Monday: Nike Training Club app for 15 minutes of butt exercises. Woo strength training.
Wednesday: When I got to the gym, I found that two of the four treadmills at our complex are out of order. Both the remaining 'mills were taken so I jumped on the elliptical for a few minutes. When a treadmill was free, I was bummed because it was the one that always hurts my joints. Not sure what the deal is with it, but it's really uncomfortable. After a mile and a half I called it and decided I would just run laps outside. A mile and a half of laps turned out to be the most boring thing ever, so I leashed up Maddux hoping to at least break up some boredom. Let's just say we didn't make it very far.
Thursday: I made up the mile I had left from Wednesday and then did 15 minutes of arm exercises and 15 minutes of butt exercises.
Saturday: A little over 5 miles with my run club. I definitely pushed harder than I would have on my own and I was really happy with my pace. After the run I got ready to pick up my foster pup, Demi! I only had her for the night, but she was super sweet and I can't wait to read that she has found a family. Maddux was even excited to have her, which is a first! If anyone is interested in giving my sweet girl (or any of the other Lucky Dogs!) a home for the holidays, find out more information about adopting here.
|We couldn't get over how soft she is!!|
Sunday: I said a somewhat tearful goodbye to Demi at the adoption event (I'm getting better!!) and then finished up the last bit of Christmas shopping I had left. I chose taking my pup on a nice long walk over running outside and ended up running on the treadmill. I finished my 4 miles much faster than I expected and am feeling pretty good about where I'm at after the first week!
Week 1 Miles: ~13.5
How is your training going? Does anyone else include strength training in their plan? This is the first time I'm officially adding it, so I hope it helps!