One of the hardest things for me, despite understanding it’s importance, is staying on top of my stretching and flexibility training. I’ll tell myself that I’m going to stretch after my workout but then I’m either running late, forget, feel “too tired” or some other excuse and it doesn’t happen. I also tell myself I’ll foam roll or stretch while watching TV or before bed…doesn’t happen. I’m working on fixing that and getting myself into a habit; once I do that, I know I’ll be good.
So what did I do Thursday morning after breakfast and before my shower? I foam rolled while I was watching The Today Show. It was awesome!
My training this week has been weird again with the snow. I played it safe (and smart!) and used Tuesday’s shoveling as my strength/cross-training session. I not only shoveled our driveway and sidewalks, but helped at my grandparents as well. I got at least an hour of exercise in and you know I was feeling it the next day!
Otherwise my training has been going well this week. There hasn’t been much strength training but I’m hoping to pick that back up today and into next week. There wasn’t much on the agenda so I don’t feel like I fell behind schedule.
I’m feeling nervous but also excited for tomorrow’s long run. I know 8 miles won’t be easy but I’m working on that whole mind over matter thing. And I know I’ll feel great once I finish.
Anyway, here’s what my week looked like:
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How were your week of workouts?
Have you had shoveling workouts as well this week?