Week 17 is in the books. 7 more weeks until the marathon. I actually feel refreshed after last week's recovery week.
- Monday - 75 min yoga
- Tuesday - 9 miles treadmill
- Wednesday - 50 min spin, 20 min strength training
- Thursday - 6 miles with 4 @ 9:02 pace (.5%) incline
- Friday - Rest
- Saturday - Volunteering at Punk the Monk (a workout in itself)
- Sunday - Rest
- Weekly Total - 15 miles + 75 min yoga + 50 min spin + 20 in strength training
Missing? My weekly long run. Which was a half marathon this week. Since Matt was visiting, I got up early on Sunday morning intending to start running while he slept it. Rain was coming down and I wasn't thrilled about the idea of running in wet shoes. So I gave into the temptation of my warm bed and thought I'd try again in an hour. It was still raining then so I blew it off. I'd rather spend time with Matt anyways. I ended up running that long run on Monday night, but more about that in next week's post.
On Tuesday, the Chicago area was hit with another snowstorm. I don't know why they only seem to happen on Tuesdays lately. Work kept me busy that day so I didn't leave until after 5:30 (which really isn't that late) and I was tired. The internal debate about whether to go to the gym or go home was raging in my mind and to encourage myself to go to the gym, I bribed myself with a little treat from Trader Joe's. If I ate a snack, I thought it would help me have a little more energy. Well it worked and I made it to the gym. The run itself wasn't all that bad either. Sometimes the hardest part is starting.
I can only hope that Tuesday's storm was the last snowstorm of the year. Bring on spring!