Join my friend Jen
today for Fitness Fridays!
I'm going to switch things up some today. Our week has been insanely busy, so I haven't cooked much (I feel like a broken record saying this!). I'm going to give myself some grace about eating out instead of cooking until after the wedding and honeymoon. I also haven't really done a unique workout or added anything in this week, so I don't have anything to share there. I would like to share a recap of my workouts this week as well as some of my favorite inspirational pins, plus how I feel about not getting in as many miles/runs this week.
Weekly Recap: As you'll see below, I haven't run my normal five days this week. We had a busy Saturday and I didn't have time to fit in a run. On Tuesday, it was rainy and KT and I had to run out to do some things, so I decided to take a few minutes to relax rather than rushing through a run. On Wednesday, I think I had a touch of a 24-hour virus. I didn't ever get sick, but I felt like it. I pushed through my morning gym workout, but I didn't have it in me to run that night. I had a shorter run than I would've liked last night, but had a hair appointment to get to. I hate excuses so these reasons for not running as much irritate me even though they're all valid.
- Saturday: OFF
- Sunday: 4 miles/28:52 (7:13 pace)
- Monday: Upper body, abs, legs, glutes at the gym; 3.1 miles/21:52 (7:03 pace); 50 side twists on each side with 10lb kettle ball
- Tuesday: OFF
- Wednesday: Upper body, glutes, and abs at gym
- Thursday: 3.1/22:46 (7:20 pace; I had planned to run 4 and wanted to run under 7:30 pace, so I started off slow. I wasn't able to get my planned miles in since I had a hair appointment)
- Friday: upper body, glutes, legs at gym; I plan to run today, too.
Total Miles: 10.2 (How I'm feeling about this is below.)
Total Gym Workouts: 3
Total Ab Workouts: 4
Inspirational Pins: Who doesn't love a little inspiration? Follow me on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/learningthings1
My Week: I don't think it's a secret that I like to run and run often. I know there are a lot of people who run 3 days a week and longer distances than me and there are many who run many more miles a week than me. I'm not a marathoner or even a half marathoner (although I've been thinking that I might want to run a half this spring). I really enjoy running 5K races fast and I also enjoy 4-6 mile runs. I've done a handful of 10K races, but I really like 5Ks because they're fast.
Weeks like this one where I've only run 3 days drive me insane. I know I've worked out outside of running and I know that running while nauseous isn't the best idea so it's good I took it off, but at the end of the day, I like running more frequently. I really like the way it feels, the energy it gives me, and the accomplishment I feel. I just don't feel like I've worked out when I don't run even when I go to the gym and do other workouts.
I really have to learn that it's okay to take a day off that I hadn't planned to take off and that it's okay to not hit my goal. I am such a goals oriented person that it drives me crazy not to hit them. I know that the week isn't over and I have two more days to run. In actuality, we have a busy weekend. I'm co-chair of my Junior League's holiday market which is going to require a lot of time this weekend, I'm having a portrait done tomorrow afternoon (last weekend's got rained out), we have things we have to do to get ready for the wedding, my mom and Meredith are practicing, and I want to get packed for the honeymoon. Those are just things that have to happen. That list doesn't include spending time with KT and our boys which is really what I want to do. With all of that though, I know I need to run and I will. I don't get frazzled often, but when I'm busy, I do better when I've fit in a workout. So between all of our obligations and if I'm lucky, some relaxation, I'm going to run because it's just what I do.
To close this post, I will tell you this: I'm not racing next Saturday. There's a 5K in town I'd like to do and thought it would be a fun way to start off our wedding day, but I'm going to refrain. That's one day I won't feel bad about not racing on (don't worry, I'm sure I'll run that day!). ;)
Do you ever feel guilty for not running "enough"?
Labels: Fitness Fridays