Weekly Recap: January 23rd-29th, 2017

Monday:

  • Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones work out video

I made it all the way through the almost hour long video this time!! I had to do a bunch of beginner’s modifications which kinda sucks. A few years ago I was able to do the whole thing without modifications like it was nothing. At the very least that just proves that I’ll be able to do it again, as long as I stick with the whole strength training thing, which I totally intend on doing. 🙂

Tuesday:

  • Easy 2 miles

Well, that’s almost a lie haha. I felt really good during Tuesday’s run, so during the second mile I picked up the pace a little bit and did some down hill running with reckless abandon, which is my absolute favorite way to take on down hills, by the way. That’s probably not the best way to go about downhills, but oh man is it fun!! And slightly dangerous during slippery conditions, actually. But for the most part I run for the fun of it, so I’m not about to deny myself this little pleasure.

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Wednesday: 

  • Easy 3 miles
  • 20 minutes of yoga

My original intent when I set out on this run was to do 5 miles; 1 mile to warm up and cool down, and intervals for the 3 miles in between. Obviously that didn’t happen though. My shins were feeling a little achy. Probably because my quads were feeling a little tight. I’ve noticed that those two things usually come hand in hand. So a mile into this run I decided to keep it short and easy instead of pushing anything too hard.

I also did a very tiny amount of exploring on Wednesday! A week or so ago, I saw a car out in what I had always thought was just a big empty field. Every day after that, I’d run by that field, trying to find that road and figure out how to get there, and on Wednesday I finally figured it out! It’s really weird though, there are just a bunch of random roads in the middle of this field. They all look pretty new  too. I’m wondering if at one point someone was going to build another subdivision (ewww) but it just never happened (yay!). That or eventually someone is going to build something out there (gross). Either way, I’m definitely going to be exploring out there more, even though I kinda get the feeling that I’m not supposed to be out there haha. I also found a pasture full of cows. If anything, I’m going to be there a lot just to look at the cows! I miss having cows…

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Thursday: 

  • Rest Day

Not gonna lie, I’ve been feeling pretty rundown this week. I’m thinking it’s because I’ve been waking up with Luke at 5:45 every morning. Usually I get up around 7-7:30 am, so I’ve been getting an hour to an hour and a half less sleep than I usually do. Who would have  thought that extra hour would make such a big difference?! And now that I think about it, I haven’t been eating nearly enough protein and am menstruating so I’m probably a little bit lacking in the iron department. So those are some pretty big reasons as to why I’m feeling so bleh. Anyway, a rest day was very much necessary.

Friday:

  • 2.67 miles
  • a little bit of foam rolling

So, Friday morning I woke up sore everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Especially in my quads. That was kinda weird, considering I didn’t do anything exercise wise aside from walking the dogs on Thursday. Maybe it was super duper delayed onset muscle soreness from my workout on Monday? Considering my new sleep scheduled and lack of protein I suppose I can’t rule it out. So for my run I did a slow lap around my neighborhood and called it good. 🙂

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Saturday: 

  • Rest Day

I did some catching up with sleep on Saturday. I originally got up at 5:45 am like I have been, but around 6 I went back to bed and slept until about 7:40. It was great. 🙂 I also talked all about why I took a rest day on a Saturday here, since I don’t usually do that.

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Sunday: 

  • Rest Day

Feeling better today! My legs don’t feel heavy and gross anymore. But I’m still working on refueling and completely recovering before I run again. I’ve been doing some thinking and I’ve realized I haven’t been treating my body very well, and it’s no wonder it started rebelling against me. I’m working on it though. 🙂

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