Rain, winds and fog have all been (negative) factors this week. My motivation completely stalled and I dragged my feet on my running, literally and figuratively. I hope i can work my way out of the rut soon. It will make things so much easier.
Sunday – rest
I have really started to appreciate rest days. It’s so nice to wake up without an alarm and not have to rush right out, in the dark, to log miles.
I am also starting to love our lazy Sundays, especially when the weather isn’t so fabulous. We lounge around at home and play games and nap and hang out together. It’s all rather lovely.
Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes
There were some challenging moves at this class, but I think we all hung in there pretty well. I love getting my week started this way: it just sets the tone for the five weekdays.
Tuesday – 3.52 miles, bridge repeats
Finally! I pushed myself out of bed on Tuesday for my group run. We decided, with Gate River Run on the horizon, it was time to do some bridge repeats.
The fog was absolutely eerie.
But we had a nice run, taking on the entire bridge twice in our time together.
I got some fabulous news later in the day. I was selected as part of the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Blog Team for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series! I may have jumped up and down and whooped a lot.
Virginia Beach in August was my first experience with the Rock ‘n’ Roll series, and I really loved it. I can’t wait to take on some more of their events in the next year. I’ll have a discount code to share, too, so stay tuned if you want to register for any of these great races.
Little man and I were supposed to run, but his allergies have been absolutely out of control. I decided to err on the side of caution and give him a break this week to get his breathing back on track.
Wednesday – rest
Absolutely nothing to report. I wanted to hit up a yoga class, but the dreary weather kept me home.
This was the warmest it’s been in quite some time, and as a result, we were all pretty sluggish. We chatted more than we pushed our limits, and you know, that’s quite alright. It was fun, and good for the soul.
Friday – body circuit, 60 minutes
The raw wind kept this class from being tolerable. Little man was home from school, and he accompanied me (he was able to play on the playground with some of the other kids while the adults worked out). He did get in about a mile of skateboarding there and back, which was nice.
Afterwards, we picked up his friend and went to see Kung Fu Panda 3. For a third installment, it was surprisingly good, and they absolutely loved it. There were plenty of great kung fu lessons, including this gem, which really resonated with me.
Sad that I get some of my best advice from an animated children’s feature. Also of note: pandas are adorable.
The kids played for the rest of the day, and absolutely wore themselves out. They just couldn’t stop giggling and laughing and they had a grand time.
Saturday – 2 miles, shoe test
Even though I wasn’t going to be able to get in a long run, I was itching to take these new Mizuno Wave Catalysts* for a spin. Aren’t they gorgeous?
I’m going to try again on a 3-4 miler this upcoming week, but so far, I love them and they are going to be great for my speed work. Even though they are in the stability category, they are incredibly lightweight and flexible with just the right amount of cushion.
(I promise that I made up for the substandard week with a serious long run on Sunday)
Just ten days until the Enchanted 10K and Princess Half Marathon, and I think I’m ready. This is going to be more of a fun run for me, but it will be a great way to prepare for some other big races in March and April. I’m excited.
How was your week in training?
Where should I choose for my Rock ‘n’ Roll races this year?
*I received these shoes from Mizuno for purposes of review and promotion. I am being compensated for posts and social media outreach. All opinions are my own.*