Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week in Review - 9/17

In the history of weeks, this certainly won't go down with the best of them. :( Lots of stress at work; not enough working out. But it ended (spoiler alert) with a pretty kick-ass half marathon, so I'm happy again. Fingers crossed next week will be a little better on the work front.

Week in Review 9/17

Week in Review 9/11 - 9/17

Monday, 9/11
After last Sunday's 10-miler, I thought some yoga was in order to start the week. This Deep Stretch Yoga was 45 minutes of just what I needed. I felt refreshed and ready to tackle the new week. Until about 10 minutes after getting to work. I already knew by then that it was going to be a tough week. By time I got home from work, I was only at about 30% of my step goal, which meant an evening walk with Sallie.

Evening Walk with Sallie
Crazy girl loves hopping up and walking on short walls, curbs, etc.
And a gorgeous sunset!

Gorgeous Sunset in Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, 9/12
I started Tuesday off nice and easy with a little 5k run. Nothing remarkable about this run. Definitely the best part of the day, as work did not improve at all from Monday. :-(

Post-run stretch - standing pigeon

Wednesday, 9/13
I figured I deserved a rest day after my long run, yoga, and easy run. Instead, I worked on a blog post. I didn't finish it, but I made some good progress.

@EnjoytheCourse ended her week with the #seatoshiningseavr virtual half. Check out what else she was up to last week.

Thursday, 9/14
Another rest day. I just couldn't force my butt out the door for a run. I had planned on doing a speed work run, but the thought of doing it was just. too. much. So, I skipped it.

The day wasn't a total bust, though. I did convince Jeff to go on a walk with me and Sallie.

Evening walk with Sallie

I also finished my post on Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Friday, 9/15
Another morning where I just couldn't get out of bed. In fact, I went back to sleep after my alarm. Don't worry. I had another one set, so I'd still have plenty of time to get ready for work.

I couldn't let another day go by without an actual workout, though, and I really still wanted to get in my speed work that I skipped on Thu. So, I packed my clothes to run a route near work. I did a 5 min warm-up, followed by 4 sets of 400s & 3 min recovery, and ended with a 10 min cool-down. All-in-all, I ran 3 miles. It was a gorgeous evening! Though the setting sun was a bit blinding at times.

Stunning sunset in Summerlin, NV

Saturday, 9/16
I meant to do yoga, but all I managed was a couple walks with Sallie, meal planning for this coming week, and a trip to the grocery store.

Morning walk with Sallie

Sunday, 9/17
I woke up early, took forever to get out the door, and hit the trails to run the Sea to Shining Sea virtual race. I opted for the half marathon option.

Sea to Shining Sea Virtual Race at McCullough Hills, Henderson, NV

I started an hour or so later than I'd wanted, so it was pretty warm by the end. Still, it was a great day for a race (for me)! I ran a trail that I'm really familiar with, and the miles / hours just seemed to fly by! I could hardly believe it! I think I'll try to write a full recap of the race in its own post, but let me just say that I shaved off nearly 30 minutes of my last trail half in May 2014. So, yeah, that was pretty exciting.

Numbers
Runs: 3 runs | 19.2 total miles
Strength: 0 days
Yoga: 1 session
Step Goal: All 7 days! Current streak - 20 days

How was your week?


Next week's meals:
**New feature - I meant to start doing this last week, but when I sat down to meal plan, NOTHING sounded good. :( I had much better luck this weekend. I thought going through my few old-school recipe books would help. It didn't, but Pinterest came through FTW this week. Here's what's on tap.

Breakfast:
Smoothies
Savory Sun-dried Tomato Yellow Squash Bread (already in the oven!)

Lunch:
Ham/Salami Sandwiches
Chickpea Salad Sandwiches (I'll likely do my own variation)

Dinner:
Tuna Cakes
Cheeseburger Meatballs
Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
One Pot Chili Cheese Pasta

I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

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14 comments:

  1. wow you had a pretty great week! Nice streak you have going on. I am so glad that you were inspired to try my squash bread let me know how you like it. Nice job on the virtual

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    1. The squash bread was really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. I had a stressful week at work as well and was glad when Friday rolled around. Nice job in getting your speed work in. Congrats on the virtual trail run. That's a lot of time to take off! Thanks for linking!

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    1. Thanks, HoHo! It felt good to force the speed work. :D

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  3. My week was so similar - such stress at work. Rubbish actually but I managed a couple of workouts and on Saturday did a 10k race. So it ended well too, but I am hoping for a calmer week! Hope you have a great week and well done on shaving that much time off your 2014 time! Super!

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    1. Thanks so much! My week was even more hectic, but I'm hopeful for next week. :) Congrats on your 10k!

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  4. Sorry to hear about stress at work :( I know first hand how that can affect your workouts, but I still think you did a great job last week!

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    1. Thanks, Kim! I wish the stress at work made me want to burn off that stress with a good workout, but usually it just drains me. :(

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  5. Great job on the trail run! Work wasn't too bad for me, but I've been waking up early for no reason. That does make me a little cranky, and not wanting to be at work. All I want to do is get my sleep back.

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    1. Oh no! I actually like working up early, but it would make me cranky if I was waking up for no reason. lol Hope you had a great week. :)

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  6. Work stress can really take its toll...hope things get better soon. I'm glad you had a great trail half marathon!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle! It's amazing how stress at work can affect us.

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  7. I always prefer dog walks over runs...lol! I'm glad you participated in the Sea to shining sea virtual. I know Kristy worked so hard on putting that together.

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    1. LOL. I still prefer to run, but dog walks are becoming fun, too. ;) The virtual race was fun. Kristy did a great job.

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