Happy Friday, friends.
Since I didn’t recap my workouts last week, I’m trying to see if I can somehow recall the past three weeks of workouts to recap for you. It may be a challenge for my brain 🙂
So far, this week has been a really, really good week, and I’m hoping next week will be just as good.
Last week I shared with you my awesome new training plan, so let’s start there, shall we?
Over all, last week was pretty good. I only made it to one barre class, but hanging out with Becky and Brie for Brie’s birthday was far more important than going to a barre class – and I’m definitely making up for it this week!
I cancelled my barre class and run on Sunday since my leg was really bugging me after the 4k fun run (which ended up being over 12,000 steps thanks to our issues getting to the race site!) and icing and rolling was far more important than being able to check something off on my arbitrary training plan.
I’ve also decided to drop down to the 10k for the Calgary race weekend. I don’t have the option of dropping down for the Millarville half, and I’m okay with that, but I’d rather not do any additional damage to my leg by pushing too hard. (Look at me taking my own advice!!) (I also still actually have to email the race director about dropping down, so that will be done soon, I guess).
The super, awesome, wonderful, excellent new is that I’m pretty dang sure I’ve found a running partner! It’s no secret I love running with friends, and Jess and I have talked about getting together for a run for a ridiculously long time and we made it happen on Tuesday and Thursday. If I didn’t have someone to run with, I 100% would not have run on Thursday because the weather was dreary and cool and I like excuses.
Also?! MY LEG DIDN’T HURT AFTER MY RUN!!
I’m planning on talking more about all the changes I’ve made to my stride (this heel striker is working on becoming a mid-foot striker) and how barre has helped with my strength. It’s definitely a lot of work, and I’m certainly not as efficient (yet!) but my knee and shin felt totally fine Tuesday evening and on Wednesday, so I guess it’s working?!
Finally, let’s take a peek at my steps. I think I’m already doing better than I did in April, so that’s super exciting!
- April 30 – 10,370
- May 1 – 8,218
- May 2 – 8,429
- May 3 – 11,680
- May 4 – 10,346
- May 5 – 6,636
- May 6 – 12,227
- May 7 – 12,071
- May 8 – 4,697
- May 9 – 10,466
- May 10 – 13,924
- May 11 – 11,102
- May 12 – 14,080
I didn’t hit my step goal on Sunday, but that’s because my leg hurt, and it’s really difficult to meet your goal when hobbling around in pain, so I’m not overly fussed about that. In April I only exceeded 10,000 steps 12 times, and I’m already at 7 days with more than 10,000 steps, so I think May is going to be a pretty great month!
How is your training for May going so far?
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