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This week of training I sat back and observed my mental thought patterns, and realized the excitement and thrill of training isn’t here this cycle, mostly because of the negative thoughts. I race because I want to, because I have fun, and to be healthy. I don’t race to win (because that’s an expectation that’s completely unrealistic!), so there doesn’t need to be a lot of stress related to my training. I will be intentionally trying to work on this from here on out. Here’s what this week of training looked like:

  • Sunday: 1 hour pilates, 2:30 planks
  • Monday: 1 hour strength training with my brother– Legs (I was SORE!), 1.0 mi bike (warm up)
  • Tuesday: Rest
  • Wednesday: 1.32 mile walk
  • Thursday: 4.6 mile bike, 2.3 mile walk
  • Friday: 45 minutes pilates, 2:30 planks
  • Saturday: 3.5 mile run , 30 minutes pilates, 2:30 planks

I’m not happy with the amount of cardio for the week. If I wasn’t training, this would be just fine, but I would like to have at least one more day of cardio. I am happy with the strength training and pilates that I’ve been getting into my weeks. I think pilates and stretching is going to be a big part of strengthening my legs to help prevent IT band pain, so I’m making it a bigger priority!

My Tuesdays and Wednesdays have gotten a little complicated with my work schedule (and the addition of leading group on Tuesday night), so for the next six weeks those days will likely be rest days or lighter workouts. I’m going with the flow those days to not stress myself out.

Now it’s your turn to share! How do you roll with the punches when it comes to busy times at work and exercise? Do you do pilates?