Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Sweats Vol 2

Knowing I 'have' to share my workouts in the sunday sweats post is really motivating. Again, no need to read these, they are mainly for myself and others who like to read about how other people sweat. We're an odd bunch. It's okay if you aren't one of them! 

Monday: rest 
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
Strength 0 

- 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.

Next week:

Run more, do both strength workouts, yoga every damn day.

Linking up with Holly. Here's to an even better week.


  1. That's how I feel about running, though I know you take it much more seriously than I ever did. I've only done 4 5Ks and 1 10K but to me they were about surviving. I enjoyed the first one a little bit, but the last two in this altitude were pure survival.

  2. You did way more than I did this week-I took the week off which is rare for me but I needed a break!
    Weird stomach thing but glad it was fairly short for you.

  3. You still did awesome! Moving is good :) I used to like yoga before it started hurting the area where my shoulder connects with my neck (it comes from the dystonia). The only way to get around that is to shell out the big bucks for a private instructor.
    My goal for the month is just to wear my jawbone so it'll vibrate and make me not sit too much! It's helping!!!

  4. I totally know what you mean. Sometimes it was a perfectly good week on paper but I still don't feel like I did enough.
    Yoga every damn day is a good plan...even the holy ones hahaha!

  5. I am so proud of you for so many things. For a great week of yoga, for getting your workouts in even when the plan had to change a bit, and for your revelation about running/yourself as a runner. Of course, I wish you felt more positive about this great-on-paper week, but I get it. How was your crow??
    Also, we're gonna have to talk about that little thing you mentioned in Tuesday.....

  6. Sometimes we have great weeks that we don't realize or appreciate being so great, but when you look back on this it will be great! I also think you made a smart decision to just focus and train hard for your October half--I would have made the same decision! Thanks for linking up :)

  7. I agree with you. I thought Tuesday would suck because I missed Monday usually Monday sets the tone, but like you Tuesday was great. I am totally impressed by your 60 minutes of yoga! I mean that. I do 30 max. This week Im going to push it a little more. Great workouts girlie!

  8. You ran after being sick in the morning?! Girl, you crazy. But, seriously, good job! I would have just slept all day. I think enjoying running is a great goal! After taking a few weeks off and losing some of my progress, I'm back to hating it because it feels so terrible every time. But at least now I know it'll eventually get better...

  9. I think you still did great for your "lazy week" =)
    I started doing aerial yoga and I LOVE it. It's always hard for me to find a form of exercise that I enjoy because I hate working out lol The classes just seem like fun though... Then the next few days my muscles are screaming and I realize how much of a workout it is!

    You're doing great!!!

  10. Looking at you rocking your yoga. And even if you didn't do the race on did what your body was clearly telling you to do! I still think you had a week to be proud of!

  11. Okay so maybe I should join in on Sunday Sweats because I agree, there's something to that side of sharing your workouts in a post that really motivates you to actually do it. 160 minutes of yoga sounds wonderful and therapeutic! Great job on the BadYogi Instagram challenge!

  12. Loving these Sunday Sweats posts, such inspiration! And your warrior 3 is on point complete with kitty photo bomber :-D

  13. You go, girl, on the yoga! I really haven't gotten into that, but I think it would be awesome for posture, flexibility, etc. Maybe I'll get into it more after Baby Bum comes!

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