Weekly Wrap #2


My daughter and I kicked off the week by reconnecting with nature. As we were both getting ready for our hike, she asked if we were going to the YMCA. When I said we were going out to the trails in the forest, she grew ecstatic! For the first mile Eisley rode in the carrier. We took a little snack break and then she insisted on hiking the second mile herself. Lil' wildflower got some toddler exercise, I got some relaxing time outdoors, and we both were happy (especially me, for how easily she went down for nap afterwards)!


SUNDAY: Hiked 2 miles
MONDAY: RAN 6.05 miles @7:47 pace
TUESDAY: Strength/walked 1 mile
WEDNESDAY: RAN 8.52 miles @8:37 pace/walked .5 mile
THURSDAY: Rest
FRIDAY: Rest
SATURDAY: RAN 5.03 miles @8:08 pace/walked 1 mile
Total weekly miles: 24.10 

On Monday, it was back on the treadmill. I had planned to run a couple miles since my half marathon  was only two days before, but I found my groove and was feeling great! Tuesday was mainly upper body strength training at home with a 15lb kettle bell and our pull-up/dip station. I’ve been avoiding my arms and upper body for a while now, knowing that it needs to be done, but realllllllly not wanting to do it. The following two days of soreness reminded me that I should probably make this a “regular” weekly workout.
I spy toddler feet!

For my Fall quarter school application, I had to get a full physical "approving me fit" to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. It’s been at LEAST seven years since I’ve had a physical (besides all of my prenatal care) and I was surprised to discover that my breathing is shallow and my deep breaths were wheezy. My doctor prescribed an Albuterol inhaler and recommended I take it before running. Saturday’s run was the first time trying it out and I could not believe the difference it made! It felt as if a tight rubber band was removed from my chest and my lungs could expand so much more. Don’t take the air you breathe for granted!


I linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap! Do you avoid certain workouts, even though they help to develop you into a better athlete? What motivates you to push through?

Comments

  1. Love that your daughter also hiked a little bit! She's too cute! Well done on your week of training!

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    1. Thank you! She's been hiking (at least a little bit) since she was 18 months old!

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  2. Wow that's so interesting that you did not know that you needed an inhaler. Hope it helps! Have a great rest of your week

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    1. It's been making a major difference! I guess since I didn't have anything to compare my breathing to, I assumed it was normal breathing.

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  3. It's wonderful you are passing on your love of hiking and nature to your daughter! It's very interesting the inhaler helped you so much. I've often wondered about that myself. I water ski in warm weather, which is nothing but upper body.. But the rest of the year? I just can't seem to find the motivation for upper body strength workouts. Thanks for linking up on the Weekly Wrap! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. I much rather our daughter fall in love the outdoors than tv/tablets/electronics, so far so good! I've never gone water skiing, too nervous with the water. Thank you for hosting the linkup!

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  4. I have been trying to include some upper body exercises too, so hard to do (for me anyway).

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  5. Oh wow your little Eisley is just the cutest little person! I bet she did have a ball hiking with you and yes active toddlers make for good naps!
    Isn't that something about the inhaler. I have a friend that has asthma. She talks about not being able to breathe.
    I do avoid things that are hard just like 5k's and I did a good job skipping out last weekend and I'm well on my way to skipping another one. I know it will do me good but I just hate pushing so hard for a 5k! It's crazy I know!

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    1. Thanks Tricia! That's true though, 5ks require you to really push yourself hard the entire time. I definitely prefer longer distances and slower paces :)

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  6. Pretty awesome that you got that inhaler--now the sky's the limit!

    Love that your little one likes to hike with you.

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