Happy Monday! I hope you are looking forward to the start of a new week!
Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Day, a nationwide day of service. I love participating each year and while you are reading this, I may be in West Philly helping to paint and clean up an elementary school!
But like any other Monday, I’m joining Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC for her Winter Training Recap linkup and HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap! These are great ways to keep accountable and share your workouts with fellow fit-minded individuals!Week 2 of training for the @loverunphilly is in the books! How was your week of working out? #runchat Click To Tweet
Last week was my first of a 2-week training trial with Coach Laura from This Runner’s Recipes. I was really excited to get going with her and back on track since I’ve been in such a drought lately. In her plan, not only was I given running workouts to do but specific warm-ups, nutrition guidance, and foam rolling reminders! I’m happy to say that training went really well and I finally started to feel like myself again!
Monday 1/9: I went for 3 miles on the treadmill right after work. It was mentally tough since I had no music and the TV audio wasn’t working, but I made it through!
Tuesday 1/10: My favorite yoga class! It was so needed.
Wednesday 1/11: I went for my 3-mile run right after work. I had another meeting to get to by 7 pm so I was in a rush, but I’m so glad I didn’t skip the run. It turned out to be the best run I’d had all year and felt effortless! I was so full of joy!
Thursday 1/12: Rest day! I had a happy hour with coworkers so I didn’t get to do my strength workouts that evening.
Friday 1/13: I used Friday to do my strength exercises – 2 sets of 10 pushups, 15 glute bridges, 15 leg lifts on each side, 30-second side planks, 15 squats, and 10 lateral lunges.
Saturday 1/14: I had a 7-mile run, my longest run of 2017! I was a little nervous but really excited to get back on my favorite running trail, Forbidden Drive! The weather turned out to be perfect and I had a great run with consistent splits. I think I finally got out of my funk! I also enjoyed listening to Santigold the entire way!
Sunday 1/15: Barre class! The routine was similar to the previous week, but still quite a challenge. Class went by so quickly, I guess time flies when I’m having fun!
I’m so happy with how this week of half marathon training turned out! I completed all of my workouts and felt really good on my runs…what a relief! Yoga class My only complaint was that I did miss one day of foam rolling. It’s so important that I stick to foam rolling to keep potential injuries at bay, so I’ll do better moving forward. All things considered, I’m giving myself an A- for week 2!
How was your weekend? Do you participate in the Day of Service?