CM Training Weeks 3, 4, and 5

This post may as well be subtitled “falling off and trying to climb back on the wagon”. As predicted, I didn’t run much in Boston and I didn’t run much when my Mom was in town. I’ve slowly been climbing back on the wagon but I am a bit behind on mileage. I cut my 10 mile run from week 4 into an 8 mile run. You will see why in a second. I was worried that due to the lack of running I would injure myself. After 8 miles my body HURT. Week 5 has been slightly better. I ran 16 miles total and made it to yoga despite my Mom still being in town for part of the week. I did 10 miles yesterday and my body felt really good. I took it slow and easy with one large walk break instead of 3 like I did for 8 miles. I tried really hard to maintain a positive attitude when I was “off the wagon”. I walked a TON in Boston and went to Zumba. I ate well, indulged but didn’t go crazy.

Monday (7/4): 4 mile run

Tuesday: Travel

Wednesday: 7 miles walking

Thursday: lots of walking and Zumba

Friday: Boston! Dancing due to my introduction to house music.

Saturday: Boston

Sunday: Wedding! Dancing!

Monday (7/11): Walking

Tuesday: Travel, 4 mile run

Wednesday: Mom

Thursday: Mom

Friday: Mom

Saturday: 8 mile run

Sunday: Mom, Cleaning (I promise, it was a serious calorie burn)

Monday (7/18): Mom

Tuesday: Mom

Wednesday: 4 mile run

Thursday: Happy hour!

Friday: 2 mile run

Saturday: 10 mile run

Sunday: my triumphant return to yoga!

As you can see, it could be worse. Honestly, I did the best I could with everything that was going on and the jet lag. You can tell by the fact that the blog hasn’t really been properly updated with a recipe in 3 weeks that I’ve been preoccupied. I have a busy week this week but I am making Marathon training a priority and I am resolving to do better!

In other news! Lots of exciting things are coming to the blog in the near future. I have a feature I’ve been compiling called “Best of the West”. Basically, its my guide to the West Side of LA. I also spent countless hours in my kitchen this weekend and I have something savory and something sweet to share with you. Plus I still have one more dispatch from my trip to Boston: the wedding! Get excited people. Good things to come. 

Have you ever fallen off the workout wagon? How do you get back on? 

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One thought on “CM Training Weeks 3, 4, and 5

  1. Looking forward to your guide to the Westside! Glad you enjoyed house music as well – it’s my fav!

    If I’m under-motivated to work out, training for something definitely helps me get in gear. Also, I heard the dorky expression “you never regret a workout” and it is almost annoying how true it is!

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