- Definitely have been falling off the yoga train. Not inspired to do it in a hot, crowded house. Not throwing in the towel just yet, though. A few switcheroos in my schedule should allow for 2 yoga sessions a week, which is probably enough for now.
- My legs are definitely feeling a lot better than they did a month ago, and especially two months ago. Over these past 2 months or so, it's almost as if I had to start running from scratch, and I never even really took a break. Heaven help me in the re-start-up should I need to take an actual hiatus at some point in life...
- My hamstring is feeling much better. The pain will sometimes emerge when I go too fast without the proper progression, but the pain is a lot less intense and easily remedied. THEREFORE...
- ...even though I'm still trying to recover fitness and motivation to run, I'm enjoying it a whole lot more due to not hobbling around every run.
This Week's Workouts:
Sunday - 15 bike ride... so much for rest
Weekly Mileage: 29.5
Monday - 6 mi - outdoors
Nice and foggy morning... admittedly, I don't think the bike-riding hindered my run. I am still grappling with running outside so early in the morning. I set off right when it's bright enough to do so, which I can't do for too much longer once the days get shorter at some point.
Tuesday - 3 mi - outdoors, 25 min of No More Trouble Zones DVD; 20 min twists yoga
Basically ran up and down my street... not fun.
Wednesday - 6 mi - outdoors, 1 hr salsa
Not feeling too well today for some reason... my upper throat/sinuses feel messed up somehow, and I feel a little drained and wanting nothing more than sleep and cold fluids. I can't possibly be sick... can't confirm that, but it's unlikely. Probably just worn out. Also, forgot my sports bra so had to wear a sleeping one. It did the trick, but @$%& me for my forgetfulness!!!
Thursday - 3 mi - outdoors; 20 min of No More Trouble Zones DVD; 20 min forward bends yoga
I was tired this morning and didn't have the best run. Seems to be the story of my life lately, but then again, at least I'm not hurting. Sometimes, I just want to not exercise for a few days, but I am determined not to miss any training runs for as long as possible!
Friday - 0.5 mi - treadmill; 45 min of strength
Saturday - 11 mi - outdoors - mixed venues
One word: ugggggggh