What is that saying about XX days to a habit. Training has truly become a habit for me. Instead of looking for valid reasons I can’t work in a work out – I am rearrange things to make time for training.
A red day… I don’t know if it was having a post-race fall out or what. But I did not work out and made bad food choices. I am owning it and moving on.
Determined to get back on track. Since I blew off the plan Wednesday I ‘pretended’ like I was just swapping the rest day. So… I got an outdoor run and a stationary bike at the gym in. Being outside for a run – not a walk/run was great!! Even if it was very cold. I am not run/walking anymore. The Hot Chocolate proved to me I can run… so I do. Just not too far/long.
Swam in the morning, run at lunch and a core work out before heading out for dinner with the girls… that is a GREAT DAY!! Really happy I made time to get it all in
Bike and elliptical block style at the gym. I only did 30 minutes on each. Next weekend I can up that to 45 minutes each. I did… however, find a spin class style bike that isn’t in the spin room and that is a much better workout for me than the traditional stationary.
I had a birthday part to attend right in the middle of the day. It would have been very easy to have one too many mimosas and skip the workout… but I went to the gym at5pm to swim a half mile. 44 times I touched the wall and said… not done yet J
The brick style work outs on the weekends are leaving the joints a bit more creaky and unstable than I would like. As much as I hate it, I think I need two rest days. So I am going to make Mondays a core workout. Not total rest, but no joint issues. (The kind of arthritis I have makes even swimming hard on the knees)
Commuting in Chicago was BRUTAL! After 90 minutes outdoors in 18 degree weather… I worked from home. Which meant I could get my swim in at lunch time. Another half mile, time to up that - but I really need a longer pool. Frankly – I get sooooo freaking bored. Half a mile is 44 lengths. 43 times I touch the wall and come up with a reason to stop… and so far, a better one to go on. I am hoping the new gym has a longer pool. Which it almost has to. I think 40 is as short as they get to still offer ‘laps’. Regardless… I DID IT
The Knees: The left knee has not been super happy this week. I wore heels one day, which I desperately miss… and I think that has cause the issues. I am popping advil again and back in flats hoping it is working itself out. The bike doesn’t aggravate it, so no excuse to sit on the couch.