Happy Monday folks!
Last week we had a COLD week in Nova Scotia and even saw snow twice! The first morning that I woke up to snow I actually wanted to cry. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow in the winter but not mid to late April. Luckily the snow (1-2 cm) melted by the end of the day. The second time it snowed I had my long run scheduled – awesome!
What was Planned VS What Really Happened
Monday: Rest Day | Cycling. 40 minutes on the indoor trainer. I’m starting to push myself a little more on the bike by increasing/decreasing the speed/gears to make it more challenging. It was hard and my legs were tired afterwards.
Tuesday: Yoga | Yoga at lunch. I still love going to this class. I always feel great afterwards and my back feels so much better after an hour of yoga.
Wednesday: Run | 5k Treadmill run. Struggle bus!!! There was nothing pretty about this run. I kinda hated it but loved it at the same times as I know getting back into regular running is going to be hard work. I also has Physio for my back.
“Sometimes it’s not what’s in front of you but within you that can get your through challenging runs”.
Thursday: Cycle | Rest Day. I wanted to cycle but was just too tired so I took a rest day.
Friday: Rest | Rest Day. This was a scheduled rest day but to be honest I wanted to do something. However, I took a rest day and hung out with my husband that evening (most of my workouts are at night)
Saturday: Long Run | 10k Long Run + Earth Day. This was a test to see if I could handle the longer distances, even after finishing an 8k last weekend I wanted to get this under my belt before trying to move forward. Though the run was good, bad and ugly – I got it done!
I wanted to get up early and get my run in but it was more like 8:30 when I started. It was snowing. I had to wear gloves and a toque and the wind was whipping.
I knew I’d be just over an hour and wanted to stay on some flat terrain instead of hills. The first few km’s were great but then it got a little hard. After it got hard, it got bad so I had to walk a little more. The it got ugly on km number 9, so I walked. There is nothing wrong with walking. I managed to run my last km and felt strong at the end, so I’m taking that as a win!
My oldest daughter wanted to do something for Earth Day so we decided late afternoon to go clean up garbage. We started in our front lawn but could only find a few things so we went down to our local trail. It’s used by walkers, runners, cyclists and some motorized vehicles. There was garbage everywhere!!!
We cleaned up an area of almost 1 full km and called it a day (mainly because our bag was full)
Sunday: Cross Training | Rest Day. The morning was spent at swimming lessons for the girls and they both did awesome! Hilary hates the water but she finally did 100% of her lesson. The afternoon was spent doing laundry, cleaning the house and being referee to the girls. Saï took Hilary out shopping and Lilly and I baked vegan blueberry muffins. I wanted to get on my bike that evening but was exhausted so we watched a movie instead.
Total # of KM this week: 15 running, 13k cycling
Though I had a few more rest days the I wanted, I’m okay with that. I’m trying to get back into half marathon training while keeping in mind I’m still dealing with whiplash from my car accident in March. I don’t think it’s going to be fully heeled any time soon but I’m doing everything I can to reduce the pain and get stronger.
How was your week?
Anyone do anything for Earth Day?
Anyone race this weekend?