This week was certainly not my typical exercise week. I was already planning on having a cutback week with mileage, so I guess it's as good a time as any for me to realize it was time to replace my shoes. I haven't had a run since Thursday which is very WEIRD for me. Overall, I didn't meet my goals for the week. (listed here) but I'm ok with it. Some untraditional strength training took place, and lots of Easter relaxing.
Monday: 1 hour-ish of shoveling mud (crazy workout for my arms and back, wow!)
--Run 3.5 miles, walk 1
Tuesday: Walk 3 miles
--40 minutes of yoga
Wednesday: Ran 10 miles (9:30 pace)
Thursday: Jellybean Race! 6.5 mile run
Friday: Ran 1 mile
--30 minutes on elliptical
--1 hour upper-body strength training w/ 100 push-up challenge
Saturday: NOTHING! Hike was planned, but it didn't work out so that was that.
Sunday: 1 hour on the elliptical
Mileage: 25 miles, only 21 of those running
I'm not too concerned with the lower mileage than normal, since I did include a bit of walking and the equivalent of 9 miles on the elliptical. I'll be happy when I get some new shoes (I ordered them!)
I'm disappointed in the lack of upper body work again though. The shoveling really hurt my back and I just dropped the ball....
There's always this week! AGAIN I'm aiming for 3 upper-body sessions. Who's with me?
No big Easter lunch for me yesterday, still in a sugar coma from Sunday night's Easter treat indulgences. Lunch was still plenty delicious though! Rye bread and butter, meatless soy sausage, sauteed collard greens with onions and peppers, and an egg beater spinach omelette. Hit the spot and lots of veggies to balance the 147654 pounds of sugar consumed last night. Green veggies cancel out all calories from chocolate, right? Right?
Did you meet your fitness goals for the week? What are your goals for this week?
Didn't quite meet my goals....but this week I'm aiming for one long run of 13+ miles, and at least 30 miles overall. Also 3 upper-body sessions. Seriously, this time!
Do you eat any meat substitute products? Which are your favorites?
These sausages (Smart Sausages by Lightlife) were great, but favorite is the Quorn chick'n nuggets. Love those guys! Pretty pricey where I can find them though, so they're definitely a treat.