It was quite a week for me. A couple of people have asked me recently how I “do it all”. I answered quickly and without hesitation, “I don’t.” Let me clarify. If I am able to “fit everything in” it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m doing it well. Don’t get me wrong, I love it all, every single bit of what I’m doing, but don’t for a second think that I have it all figured out. I wish.
When I happen to have a tough or high mileage workout week the same week I have a special event or (10 things going on at once- total exaggeration but it sometimes feels like it), I’m usually not doing so great on the home front (husband, toddler, dog, and house being neglected). I’m thankful that not only is this coming week a drop back mileage week, but it is also vacation time so I’m sure that by Wednesday, Jim will be absolutely sick of seeing and smelling so much of me. So, to make sure that I balance things out, I should be rock star wife and mom this week, but totally suck at work and at my workouts. You get it? It’s all about balance, friends.
Miles Run: 57 miles
Strength Workouts: 1 puny one.
Yoga Goodness: 3 solid workouts
Dishes left in the sink unwashed: a cringe worthy amount, sorry Mom.
Badass Moments: 1 – read below to find out when
Monday- 6.02 evening miles in 50 minutes (8:17 pace) After having a couple of beers on the patio with Jim, I was impressed that I went out at all for this run. Beautiful sunset jog.
Tuesday-6 miles super easy in 53 minutes (8:42 pace) + Strength Workout. This run never felt good. I never could get a rhythm. Glad I went out but glad when it was over. Wanted some hard evening miles but couldn’t quite work it out.
Wednesday- 7.5 miles in 1:02 (8:20 pace) + 60 minute Yoga class. I took Stella out with me for my morning miles and she was one happy dog. My Yoga class felt so so awesome!
Thursday- 11 morning miles at The Bluffs in 1:33 minutes (8:25 pace). I love running the Bluffs. It has gorgeous views and rolling hills. It’s just great. I had a fun work event this evening hosting a Lacrosse Ability Clinic for kiddos with disabilities with the Denver Outlaws. Some of their players taught the skill stations, the dancers were cheering us on, and their mascot Stix the Raccoon visited with everyone too. Big fun for everyone. Even Noah.
Friday- 60 minute C2 Yoga at Core Power Yoga Studio. We did half of the class using our Yoga blocks so we could work on some cool stuff. Felt awesome.
Saturday- 22 miles. This was on the North Fork 50 race course so this was such a treat to get to run this, especially with a buddy. Lil Megan and I both were going into this run, well, dreading it. We were tired and we knew that this was going to be a tough run. So that’s what you do as a runner. You make a running plan with your buddy and then you have to show up so you’re not a total flake. Accountability. It works. It was a great day out and Megan and I ran it really well. We walked when we had to (some miles we averaged a 15:00 minute pace – how’s that for an ego check; and others we got to a sub 9:00). Our bodies ached so much we longed to dip our sore ankles in the cold ass river after the run and we did. ****INSERT BADASS MOMENT***As we were pulling out of the parking lot having just finished our last big run, I turned to Megan and said “I kind of feel like a badass after that run.” And Lil Megan said, “Uh, yeah, we’re totally badasses.”
Sunday- 4 mile stroller run with no watch. I don’t know who I think I was thinking I was going to get in a 7 mile run the morning of a travel day. Silly girl. I was able to manage 4 miles with Noah. I had full intention of hitting up the hotel gym once Noah went to bed, but that hotel bed was way too cozy and I was pooped, so, oh well.
Upcoming Week Workout Plans
I’m totally going to have to wing it this week and fit things in when and where I can. Scary as that might seem for some (and kind of for me too), it is just going to have to be that way.
What was your badass moment this week?