Building My Base Week #7

Your probably thinking “why is she STILL building her base”? Well, my answer to you would be that I’m just waiting to start half marathon training at the end of this month.

It wasn’t an exciting week. It wasn’t a good week running. It was however a busy week for work and home and minor injuries.

Week #7

What was Planned vs What Really Happened:

Monday Feb 29th: Yoga | YogaYoga class is always one of my favourite things of the week. I love that it’s at the beginning of the week and usually the day after a good or hard run.

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Tuesday March 1st: Run | 5k Treadmill Run + 50 squats +skipping. The run wasn’t anything special but I was felt good afterwards. I skip for 5-10 minutes before I run on the treadmill…get’s my heart rate up and muscles ready to go!

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Wednesday: Run | Nothing. I spent most of the day limping and couldn’t quiet figure out why. The back of my right leg hurt from my hip to my knee, even walking bothered it but not all the time. It wasn’t my hamstring injury but I wasn’t convinced. I figured I needed a day to rest it as it just didn’t feel right.

Thursday: Run | Nothing. My leg was feeling 95% better but I still wasn’t convinced I should run.

Friday: Run | 100% Ditched running to hang out with my husband. I literally had been planning to run even though I had a long day at work (travel involved). I sat down on the couch with my husband for a moment and it only took a second for me to decide not to run. and then sat down on the couch with my husband and decided not to run. I figured I’d run in the morning.

Saturday: Early morning run | No running. Made pancakes for the family and stayed in our PJ’s for most of the morning. Getting lazy. Feeling lazy at this point 😦

Sunday: Run | 8k afternoon run outside! After lunch I slowly got my running gear together and realised my Garmin had a LOW battery. That’s what happens when you don’t use it for a month!!!!

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Anyway, I charged it up for a few minutes and then went out for my run. The first 5.5 km was great and then my Garmin died. Not that I was relying on my Garming, because I wasn’t but my run just started to struggle then. I was having a little pain in my right leg but in the front and only when I had to run on snow.

I got home to my girls and husband having a snack. We spent a little time stretching and foam rolling together. Seriously, these two LOVE stretching and foam rolling with me. I also opened my new watermelon nuun….so good!

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Overall: Not a great week in activity. Meh…it’s okay. My right calf muscle is really sore which I’m thinking is why my right leg is off. Foam rolling, stretching and my compression socks seem to be helping.

This coming week’s a busy one. I have back to back meetings all day Monday (8 am – 5 pm). Then I need to squeeze in a trip to the city for a friends parents’ funeral. I also have a big workshop Wednesday that we’ve been planning since September!!!! It’s about Gender Equity for women and girls…I’m really looking forward to that. Though it’s going to be a busy week, it’s going to be good minus attending the funeral.

Life Lately

Some other fun news that I meant to share last week but got out of the blog writing mode. Saï officially got hired on in Nova Scotia. This happened back in early Feburary but he’s been completing his orientation, ride-a-longs, driving and finishing up his shifts in PEI. He is now home for good…we’ll until I kick him out or he picks up extra shifts in PEI. We shall see which comes first, ha ha ha. It’s been an extremely busy few weeks for him so I’m happy he is able to slow down a bit and not be away from us ALL the time. The girls are so happy…as am I. Mama get’s to run whenever she wants now. Ha ha, kidding, we’ll not really.

We did nothing all weekend and it was lovely. Well, Lilly had a birthday party and the girls and Sai played outside in some fresh snow while I ran. Other then that we took it easy as a family. Some much needed time together.

How was your weekend?

Is the weather turning spring-like where you live? 

How long do you stay in your PJ’s on the weekend?

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10 thoughts on “Building My Base Week #7

  1. Sometimes you just need a lazy week; I wouldn’t beat yourself up over it. And yay to Sai being home! I was hoping that that was your exciting news. What a nice thing to have the whole family together more 🙂

  2. Your Friday sounds like an amazing way to spend any day! I love those days where you say, screw it I’m staying here with you 🙂 My weekend was great, ran a race and hung with family! We are seeing 70s here this week which is amazing. And PJs as long as possible. Sometimes, I come back from running, shower and get right back in them 🙂

    • My Friday’s have a theme lately – ditch running to hang out with Saï – which right now isn’t a bad thing especially since he is now home 🙂
      Love the idea of getting back in your pj’s after a run…might give that a go soon!

  3. Great news about Sai! That is awesome.
    As for jammies…I sometimes go for a run and then come home and put them back on like Allison does. 🙂 Depends on the day and what we are doing or not doing. Or if Warren is away…

    • Thanks Kyla! We’re so happy!
      I was just thinking it’s a great idea to get back into your PJ’s after running – going to give that one a try. This could also be the reason why I love running at night and then going to bed afterwards (showering of course).

  4. Hope that Spring is on the way and that you have an awesome week! Hurray for Sai being in N.S. for work. Should make life so much easier for you all.

    • Hey Elle!
      I’ve been out of touch with blogs this last while…
      Spring is just starting here…still cold enough for gloves and toques some days. 🙂
      We are SO happy Saï is home working now…and is busy already!

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