Hi everyone! I am back with my Weekly Workout/Training in Review posts now that my foot is finally feeling better and have been able to run consistently the past couple of weeks. January-March brought a cold, an achy foot (re-injured it in Bermuda – more on that in my Bermuda recap post), and walking pneumonia (had no idea that existed). I’m ready to get back at it, but it feels like I am starting all over again (I’m about 3-4 minutes/mile slower from a year ago). The toughest part is being patient and battling the mind games, so I’m taking it week by week and enjoying the small improvements from each run. I’m starting out with 2-3 runs/week and hopefully bumping to 4 in May.
Monday 4/10 – Rest Day
Tuesday 4/11 – Rest Day
Wednesday 4/12 – 2 Miles | 13:34 min/mile
It was a hot hot hot one on Wednesday. I spent Monday/Tuesday stretching and foam rolling my legs so I was ready to get my run on. I ran from my apartment to Pennsylvania Avenue and was pleased with my progress. Last week I ran the same distance, in cooler weather, at 14:18 min/mile. Small victories! I was also happy that I finally ran by the “Watermelon House” 🙂
Thursday 4/13 – Rest Day
Friday 4/14 – Rest Day
Saturday 4/15 – 3 miles | 14:54 min/mile
Cliff and I ran/walk intervals on the Capital Crescent Trail. I haven’t been here in forever and glad we ran in the morning before it started to heat up. We negative split our run and pushed the last .25 miles, it felt good!
I had plans to run 3 miles today, but I woke up with an achy left foot (the same foot that I injured in the fall). It is a little hard to describe, but the foot felt tight so I decided to take a rest day.
I promise, more scenic pictures + food shots now that I will be posting regularly again. Also, I (finally) finished my Germany Vacation Recap this weekend, so here are the links if you are interested:
- German Vacation Recap – Berlin – Part 1
- German Vacation Recap – Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Part 2
- German Vacation Recap – Neuschwanstein Castle – Part 3
- German Vacation Recap – Dachau and Munich – Part 4
- Germany Vacation Recap – Munich and Oktoberfest – Part 5
How was your week?
What are your favorite mantras?