Monday, 9 November 2015

Pile on the Miles 2015: Week I

We're a week into November (uhm, what?!) and I'm happy to report that I did pretty well with my Pile on the Miles goals last week!  Here's a reminder of the goals I set for November:

1.  Log three runs every week; and
2.  Log two strength training classes each week.

Simple enough - right? - but quite a feat for this full-time working, permanently exhausted (anyone else?) mama.  Here's how I did:

Monday       ---> Rest 

Tuesday      ---> Club Time Trail: 4 km in 20:03 - missed a sub-20 by four seconds, boo!
  
Wednesday  ---> Power Pump class.  Holy moly, I lay in a heap, whimpering and shaking (well, almost), afterwards.  And this was followed by three days of getting into and out of chairs like a heavily pregnant woman, with my quads literally on fire.  I assume this means it's working?

Thursday     ---> Rest 

Friday         ---> Unplanned rest day as a result of some work deadlines.  Sigh.     

Saturday     ---> parkrun!  Will was on the bike, so Miss K, J Bear and I clocked a respectable 33:12 (over 5 km) with the double stroller.  My favourite kind of run! 


[Photo by Gareth Murray.]

Our run was followed by a Pilates class at the gym - and plenty more whimpering and shaking, ha!  There was also shameless face-pulling and grunting while eeking out some lunges...          

Sunday       ---> A family stroll around the block had to do instead of my planned third run - I have a silly head cold after last week's crazy weather.  Pfffft.   

So that's 1.5 out of two for Week I - not too bad, right?  But there's lots of room for improvement: No more missing workouts earlier in the week and then cramming in workouts later on.  Here we go!

Happy Monday, everyone!


6 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are getting some great workouts in! Take care of the cold, Karien.

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    1. Thanks, Raina! Fortunately it appears to be nothing more than a head cold, so hopefully I'll be back to running soon!

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  2. I've had the same problem lately of missing a few workouts/self-imposed deadlines early in the week and then cramming them in later. I hope your cold gets better soon!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa - already feeling much better! :)

      We have our work cut out for us, right? ;)

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  3. You've been doing well the whole year. Keep it up! Now the heat is killing us again...

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    1. Thanks, Johann!

      Aijaijai - this weather...!

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