It’s been sadly lacking this week. I got my workouts done, and other stuff, too, but I spent more time just sitting at the computer not being productive than normal.
Of course I get to blame the weather — once again, it was crazy! On Monday I was wearing a beanie and Skirt Sports Wonder Wool Skirt and praying it would not rain (but it did — thankfully just a drizzle) — by Wednesday it hit 90F — and by Friday I did my tempo run in the morning praying it would rain, which sadly it did only a bit — because it was so dang humid.
The only upside was that I got all my runs in outside this week.
- Monday: Yoga, Dogwalk, 1 mile easy + FTC Training Group (2 miles very easy), Pop Pilates Muffin Melter, Pilates Stretch
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, YFPR Flexibility & Flow
- Thursday: Dogwalk, PB Total Body + Balance
- Friday: Dogwalk, 5 miles (3 @ tempo)
- Saturday: 2.5 miles with training group + additional 2.5 miles, Dogwalk, Iron Strength Glute Buster
- Sunday: Dogwalk, , maybe some yoga tonight
Mileage: 17 (+2)
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More cold drizzle. Yuck! I arrived early to get in a warm up mild, and was surprised by a decent pace. No doubt due to worry about making it back on time. Then I ran most of the training run with one of my friends, instead of bringing up the rear and moving back and forth between runners like I usually do. It just seemed simpler.
This marked my fourth day in a row running — not a record for me, but definitely unusual and I knew I was pushing it a bit, especially with all the cold, drizzly runs (and race).
Again I went back & forth a lot on this one. I went outside with the dogs, and with the cloud cover it felt cooler than I expected, and I decided no, I’d push it off til Wednesday. I’m not sure what changed my mind, but it wasn’t a bad run at all.
Remember those skirts I wanted to test out last week? Well, the crazy weather gave me my opportunity this week. Both passed with flying colors (today it was the Skirt Sports Hover, which worked much better for me than last year’s due to the new grippers — use code 522CRJ for 15% off non sale items). Picked up Bandit for the cool down.
You know how I hate not making my paces, but I know that I am in no way, shape, or form acclimated to this sudden “heat”/humidity — hello 70 with 80% humidity after weeks of 40s feels like 30s. I came close, but I just wasn’t able to do it — but I did my best so I’m okay with it. It was a strong run.
Ran 2.5 with the training group. I was towards the head of the group this time, so when the person I was running with was finished, I waited to encourage the rest of the runners. Only I didn’t see the BOTP runners. I started to walk. I walked . . . and walked . . . I never did see the rest of the runners.
Eventually I decided to just finish up my extra miles.
Favorites of the week
Despite the lack of motivation, there was some action in the kitchen this week’
I tried the 4 Ingredient Brownie Protein Pudding from Amanda @ Runningwithspoons — it’s pinned to my Protein Pudding board on Pinterest (find it here). Really, it’s just banana nice cream at its heart. I had to decrease the amount of milk I used in the recipe — my guess is it depends on your protein powder — but it was nice to have a slight change in my post run snacks. I made it a second time with less milk and it was definitely much more pudding-like. I also added a date for a little extra sweetness.
I made the Feta Dressing from the No Excuses Detox (Amazon Affiliate link) and threw in a little dill, too. I actually got Mr. Judy to eat salads for dinner with that dressing this week — twice!
We just got back from Avengers Infinity War. I thought it was okay — I think they’re just trying to jam too much in now and it makes it confusing to follow, but Mr. Judy liked it.
Blog posts that caught my eye this week:
- What Can You Let Go Of?
- Show Your Feet Some Love
- 8 Tips for Running Downhill
- Race Week Workouts
- How to Find Your Running Mojo After a Long Break
Let’s get the conversation started:
Have you been struggling with motivation lately?
Care to brag about a recent race (doesn’t matter if it was a PR or not!)?
Planning to see the Avengers movie?