My body was still feeling the effects of the wall painting and epic house cleaning so I rested today.
I ran after work today and was not feeling the run. I had orginally wanted to run 6-8 miles, but quickly into the run I shortened the distance. I ran this run without music and did not focus on my Garmin. I tried to keep the pace at an easy run pace since my legs felt heavy.
Post run I lifted weights and focused on biceps, triceps, and shoulders.
Wednesday was a little cooler and I was able to take Peyton for a run after work. This run was a little slower than our usual pace. Peyton must have been planning on an "easy" (for her) run.
I was super busy Friday so my workout was short and sweet. I took my mom to the doctor in the morning, and after a 5:30 am wake-up call I was pooped. I ended up going for a 2 mile walk and made it home just before it started to pour.
My race was scheduled for 7:30 pm, so I had to do some planning regarding food and activity during the day. I went for a walk early on in the day and listened to Rich Roll's podcast. He interviews different people across nutrition and endurance sports. He advocates for a plant-based diet and it is very interesting to me how many ultra runners and endurance athletes also adhere to this type of lifestyle.
The time came for the race and I warmed up and stretched prior to the run. My race recap will be put up soon!
I went for a shake-out run later than I had intended so it was already very hot. This forced me to really slow down and to run at an easy run pace.
Total mileage: 16 plus walks
Strength workouts: 1
Not the best week but my body was needing a break. This week my goal is to get back into spin twice this week, strength training at least two times, and then a long run this weekend.
How was your weekend?
What are your goals this week?
What fruit have you been eating a lot of lately? (I'm going grocery shopping and looking for different fruits to snack on)