|Not pictured: Cheese-eating time.|
Lately, my weekends have been just as busy as the week days! I was better this weekend about getting to bed at a decent hour and getting a good night’s sleep, at least. I think I was asleep by 10:30 Saturday night. Rock star! Saturday consisted of breakfast out and errands before I did my trainer ride, and all day Sunday was dedicated to cleaning until my friends came over (haha) and the subsequent parade, partying and dinner out.
Long story short: I ate way too many French fries and way too much cheese to counteract the relatively little training I did.
Swim: Only once in the pool for 3200 meters in about 1:20 on Friday evening. I had the lap pool pretty much to myself and did NOT have to cut it short for a foot cramp, so I’ll take that small victory. My repeats were nothing spectacular but within a 3-second range, so at least I’m consistent. I skipped Monday’s scheduled swim because I was already crabby from losing an hour of sleep and stressed from being the solo dog parent (haha again), and it was a beautiful day, so I went for a run instead.
Bike: Twice on the trainer, one short session during the week and one “long ride” on Saturday, for a total of 3:15. I had to skip my other weekday ride for an evening work event. On the plus side, there was a TON of leftover cheese from the event and I got to take a lot of it home (see note above about eating way too much cheese this week).
Run: Twice, both OUTSIDE IN THE GORGEOUS WEATHER, for a total of 8.5 miles in about 1:22. My runs last week gave me so much joy: It was super nice out both days. I had very little discomfort in my IT band. I managed a 9:43 average pace for one and a 9:39 average pace for the other, a HUGE leap from where I was just a few months ago. 8.5 miles is my highest mileage week in a while. This makes me so, so, so happy. (I wanted to get in a third run Sunday, but the parade festivities went longer than expected. Regardless, I’m happy with what I did get done.)
Yoga: Hey, I did some yoga! I got 20 minutes of mostly pigeons, bends, etc. on Monday night.
Total: 6 sessions in about 6:18.
Nothing spectacular, but at least that included a bit of everything. Like every single other week, I wish I had more time. I could have done more yoga, lifted some weights, done my pre-hab exercises, swam once or twice more, etc., but I only have so many hours in the day. But overall, I feel I did the best with what time I had, and even had some fun on the weekend too.