Friday, April 15, 2016

Weekly Recap

Saturday: all week I’ve just felt tired, drained, exhausted, like I can’t get enough sleep…just plain don’t want to get out of bed because my bed feels extra comfy this week.  I don’t get it.  But, I let myself sleep until I woke up this day, then got up and just kind of lazed around.  I did some grocery shopping and was thinking of going to the gym and using the elliptical.  But I didn’t feel like going anywhere.  Earlier in the week, FitBit had added a new feature to the app where you can earn a little red dot for every hour that you log at least 250 steps and you can set it to track this for a 10-14 hour block.  On this day, I set it to track from 10am to 10pm and decided I would get my 10K steps for the day this way.  So, every hour, with the exception of one (because I wasn’t paying attention to the time until it was literally 3 minutes after the hour changed), I walked around outside.  Usually, I made an entire circuit of my apartment complex.  I ended the day with 10,279 steps when I went to bed. 

Sunday: ran the Capitol 10K for the 4th year and did fantastic!  I hit a goal I’ve been trying to hit for over a year and conquered a tough course yet again.  I definitely feel accomplished!  Also, since I really liked the whole going outside once an hour and walking around like I did on Saturday, I did that again for most of the rest of the day and logged close to 20,000 steps for the day.  Oh yea!
Monday: had my appointment with the orthopedic doctor a little before 9am on this day.  I had hopes of going to the gym after the appointment and, thankfully, the doctor’s visit was very efficient and fast!  Even with some small talk about the Capitol 10K.  So I had more than enough time to do 65 minutes on the elliptical.
Tuesday: went for a 5.2 mile run on this day.  I’ve been logging miles for a Route 66 challenge for a virtual race to run 66 miles.  As you log your miles run, it gives you photos and facts from along the 66 mile portion of Route 66 that the route virtually runs along.  I had 5.2 miles left until the virtual finish line, so I knocked it out!
Wednesday: went to the gym  and got 65 minutes done on the elliptical.
Thursday: packed for my Oregon trip and went to the gym for just 30 minutes on the elliptical.
Friday: I had planned to run this morning, but I was 1) extremely nervous (really, this is more a reason to go for a run than to skip one) and 2) still had a lot of prep work for my trip that I’m leaving on directly after work tonight.


I will be driving all weekend, with some sightseeing along the way, so I won’t be able to post this tomorrow.  That’s why I’m posting today, Friday.  This wasn’t the most productive week, workout-wise, but I’m not dissatisfied with it.  Sure, I wish I had felt mentally up to running this morning, but I didn’t and I’m not going to force myself to run in that situation.  I’d rather skip a run than risk forgetting to pack something when I’m prepping for a trip.

1 comment:

  1. Love that you're going to the gym even if you only do 30 minutes. Getting in that bit is so important, setting a good tone, etc. I need to be better about that! Have a great vacation!


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