Can you really count it as a training week if you didn’t train? After the debacle that was last Friday, I haven’t been able to walk without pain from a strained foot ligament. I have taken my workouts down a few notches this last week and I have missed a total of six training runs… not that I’m counting… in hopes that my foot will recover in order to ramp up training for the second half of the training schedule! Just know, it is killing me that I’m not running, but I’m “trying” to recover as best as possible with let my body heal itself!
I took one rest day this week after a full weekend off last week. I haven’t run in 9 days but I have used spin (which I instruct) and light cardio as my cross training. The elliptical didn’t go very well early in the week because it was still too much weight-bearing for my foot, but cycling has been okay. Cross your fingers that next week’s training recap looks a little better 😉
You read that Sunday workout right… I WENT SWIMMING. It’s ironic that I work at an aquatic recreation centre and I struggle to find the willpower to jump in the pool and swim laps. It somehow takes SO MUCH mental preparation for me to commit to staying after my shift to swim. However that is exactly what I did yesterday. I packed my swim gear and texted my dad to meet me at the pool after my shift to swim with me! I’m so glad he did because I always need someone to swim with in order for time to pass faster! I guess he wanted to earn his easter dinner!
Green beans, asparagus, brussel sprouts, and yam casserole. My brother made Easter dinner and it was delicious! In full disclosure, this is what the photo actually looks like… me, in spandex shorts after the pool. In all fairness, who needs to dress up for family?
I then proceeded to have two huge helpings of delicious pear crisp, made by yours truly, to finish off the night. If all of that sugar doesn’t fuel a speedy recovery I don’t know what will. I am going to have to set my alarm with different motivational and inspiration quotes this week if I continue to not be able to run! I love this one! The fact that I can do schoolwork in my pajamas drinking tea all day instead of at school is pretty damn joyful.
In case you haven’t been keeping track, or want to take a look at where exactly I went wrong in this training schedule, you can check out the recaps from Week #1, Week #2, Week #3, Week #4, Week #5, Week #6, and Week #7! Hopefully this foot ligament heals up shortly and I will be back to complaining about how hard running is! 😉
What is your traditional Easter meal?
White, milk, or dark chocolate?