Hi Guys! How was your week? I hope you are getting some cooler weather. We are not! We were actually in a heat advisory three days this week. And, to be honest I was a little lazy this week. I really have no good excuse except that it’s hot and I’ve been tired! Right now it’s 5 pm on Saturday evening and I’m having a hard time keeping my eyes open. But, before I take a nap, let’s get to my week.
Week 4 of half marathon training
Mon.: 40 minutes cross training 30 mins
Tues: 3.5 miles Circuit and abs
Wed: 5 miles 5 miles
Thurs: 3.5 miles 2 miles
Fri: Rest 7 miles
Sat: 3 miles Rest
Sun: 7 miles 3.5 miles
Monday – Today started my week long exhaustion! I blame the heat, it made me lazy! Today was supposed to be 40 minutes of cross training…I only did 30. I did some strength training and then I worked on some blogging. I didn’t even take Jake for a walk because it was too hot. Since he didn’t get to walk, he tore up his toys! 🙂
I meal prepped on Sunday and I had an awesome lunch today! (ground turkey, rice, avocado)
I had a good mail day today! Two weeks ago there was a 5K in Tulsa that I really wanted to run, but it didn’t fit in our schedule. So, I did the virtual run and my shirt and medal came in the mail today.
Monday night my sweet tooth was out of control! I made some healthy banana oat cookies and I may or may not have eaten half of them! You can find that recipe here.
Tuesday – I did a little better today, except I didn’t run. I had 3.5 miles scheduled, but we were in a heat advisory and the temperature was 101.
Since I couldn’t run, I did a circuit workout, some strength training, and then an ab workout. I did take Jake on a quick walk right before dark, but it was still really hot! My muscles were so tired, and my legs and abs were actually still sore on Thursday!
Jake went to the groomer today, and she sent me this picture. He lays in her recliner all day and watches tv!
Wednesday – I tried a new to me breakfast today and it was delicious! But, it did not fill me up. 🙁
I had 5 miles scheduled today and I did it! It was around 91, so it was a little hot, but I knew I had to get it done. I turned on a podcast and ran. (I’m still needing some suggestions for true crime podcasts…if you know of any good ones, leave me a comment please!) I was about 8 minutes slower than what I normally run. I’ll blame the heat.
When I was finished, I stretched for a while and foam rolled. That run seemed to give me a second wind. I had a ton of energy so we were up late watching TV and I could not wind down. I think it was around midnight before I went to bed, and then I didn’t sleep well at all.
Thursday – I woke up tired today, which was pretty much how I woke up every day this week. I had 3.5 miles on the schedule today and it was a tough day. It was hot, I was tired, and I guess I didn’t get enough sleep on Wednesday night. My legs were tired and my body just did not want to cooperate. I made it two miles and I called it quits. Then I took Jake on a mile walk. I was asleep on the couch before 9!
Someone decorated the bathroom at work today! Made me smile and I love it!
Friday – Today was actually a rest day, but we had some things going on this weekend and there was rain in the forecast. So, I decided to go ahead and do my 7 mile run. It was so, so hot!! I headed out around 4:30 and my neighbor stopped me to warn me about how hot it was and how dangerous it is to be running in it. The sun, the humidity, and the pollen were all out in full force! It was cloudy and breezy off and on, so that was nice. I was slower than my normal time, but pace goes out the window in this heat! After I finished my run, I walked for another half mile and then I stretched my tired legs!
Saturday – I rested today! We had a busy day and were on the go all day long!
Sunday – As of right now, it is noon on Sunday and it is raining. (I was too tired last night to finish this post) It’s been raining and storming off and on since about 2 this morning. The temperature is a lot cooler – it’s 73! I am planning on running 3.5 miles later, as long as it’s not storming. I’ll fill you in on what all we did this weekend on my weekend recap tomorrow!
And, in case you were wondering – the pollen count has still been up high all week, and it has still been very hard for me to run. Monday is supposed to be the best day this week for the pollen count, so I am going to plan on a run then instead of cross training. Tuesday will be be two weeks that I have been using the new inhaler, so it’s supposed to be working by now. I can tell a little difference, so hopefully it will continue to get better.
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation
How was your week? Are you still in a heat wave?