Well, last week my running mojo reappeared- and I not only increased my mileage but my pace has improved too. I had a week of feeling like my running is all going to plan, and I’m trying to ride that wave and not feel like it’s all going to go horribly wrong!
My total mileage for the week was back at a respectable 18.8 miles so I’m pleased with that.
Jacqui has also been putting us through our paces with a 7 day ‘booty challenge’, posting up a daily challenge filled with squats, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, glute bridges and more! I have absolutely loved it!
Here’s how my week went:
Monday: I had a day off work so I did 6.8 miles, slightly more than the 10k I had planned. I incorporated a few hills which was what my training needed. I also did day one of the ‘booty challenge’ and my glutes were burning afterwards!
Tuesday: Double Class- first Sculpt which incorporated day two of the ‘booty challenge’ followed by Trigger Point Pilates where we focussed on shoulders, lower back and (of course) glutes!
Wednesday: Jog Scotland Run. It was pouring with rain and I was running late so I ran to catch up, as well as running home. That made 5 miles for the evening, then day three of the ‘booty challenge ‘.
Thursday: lunchtime Trail Run with Alison. I wasn’t able to get to PiYo but I did squeeze in day four of the ‘booty challenge’ at night.
Friday: walk. I didn’t get the challenge done as I was out late at a committee meeting.
Saturday: long morning walks and day five of the ‘booty challenge’
Sunday: The weather was miserable but I decided to get a run in regardless. As soon as I headed out it started to dry up, and I did four lovely miles, finishing in sunshine. Of course, I followed this up with day six of the ‘booty challenge’
One more day of my challenge after tonight’s planned run and I’m done!
All in all, I’m really pleased with how last week went. Jacqui is now off for two weeks, so no classes. What I need to do is not overdo the running, and keep up with some cross training instead.
Have a good week!