Some Days Workouts Are Just HARD

I had one of those days. Busy, running late for everything and then I knew I needed to get my workout it and TRY to get to bed at a decent hour. Life doesn’t always work the way you want it to, nor do some of your workouts.

I woke up Thursday morning with tired legs (thighs to be exact). It was from a great run the night before (7k) and I was okay with the feeling. I was going to run in the evening but then thought about it and decided a DVD workout would be good enough.

I was late picking up the girls, late getting dinner on the table and late getting the girls to bed. Then I remembered I needed to get the garbage and recycling ready…..six bags later and a bunch of broken down boxes, I got it done. I said “screw it” to the laundry pile and put on my workout clothing.

Down I went to the basement and popped on Ripped in 30, Jillian Michaels. A workout I normally love. I went straight to week 4 – bah ha ha…..normally, I would love this workout but I just didn’t. I did enjoy the “abs” part 🙂

jan 28th workout

It took me a while but the reason I didn’t like it was because it was HARD! Good lord Piper, get a grip…it’s not supposed to be easy especially when you jump right to week 4. I recollected my thoughts and felt thankful for the workout, did love it but I got it done in the end.

Thanks goodness it’s now FRIDAY!!!!!! We are in for a snow storm 15-20cm – whoop, whoop. Guess my Saturday morning run might be a snowshoe trek just to get out of our subdivision 😉

Ever have one of those workouts? 

What do you do when you have tired legs? (I’m going to foam roll tonight). 

What are your weekend plans?

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11 thoughts on “Some Days Workouts Are Just HARD

  1. I had one of those workouts this past weekend. Just nothing connected. But the upside of them is that they are training for those times during a race when you just feel stuck, like you can’t go on.

  2. There are often days where it’s just an ugly slog to get it done, but those are often the workouts that make me feel the most accomplished once they’re done. Congratulations in fitting it in, and hopefully your next one will be better 🙂

  3. You may not have liked it but you stuck with it. That is the biggest challenge right there I find. Good for you.
    Yes, some days I have those kind of workouts and if I can’t get out of my own head I find a song on my iPod I really like and crank it up! Music helps me a lot
    This weekend I have a long run tomorrow and on Sunday I head to Ontario for work.
    Stay safe from the storm.

    • All that got me through that workout was knowing it was only 25-30 minutes long and I’d be happy once it was done! You know, it’s good to have HARD workouts as it makes the easy ones just as good.

      Safe travels to Ontario – hope you have fun!

      They already cancelled school (1/2 day) for the kids. And some school boards closed this morning! Fun times ahead!

  4. I had a tempo run yesterday that I also did not like very much, so I feel ya sister!! GREAT job getting it done. Those are the workouts that not only build physical strength/endurance, but the mental stuff too! You rock!

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