Good morning! I am just sitting here, well, actually laying here, sort of like I have been most of the weekend.
I don’t schedule my cut-back weeks but have realized they occur naturally for me and almost always fall during that time of the month.
I was major PMS earlier this week in that my mood was just off, I didn’t feel like myself mentally, I was tired and could not get my focus back to normal until almost Friday.
Sure enough, Friday made a whole lot of sense when my monthly visitor arrived a few days early.
Looking back on my week of workouts, I can see why things panned out the way that they did and why I probably didn’t feel so great in terms of finding some speed on Tuesday.
Monday – Pure Barre Studio Series 1 DVD & 4 Miles
Tuesday – 8 Miles – I mentioned this run in Friday’s post but it’s worth noting again that the original plan was speed work but it never happened.
In case you missed Friday’s post, I shared the new speed workout I intended to run — Click here to check it out!
It was super humid which may have played a role although, overall, I just knew I didn’t have an ounce of speed in me so I didn’t even attempt to push it.
When you know, you just know and you leave it alone. There’s always another day to run fast.
Wednesday – Pure Barre Studio Series 2 DVD & 30 Minutes on the Elliptical – I pedaled easy while talking on the phone with my friend Heather while she went for a walk down in Florida. It was as if we were working out together!
Thursday – 8.5 Miles – I felt back in my groove today!
I ran my favorite running workout (with the negative splits) and had a great run.
It probably helped that there was no humidity, what a difference to run without the heavy air around me.
Friday – Pure Barre Online Workout (60 minutes with focus on seat) – I am getting more familiar with this routine having done it now three times (or is it four?)
It’s funny how the first time you do something new, you breeze through it unaware of all of the little details of the workout. It takes a bunch of times to really notice what the heck you are doing to decide if you like it for sure.
I definitely like this Pure Barre workout but I will say, it’s for sure challenging in an I-can-keep-up-but-this-is-hard sort of way.
Saturday – 10 Miles
I didn’t even go to bed that late but I woke up tired with that slight bleh time of the month feeling.
We saw Train Wreck Friday night by the way. Did you see it? It was so funny!
I thought about going home after the one mile mark but then I said the following to myself which kept me going:
Why go home? Nothing actually hurts, nothing is sore, you don’t have cramps and your workout clothes are already in use which means if you go home after ten minutes you will need to wash them anyway. Might as well make it worth it.
So I ran 10 miles at a super slow and relaxed pace because sometimes I just can’t give or do more and I know that pushing myself when I feel this way during this time of the month could make me dizzy.
Aside from going to the mall for a bit in the afternoon (Nordstrom having their sale), I have been forcing myself to sit down and do something called rest even though I had grand plans for cleaning out some closets and organizing some stuff around the house.
I can’t stop thinking about this shirt. I should have bought it, right? It was on sale too.
Sunday – Rest Day
I slept 10 hours (!!) and am currently really happy right now in bed with my cup of coffee. If I feel like moving soon, I will go for a walk to Dunkin Donuts for another cup because I have a coupon for an iced coffee 🙂
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