To me, anyway. Seriously. It took me a full month to realize that I had forgotten about May and jumped straight into June, thus beginning my training plan a month earlier than I should have.
The more I sit here and think about it, though, the more I realize I’m so glad I made that dumb mistake. I spent a month building my base and now I’m feeling good and ready to work. Oh, and I got to blow off a second trip to the gym today since I didn’t have to run. That. Was. Awesome.
Before I get swept away, do any of you do two-day gym trips? For me personally it’s like a downward spiral waiting to happen. When I go to the gym twice, it’s usually to shame myself because of my dietary choices so I have to make a conscious effort to not allow myself to do that. People are different, though, and I know some people (triathletes especially) prefer two-a-day workouts. I’ll do a workout in the morning and then go for a walk in the afternoon, sure, but I can’t let myself get started with two intense gym sessions. Not for me.
However (of course there’s a however), I had initially planned to double-up this week because I know that I’m not going to be able to exercise Thursday and Friday, and I wanted to be able to get my long run in on Saturday. It was a means to stick to the training plan (while still making being able to make it to BodyPump and get a little cross training in) that I now don’t have to worry about!
So, last week. A little recap—I did a solid run/walk interval session Monday, an even more solid 4-mile pace run Tuesday, a light jog/walk Wednesday, a light run and BodyPump Thursday, and a fantastic 6-miler outside in the warm weather and bright sunlight Friday afternoon. In short, it was a lovely week of workouts. Vigorous, challenging, and a definite change from what I’ve been doing.
Today was a rather pathetic 50-minute session on the bike, tomorrow I’m going to BodyPump, and I have pace run planned for Wednesday before taking my rest days on Thursday and Friday. Not great, but it’ll have to do!
Phew. I have to work at taking more pictures (I’m so bad at that) but for now I’ll leave with a farewell and good luck with your workouts!
Time to go sleep off all of that Thai food I ate for lunch…oops.