This week was a great week for running! The mornings were cool (plain crisp some mornings) and the afternoons were great (for the most part). This weather makes me want to skip my morning run and just run in the afternoon…but with a hectic work schedule, I would rather get my workout completed early in case something happens and I cannot get away… Morning runs + beautiful afternoons = multiple runs on some days! As long as I keep my pace and HR easy, I am always willing to go for another run 🙂
I would totally love you to follow me on Instagram and check out my workouts before my weekly wrap! I am always use the extra motivation to get out and run!
Monday- I started my day with a quick trip to the gym to get in a few miles before work…then, when I got to work, the servers were down – no internet, no phones, no nothing! So I worked on what I could for part of the day and headed home early! Well, “home” is the gym today… I decided to just relax and run!
I knew I needed to go to the gym if I wanted to stay dry for this mornings interval run…too bad my alarm won the battle of the morning (for the most part). • Rather than attempt part of my planned interval run, I just ran 3 easy miles. Miles are miles! I'll make up the missed workout tomorrow… #nuunyear17
Well…an unexpected second run in the books! • Got to work this morning and the servers are down, no phones, no internet… I guess when the power went out at some point yesterday, it fired our server switch, or something…. I did what I could for a while and took off a few hours early! • No offense to the mid-afternoon gym users, but I prefer the older crowd in the morning than the iron pumpers of the afternoon 😂😂
Tuesday- Since I missed my interval workout on Monday morning and took it easy Monday afternoon, I decided to make up that workout today! My interval run lasted 3.5-4 miles…but my movie was still playing, so I just kept running – or intervals of running and walking until my movie was over (and then a little more until I hit the next mile)…
While the weather today would have been fine to be outside, I found that I am more motivated to push myself on my interval workouts on the treadmill….so, off to the gym! • I was watching @fattofinish last night and fell asleep. So I restarted the movie on the 'mill and ran the whole time…and then a couple extra easy miles! • Make it happen today! Be inspired! Inspire someone else to do something great! ❤
Wednesday- Due to the “recovery run” on the schedule, I decided to stick around home and run outside! 25 degrees didn’t seem all that bad! I took my Knuckle Lights for another run and I am so glad I have them! Even when I am wearing my reflective vest and additional Brilliant Reflective safety strips, cars don’t generally care to give me a little more room on the side of the road. NOT TODAY! I’d say that 9 out of 10 cars that passed me gave me almost the entire lane – and with more distance for me to see that they were giving me room (versus the “swervers” that decide at the last minute that they are going to give me space)! I had so much less anxiety today than I do sometimes on the dark back-country roads!
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A nice zero-dark-chilly morning run • It is surprising how responsive cars are to seeing something that looks like head lights on their side of the road. I have more cars yielding to me than ever!! • Thank you @knuckle.lights for helping me take back the road! With the temps getting warmer, I'll be on the road a lot more ❤ • Want your own running lights? Use the code "BIBRAVEPRO" at checkout for 10% off! #runninglights #seeandbeseen #knucklelights #bibchat #bibravepro
Since the day was AMAZING, I decided to take an easy trail run – which is only 1/2 trail, 1/2 road once all is said and done. 1 mile to the trail, 2 miles (out and back) on the trail, 1 mile back to work… Nearly 60 degrees in January, yes, please!! I can only wish that the warm temps will come back over little man’s late January birthday weekend 🙂
Thursday- Today is technically my R.E.S.T. day…but I couldn’t help but say yes to Angie when she text me Wednesday night to go run! We haven’t been able to run together for a while now… While I am SURE there was a lot more to talk about, we covered a few bases, I talked about running (typical), and we were soon back home!
Friday- Another morning, another time to take advantage of the morning! I went to bed relatively early last night…so I wanted to get to the gym early for my interval workout… Well, the snooze won out for a little bit and I didn’t get to the gym early enough to get in my whole interval run…so I just took it easy! 2 miles easy – followed by 45 minutes of yoga – followed by another 2 miles walking on the treadmill. I didn’t feel like running anymore…so I just walked! While I didn’t get my scheduled interval workout in, I was able to get a little sweat and stretch time in before work!
Saturday- While I don’t often seem to be able to get out of bed on time, I was able to get out and get 5 solo miles before the group 6 🙂 I also spread a little inspiration spark with my running pal Angie!
An awesome start to the weekend! • I gifted one of my @momentumjewelry Sparklet bands to a good friend last night…so I started my morning with #MakeItHappen on my mind and my wrist ❤ • We hit a couple struggle points today and I felt like inspiring another running pal! Now, Angie can be inspired to #MakeItHappen ❤
Sunday- While my alarm went off, my legs did not want to get up and go! Oh well…a lazy day of not feeling well meant that I only put one mile on my legs before bed – and I am okay with that! I would liked to have a couple more, but it was cold and getting late. I’ll save the energy for tomorrow morning’s interval run 🙂
Weekly Miles : 50.5 miles
134.5 / 2,017 miles in 2017
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
This coming week is looking like a nice one! This weather in Kansas can change on a dime…but good thing I have the gym to save me on those COLD mornings or random downpours…
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, Nicole, & Michelle for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for? Do you have gym access for those less than ideal running times?
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