Another week gone by. I took it easy, not because I was hurting, but because I was lazy! Guess we all gotta do that sometimes.
I did pick up towards the end of the week. I learned (again) the difference between a treadmill mile and a mile on the hills in my area. Took longer, and was a just a smidge harder. Think I need to do more outside miles. Now, if Mother Nature would only cooperate.
Tuesday: a fast walk to start my day. I worked my way up from 3.0 MPH to 4.5, and finished the mile in 13:50.
Wednesday: just a five-minute stretch, so pretty much off 😛
Thursday: Ok, I was slacking this week. I did 15 minutes of yoga, then 1 x 15 weights (I know, big slacker). I did hold my plank for a minute. I got my husband Alexa for Christmas and she is most useful as a timer!
Friday: A run outside! I had to take my car down to the mechanics, so I thought I would drop it off and run home. He is 1.85 miles from me, so I ran a bit extra just to make it an even 2 miles. The forecast was for rain and clouds, but they said once the rain stopped, the sun would come out. What do they know! The rain stopped, so I played around in the driveway for 15 minutes or so, then decided to get ready. Halfway to the mechanic’s it began to rain again. I just love Mother Nature! Then I made the decision to go back and get the car when it was done. The second run (which I also ran a bit extra to make it 2 miles) was much harder. I figure running hills for the first time in months, then letting my legs stiffen before heading out again was probably not the best idea. On the other hand, I did finish both runs without any stops or walking. Oddly enough, the second run was about a minute faster.
Saturday: rest day–kinda. I knew my legs needed to be stretched, so I did 40 minutes of slowish, interval walking, and 20 minutes of yoga. I came up with a new yoga routine, that is both stretching and strength. My first yoga routine takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on how many breaths you hold the poses for, and is mainly stretching.
Sunday: first, a walk with Daisy, who was most excited to get outside. Then onto the treadmill. I did an easy 30 minute run, which my legs mostly didn’t object to. I finished with the start of my Burpee Challenge. First day was only 2, so easy enough!