This week for me is all about getting back on track.
First up, getting back on track with running.
After taking almost all of last week off from running due to some shin issues, I attempted to resume my training program yesterday morning. This is a cutback week and the plan was for three easy miles. After staying up to watch the end of the Super Bowl (and eating a bunch of delicious but not at all go for you food), I had some trouble getting my brain and my legs on the same page. To try and improve the situation, I decided to do one of the treadmill’s hill interval workouts, for no other reason than it seemed like a good idea at the time. After a brief warm up at a 1% incline, I alternated between intervals of 2% and 3% incline. Pace-wise I tried to keep things simple (this is a rough estimate):
- 0:00 – 4:00: 6.2
- 4:00 – 5:00: 6.1
- 5:00 – 9:00: 6.2
- 9:00 – 10:00: 6.1
- 10:00 – 20:00: 6.3
- 20:00 – 28:00: 6.2
- 28:00 – 29:00: 6.1
- 29:00 – 30:00: 3.5
A little over 3 miles in 30 minutes with no shin issues. Wahoo! I’ll take the small victories where I can find them.
Next on the list, getting back on track with stretching.
With training ramping up, I know I need to pay more attention to stretching and flexibility. I was reminded on Sunday in yoga just how tight my hips and hamstrings are when I don’t stretch regularly. After my run yesterday, I spent 15 minutes stretching (using yet another Nike Training Club workout. Best. App. Ever). My plan for the rest of the week is to do fifteen minutes of stretching after each workout.
After an unexpectedly hectic week last week, my level of organization dropped significantly. Both my desks at home and the office are a disaster, and I hardly know which end is up. While this week is shaping up to be equally hectic, I want to get back on track with streamlining and organizing everything I’ve got going on. My plan is to tackle small tasks each day: shredding papers I don’t need, updating my time sheets, filing bills, folding and putting away my laundry instead of using the drying rack as a dresser.
So that’s my plan for the week, little steps to getting back on track. Key word here is little steps. Do too much too soon and it’s a recipe for disaster (for me, anyway).
Hope your week is off to a good start!
Now it’s your turn! Have any tips for getting back on track? Tell me about it!