Hi everyone! This is my Mamavation Monday post for November 28, 2011:
This past week was not my best training week. Amber was sick with diarrhoea and she had to stay home with me. I ended up skipping out on my planned training, not once but three times! Eeek!
Monday – I normally go to a lunch time spinning class as I ‘m training for the 75K Ride for Heart, but I had to miss the class ” I couldn’t very well leave Amber in the gym daycare with her Ã…”little problem Ã‚Â.
Tuesday – I had to stay home with Amber again. I could have used Amber as an excuse again ” missing my run because the baby had the runs is perfectly acceptable AND it was -1C (brrrrr!). Then I thought to myself, Ã…”Janice, you can have fitness, or excuses, which do you choose today? Ã‚Â:
I bundled her up really warm and went for my run anyways. About 1k into the run, Amber fell asleep, so I just kept on running until she woke up. I managed to run 7.5k instead of the 5k my training plan called for.
Wednesday – Amber was feeling better, so I went to work. I had all of my workout clothes with me, and I was prepared for my lunch time BodyPump class. At 11 I got a text from my friend, she was at the mall waiting for me ” I forgot that I had made lunch date with her. Ooops ” no workout.
Thursday ” The stars, the moon, the weather … It all lined up perfectly and I got out for a great speed training run. I did a 1k warm up, then a 1 mile fast run, then a ½ mile recovery jog, another 1 mile fast run, then a 2.5 k cool down for a total distance of 7k.
Friday ” What a beautiful day! 12C and SUNNY! My lunch time running buddies stood me up (!) but I went for a 5k run anyways.
Saturday ” I wasn’t feeling well so I took a day to recover.
Sunday ” 11k long with my friend Emma. Long runs with her really make the kms go by super fast!
I could beat myself up, and feel down on myself for those missed workouts … Instead I ‘m going to be proud of what I DID accomplish!
Next week my training plan takes a step back in distance on Tuesday and Thursday, in order to allow my legs a little recovery before Sunday’s long run. This is because on Sunday I ‘ll be increasing the long run distance to 13 km! I haven’t run that far in quite a while! Here’s my plan:
Monday: Spinning class at the gym with my co-worker (This is part of my 75k Ride for Heart training)
Tuesday: 5k easy run at a 6:32/km pace
Wednesday: BodyPump class
Thursday: 8k Tempo run
Friday: 5k easy run at a 6:32/km pace
Saturday: BodyPump class
Sunday: 13k long run at a 6:32/km pace with my two girlfriends
Have a great week everyone and remember, occasionally life happens, and you can either beat yourself up over it, or move on and try your best the next week. Cheers!