Monday: Planned – 3 miles; Actual – 3 miles (on treadmill)
Tuesday: Planned – Track Workout; Actual – Track Workout. This was a lot of fun and quite a challenge, but I was able to keep up on the sprints with the faster runners I was running with. It was nice to have that little push!
Wednesday: Planned – Yoga + CX 30 min; Actual – Living room yoga workout. I was have a bit of a stress and exhaustion crisis, so I took the evening off. I got a lot done around my apartment, like cooking and cleaning, and did a bit of yoga in my living room to relax myself.
Thursday: Planned – REST; Actual – 20 minutes walk on elliptical. I was contemplating going to the gym to make up for the night before, but I was still thoroughly exhausted. In order to make myself not feel completely guilty, I said I’d stop at the gym on the way home but not set any time or distance goals for myself. I’d just jump on a machine and see what I could do. So I hopped on an elliptical and walked for 20 minutes. Didn’t break a sweat or anything, but I got my mind centered and relaxed. I was able to go home and actually spend the evening doing nothing. For the first time in weeks I just sat in front of my computer watching episodes of Modern Family on Hulu. I went to bed at 8:30 and finally felt refreshed the next morning. Sometimes being a couch potato is necessary!
Friday: Planned – REST; Actual – 4 miles long run. I did my planned long run on Friday because I had a party to go to Friday night and knew there was no way I’d be running the next day. I’m relieved to see that I had rest planned on Friday because it’s a recovery week. I my head I was thinking that I was missing another workout because I usually have 60 minute cross-training built in on Fridays, but apparently not this week! Alleluia!
Saturday: Planned – Yoga + 4 miles; Actual – Living Room Yoga. As I said, I did my long run on Friday (yay planning ahead!) and didn’t wake up in time for yoga, so I once again did some impromptu living room yoga. It’s funny when I do living room yoga, because I’m so sick of the DVDs I used to do, I just make it up as I go along. I know it’s hilarious and probably makes no sense in the world of yoga, but I told myself I need to get over myself and my need to do things by the book and just go with it! So I do whatever feels right in the moment. I still got a good stretch, especially by throwing a pigeon (with the forward fold) in there!