It’s Tuesday again?! I had a nice long four day weekend, because I work in the banking industry, and it seemed like I was on holiday! (I love to say “on holiday”!) For two more weeks I am in “pre-race-training” mode for the Owens Corning Half Marathon at Glass City on April 23rd. Here’s what I have been up to in the past week… and a quick update on my Dad too!
- Training for: *nothing yet!*
- Days of running: 4
- Miles run: 24
- Gym visits: 0! It just didn’t work out this week
** Update on my Dad – I spent a bit of time with him yesterday. He is back at the rehab facility (nursing home). His condition was much improved from when I saw him at the hospital. I also saw him on Friday, but he was sleeping the whole time so I didn’t know how he was. I’m guessing he must have got the offending meds out of his body because he was actually making sense and could carry on a conversation without falling asleep. He did his PT exercises as prescribed, but it’s minor advancements because he can’t stand up without a lot of help and can’t transfer to his bed. Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes everyone!! Fingers crossed we can keep up this momentum!!
5 miles on the treadmill. It was a bit rough getting up at 5:30am again, but so worth it. Great way to start my week.
6 miles on the treadmill. Do you see those boards under our treadmill in the back? That means it’s Boston training time at my house again! Well, not for me, but for Alan it is. I am just enjoying the fact that I can now run at a decline again when I need a break!! My back was feeling a bit odd and tight so I hung on our inversion table after my run. It’s quite enjoyable!
Rest day!! No running this morning, but I did some weights for my arms before work because I was going to skip my gym visit and go see my Dad in the hospital. Such an emotional day
I also thought I would see how many steps I could get in on my rest day. Wow, I’m a couch potato. Glad I run most other days because I am sure not hitting my goal in my typical work day!
3 miles on the treadmill. No running picture today… but will a picture of my cat do? She is being naughty hiding on my kitchen counter.
Long run day! Started with 4 miles on the treadmill (because it was dark out. Don’t judge, I’m klutzy and I didn’t want to trip!!).
Then I geared up and ran 6 more miles outside, just because I feel like I NEED to get outside once a week. Some weeks I have to force myself to go outside. Yes, I like my cozy, safe basement treadmill set up that much.
Cross training… skiing!
Cross training… skiing again!
Good points: I have been stretching after my runs, and doing a brief warm up too (very brief). I almost ran 25 miles for the week (my goal).
Bad points: I have sore hamstrings after *every* run. This is really worrying me because I feel like I’m on a bad cycle again like last year!! I might just cut back on mileage this upcoming week and see how that goes. I’m also foam rolling the heck out of them!!
You can find my other Training Tuesday recaps here! I’m trying something new and linking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC. (there are a lot of fun blogs linked there in case you are looking for something new to read!)
Q: Have you ever used an inversion table?
Q: Do you track your daily steps? Do you hit a goal on most days?
Q: How is your week going?? Did you have Martin Luther King Jr day off?