Since we are now in the 5th week of the semester (WHAT?!?) I would have hoped that I would be in a better groove by now but I am still searching for the perfect routine where I feel like I am getting in all of my training and not dropping other important parts of my life. Right now it feels like I am dropping balls all the time, so it might be time to evaluate priorities and decide what can stay on my plate and what can go, but for now I will just keep trying to show up when I can. The cracks in my day where I used to train or work feel so much smaller now.
This was a cutback week before real training begins next week for my first big race back (YAY!)
Monday: Spin class! I could go spin on my bike in the basement but it’s so much nicer to go to a class with other people and have an instructor tell me what to do. I have been focusing on lower resistance and higher cadence to give my legs some recovery from running.
Tuesday: 30 minute strength training. This could also be called dinking around picking things up and putting them down. I haven’t really committed to a strength program and I really need to make it a priority. Anyone have and programs that the love?
Wednesday: Up early for an easy 3.2 mile run with 4 x 30 second strides in the last mile.
Thursday: FAIL…missed my easy run.
Friday: Up early to head to spin class before we took the kids to Vail for Oktoberfest. We all had a great time but Cannon seemed to be having the most fun running and climbing all over the fountains in Vail Village.
Emmy was a champ hanging out with us and sleeping in her carrier, she is just the best baby!
Saturday: Saturday I took the full rest day in favor of getting some chores done, even though I didn’t need it and missed my run on Thursday. This was my last prep week before real training starts so I let it slide.
Sunday: I have been waiting for this for over a year!
As soon as I found out I was pregnant last August I started daydreaming about running with both kiddos. We purchased a double Thule Cougar and got an infant sling for Emmy so she could ride along. We only take her on easy runs and are sure to be careful. But just a month after Emmy was born Cory ruptured his Achilles and was sidelined from all activities. Once I was cleared to run I took both kids out myself but we haven’t been out as a family of four until just recently. Cory was cleared by his doctor to slowly start running again. He is taking it easy with very slow, short runs to start. I am so excited to have my running buddy back and I am looking forward to many runs as a family.
Happy Running Everyone!
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