This week totally flew by and I cannot believe it’s been a week already since all the adventures in Chicago. I was pretty exhausted when I returned from the traveling, getting up so early for the races both days, actually running the races and of course all that chatter. I knew this was a good week for a Little Rest And Recovery.
A Little Rest And Recovery
As I mentioned in my Runfessions post, my achilles was not happy with me and was begging for a rest. My trainer and I “agreed” that this was a good week for a little rest and recovery. I planned to take a week off of running to let things heal up while doing some other cross training.
Monday- 60 strength training
I woke up exhausted! Did 60 min of strength training all upper body and abs.
Tuesday-60 min Vinyasa yoga class
Since I was not doing my usual run today, I was able to hit up one of favorite Vinyasa yoga classes. My body always thanks me after that class.
Wednesday- 90 min strength training and kickboxing
Feeling like I had my energy back finally and ready for a good sweaty workout.
Thursday- 45 min cycle bar class + 1 hour at Curves
Felt great to get back to a cycle bar class after riding outside the last few months. We have had so much rain lately that an inside class was the place to be. That evening, the local Curves hosted our running group for a strength training session. Stay tuned for my full review coming Wednesday.
Friday-30 min elliptical + 2 mile walk
Just was not feeling my swim class this week so instead took myself on a nice walk. I planned it so I could grab an iced tea at Panera along the way to cool me off. Note to self: a 2 mile walk takes much longer than a 2 mile run.
Does power shopping my way through Bed Bath and Beyond to buy all the college gear count as cross training? I would say yes! 2 hours I kid you not. I am nothing if not thorough. 🙂
Sunday-on the plan 5 mile run
Looking forward to getting back at it and fingers crossed my achilles cooperates.
Anyone else find themselves getting lost in Bed Bath and Beyond for hours? That’s a wrap on my week of a little rest and recovery.