#bestfoot: Checking In

Mondays. They can be really tough days for me. The weekend is over, the work week begins, and time management becomes a greater issue. Last week I feel I flopped all week due to starting the week off on a bad foot emotionally. This week, my Monday morning hasn't been stellar as I peeked into my full-time job inbox and saw a huge project to work on, which will take me away from the other 500 things I need to do but all is well. I refuse to let that mess up another training week for me...or at least I keep telling myself that. Last week still stings but in all reality, it may not be as bad as I am envisioning.

So let's talk training!

Monday: I ran two miles after work and followed it up with 25 minutes of yoga - my Ab-Defining class. Today I was on target. 

Tuesday: I ran one mile after work. I couldn't get my heart and soul into anything as I was emotionally and physically beat from the challenges of the weekend and lack of sleep. I hoped one day of "rest" would get me back on track. I followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility. I am now off target.

Wednesday: My goal was 8 miles before work. I did get to the gym before work but only did two miles and followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination. I forgot to do my daily plank at the gym and ended up doing it on my office floor before getting to work. At this point, I was beginning to feel down on myself. I really shouldn't let that happen.

Thursday: My determination was kicking in and I ran 4.32 miles before work and followed it up with 15 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Combination. After work I ran another 5.07 miles and followed that up with 15 minutes of yoga - Beginner Flexibility. This was a pretty good day even though nothing was according to plan. I am winging things completely. 

Friday: I ran 5.25 miles after work and this in itself was amazing. At the time I started the idea of a mile seemed daunting so I am happy I stuck it out. I followed it up with 26 minutes of yoga - my Faith class and halfway through remembered I was supposed to do my Ab-Defining class. Oops. Today my plank time was 1:50 and it is getting really hard as I am physically collapsing after each plank. Gotta love #ffaprilabs!

Saturday: I was dragging in the morning and even forgot my bottle of VegaSport hydrator at home. I realized this on our way to the gym and decided to just roll with it. I ran 3.15 miles and couldn't get into my zone. I stopped and did my yoga - 30 minutes for the Intermediate Flexibility class. I was loose and happy with my improvements in some poses and decided to try to do just another more mile of running. Deep down I wanted three. I ran another 3.11 miles. It was an accomplishment but I also knew I was falling short of my weekly goal and that my long run was going to be a flop this week. I tried to not get too hard on myself. When I prepped my drink my goal was to run 10 miles today.

Sunday: I ran 3.13 miles and followed it up with 30 minutes of yoga - Intermediate Flexibility. Then it was time to plank and get everyone fed and ready for church. It was a bit of a battle and I yearned for more yoga time to keep my calm on. Later in the day I ran another 5 miles. 

As of Sunday, I am on day 836 of my running streak, day 106 of my yoga streak, and my daily plank for #ffaprilabs is at 2:00. It is tough adding that 5 seconds on each day and my heart rate climbs during the plank. I am doing the dolphin plank each day for this challenge and have started turning a song on before starting the plank in an attempt to distract my mind. I ended up with 34 running miles. My goal is at least 40 a week so I am a bit shy but in all reality, I think I am too hard on myself.

I am still wearing my Polar Loop and heart sensor during workouts and do love looking at the data. Here is some of that!

How was your week?

This post will be linked to the #bestfoot link up through Run to the Finish,The Adventures of a Darwinian Fail, and The Sweet Life with Ericka. I love this link up and each week strive to find at least one new lady to support! Jump on over and find some awesomeness and add your own!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful darling daughter got her grouchies out before church.
Daily Affirmation: I can increase my plank each day by 5 seconds. I can do it. I can!


  1. Looks like you've had a good week! Great running!

  2. You have had a great week from what I can see...I have to say that it sounds like you are way too hard on yourself! So awesome to have such a long running streak. I really think I need to run more than 3 days a week to improve my consistency and I'm loving yoga right now.

  3. Looks like a pretty awesome week to me! Way to go girlie! So proud of your dedication and focus!


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