This week just flew by! I always feel like this time of year goes by in a flash and having both mine and my husband’s birthday in the same week is crazy busy. I am all about extending my birthday celebrations over a few days! Joining in on the Weekly Wrap is a fantastic way for me to stay accountable and gives me a terrific training log to look back on. Here’s how this Busy Birthday Week played out.
A Busy Birthday Week
Sunday- Veteran’s Day 10k
First 10K race in a long time! It was pretty cold out at the start (around 30 degrees) and we got kind of chilly waiting around pre race. This race is mostly flat course around the tidal basin in Washington, DC right near the Veteran’s Memorial and Lincoln memorial. A perfect spot to honor the occasion. Started a little too fast for me but evened out my pace and kept it steady. I was really proud of my effort and my average pace (10:02). You might recall, I had an awful summer of running and finally feel like I am getting my pace back.
Monday- 30 min elliptical + 60 min strength training
I was definitely feeling tired from yesterday’s race so opted for the elliptical instead of my 1 mile recovery run.
Tuesday- It’s my Birthday run- 6 miles + coffee and treats + coach Girls on The Run
I realize now that I needed a little more rest but it was my birthday and I was ready to run with the girls. They planned a special route ending at a local pastry shop for post run treats. I felt really tired during the run and my shins started to feel a little sore. I could certainly get used to having coffee and treats after long cold runs. I say it all the time, but my runner friends are the best and they definitely made me feel special on my birthday.
Wednesday- 30 min elliptical + 90 min kickboxing & strength training
Shins still feeling sore so I did the elliptical again. Iced some more and wrapped some Rock tape on. I never know if it really does anything or it’s psychological but starting to feel better.
Thursday- 30 min elliptical + stretching/abs + Girls on The Run
Realized I needed another day off from running. Did a light workout in my home gym. Today was my husband’s birthday so more sweets. Fortunately he prefers Red Velvet Cake which is not my thing so I was able to refrain myself.
Friday- Spin class
Felt great to get back to class with my favorite teacher after riding outside all summer. Bonus that a bunch of my runner friends were there too. Never miss a photo op!
My daughter came home from college and we had another birthday celebration!
Sunday- Hot Yoga
As much as I did not want to, I am giving myself one more day off of running. I cannot afford to get injured now and don’t want to risk it. I realized that I added back too many longer runs too soon and I need to hold myself back even if I feel good. Plus yoga always makes my body happy!
It was a crazy busy Birthday Week around here! Ready to get back on track this week and enjoy some family time together. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Tell me: Do you think the Physio tape works on sore muscles or is really a placebo?