This was a crazy busy weekend! My aunt and uncle from Minnesota came a visited Friday and Saturday and then Saturday my niece and nephews came over. It was totally fun chaos in our house Saturday. Sorry no pictures, I try to respect people’s privacy and not broadcast everything to the world. I was so sad when everybody left Saturday evening, and now I feel family-less again. Boo.
Since everyone was at my house Saturday, I shifted my long run to Sunday. Let’s just say that it went pretty terribly. Like painfully terrible. I woke up Sunday with the intent to get 18 miles knocked out before church but I knew pretty quickly that that was not going to happen. It 98% humidity and I was seriously struggling; by mile 5 I felt like I had already ran 10 miles. Then the pain started to kick in.
Between the kettlebell workouts and running around with my niece and nephews (think piggy back rides up and down the stairs) my upped and lower body muscles were horribly fatigued. The cherry on the top was having excruciating foot pain. I ordered new shoes last week and they came in Saturday but I didn’t have time to check them out. People, DON’T RUN IN OLD SHOES! This includes me. Duh, Gina. I ran the 18 miles 3 weeks ago and felt amazing. Oh well, bad runs make the good ones that much better, right?
So I came home, showered and grabbed my “better then sex kit” which consists of Pro Compression socks, my foam roller and the newest addition, Perform Pain Relief kit. I joked about throwing a bottle of wine in the kit for good measure. After a few hours, I started to feel better.
For the rest of today’s post I wanted to give a workout recap. One of these days I’m actually going to start consistently posting my weekly workouts and goals. Every week I plan on it and then something comes up or I decide I want to talk about something else. I’m linking up with Kat from Sneakers and Fingerpaints for the weekly workout roundup.
Here are last weeks workouts:
- Monday – Easy paced 4 mile run.
- Tuesday – Speedwork; 6 mile run with 4 Yassos at a 7:53 pace.
- Wednesday – My first Kettlebell workout!
- Thursday – 5 mile run with 3 miles at marathon pace; worked shoulders at the gym.
- Friday – Kettebell workout.
- Saturday – Rest
- Sunday – 18 mile long run followed with lots of icing and stretching.
Well, there you have it. A total of 33 miles and 3 strength workouts. Did you notice anything missing? How about any stretching (yoga) or cycling? I’m asking for an injury by ignoring those two crucial things. (What’s ironic is that I wrote those last few sentences before the terrible 18 mile run.)
My goals for this week:
- Get all my training runs in.
- Two kettlebell workouts
- One strength training session at the gym
- One cycling session to keep the legs loose.
- Two yoga sessions; specifically seated hip openers to help with my tight lower body.
Also, I’ve decided to start the 100 pushup challenge again. I have exactly 6 weeks of training left (EEK!) until the Rock-n-Roll Marathon and the 100 pushup challenge is 6 weeks long…..Perfect!
Question: How do you track your workouts?