This has been quite the interesting workout week for me! I was in New Orleans all week with no gym access, so no weight lifting at all. I did however run three times and walk once with my dad, and it just so happens I got an accidental PR on Friday.
My runs on Monday and Wednesday were less than stellar, and my confidence was shot. I ran a 5k on Monday, and it felt like such a struggle. (It was my miles of shame because I picked the 49er’s to win the Super Bowl). I was pushing hard but my legs were barely moving. My disappointing workout prompted me to write my Ode to the 5k post. Then, on Wednesday I ran six miles with a one hour time goal, and ended up at 1:01:30 ish, and again…it felt SO hard and I told my friends and family there is no way I can hold that pace for a half marathon. It was very disheartening and made me question my training.
I had thirteen miles on the schedule for Friday, and honestly was expecting another crappy run. I ran sans music, just did some thinking…and what do you know, a half marathon PR by nearly four minutes! I have been trying to PR for a year now, and have been very frustrated by illness and injury. I couldn’t believe this happened when I wasn’t even trying, how about that! I am still on a runner’s high and so proud of my accomplishment.
Here is the week’s workouts broken down by day:
Monday: 5k run
Tuesday: 1.25 mile walk with dad
Wednesday: 6 mile run
Friday: 13.1 mile run (PR!)
So, no cross training except for a walk and no weights, but my body probably needed a break. I am ecstatic about my PR, so I honestly don’t really care that I missed weights this week. I will be back at it Monday.
I also wanted to mention a cool new feature I found on my Windows 8x phone called Kids corner. I don’t have kids so it’s not as important to me, but I thought some of you would find this very interesting. It’s a separate screen in your phone (like a computer within a computer) for your kids, and you choose what apps and things they can access. No more handing over your phone and worrying about who your kid is going to email or face time without you knowing!
You can add games, music, videos or apps for your kids and know they can’t access the whole internet or mess up anything on your phone!
*Disclosure: I was provided with a device and phone service from Verizon Wireless
QOTD: What was your best workout of the week?