Okay, it finally happened. I only got four workouts in this week. I really only have myself to blame because I was lazy this morning and slept in when I should have gone to the gym. But I'm not beating myself up over it. I am still going to get my five sessions for my Pact. It's just the way "weeks" align.
Saturday I was got up at my normal time (which I usually do anyway) and met Tracy for a run. It was great weather. Sunny and above freezing. I didn't even have to wear a scarf. I did my first run in my new shoes. They felt pretty good. Didn't seem to be slipping off my heel like they did at the gym. Just a little clunkier than my other running shoes. We actually ran a better time for once. We had been getting slower, so I am hopeful that the better weather and sunshine is pushing us. Also Tracy has been running without me which definitely helps her stamina.
I planned for Sunday to be a rest day. We had a sleepover at Samantha's the night before and though we woke up plenty early, we had a lot of things to get done with our day: exploring on the McGeese farm, playing outside and breakfast out together. Then Dan and I headed home where I got some laundry done and took a nap before we headed out to Omaha with our friends for a dinner event.
Monday I had the day off for President's day. I let myself sleep in, for once. And then Dan and I went out to lunch. I finally made it to an empty gym around 2:00 where I did a heavy arm workout. I finished up two weeks on my all-arms-all-the-time plan. I don't think I notice a difference yet, but I think it's coming any day now.
Tuesday I had the day off because I was still on vacation for Dan's birthday. It was a beautiful day. Already 61 degrees by 11 am. I did a run on my own and it was pretty great. I am so used to running intervals with Tracy that even though I wanted to see if I could still do one or two miles, I couldn't wrap my head around that. (Note: I do run one mile straight on the treadmill, and the outdoors has got to be better!) So I decided to follow the 3/2 pattern we've been running on my own. I kept all my run intervals under 11 and was pretty proud of my time considering I walked 2/5 of it! I need to try to run more on my own. And I could since it is finally getting nicer. But a blizzard came today!
Wednesday I was back at work, but went straight to the gym afterward. I got some HIIT done on the treadmill for the first time in a long time. I used to be worried that was what was causing my knee pain. Then I started week three of my all-arms plan with a high rep chest and back day. I never could get my heartrate up. I must be so mellow from having five days off of work!
Thursday was my scheduled rest day. And Friday I didn't have to be to work until 1:00 so I planned to hit the gym. But it was icy and I am paranoid about the streets and convinced myself to sleep instead. And I probably don't plan to hit the gym tonight, even though we don't have any plans. It's okay. I had a good week none the less.