I meant to get up in the morning, I meant to go to yoga after work. But I was tired, sad, work wasn't great and I was late to leave and traffic was bad so I would never have made it on time. I headed home, relaxed. Sometimes you need to listen to your mind as well as your body. I wanted a milkshake, but I didn't get one, so I would call that a success in itself.
Tuesday: 3 miles on the treadmill (10:00 p/m) + hour walk.
Felt good. Glad I got up, because normally if I miss a Monday, my whole week is screwed. Blister is healed, got new socks, shoes feel fabulous.
KC and I went for a brisk walk around the 'hood in the evening. We talked a lot. A lot a lot. Like moving to Australia a lot. We'll see....
Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill (10:00 p/m) + yoga (20 mins)
I'm skipping leg day this week because I'm a day late and I don't want to be sore on Saturday.
I decided to restart Erin Motz's 30 day yoga challenge. I do the videos all over the place, but I have never done them consecutively from start to finish. When I finish this one I want to start the next challenge. Anyway. So today was day 1.
Thursday: yoga (30 mins)
I slept in. Oops. Day 2 (chest and shoulders) and Day 3 (posture) when I got home.
Friday: 3 mile treadmill run (11:00 p/m) + yoga (20 mins)
Felt sluggish today, like I could have given up after mile 1, but I didn't. Kept telling myself it's just 3 miles Kristen.
When I got home I did day 4 + day 5 (for abs/core) and went to bed early.
Saturday: 5 mile run outside (10:35 p/m) + yoga (30 mins)
Today was supposed to be the papa john's 10 miler.. I woke up at 2am, puking my guts up. I finally went back to bed at 5am, woke up around 9am and felt loads better, but obviously the race was long gone. I did some spring cleaning and about lunchtime I felt well enough to run, so I did. Did my yoga for runners and day 6 (lower back) afterwards.
Sunday: Yoga (about 60 mins)
I was going to go to a yoga class today, but KC and I did a bunch of yard work and had to go to his mother's for lunch, so I didn't make it. Did day 7 (crow pose), day 8 (back flexibility), day 9 (balancing poses) and day 10 (side body) to make up for it.
Yoga 5 / 160 minutes
Running 4 / 14 miles
- Even though I did stuff, it felt like a lazy week. I missed the race, I missed the class, I didn't do any strength workouts. I felt lethargic and uncoordinated all week, I don't know how to explain it. Just an off week, I think.
- I told myself I wouldn't register for the Derby half if the 10 miler didn't go well. Well, it didnt go, so.... After talking about half marathon #5 and some of the comments I received, I feel like I need to take a break from the pressure that I put myself under. I feel like I keep telling myself 'you love this! you want this!' and then I berate myself when I'm not fast enough or strong enough, which in turn makes me dislike running. I need to just leave myself be and enjoy running again. I know I can do this, I am the only one holding myself back. I don't want to expect a miracle out of myself with little to no training, and then be disappointed when I unsurprisingly don't meet my goal. I want to train properly and meet my goal, not just survive. I am going to skip the Derby half and work towards my October half. That gives me plenty of time to meet my goal, and fall back in love with running again.
Run more, do both strength workouts, yoga every damn day.
Linking up with Holly. Here's to an even better week.