Getting back into the swing

What’s the worst part of getting sick or traveling? It’s not messing up your workout routine. It’s trying to get back into your routine.Last week I mentioned my retched workout week after traveling, working a huge convention and getting sick. Resting was the right thing to do, but this week was rough – going to class the morning after a sorority mixer rough.

 This week I took Monday off. I needed a full good night’s sleep to kick off the week. After 8.5 hours of peaceful slumber, I awoke like Sleeping Beauty, minus the creepy man kiss, ready to tackle the week.

Tuesday I lugged my butt out of bed at 5 a.m., made it to the gym and just took it easy. It’s important when you are getting back into the swing of things that you ease your body along. I went for one mile at about a 9:30 pace.

My hips started aching and my body definitely was telling me to calm the f down.

After that unfortunately feeling I elliptic-cized for another 20 minutes and called it a day.

Wednesday my body told me to go low impact. 3 miles on the elliptical felt much better.

Thursday morning, sleepy from a late night airport pick-up of my husband, I missed my alarm. All day I felt guilty – a warm winter’s day perfect for running outside missed. After getting home a tad early from an eye doctor’s appointment I decided to nut up or shut up. I laced up, hit the pavement and enjoyed the beautiful sunset at Forest Park. I logged 3.12 miles at a great 9:30 average. 

 

This morning, my dear husband was the worst influence ever. We turned off the alarm and slept until 7 a.m.

Here’s to kicking ass tomorrow morning. 

People always ask how hard waking up at 5 a.m. is. It’s not that hard, once you get going. The key is to do it every day for a week, and make it your norm. This week, was not a strong week back, but it was something.

Next week I officially start training for my next full marathon. Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon here I come!

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