The theme of last week can be summed up into one word. Soreness. But let’s start from Monday,
Monday – 8 Miles 7:38 pace on the treadmill
and on a side note, my little garden pepper plant flowered! I really hope I get at least one pepper.
Tuesday – 45 minute tabata class, 45 minute spin class and concluded with 30 minutes of swimming! Busy day!
What is tabata? It’s basically a high intense interval workout. You do a move for 20 seconds rest 10 repeat until you get 4 minutes. The actual moves and how many you do are up to the instructor. I couldn’t do anything with push-ups because of my shoulder injury so instead I just did more squats.
Since I haven’t started to feel any soreness yet, I did an evening spin class followed by 30 minutes of swimming. I’m still slow and my shoulder is cranky, but I try to get out there and get used to the water.
Wednesday – 5 miles run 7:48 pace
Squats + lunges after not doing them for a year means I am literally limping around the office. Taking a single step by day 3 was worse than torture. Trying to get up was an even bigger pain. After sitting at my cubicle all morning. I stiffened up and felt terrible. I did try to shake myself out a little bit with a 5 mile run. Actually, I was going to 8 but 5 was all my soreness could tolerate.
Thursday – 45 minute spin class
I had all these glorious plans of running or maybe a power hour spin class. Instead, I could barely get myself out of bed. I did finally make it to spin class and for 45 minutes I felt a million bucks better until I went back to sitting. Other than that, instead of working out, I did lots of napping and trying to eat as much protein as possible. I don’t know if it helped, but I like to pretend it did. Plus salsa and eggs are like the best thing in the world.
Friday – 1 hour swim 2K yards
Technically my swimming time was more like 57 minute but let’s just round it up.
My favorite candy in the world. I recently picked some up when I went to visit my parents in upstate NY, because the Walmart there is the only store that carries non-stale ones.
And yes, I took a mental vacation day on Friday. Ran errands, got my hair done, sacrificed a perfectly good hair day for a swim.
I don’t know why I’m glaring, call it a mild heat stroke.
And I have no regrets…
because when you go to the pool in the middle of the day, the only person you have to share a lane is yourself. Yup, all the screaming kids, the dbag who only swims in fins and the crazy but baller lady who does breast strokes in a shower cap generally tend to not be there on an early Friday afternoon. It actually made swimming pleasant. I even hit up the hot tub and sauna afterwards for shoulder therapy.
I don’t like to brag, but I would make a killer stay at home cat mama.
Saturday. – 8 mile run 7:55 pace
I posted this on instagram and I’m sure many agree, but I struggle so much with staying motivated to run in the summer. My mind gets so easily distracted with the heat and summer BBQs, that three hour runs in the morning is the last thing I want to do. I wasted 2 hours before I finally made it out the door for an hour. It’s shorter than I wanted to, but I did make it outside so I’m happy with that.
Sunday – 4 trail miles 13 minute pace that involved being lost followed with 1,000 yards of swimming. 9.1 evening miles at 7:58 pace.
So cut my trail run short so I could get to the pool before the masses woke up. Saw a hairball the size of a cat which doesn’t sup[rise me much.
After my swim, heading to the beach to check out some baller sand sculptures!
And I concluded my day with a 9 mile run because it just felt like a nice night.
How was your weekend?
Ever been to a sand sculpture competition?