I didn’t get in the two runs I planned for while I was in Texas. Partially due to laziness, partially due to injury. The one day I did run, I slipped on ice on their street just as I was starting my run. Damn Texans aren’t used to 17 degree weather and forget to turn off their sprinklers. UGH. I hit my knee and hip and my shoulder, but I rubbed some dirt on it and
walked ran it off. It actually hurt me more than I realized at the time. Look out for ice!! That fall also made me forgo running outside today because the weather prediction for 5AM was 14 degrees and a little snowy. I shredded it with weights with Jillian Michaels instead!
My mileage this week was 4.29 miles. Last week, it was 4.37. Which all means that I can definitely step it up to 5-ish. I just need to remember that, right now at least, it’s not about distance. It’s about the amount of time I’m running. I was on Stage II of Phase III: Walk/Jog Progression of the Return to Running plan (hereby dubbed R2R). Since I did get up to 30 full minutes with the 4:2 walk to run ratio, I tried out the next Stage at the gym on Monday, which is 3 minutes walking to 3 minutes running. It was definitely more challenging and my hip hurts (I fucking hate the treadmill).
Yesterday morning, I had very little time in between folding laundry and prepping the crock pot with this super easy salsa verde chicken, so I did about half of these body weight exercises from Buzzfeed – The Only 12 Exercises You Need to Get in Shape. For the record, I am totally obsessed with Buzzfeed. Next week’s goal is preparing my lunches and they posted these great recipes: 24 Easy Healthy Recipes to Bring to Work.
|Thursday 1/8||PT + Run||Outdoor run, 1.95 miles, 23:47 minutes|
|Monday 1/12||PT + Gym||Treadmill, 2.34 miles, 30 minutes|
|Tuesday 1/13||PT + Home Workout||Body weight exercises, 10 each of #1-7|
|Wednesday 1/14||PT + DVD||Shred It w/Weights|
Given that I was away for 4 of the 7 days, that’s not too bad! I’m still at only 2 consecutive pull ups.
This week will be tough. Before my classes were once a week for 3 1/2 hours each. This semester they’re both twice a week. Same amount of time, but it throws off my schedule. I feel the same about exercising if I get out of class at 7:30 or 9:30 – I don’t want to do it. My work schedule is also adjusted so that I’m working 3 long days to accommodate an earlier class. All this adds up to – I do not get home by 5:30 any night of the week. Some nights 6:30pm is possible, but most will be closer to 8pm. This is going to wreak havoc on my diet and exercise…and sanity.
Here’s my ambitious goals for this week. Usually I try to keep it very attainable, but I want to push myself before I totally get overwhelmed with work.
|Thursday 1/15||PT + DVD||Gonna try the 30 Day Shred again, even though it involves a LOT of cardio that will be very loud at 6AM.|
|Friday 1/16||PT + Gym||30 minutes at Stage III and Pull Ups/Dips|
|Saturday 1/17||PT + DVD||Let’s try for 6 week 6 pack! I did do it once last week and I have a lot of TV to catch up on, so that sounds like a win/win.|
|Sunday 1/18||PT||PATRIOTS GAME – Nothing is happening this day (homework be damned) except football and beer.|
|Monday 1/19||PT + Gym||30 minutes at Stage III and Pull Ups/Dips|
|Tuesday 1/20||PT + Home Workout||Can I decide on this later??|
|Wednesday 1/21||PT + PT Appt||My PT appointment is at 7:30 AM. I’ll probably run while I’m there and there is no way I’m doing anything else that morning.|