Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekly Roundup 1.22-1.28

Week 5 of 16

“I’m on the right track baby, I was born to be brave.”

This week was weird.  But the good news is I am still feeling great, injury free and I am another week closer to my goal.  I took it easy on the running but I went hard in the gym with the next program progression thanks to Greg.

On Monday I did my first (mid-thigh) full clean and a bunch of other exercises I was not familiar with before hitting the treadmill.  Tuesday was a rainy mess so stayed after work for another treadmill run and then on Wednesday went right to high hang power cleaning.  These new workouts were kicking my butt so I decided to skip my run.

I had an extra hour Thursday morning so I brought G out for 2 miles.  When I got to work, I started logging into all our social media accounts and saw that a sexual assault happened less then a half mile from my work.  The news article said a female in her 30s was walking just before 5:30pm when a man grabbed her by the wrists and dragged her into the woods.  Reading this I literally freaked out.  I had flashbacks to the time I was followed on a run.  I was shaking.  Those are MY roads.  It’s so unfair that women have to feel unsafe doing the things they love.  The things that make them feel free.  I didn’t run Wednesday night when the alleged incident happened but I so often run right by there when I work until 4pm.  It could have been me.  It could happen to anyone.  It’s also a good wake up call and reminder how screwed up this world is and to always be alert and aware of your surroundings.  

I shared my safety tips for runners and walker a few years back.  You can read them here:

So I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid to run long on Friday.  My goal was to run another 14 and Friday was my only option to do it because Saturday was Rehab 2018—our annual day of staff training, inservice presentations and team building activities.  The morning was single digit temperatures so I waited until noon to run when it was about 28 feels like 18 degrees.  It was also my way of procrastinating and trying to talk myself out of the run.  I knew I needed to get in some hills so I grabbed my mace and headed to Falmouth to run the Falmouth Road Race course x2.

My mom was getting out of work as I approached Woods Hole so she came by and checked on me, which was nice.  Overall my run felt great and I actually felt like I could run for hours.  I wasn’t checking my watch.  I just ran.  There was a little bit of fear but my mom was tracking me and it helped that I know that course so well I could probably run it with my eyes closed.  When I ran my first 14 miler two weeks ago, I thought my 7:20 average pace was a fluke but I ended up averaging 7:23 pace this week!  I couldn’t believe it.  It really makes me wonder what I am capable of in April… although I hear the Boston course can get the best of anyone.

Other highlights:

·      On Friday night I went back to the gym for my third workout of the week.  This one featured… BOX JUMPS.  I was literally thinking about them all week.  If you didn’t know, Jen can’t jump.  Erin stayed after work and joined me for a workout and we had a box jump party.  She’s 4’11.  I’m 5’4.  Her box was about 3 feet higher than mine.

·      Rehab 2018 was so fun!  The morning was filled with presentations but in the afternoon we got in the pool for a hard workout before some intense team building competitions which included team entrance dances...

Upcoming events:

·      11 weeks until the Boston Marathon!

Monday 1.22.18
4 treadmill miles (30:47)
Greg’s Workout #7
Burdenko H2O
1’ rowing
12,887 steps

Tuesday 1.23.18
4 treadmill miles (30:42)
Taught spin class
13,282 steps

Wednesday 1.24.18
Greg’s Workout #8
8,902 steps

Thursday 1.25.18
2 miles with G (19:21)
Taught spin class
Power Water
18,581 steps

Friday 1.26.18
14 miles (1:43:30)
Greg’s Workout #9
26,320 steps

Saturday 1.27.18
45’ pool lab
1’ rowing
7,528 steps

Sunday 1.28.18
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
13,189 steps


This week’s mileage: 24 miles
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
January Totals: 104 miles
2018 Totals: 104 miles

No comments:

Post a Comment