For this week, I set general goals for the week instead of day-specific goals. I have been rethinking my current training plan and deciding what I really want to focus on. And that focus is training for the Houston Marathon in January and qualifying for the Bost Marathon there. So for now, I will continue building on a solid running base and work on my core, strength, and flexibility. My goal this week was to run 40 miles and complete week 1 of PiYo.
And here’s how it actually went:
Sunday: After a long car ride and lots of family time (not to mention not doing a long run yesterday, I hit the treadmill for 6.5 miles and felt much better. After all of the food choices I made this weekend, I’ll be hitting it hard this week 🙂
Monday: I wasn’t overly motivated to get out of bed and do anything this morning after the long weekend, so I decided to run after work and logged 8 miles on the treadmill and then did day 1 of PiYo which was the alignment video. It was really helpful to go through each exercise slowly to make sure your form is good.
Tuesday: This morning I did my PiYo lower body DVD and enjoyed it. It’s a great stretching routine and I love that it takes less than 30 minutes. That makes it easy to fit in before work. After work, I got my run done on the treadmill (6.5 miles).
Wednesday: This morning was PiYo upper body. My upper body is an area of opportunity for me. I don’t have a lot of upper body strength so I am definitely looking to increase that. This was a challenging but do-able routine and I loved it. As much as I hate tricep pushups, there weren’t many and I was able to do them all on my toes! After work, I joined some of my running friends for a bike ride and biked 11.5 miles!
Thursday: The PiYo plan was the Sweat DVD today but I wasn’t feeling well so I decided to move that to Friday which was originally a rest day. So today ended up being a complete rest day and I actually took a nap instead!
Friday: This morning I did the PiYo Sweat workout that I was scheduled to do yesterday. I was definitely pretty sweaty after that! After work, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill since it was a kazillion degrees outside (or maybe 100, it feels about the same).
Saturday: My goal was to run 16 miles today since I really like this distance but I was having stomach issues today and cut it short at 13. That left me 1 mile short on my goal for the week but it was just an arbitrary goal so that’s fine with me. Today’s PiYo work out was lower body so it was a good lower body stretch after running.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with my workout week. My eating wasn’t perfect but I was definitely more on track than last week. I’m not striving for perfection with eating but feel much better when I am eating clean at least 90% of the time. My 90% guideline allows me to have the occasional splurge but helps me pass up on the things that I would otherwise eat just because they were offered (like birthday cake at the office).
What goals do you have for the week? What are your health, fitness, or eating challenges? Always feel free to reach out to me if I can help you get on track to reach your goals!
If you’re interested in learning more about what PiYo is, check out this video. I love that it’s a low-impact, high-intensity workout that improves strength and flexibility! If you’d like to try it, I’ve got a special deal on it this month that includes FREE coaching and a FREE tank top! “>