Raise your hand if you totally forgot to do a Training Tuesday post last week?
Part of it was the whole struggling with self-doubt (which, I am happy to say, is better on both the writing and the running part). So, I skipped posting about Week Twelve of my training so here is Week Thirteen:
Monday: 2 miles
Friday: 1 mile
Saturday: 4.5 miles
I realized last weekend that the sun is starting to come up earlier and earlier so I was really looking forward to waking up Monday morning and getting a run in. I’m still learning my way around running in my new neighborhood but I’ve found some nice loops. Tuesday and Wednesday, well, monthly hormones hit hard and left me completely wiped out so I didn’t even try to do anything.
Thursday was yoga at work but I actually led the class!
It’s usually led by my manager but she’d been gone the past couple of weeks so I volunteered in her absence. When I did it a couple of weeks ago I was super nervous and worked through the poses really fast so the class ended up being shorter than I planned and it was hard to gauge the reactions from my peers. But when I arrived in the warehouse last Thursday and saw they had returned, knowing I’d be leading it again, I was relieved. Clearly it hadn’t been so bad after all/
Friday I wanted to get a quick run in before work and managed to sort of accidentally find a loop in my neighborhood that ended up being exactly one mile around. I was just randomly turning on certain intersections so hopefully I can figure it out again (or pull the data from my Garmin) because it will be valuable to know where such a loop exists.
Saturday I knew I had 4.5 miles to run and so I made a decision to go to bed early so I could wake up early and get out there as soon as I could. The new house is about a mile or so away from this great park with a mile loop, so I ran the 1.25 miles to the park, did 2 miles at the park, then ran the 1.25 miles home.
I’d never done that before — I usually drive to wherever I want to go but it worked out really well so I will definitely be doing it again this weekend with my 5 mile run on Saturday.
Just a couple of more weeks until the Cleveland Marathon 5K/10K Challenge!
Love from the ashes,