had big plans to go to Gainesville for a really cool experience, but the storms and mud made a quick end of that. Boo.
I’ve already plowed through two books (“The Vanished Half” and “Queenie”) and moved on to “The Huntress.” All were phenomenal, and I have a list of
This week, I’ll get back to my regular positivity and sunshiney self. No point in letting the negativity have a seat at the table. I also have an in=person race on Saturday, so that will brighten my spirits a bit. It’s the little things that make a difference.
How was your week in training?
Are you watching the Super Bowl? Who are you rooting for? Ever have weeks where you give the bare minimum?