I am running again! Not as much as I did and definitely not as fast (and did I mention it feels way harder?), but running nonetheless. As it’s key to be careful and sensible in building up kilometers, I also do some alternative training. Here’s my past week!
Monday – 23 December
Almost Christmas almost Christmas almost Christmas. Yippee. Yeah so I’m a fan of Christmas hehehe. As part of my traineeship, I am encouraged to support the operational part of the company and I decide to do exactly so on Monday and Tuesday. Lucky for me, this is a lot closer to home than the HQ is, so I can join a yoga class early tonight at 18.30. Feeling relaxed afterwards, but I do prefer the more active Vinyasa classes.
Type: Yin Yoga
Duration: 65 minutes
Christmas Eve! We celebrate it at my parents in law with delicious food and lovely presents. No time for sports today, but luckily I walked a lot today. A neat 7k is logged on my watch. Better than nothing I guess.
Rest, I guess?
The first run in six weeks! After brunch at my family, I put on my running shoes and an everlasting 5k later it’s done. I didn’t remember running being só hard… Good thing I have a few weeks to build up stamina and speed then.
Duration: 28 minutes excluding warm up and cooling down
Another family visit, this time 90k from home. Doubted running there. Decided against it and sat my ass down in the car. No sports today 😦
I had strength training planned, but for some reason the day flies by and it’s late in the evening. I do some core exercises that wouldn’t impress anyone and call it a day. The Christmas laziness definitely didn’t do me any good though, tomorrow I should really find the time for a workout.
I doubt going for a run when I wake up. I want to, but my right calf doesn’t feel good so I decide to join Victor for a climbing session. He is secretly hoping I will give up running altogether to join him in his love for climbing. Maybe someday love… but not yet! We have a great time at the bouldering hall and finish with 20 minutes of core stability.
Duration: 160 minutes including core training
Sunday – 29 December
When the alarm goes, I jump out of bed for a change! The sun is weak but definitely visible and rising. I can see the ice on the pond in front of our building. I LOVE THESE DAYS. Blue skies, sun and a crisp cold air. If it has to be winter, then this is what I would love every day. The planned 5k appears undoable due to an entirely cramped up right calf. It won’t get any better with stretching, warming it up or running, so I decide to stop at 4k. I better start improving soon because this bugs me. On the bright side, my mood is great because of the cold. We end the day with a visit to our favourite nephew and take him (and his parents) for a 4k walk. It was a good day 🙂
Duration: 24 minutes excluding extensive warm up to avoid injuries and a cooling down
Distance: 4k 😦
Ha I don’t think I have had such a low-active week ever (besides the occasional week when I’m too sick to move of course). I am glad I ran two times and even though it gets on my nerves that I seem unable to run further than 5k, I should have faith that it will get better. This was the last week of the decade! How odd!