When I posted my weekly workout recap last week, I talked about how it had been an off week for me and I hoped to have a better one this past week. I’m happy to report that I did! Sometimes it can be so hard to get those workouts in, when life and work seem to be wearing you out. But I always feel so much better when I’m working out regularly, and I feel like it resonates in all other aspects of my life as well. I’m linking up with MissSippiPiddlin’ and HoHo Runs to recap how I got back into the swing of things last week.
Monday – Rest.
Tuesday – 3 mile run on the treadmill after work (since it is now pitch dark when I get home from work, boo!)
Wednesday – Cross training – 30 Day Shred level 1 workout
Thursday – Cross training – 10 minute abs and then a lot of cleaning the house
Friday – 5 mile run in the afternoon at Bisset Park. It felt like summer outside! It was 80 degrees and sunny, but no humidity at least. Very unusual for November. I decided to go run my favorite loop for this park. Sometimes it’s nice to go out for a run just to do a route you like, instead of because you need to run for X miles or X amount of time.
Saturday – Back to back workout – 30 Day Shred level 1 immediately followed by a 3 mile progressive run on the treadmill. My in-laws were visiting for the weekend, so I chose to do a workout at home instead of going out for a run to save time. I was able to squeeze this workout in late-morning while everyone else was out doing errands. It felt more like an afternoon workout, though, since I had been up since 5 AM.
I also spent the evening helping Barry blow insulation into the attic. For about two hours, his mom and I broke up forty 20 lb. bales of insulation in a grinder/blower machine. It was hard work and I’m counting that as some cross training, too!
Sunday – 30 minute trail run at Claytor Lake State Park. I first ran out to the overlook on the main trail. Most of the trees have lost their leaves now, but it’s still a pretty view.
On the way back, I did an extra little out and back on a trail that branches off of the main trail. I got a bit lost at one point, but spotted a white blaze on a tree about 20 yards away. Trails can be a bit hard to follow with all of the leaves on the ground when they haven’t been well-traveled. Plus I think I caught the state park in the midst of trail maintenance, since the actual trail looked like this:
It felt good to get back on the main trail, which was easier to follow, and wrap up my run back at the main parking lot. The temperature was around 50 degrees, which is normally perfect for running. But after a very warm week and the fact that it usually feels a bit cooler in the woods, it felt very chilly during this run. No complaints, though!
In total I got in four runs, three cross training sessions, and one complete rest day. It feels good to be back! I need to remember how good I feel, even when it’s just a 10-20 minute workout, as I continue to work on maintaining a regular workout routine.
Have the leaves on the trees in your area passed their peak?
Who else had an unseasonably warm week?