Building My Base Week #8


I’m still here even though it seems like I’m blogging less and less. This past week I ran less and less too! It was my busiest week of work and then the decisions to run vs not running did not go so well.

Having said that, I did what I could last week, fingers crossed I’m moving forward with some more consistent running and soon training.

Week #8

What Was Planned vs What Really Happened:

Monday Mach 7th: Yoga | Nothing as my hamstring was sore from Sunday’s 10k 😦 Feeling a little frustrated with my hamstring but I’m figuring it out as I go along.

Tuesday: Yoga | Nope! I really REALLY needed to go to this class and even brought my stuff with me. However, with a big day on Wednesday (100 attend a gender equity workshop), I had so much to do I worked through my lunch. To be honest, there’s been more hours going into work then I think I really had to offer between my normal work day and life with kids. It’s all good as the workshop was amazing!

Wednesday: Run| Nothing. Up until 2pm I was super excited to get out for a run once I got home, fed the girls and got them to bed. However, I made the mistake of sitting down during the workshop late in the afternoon and I felt like I was hit by a tone of bricks. With all my energy drained, I went to sleep at 9pm.

Thursday: Run | Ran 5k on the treadmill. Nothing amazing about the run but really happy to get it in!


Friday: Run | Nothing. Bailed last minute on my run.

Saturday: No workout plans | Nothing active other than walking around Costco….so you could say I nailed today’s plans of not working out!

Sunday: Run | RAN!!!!!!! (Skipping, squats and lunges with weights). I finally got in a 5k treadmill run and it was great. Relaxing, comfortable and just what my body needed. I woke up today (Monday) feeling fantastic!

march13 run

So, another not so great week building my base but you know what…that’s life and I’m totally okay with it right now. I’ve got another week or two of “building my base” and then you’ll start reading about my training 🙂

Total km run this month (so far): 23 ….yikes…I’ve got to get running!

Week #7 if you missed it is here. 

How was your weekend?

How’s your running/training/workouts going?

Anyone else struggling like me?



11 thoughts on “Building My Base Week #8

  1. I had a good week last week but the real struggle is keeping it going. It’s so easy for me to want to rest after a good week instead of keeping the momentum going. Not like I want to run all the miles or anything, but like you, I’m trying to build up a base 🙂

  2. Some weeks are definitely better than others. Great work getting it in when you could! Being on a plan right now, I feel stressed to get everything in. I know sometimes I will and sometimes I won’t but my personality really likes to stick with a plan.

  3. No worries – your body needed a break, you gave it that! You sound like you are ready to go this week 🙂 Mentally, I started to struggle a bit towards the end of last week. It’s carried over into this week a little. Hoping that I can kick that on today’s run!

  4. I skived yoga tonight 😂 I’ve missed out on gyms sessions, classes booked and run ect. Life just gets busy. And sometimes, we need to catch a break to recover 😊 hope you’re well 😊

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