Oh Week 2, you were a battle. This past week was a struggle to say the least. It wasn’t based on the workouts or even my motivation, it was life. My husband started a new job and ended up working much later this first week than we had anticipated and then Friday, my oldest was hit with the flu. So I spent most of my week being Mom and worked in the workouts as I could. I am changing up the layout a bit from last week and I find how I prefer to share my journey. Let me know which you prefer.
Week 2- Day 1- 1/8- Rest Day
I know that a lot of people would not do a Monday rest day, but this works for me. My family is so busy post weekend and getting back in the groove, that this works for me. So day 1 was a success.
Week 2- Day 2- 1/9- Easy Run (35min)
Tuesday was out work Christmas Party (when you work for the Mall, you do Christmas late). So my normal gym time wasn’t going to work. So I tried out Runch, what I learned is that it was not my thing. I was miserable in the cold and only did 1 miles outside, then came in and ran the stairs and basement. This slowed me way down since the concrete gets slick inside. But I made it, and checked this workout off.
Today's word is determination!! I have my company Christmas party today, so I wouldn't make it to the gym. So I decided to try #runch . I made it 1 mile and decided to do the rest of the 40 minutes in the basement at work and running the stairs. I'm happy to say Week 2- Day 2 of the @garminfitness training is done.
Week 2- Day 3- 1/10- Intervals (20 min)
Wednesday wasn’t looking any better for me, the hubby worked until about 6:30 pm, so I missed my window. So after dinner, I did my intervals in my hallway. I made it almost 20 minutes before I needed to work on getting my tribe ready for bed and do some cleaning.
Week 2- Day 4- 1/11- Easy Run (40 min)
Thursday was the worst day of the bunch, Jacob wasn’t feeling great but wasn’t fully sick yet and the hubby had to work even later. So I decided to do my yoga, that I would normally do on Friday for Day 5, in hopes that I would make it to the gym on Friday. It was so bitter cold all week, there was no real hope for a weenie like me to make it outside.
Week 2- Day 5- 1/12- Cross Training
So Friday is here, and I think that I will make it to the gym after work. Instead, Jacob now has a fever and needs to go to the doctor. So no work for me, take him in and it is official the flu had hit our house. No gym, no work, and spent all day taking care of my sweet boy, who was a champ.
Week 2- Day 6- 1/13- Hill Repeats (10 min warm up+18 min of hills)
Saturday rolled around and the hubby knew that I needed to get out, so he sent me to the gym and managed the sick kiddo and the bored kiddo. I really needed this work out and rounded it out to a solid 30 min on the hill settings of the treadmill. Hills have always been my nemesis, part of that is because the area around my house is so flat. This was great for me and I managed to keep a steady run pace for all 30 minutes for the first time ever!
Week 2- Day 7- 1/14- Long Run (70 min)
So on the last day of this training week, I rocked it. The week started rough but ended so strong. I did a 10k in 72 minutes, which is amazing for me. I ran for 85% of the time, another huge jump, since I am normally in the 40-50% range.
So I am going to say that Week 2 of the Garmin Connect Training program is a win, and I #beatyesterday a couple of the days and improvised on the days that didn’t go as planned. Which pretty much sums up life and training for busy people. How did your week go?