|Leaving work on Tuesday|
Happy Monday! I'm back with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin to for their Weekly Review linkup. I'm training for about a dozen races, but concentrating on a half on April 9. You can read about my schedule here.
Week of November 21-27
Monday: walk to work
Tuesday: #5Weeks2TTC 3 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: #5Weeks2TTC 3.5 miles
Saturday: unintended rest :/
Sunday: 6.5 miles
Total (running) miles: 15 miles
Elevation gain: 144 ft
2016 total: 906.2 miles
|Alex took my picture: Tuesday and Thursday at the track|
Wednesday was a normal 2 miler after work and we returned to the track on Thursday for 6 x 800. Alex did 5 and didn't seem to enjoy it very much. I'm not sure if he's ever done a track workout, and here he had two in one week. Where Tuesday was warm, but hindered by poor taco planning, Thursday was very cold and a tough workout. I was thankful we only had 6 repeats. I jogged a lap between repeats 1 and 2, but decided to stop and rest between the others. By the end, my paces were better than normal, so I was pleased. (3:55, 3:53, 3:54, 3:49, 3:41, 3:45)
|Alysia Montaño's #5Weeks2TTC playlist|
|Alex enjoyed the tiki drink presentation|
|Sunday's coffee fest took place at a local historical village (very cool)|
|One of my best runs in a while|
This weekend reminded me of the importance of finding time for the things you love. I had a great time touring Columbus and felt like a jerk any time I considered sneaking off for a run, but by the end of the weekend I felt absolutely terrible. I think a well-timed Saturday run could have made all of the difference. Every day I look forward to my run, but inevitably something comes up to challenge my plans (especially around the holidays). I daydream about having a treadmill so I can sneak off for a run at any time – regardless of sunset or weather – but bottom line: I need to make time for running. Last year's runstreak gave me permission to get out everyday. In an ideal situation I'd have time for at least 6 miles a day (minus rest days or during times of burnout). Maybe one of my 2017 goals could be finding even more time for my favorite hobby.
How do you make time for running?
Have you ever had a week of excess that makes you miss and appreciate vegetables?