I wonder how many screenshots of DailyMile training reports are posted at the beginning of every week…
And I still wonder why the email version and the web version give me different adjectives.
I guess I’ll never know.
These are the things that keep me up at night. You know, and a small dog’s nails tip-tapping on wood floors.
I’m still really happy with how my training is going, though!
Monday: At-home yoga. I did YogaGlo Everyday Hips and Hammies, and it was really uncomfortable on my hips, but I really needed that to release some of the tightness there. I felt a weird desire to GET OUT IMMEDIATELY of some of the poses. The poses didn’t hurt – they just felt uncomfortable – but I felt a weird feeling of being trapped there. I emailed Alicia, my favorite yogi, to ask if that was a normal thing or not, and she explained to me that we hold a lot of emotion in our hips, so it was likely a combination of that and being tight from running.
Tuesday: AM: Yoga at Laughing Lotus with my fave instructor, Annie. She is freaking amazing with adjustments/corrections, and at one point, she leaned into me when I was in child’s pose, and my hips opened up so much.
PM: Jess has been leading Tuesday night speed sessions, which are tons of fun. Well, relative fun. Last week, we did mile repeats, and with others around, I think I pushed myself a lot harder than I would have pushed myself on my own.
Wednesday: Uplift Strength with Shannon. (The instructor, not friend Shannon.) After a tough speed workout, I pushed harder than I probably should have in this class, and I thought I was going to die.
Thursday: I had an 8-mile run with 4 at tempo on my schedule, which sounded painful. I was so sore from hard workouts Tuesday and Wednesday. I tried to get out of this run by asking Emily if she wanted to go to SoulCycle instead, but in a crazy role-reversal, she insisted we run. I did an easy seven, because I could not have managed any more than that, effortwise or milewise. We did a ton of chest exercises at Uplift, and I thought maybe I’d gotten a boob job in my sleep, my chest hurt so much.
Friday: REST DAY. I freaking earned this one.
Saturday: My stomach was feeling off, so I pushed my long run off until Sunday and just got in 5 miles (which was Sunday’s planned mileage) on Saturday at dusk, which is sort of my favorite time to run on the weekends.
Sunday: Well, you know about Sunday. Two races + 11 miles = awesome.
I did strength. I did yoga. I did speed. I had two PRs. I hope the rest of my training is even half as awesome as this week.
What about you? How was this week for you?