This is truly the week of getting it all done. I’ve been incredibly overwhelmed with my own thoughts, and clearing things off my plate, but that’s ok. The more I get done right now is less I have to do next week, so I’ll take it.
- Cardio: 4.76 miles, walking
Has the weather been more tolerable? Yes, 100%. In fact, it almost felt like fall. Almost.
We opted for a chill day. I had lots of stuff to catch up on, so it worked out well.
- Cardio: 6.21 miles, walking
- Strength: upper body + abs, 30 minutes
Good morning! I walked on my own and with J.
And then I took myself to the Y. I had zero plans, but I opted for some free weights in an out of the way corner. It was a nice, little workout, and of course, I treated myself to Starbucks after, as a reward.
That evening, Mr. PugRunner and I went to dinner, followed by Yelp Event at Wildcrafters sober bar. They feature kava and alcohol alternatives. The space is so pretty and the drinks unique and beautiful.
- Cardio: 3.15 miles, walking
- Strength: Mobility + Flexibility Class, 60 minutes
I didn’t sleep well so my walk was late and shorter than I prefer.
Then I zipped back to the Y for an hour long mobility and flexibility class. It was a little like yoga, but with less of a flow and fewer moves. The only thing I didn’t love was the downward dog portion, but I was able to manage everything else. The last 20 minutes of class was devoted to foam rolling. I hated it, but it was so good.
On my way out, I scheduled a consultation with the personal trainer. Members get three sessions with the PT to set up a training plan, so I decided to take advantage.
- Cardio: 6.28 miles, walking
Yay, Wednesday. Look at me, putting all that balance to good use.
I skipped the Y in lieu of coffee with a friend, to discuss music school requirements. Crazily enough, these are things now on my radar. The rest of the day was just work. A migraine moved in around 7PM, and I took myself to bed shortly after.
- Cardio: 3.66 miles
Mr PugRunner suggested I stay in bed, so I did. There was some thunder, so it just made sense. The headache was mostly gone, and the extra horizontal time did the trick. I did a quick late morning walk.
Then I took myself to the dentist. Ugh. It was another panic-filled visit. They are always so kind, and I got a clean bill of dental health, but it’s awful all the same.
- Cardio: 5.05 miles, running + walking
Strength: Consult, 30 minutes
So I tried a little running this morning, and I think by Monday, Couch to 5K can resume. Again. And then I met with out of the PT’s at the Y.
We reviewed my health history and my goals, and he took me through five different machines to gauge my “strength.” The good news is that I was able to lift more than I thought. From there, he got me started with an app that will customize a plan to how many days I want to go to the gym, how much time I want to be there, and what workouts I would like to do (free weights vs. dumbbells vs. body weight, etc). I plan to start the regime on Monday, and check back in with him in two weeks.
Then work, and all the laundry, with the Homecoming game at night.
Of course, the band was the main event.
- Cardio: 1.41 miles, walking
Confession: my streak almost ended today. I was just so tired after the whole week and I didn’t want to get up. Finally, I dragged myself out of bed and forced myself to head out for at least a mile.
And then the day really began. A and I both had work at the dojo. When we wrapped up there, Mr PugRunner took him to get his hair cut and I cleaned the house before meeting up with some of the boosters to decorate at a pre-dance spirit night. The guys had dinner and then went off to the dance.
Thoughts + Goals
So not a super productive week, fitness-wise. However, on Monday, I am back to Couch to 5K AND my new YMCA workouts. I’m feeling very positive about those things. I’m skipping September races, but I feel good to add an October one.
Moving forward, every day!