Wow – Monday really got away from me.
Yesterday, morning started out with freezing rain. I got up early to go to the gym – only to find they were opening late due to the inclement weather and my 6AM Body Pump class was canceled. I was irritated because I missed BP last week. I went home and did a Jillian Michaels video. (30 Day Shred if you are interested.)
This morning I did spin class and the room was so hot. It was insane. Here is a picture of what the floor looked like when the class was over:
The picture doesn’t do it justice. But that glisten on the floor was everywhere and shows just how humid the room was.
This past weekend was a blur too. I was on a purging rampage – in the best possible way. The prior weekend I had gone through one of my dressers and got rid of a ton of clothes and organized the drawers. This weekend I tackled my vanity and my closet. This is part of what Brian and I got out of our bedroom.
That’s only part of it. We also went through our hall closet and got rid of a ton of coats, hats, gloves, etc that hadn’t seen the light of day since we moved in here in 2008. In total, I think we had like 12 large garbage bags full of clothes and “stuff” to donate. Next weekend it’s our bookcases.
So before I did the workout of carrying those bags out of the house, I had a full week of actual workouts.
Monday – skipped Body Pump because I was coming down with something
Tuesday – PT Exercises & Spin Class – I had no voice, but whatever I had was not in my chest, so I went and it was fine.
Wednesday – 1 Mile Run & Yoga – I had wanted to do 2 miles, but ran out of time before yoga started. Yoga was hard this week – especially after not having it for two weeks.
Thursday – Easy 3 Miles – it’s been way too cold to run outside so this was on the treadmill right next to Salt. We were even wearing nearly matching bright yellow shirts.
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Long Run – 4.5 Miles – I had been doing these outside, but I just couldn’t go outside when it was the teens. Plus, I was concerned about ice. So this, I believe was my longest treadmill run ever. I wanted to do 5, but I had to cut it short so I could drive back home and get showered in time to take Charlotte to gym class. Despite running on the treadmill for almost an hour, this was a great run. I’ve been playing around with my speed when I’ve been on the treadmill to mix it up a bit. I’ve been trying to run faster for longer periods of time. (I guess that’s what a tempo run is – duh.) I was really surprised that my average pace ended up at 11:52 – since I do tend to run slower on the treadmill.
Thursdays are the days that I am dedicating to really doing some speed work – so maybe I’ll push it a little more this week.
Sunday – Rest
Anywho, that’s it for today. I feel like I got a great week of workouts in – and I actually can’t wait to start training next month.
Have you started training yet? How are your workouts going? How do you pass the time on treadmill when music and TV just won’t cut it?