What I did last week:
Saturday-We went to the Farmer’s Market in Des Moines, and there we walked for a couple hours. I think my friend’s FitBit said we walked around 2 miles once we were done. AND I was pushing a stroller the whole time, so I will take it as a workout.
Sunday-George and I took a brisk 15 minute walk through Iowa State’s campus before we headed out on the road. I went to two of my favorite spots on campus that I use to run through. Goodness I miss that place.
Tuesday-50 minute training run. This actually went a lot better than I was expecting after an almost 2 week hiatus from real running. I met all my split times. Most of them felt good. I really only started hurting (my knee specifically) the last 5 minutes of my last leg.
Well I would say this is another week where there was nothing extraordinary…obviously. However, I was pretty proud of myself for meeting the split times yesterday. Those were the longest intervals I have run to date.
Doing workouts. I had plans for more walks/runs while we were in Iowa. We were a lot busier than I had thought we would be, and the weather was not exactly on our side once we got done socializing.
Did I meet my goal from last week?
I did revisit one of my old run paths, albeit it was quick and while carrying George. But I still hit the pavement a little bit.
What is my goal for next week?
To do all three of my training runs. I clearly need to get back on that since my race is in two weeks. Whoops.
I am really happy that I married someone who will help me out when I need to make more time for my runs. My runs are getting longer so doing them before I need to pick up George after work just isn’t feasible if I want to do the full run. And our daylight time is slowly creeping up, so I can’t safely run after dark around our house. Usually we split dinner/bedtime responsibilities, and Tom volunteered to do it ALL last night so I could run once we got home. I got back from my run just in time to tuck George into bed. I am glad we can support each other with our fitness endeavors. It really makes getting out there a little easier when you feel supported.
What workouts did you do this week?
More power to you for pushing a stroller. That counts as cardio and as arm toning.
Right? It should be a sport.