At some point, I was going to hit a somewhat slow week. In terms of pure mileage, that is.
I am ahead of my training by a few weeks, and so I didm’t think it would a huge issue to step back a little, especially after Tour De Pain. Of course, that could just be one of those things I tell myself to make myself feel better about my laziness.
Sunday – rest
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 3.1 mile run, 75 minutes yoga with weights
I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to run this week, so, even though it pained me, I set the alarm extra early to squeeze in 3.1 miles before my practice.
Yoga was also much-needed. I was very stiff after the weekend, and I was relieved to have the opportunity to stretch and work out the tightness from the weekend.
Wednesday – Universal Studios
Ok, this isn’t really a training session, but I can think of few better workouts than walking around for hours on end, in blazing heat, sweating buckets. I may not have been running with my Garmin, but it sure felt like it.
Thursday – rest
We got home on the later side Wednesday, after a day at the theme park and a side trip to IKEA. I was exhausted and most likely very dehydrated, so I didn’t worry about pushing myself in the morning. Not in my running shoes, anyway. I did take the opportunity to deep clean the living room and continue refinishing some furniture. Because that’s how rest days get spent.
Friday – 3.1 mile run
I was able to catch the sunrise with this one. It was a relatively nice run, and a good way to start the day. We had a playdate at the pool with some friends, and then nana took little man for the night while Mr PugRunner and I took papa bear to the first Jags preseason game. It was a long day and a late night, and while I did have hopes for running on Saturday, it was a no go.
Saturday – rest
Instead of working out, we worked around the house. I repainted two end tables and four dining chairs, picked up three new-to-us chairs for repurposing, and cleaned out little man’s loft – purging old toys and reorganizing furniture. Mr PugRunner got the car detailed and sold our old patio furniture so we can make room for something new when our back patio gets overhauled in the next few weeks. After little man went to bed, we got Chinese food and watched Divergent as a way to unwind.
I was thinking about getting up tomorrow for a run, but… eh. Mr PugRunner wants to get his miles in and I can wait til Monday. I wouldn’t say my motivation is lacking, exactly, but I just need a little break. I want to stay up later than necessary, reading one of my new books and sleeping in a little bit. I imagine it’s ok to do that once in a while. 🙂
How was your training this week?
How do you treat yourself when you aren’t planning to get out for that early morning run?