5 weeks done of coronavirus school is closed/stay at home. Wow! And it’s been one of those weeks. Luckily it’s also been one of those weeks that started out crappy, but got better! I thought my big work project was over, but a problem reared it’s ugly head and it was not good. I think it’s under control now (fingers crossed), so life can move on as planned. The “training” for my “half marathon” is almost done. Will be running my virtual race sometime in the next 10 days. But let’s recap this past week!
- Miles run: 20
- Mins on elliptical: 120 mins
Monday – 40 mins elliptical. Sweat session before work and almost made it through a Peloton core video… but then realized I was going to be late for work if I continued. Despite me being late for work *every* day, I do try to make a conscious effort to be on time. Most days it just doesn’t pan out. 😉
I had a tough time deciding which egg I should sacrifice for my salad. They were all such pretty eggs! It’s my favorite time of the year… Easter leftovers… ham/swiss/egg/tomato salad week!!
Tuesday – 5 miles, treadmill. Not sure why, but this run was a struggle. It dragged on forever, and felt hard. Tuesdays are always my tough days – typically at work, and today was no exception. After work I visited my parents. Something is up with my Dad and my Mom was upset. Which of course makes me upset too! On the way home I saw a sign thanking grocery store workers for being out there on the front line (my daughter!). Big tears 🙁 It was not a good ride home. And then my son bailed on our strength workout… because he was too busy with school work. Really? It’s 6pm. His time management skills were clearly lacking today.
But I did a workout on my own, and felt much better. Hooray for stress management.
Wednesday – 3 miles, treadmill. I was convinced to have a better start to my day, so I tried the treadmill again, fully willing to bail if it wasn’t feeling good. It felt good enough, and was happy to have a sweat session. Did a core workout too. My day at work still sucked, but I did what I could. #attitudeoversituation
Thursday – 30 mins elliptical, then 3.1 miles running, Stomp the Virus virtual 5K. Another week, another race with my son. I’m enjoying our time together. I was hoping we’d be a little faster on this run, but his stomach was not feeling great and we had to walk a bit. I warned him not to eat the whole Clif bar right before we ran! Another PSA? Maintain your space on the trail. We got yelled at for not moving over far enough when we passed someone. It was totally our fault for not making a better effort to space out 6 feet, and I felt bad about it 🙁 We will do a better job next time.
Friday – 5 miles. Decided to finally wear my Boston Marathon shirt for an actual run! I rarely wear it, and never to sweat in it. But what the heck, what am I saving it for? Right after I started my run it started to snow. Snow pelted me in the eyes. Ugh!
Peloton strength training class with my son. Since most leg exercises bother my hamstrings, we are still doing a bunch of upper body workouts. We will be swole by the time we emerge from this pandemic! My shoulders were so tired. We also had quite a few laughs at the explicit play list as I tried to *bleep* out the words when I anticipated them.
Saturday – 40 mins (3 miles) elliptical. A forced rest day from running. The tricky thing is that I wake up so early on my own, that going for a run just usually fits in perfectly to my morning. So, I went to my office at work instead and took care of a few things. A few hours later I woke my kids up and we got some donuts. Worked out on my elliptical for 40 mins later in the day. It was a beautiful day and a many of my friends were running their virtual Glass City marathon races. Maybe I should have too?
Sunday – Run the 419 day! It’s a special day for our area code (419!) and there is a virtual run happening at 4:19pm today. Guess how far we are running? 😉 Details will be in next week’s wrap up! Before that happened though, I went for a 2.5 mile walk, and then tried a Peloton dance cardio class. I feel like this could be hit or miss? This was a total dud and I didn’t sweat one drop. I have also now realized I am the most uncoordinated person on Earth.
That wraps up my week. I’m glad it got better!! I’ve got a few key runs in the upcoming days, which I hope I can complete. My right hammy is still being a pain in the butt, literally. I’m a bit stumped what I should do with it. It’s really put a damper on my running.
Q: If you’ve done the Peloton workouts, which class type do you do? (cycling, running, strength, yoga, etc)
I have enjoyed the core , and have done the strength training the most now.
Q: Is anyone training for a virtual full marathon? When is it? How about a half?