Remember when I used to blog more than once a week? And I commented on other people’s blogs? I miss those days. But I’m almost over the summit of Grading Mountain (for a minute), and we only have two days of work this week, so maaaaybe I’ll get in a little more blogging.
I hope you guys are actually interested in my workout recaps, since they’re the one post I’m consistent about. Here’s how this week’s workouts went. (Spoiler alert: there was again no gym-going).
Tuesday was not my best day at work, and when I got home, I was in a sour mood. So even though I should have run easy since I ran hard the day before, “easy” was not going to cut it. And even though I should have gone to the gym to lift, interacting with people sounded terrible. Instead, I hit my home treadmill and alternated speed intervals, hill intervals, and hopping off for strength intervals for a little over an hour and a total of 7 miles. And then I felt better about life.
I was grouchy again (can you tell it’s almost time for a break?), but I knew three days in a row of hard running would be stupid, especially since I’d be running again in less than 12 hours, so I forced myself to run 5 easy miles and do some abs.
5 easy miles and some abs. I went to a conference (the third segment of the one in Loveland that I’ve mentioned before) and was hoping I’d be able to hit a short run outside at the end of the day, but since it gets dark in the middle of the afternoon, I had to be content with the morning workout.
I toyed with the idea of running before the second day of the conference, but knew I wouldn’t have time for my long run and didn’t want to run seven days in a row. Instead, I hit the hotel gym for a quick strength workout combined with this beast that I found on the Fitfluential blog:
Holy sweatfest. It was awesome.
10-mile run. The Weather Channel app told me it “felt like” 19, but I think it was wrong. I overdressed, but it was still a nice run. And I tried out my new mittens. I think they’re going to work well for me. I put those hand-warmer things in them, and my hands ACTUALLY GOT HOT. This has never happened to me. I am so excited.
Totals: 38 miles, 2ish hours strength training.
This week, I WILL make it to the gym. I WILL. Maybe… we’re heading to the in-laws for a couple of days. And I WILL blog before next Sunday. I WILL. Those are my goals.
How much time do you get off this week?
Any turkey trots planned? We’re doing one! My BIL and I are running and I think the rest of the family is walking.
Thanksgiving food you’re most looking forward to?