I can’t believe I finished week 12 already. This week flew by. These runs are becoming second nature, and it’s almost to the point where I just think of them as routine and not a chore. Tim asked me if I’m getting tired of doing them, and I responded, honestly, that I’m not. I’m actually really enjoying it! Although some of the long runs are of course tasking and mentally difficult, the runs during the week are great stress relievers and help me feel like me at the end of the day, if that makes any sense.
This is a snapshot of my week, although it doesn’t include everything. The way DailyMile displays things, only miles are counted, so if I run and do something else on the same day, it doesn’t look like anything more than the run.
Here are the workouts I did.
It was Thursday that I added some cross training into the mix, which is something I need to do more of. I also have undecided for today because I’m leaving for a cookie swap in a little bit and will probably ride the bike or do yoga when I get back. I’ll also definitely do the Workout of the Week for the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge I’m doing to earn those extra points. Plus, after a few cookies I’m sure I’ll be consuming, I don’t want to just have a rest day.
The 8 miler was what running dreams are made of. It felt great and the pace was wonderful. It definitely wasn’t an easy run, but I kept pushing it and was very pleased with this tempo for an 8 miler.
The second five miles run of the week was pretty craptastic on the treadmill. I was running with an incline of 1 on speed 6.0 and accidentally hit the stop button before I could tell how far I’d gone. I was watching my iPad so it was covering the distance, but the last I had checked it had been about halfway. That’s so frustrating! I did another 2.5 to make sure that I hit 5, varied the speeds a little, but ultimately don’t know really how far or slowly.
My Elf4Health Challenge for Wednesday had been to try a new workout. Because of the 8 miler, I was pretty spent and didn’t have another workout in me, even though I had planned on it. Instead, I shifted it to Thursday. I had purchased the TurboFire DVDs a few weeks ago when they were on sale, but I hadn’t had a chance to give them a shot yet. This really was the perfect excuse and opportunity.