MONDAY - Rest
TUESDAY - Rest
WEDNESDAY - Zumba class
THURSDAY - 10 minutes stationary biking, 40 minutes lifting
FRIDAY - Accumulator class
SATURDAY - Super Sunny 5K (recap coming soon)
SUNDAY - 3.5 miles (estimated) of walking with my mom at Independence Grove
At first glance, it probably looks like a decent week. But let's talk now about what the summary does NOT tell you.
Dating back to last week, I went for a stretch of five days where my only workout was one 3-mile run. You might have noticed the consecutive rest days on Monday and Tuesday. You may or may not notice that I had also taken rest days on the preceding Friday and Sunday (May 27 and May 29). This was primarily attributable to the craziness of Memorial Day weekend, as well as me starting to feel a bit under the weather. In any event, it was definitely not my finest stretch.
It doesn't tell you... I was thisclose to skipping Zumba on Wednesday due to having a cold, feeling fatigued, and having zero motivation. It took every ounce of perseverance I had to drag my sorry butt to class. Once there, I took the dance moves much more slowly than usual and avoided looking at myself in the mirror. =D
It doesn't tell you... My strength training on Thursday was done grudgingly and not at 100% effort for the same reasons as the day before. Prior to this day, I hadn't done any strength work in a week. I know it takes more than a week to really lose your fitness. However, my primary drive to hit the gym that day was still simply fear of atrophy.
|Nobody wants to turn into a pumpkin.|
It doesn't tell you... I felt like an alien during the first two miles of the Super Sunny 5K yesterday.
It doesn't tell you... I wasn't prepared for the amount of walking I ended up doing with my mom today at Independence Grove (a suburban forest preserve). Translation: I wasn't dressed appropriately. It was sunny with temps in the upper 70s, and I was wearing jeans, a cotton shirt, and leather flats. It felt a bit like this:
Everything aside, I have now kicked my cold and am thankful to have had a restful and productive weekend. It is going to be a good week ahead!
How was your week? What are you looking forward to these days?