I was thinking about my blog on the way in to work this morning and realizing just how easy it is to fall behind and go days without posting! I wish I could tell you guys I’ve had so many exciting things going on that I just can’t find the time, but really, I just haven’t had a whole lot to share. Life is life: work, grad clinicals, running, sleeping, surviving the rain we’ve had here lately. Nothing so commanding it deserves a nod!
The workouts have been consistent, though, so that’s always a highlight of my week. Some days I get no other “me” time (aka, where I’m not constantly talking to people or on the go) aside from my workout, so I really count on this hour or so a day to refresh me.
Thurs, 2/18: i ran home from work, 4.5 miles, then a few minutes of planks. then drank some wine for National Drink Wine Day (woot!).
Fri, 2/19: rest day. seemed appropriate after NDWD. 🙂
Sat, 2/20: morning 9-miler outdoors with the boy, our longest run together to date. it was 55 degrees and felt so good, and despite the unfortunate girl frustrations and moodiness affecting me that day, we had a nice run. aka, i survived and he just sort of floated. BOYS.
we even sported our matchy-matchy Nike half-zips b/c that’s what the trying-to-be-cool kids do these days. but seriously, this is my fave running shirt ever. SO comfortable.
Sun, 2/21: 4-mile easy run outdoors
Mon, 2/22: (evening, in my living room) upper body w/ 10-lb free weights: biceps, triceps, shoulders, back rows; planks…while watching The Bachelor for the first time this season, really, and consequently remembering why i no longer watch The Bachelor. the only part i enjoyed was when JoJo’s rich, batty mom drank from the champagne bottle and didn’t skip a beat. hilarious.
Tues, 2/23: (morning) 15 minutes of treadmill running before an hour of strength & abs: kettlebells (swings, lateral pulls, squats, triceps, bicep curls), free weights (bicep curls, back rows), push-ups (tricep and regular), lunges, squats (w/ and w/o kettlebell), high knees; abs (planks and decline bench). THIS FELT SO GOOD and needed!
Wed, 2/24: (morning) 1.5 mile run on treadmill before switching to incline walking due to too-sore hammies –> just over 3 miles altogether, followed by abs & push-ups.
total weekly mileage: about 20, give or take.
thoughts: Totally fine with this #. I was hoping to get a 4-5 miler in this morning but knew almost immediately it wasn’t a running day for me, as my hamstrings were screaming at me from the get-go. I’m learning to give in and listen to my body when it feels like that, so i consider that a success in itself.
fave workout: Saturday’s run with the boy, even though i was less than my best. It still felt so good to get a longer run in on a nice day, with the person I love. ❤
song of the week: “Ghost” by Halsey
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