And on Mondays, we take rest days.
This has been a kind of recent thing for me in the past few monthsâ€¦and it works.
The other day, my coworkers and I were talking about weekend workouts and rest days. One girl said she loved to take a rest day on the weekends because it means she gets to sleep in one day. I canâ€™t sleep past 8 anyway, so this is not a draw for me. I love working out both days on the weekend because I have extra time and can usually make at least one of those workouts social.
This is all a long way of saying hello from my couch. I slept in a bit before work this morning and skipped washing my hair and cleaned my apartment and went to the post office before the office, and went grocery shopping after work and am blogging now. Productive rest days for the win.
Letâ€™s talk about last week, though.
Last week, it all started clicking again and I just wantedÂ it. I craved my workouts instead of thinking of reasons to stay in bed â€” even when it was 30-something degrees IN NEW YORK IN APRIL.
Monday:Â Um, rest day or two-a-day Mondays, I guess.
AM: Andrea Speir, our DailyBurn PilatesÂ instructor, was in town, and led us through a 45-minute workout. I LOVE her videos. Guys, weâ€™ve always had some seriously awesome programs, but our most recent ones, Black Fire and Pilates have totally hit it out of the park.
Tuesday:Â Very deserved rest day.
Wednesday:Â Easy 4. Ideally this is supposed to be after a hard workout, but I had an early appointment and just couldnâ€™t make myself do it.
Thursday:Â Uplifting Strength with my girl Alyssa.Â Thereâ€™s nothing like taking a friendâ€™s class, because you CANâ€™T SLACK OFF IN FRONT OF YOUR FRIEND.
Friday:Â Speed workout in the cold wind. It sucked. I did it. The end.
Saturday:Â Was supposed to do 7 miles, with 4 at tempo, but was pretty sore from strength + speed and knew I had a long run the next day so cut it down to 5.
Sunday:Â 10 miles with my bud Camille. My legs were notÂ happy after all of that. It was honestly not a fabulous run. Yesterday involves lots and lots and lots of foam rolling.
This time around, JessÂ gave me a list of workouts for each week and told me to fit them into my schedule as I could, knowing that I usually have some workouts Iâ€™m trying for work or this blog. Running three days in a row when Iâ€™m only running four days a week: kind of dumb.
This weekâ€™s goal:
Tuesday: trying out The Run. Iâ€™m going to count this as my intervals for the week.
Wednesday: Well + Good yoga event in am
Friday: short recovery run
I am taking a class at NYU this weekend, both days from 10-4, and Saturday is also Derby. Iâ€™m trying to decide if it makes sense to do my 12-miler before the class on Saturday or Sundayâ€¦what would you do?
And how was your week of workouts? What are you training for?