Last weekend went by way too fast. I feel like I only accomplished a small fraction of what I wanted. It is mostly my own fault since I spent Saturday not doing very much of anything. My laziness on Saturday affected what I was able to finish on Sunday. I really wanted to go for a longish run on Sunday evening but I just ran out of time.
For the most part, my workouts went pretty well last week. My focus has definitely shifted to more running and less strength training. I still want to finish the LiveFit Trainer program but it is becoming harder when I want to run longer than 20 minutes. Finishing the program before I officially start marathon training is proving to be more difficult than I expected.
Monday – Cross Training + Strength Training
- Elliptical – 1.22 miles, 15:00 minutes
- Strength Training – Legs (91 minutes)
Tuesday – Easy Run
- 3.12 miles, 41:59 minutes, 13:27 min/mile avg. pace, 135 BPM
Wednesday – Cross Training + Strength Training
- Elliptical – 1.24 miles, 15:00 minutes
- Strength Training – Back, Arms, and Abs (71 minutes)
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Easy Run
- 2.60 miles, 35:00 minutes, 13:27 min/mile avg. pace, 130 BPM
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Rest
Since Monday was Legs Day, I decided to start my workout with an easy warm up on the elliptical machine instead of a short run. After my warm up and stretching, I headed over to the weights for my Legs Day workout. I have decided that Legs Day is ROUGH and not at all the easiest day of the week. I felt pretty weak so I decided not to do the exercises in supersets and my legs really appreciated it.
After work on Tuesday, I headed to the gym with the intention of doing a short run (30 minutes or so) followed by a strength workout. I hopped on the treadmill and started my run. When I reached the 30 minute mark, I realized that I didn’t have the energy to spend another hour at the gym doing my strength workout. Instead, I kept running until I finished a 5k before heading home.
While at work on Wednesday, I did something that I wasn’t planning to do … at all! My sisters can be really bad influences sometimes. I signed up for next year’s Glass Slipper Challenge during the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend. I really wasn’t planning to do it again this year but my mom and sisters wanted to do the Enchanted 10k again. After work, I headed to the gym to complete the strength workout I missed from Tuesday.
On Thursday evening, I hung out with Marcia and Krissy at a local speakeasy. It was so much fun spending the some time with these awesome ladies. After work on Friday, I made it back to the gym for a short, easy run on the treadmill. I was hoping that I would be able to complete another strength workout but I just didn’t have the energy. One might think that I would have more energy with as much coffee as I drink every day.
Over the weekend, I had grand plans of going to the gym and fitting in a longish run. Unfortunately, my grand plans didn’t exactly play out the way that I would have liked. In fact, I didn’t workout at all. I did finish working on a delicious recipe that will be posted soon. Pete really enjoyed it!
How did your workouts go last week? Have you ever struggled with staying focused on your goals?