*Oakland Turkey Trot- (Thank you BibRave!) 11/22
Last week was a little up and down. Not gonna lie, I am a little stressed. Ok, maybe more than a little. I feel a little under water but lazy at the same time. How does that work?
The time change is adding to that as I have yet to run after work since the change. November and December are traditionally my lowest mileage months. However I just signed up for something in December that means I need to get my tush in gear. More on that soon.
So what did I do last week? No, wait, what did I do?
I love days off during the week. I was a little concerned how this run was going to go as it was my first run in over a week. Oops. It was surprisingly pretty decent. There was a little bit of smoke in the air but it wasn’t bad and my run felt decent;y paced.
Tuesday-Shaun T workout
As much as I love 3 day weekends, the Tuesday back is chaos. This was no exception. I managed an at home workout and oh boy did it kick my ass. I was toast.
Ok, so maybe the reason the previous nights workout felt so hard was because I wasn’t feeling well. I actually went home early from work. Say what? I was still in denial though. I was blaming my stomach.
Ok, maybe I really was sick. Once again, I went home early from work. Damn it.
Friday- Liift4 workout- mostly
I still felt crappy but I made it through the full day of work. I was feeling super sloth like so I attempted Liift4 once I was home. I just went really slow and modified the hell out of the HIIT work. I felt like I sweated some of the funk out.
Saturday- 5 miles
I had originally wanted a real long run but with slightly smoky skies and a lingering feeling of crappiness I decided not to push it. I headed out in the late afternoon and even though the weather apps all said it was good to run, the skies seemed smokier than that. However my lungs felt great. What?? This was actually a pretty awesome 5 mile run. I finished it by dancing out the last 1/4 mile in public. The only downside to this run was that I somehow paused my Garmin in the beginning so I under recorded by 1/4 mile. Boo.
Shopping counts as cardio right? I planned on finishing the day with a hike but ran out of daylight. Womp womp. However I did pick up some shiny new kicks, so all was not lost, right?
So that’s like 8.1 miles for the week and 2 cross training workouts? Better than the previous week and could have been worse since I was sick but it was still kind of crappy.
How was your week?
Are you Turkey Trotting this week? I have the Oakland Turkey Trot (virtual)!
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