Posted by Lauren
About two months ago I decided to focus on speed work and really establish a consistent workout schedule. It’s been tough to stick to my plan, so I’ve used my 12-week workout plan as an outline each week. For some reason, week 10 sucked. I slacked off a lot. The gym just didn’t sound like fun and I’m not going to force myself to run or lift weights when all I want to do is curl up in bed with my computer or make a gingerbread
zoo house. Despite all of my skipped workouts last week, I still have no desire to go visit the gym this week. Funny how that happens… Usually folks are like “now I’m ready to get back in the gym” blah blah blah.
It is time to stop slacking off and get back to the gym!
Week 10/11 (Sunday/Monday here)
Tuesday: Scheduled – 6 mile recovery run + core workout
Completed – 4 mile recovery run after dinner with Cindy, Mike, and Sarah
Wednesday: Scheduled – 11×400 track
Completed – 11×400 sprints with 400 meter jog between intervals. Sprint pace was between 9.2 and 9.5 mph.
11 sprints all before making this!
Thursday: Scheduled – 55 minute tempo run
Completed Excuse – worked laaaate, so I didn’t do anything except exercise my brain
Friday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 4C and quick 3 mile run
Completed – Thursday’s tempo run, but did a 40 minute tempo run instead of 55. No strength workout…
Saturday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 5A
Completed Excuse – decided to sleep until 10 AM instead of hit the gym. We left for Fresno at 11 AM…
Sunday: Scheduled – 2 hour run
Completed Excuse – I got home from the Fresno trip at 3 PM and planned to go to the gym. Somehow it was 6 PM and I took a 3 hour nap instead. And then it was bedtime…
Monday: Scheduled – Tina’s strength workout 5B + treadmill hill hike
Completed – short 3 mile run
I cut my after-work gym time short so that I could cook a proper meal, watch more Homeland, and fall asleep before 11 PM. In a skillet: frozen chicken strips, frozen veggie stir fry mix, microwaved TJ’s madras lentil, hot sauce, quinoa.
+ homemade kale chips, TJ’s cat cookies, and TJ’s peppermint pretzel thins… so many of those bad boys.
The holidays are approaching and I’m going to focus on three things:
- 7 hours of sleep. No more 2 AM nonsense; 11 PM bedtime enforcement begins now.
- Keep avoiding work candy bowl. I succeeded last week!!!
- Loosely follow workout plan, but at least do something active every day.
That shouldn’t be too hard.