Is anyone else in total denial that Memorial Day has already come and gone? I feel like I was just celebrating Betty’s birthday which is now nearly 3 months ago. Anyway this weekend was jam packed and awesome. After barely a nap and a full day of playing outside B was asleep before 7pm and I’m right behind her. I don’t think I’ve gone to bed this early since the mid-80’s.
Before I faceplant into my pillow though, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts:
Monday, May 18: As has become my new routine, my alarm went off super early and I did some strength training in my living room with resistance bands. After work I took Betty to the gym with me and she played dress up in the daycare for a bit while I knocked out 5 miles on the treadmill.
Tuesday, May 19: Up early again for some abs and then 15 miles on my bike after work. I took the same general route around my neighborhood as I had done 2 weeks before and my overall pace was more than a minute improved per mile!
Wednesday, May 20: I wanted to run outside, but I also really needed to get to a yoga class. So I ended up doing 5K on the treadmill and then attending a yoga for athletes class at the gym. That evening Betty was with her dad until dinner time so I went back to the gym and ran another 5K before he dropped her off.
Thursday, May 21: Abs in the morning again and then in the evening I ran another 3 treadmill miles and then as much time at Body Pump class as I could manage before having to go pick up Betty from my mom’s house.
Friday, May 22: Rest day!
Saturday, May 23: The Color Run! I will have a full recap of this tomorrow, but it was fun although I don’t know why I even bothered with my Garmin. Maybe Betty should have worn it as she ran away from this terrifying unicorn.
Sunday, May 24: I received a request to visit the gym playroom in the morning—I’m so glad she loves it there now!—and I ran 5 miles on the treadmill again. She was with her dad in the afternoon and I went down to DC to play tourist for the day and ended up logging at least 5 more miles walking around.
It was a wonderful day despite traffic EVERYWHERE and a botched attempt at visiting Arlington National Cemetery. I am so not good at driving in DC.
Weekly Totals: 22+ running, 15 bike, a good amount of yoga and strength training.
Goals for this new week: I just realized over the weekend that my lower back no longer hurts when I sneeze which is a huge improvement over where I was just a couple weeks ago. Also it’s probably pretty sad that I’m so excited over something that minor, but that should give you an idea of just how terrible it was feeling.
My post-marathon goal was getting back to working on short distance speed. I missed doing intervals something terrible! And so far so good although I do wish I could be running outside more often than I’m able to right now. In another month or so things should get easier.
What goals do you have right now and how are you working toward them? When was the last time you acted like a tourist? Have you ever been to DC and if so are you as terrible at driving there as I am?
I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday weekend!