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
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!