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
Wednesday: 7 miles walking
Thursday: lots of walking and Zumba
Friday: Boston! Dancing due to my introduction to house music.
Sunday: Wedding! Dancing!
Monday (7/11): Walking
Tuesday: Travel, 4 mile run
Saturday: 8 mile run
Sunday: Mom, Cleaning (I promise, it was a serious calorie burn)
Monday (7/18): 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?
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!