Back in the Groove + Workout Recap

 

We are BAAAACK!

I am finally feeling like I am in (somewhat of) a routine again. Yes, that even means waking up early, as I had mentioned in my latest podcast episode. If you didn’t know, I HAVE A PODCAST! They are just fun little snippets of my life every Wednesday morning. Be sure to give them a listen if you haven’t already!

Monday morning called for a 4 mile run. As I discussed in my podcast episode on Wednesday, I chatted about how I changed my training plan. One big difference between these plans is that the old one was for TIME (example, run for 30 – 40 minutes), whereas this new one is for DISTANCE. While running for time is great, I do like knowing exactly how many miles I am supposed to run. It just feels more concrete, you know? Plus, then I can gauge how much my weekly mileage will be more accurately as opposed to training by time. Of course, there are positives and negatives to both, but running X amount of miles has worked well for me in the past.

 

 

Monday was the only day this week that I slept through my run. This meant squeezing it in after work. Part of me thought to take the “easy” way out and hop on the treadmill. The treadmill is so convenient. Almost too convenient. However, I thought about how muggy it is in the shed and the shady trails won by a long shot. I am so happy that the Trans Canada Trail is a two minute walk from our house. Seriously. It’s great!

 

 

I kept things pretty easy and ran while listening to the latest Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast. Lauryn & Michael are hilarious, and this episode featured Kaitlyn Bristowe from The Bachelorette – how fitting considering Mondays ARE Bachelorette days. Is anyone else snoozing through this season now? Twitter is blowing up with funny tweets about the season and I’m over here watching with my eyes half closed because it can’t keep my attention for more than ten minutes. The men are a bit of a snooze-fest and SO dramatic. I thought women were dramatic but wowee.

Okay, so I’m not about to recap The Bachelorette here, so let’s carry on, shall we?

Wednesday was a HILL run! I haven’t really had hill runs specifically on my training plan, but this one has quite a few mixed in with speed workout. Of course, I found ALL THE HILLS during my run and my quads are still crying. I didn’t snap any pictures from this run because I literally laid down on the grass when I got home. You should’ve seen my face! It was soo red and so sweaty. Such a pretty sight!

Thursday’s run, which had me running with the sunrise. It really was so peaceful and quiet outside at 5:30AM – as it tends to be!

 

 

I had to stop and snap a pic along the way to share with you guys. Well, and Instagram!

 

 

Once I got home, I grabbed Nala and we headed out to the trail for a little run/walk. A lot of people ask me if I run with Nala often and the answer is no. BUT – here’s the but – I want to start, but we have to start with a little bit at a time to make sure she knows how to run properly on a leash. Speaking of leashes, if anyone has any running & dog specific leash recommendations, please leave them in a comment below!


Another week of training done and done! Well, almost. Tomorrow is long run day, but I will savour the rest today. It sure was nice “sleeping in” a bit – well, until 6:00AM anyway!

Hope you have a fantastic long weekend if you are in Canada! Happy Canada Day : ) I will be celebrating with my long run and LOTS of smores (my parents are camping so we are going to head over Saturday for a campfire).

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. DGGYST | 30th Jun 17

    Super motivating. I’m looking to lengthen my stride to put less stress on my hip flexors

    • Holly | 2nd Jul 17

      Thanks for reading! <3

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