With my next half marathon 3 weeks away I knew I needed to up the ante on training. First week post vacation was much more exhausting than I expected but I was able to remain fairly active. Talk about getting back on the horse! After this week of workouts there is no doubt I will be ready for Virginia Beach and I am SO excited:
Weekly Workout Recap:
Monday: I had a direct flight back from LA so with the time change ended up getting home in the early evening. I was tired but since I wasn’t the one flying the plane 😉 figured the least I could do was stock up on some groceries so made a 2.5 mile walk to and from Whole Foods for my exercise tally of the day.
Tuesday: The first day back to work after some time off is always the toughest. But, I hadn’t run since Thursday so really wanted to get some miles in. Though the pace was fairly slow I ran 4.18 miles in 50 minutes (ok, there was some walking in there…) Wednesday: The plan for today was BodyPump at the gym. However, I had the opportunity to try out a new class at Roam Fitness so ended up in Barbell instead. A decision I do not regret! If you missed it you can find the full recap of this class in my last post but I will definitely be incorporating this into my weekly workout routine (or do my best to). It was sweaty and awesome.
Thursday: I was supposed to run upwards of 5 miles today. However, Barbell left me completely wiped out. Honestly, it was my first “real” workout in about 3 weeks. Not only did I oversleep my alarm by an hour (which made me late for work, oops) but I was SORE as H-e-double hockey sticks. Way to go Barbell!! No more excuses, this ended up being an unplanned REST day. Nope, don’t regret that either. Friday: By weeks end I was so exhausted (and really, still sore from Barbell… oww). Catching up from work and getting my body readjusted to east coast time took a bigger toll than I anticipated. Darn you jet lag!! This was also the first weekend in about 3 weeks I had NO plans! (yay!!) I initially had today marked as either Kickboxing or Rest day but Thursday changed that. Another run fell by the wayside in exchange for house cleaning and errands. To compensate, I walked to a small shopping plaza about a mile and a half away but as it turned out, the plaza is undergoing construction and all the stores were gone. Perhaps I need to get out more? I turned around and power walked home for a total of 3 miles.
Saturday: I have been talking about Barre forever! I finally signed up for a class at Barre3 in Georgetown. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it and was pleasantly surprised. I got a nice workout and worked up a sweat, but also the stretching effects of yoga/pilates. I felt great afterwards. I may try another studio to compare but will definitely try to work Barre into my workout plans as well. Sunday: Having missed a bunch of little runs in between, I knew I could not skip out on my long run for the week. It has been less humid and hot in DC than is typical for the summer so I went out around noon to overcast skies, light wind and a slow (very slow) and steady run. Yay me!
Here’s to another productive and active week! Did you race or do anything active this weekend?