I did PT 3 times and Yoga twice. Not quite up to my goals, and certainly not helping with my aches and pains from running.
Monday 10/24 – PT
Tuesday 10/25 – 5.94 miles @ 10:41 pace + PT – My hip didn’t start hurting until mile 4, so that’s something. Haha.
Wednesday 10/26 – PT + 15 Minute Hip Opener – Not the best hip opener video, will remove it from rotation.
Thursday 10/27 – 3.2 miles @ 10:54 pace – My muscles are SORE.
Friday 10/28 – Yoga for Runners – This quick video has great stretches in it. I think it went through them too fast, but it’s a great sequence.
Saturday 10/29 – 9.5 miles @ 12:08 pace – I think this was SO slow because I was running at my in-laws house in Long Island and most of the roads were under construction and had no sidewalks, so I had to be extra cautious. Or I’m just slow.
I promise at some point I will tell you all about my wedding and honeymoon, but I still haven’t unpacked from either, yet, so the focus is on training for this half without injuring myself.
Run 2x: 3 miles on Thursday, 6 miles on Saturday X
After this week, I should be up to 3-4 runs per week, following this training plan:
5 – 2 – 4 – 9 miles
5 – 3 – 10 miles
4 – 3 – 2 – 13.1!
So, yup, I’m training for a half in 3 weeks. This does not seem wise. This seems like a recipe for injury. Mark my words.
PT every day X
Yoga on days I don’t run X
Thursday 10/20 – 3.2 miles @ 10:49 pace – My first real run since before the wedding. In some respects, it felt way better than I imagined. In others, I have pains I’ve never had before. Soles of feet, shins, ankles, knees…good times.
Friday 10/21 – PT
Saturday 10/22 – PT
Seriously…find time to run. I’ve been sick, which has made getting extra sleep in the morning a “necessity” (and was it really? maybe, maybe not. I stayed out til 2:30AM on Saturday for a friends birthday, so maybe it’s not me being sick).
You’ll probably notice I don’t have any calorie goals here. I haven’t counted calories in almost a month, and it’s amazing. I think I’ve gained 5 pounds, and will probably want to start tracking that, again, but for now (at least until we’ve eaten all the Belgian chocolate we brought back) I’m just gonna eat.
You’ll notice this spans a couple weeks, but doesn’t have much on it…that’s because I got married! And went on a 2 week honeymoon!! Which were both way more important than exercising and eating healthy.
Wednesday 9/28 – PT – Still having some tendon pain when I walk in certain shoes, but in heels it’s fine, which works well for the wedding. Haha.
Thursday 9/29 – PT – Ummm holy shit … 2 days to my wedding. I don’t even know if the rest of this post will get finished. It’s pretty safe to day I didn’t do any exercise except dancing and…. 😉 for the rest of the week.****10/1 – 3 hours of non-stop dancing!
Thursday 10/6 – 2.4 miles @ 13:00 pace – My one run in the Canary Islands. Something is better than nothing!****10/8 – Riding camels! (okay, totally not exercise)
****10/10 – WATER PARK!…that’s like, a lot of walking
Friday 10/7 – PT
Wednesday 10/12 – 3.7 miles @ 10:49 pace – These numbers are total estimates because the distance button was broken on the one treadmill at our hotel in Brussels (I know, #firstworldproblems). All I really know is that I ran for 40 minutes, mostly between 9-10 km/hr, with some walk breaks.****10/13 – 2 hour walking tour of Brussels
****10/16 – Lots of walking around Bruges
****10/16 – Dancing and walkign to 6 different pubs in Amsterdam
…start training for that half marathon in 24 days…