Another Weekend Away And Weekly Workouts

This was one of those weeks where running just had to take a backseat to everything else. It wasn’t really planned, but as the week progressed I realized I would just do what I could and not worry about it too much. I got back from Arkansas on Sunday evening, and then jumped right into a busy week before going away again on Friday morning. The weather in Baltimore was not exactly spring-like, which lowered my motivation even more. 

I wanted to get in one last tempo run before my 10k next weekend, so I planned to do that on Tuesday. It was cold and windy. Like really cold and windy. I was annoyed about the weather the whole time and my body just didn’t want to cooperate. I felt like I was just “going through the motions” and while I pretty much completed the workout I didn’t really have an opinion about it afterwards, I was just glad it was over.

On Friday morning I wanted to get in a longer run before leaving for a bachelorette weekend in Miami, but as I got started I just wasn’t feeling it. However, it turned out to be one of those runs where everything starts clicking around mile 4. So I did 8 miles because that’s what I had time for. 


I was excited to run in Miami where it was warmer, but Sunday morning ended up being really windy there. What’s the deal with the wind everywhere lately? So after getting not enough sleep, I did easy runs while I was there but once again didn’t feel like they were good or bad or anything else…it was just part of my usual routine of waking up and going running. 

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 6 miles with 2 x 2 miles at 10k pace


Wednesday: 3.1 miles easy, core/hip exercises

Thursday: Strength training

Friday: 8 miles, core work


Saturday: 4.2 miles 

saturday beach

Sunday: 3.1 miles

sunday sunrise

Total: 24.4

Walked: 22.4    Push-ups: 3 days

Yearly Total: 621/2016

I’m actually pretty surprised I even remember what I did this week because it was a real blur. Luckily I am home of a couple of weekends for now and can get back into my normal routine. I like having Sundays as a rest day but have opted for running in my warmer-climate destinations lately. 

That’s about all I have for today, as I am sort of in recovery mode from the weekend and trying to make the transition from vacation back to the real world! As for my weekend away, what happens in Miami stays in Miami. So I’ll just leave it at that.😉

miami girls

Do you have some weeks where running is just about “going through the motions”?

When was the last time you went on a trip with friends?


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11 thoughts on “Another Weekend Away And Weekly Workouts

  1. Miami is usually a good time, and if not a good time, then at least great stories, right? Right now, everything BUT running feels like going through the motions. ALL I WANT TO DO IS RUN. But you were probably pretty tired with all of your traveling! Hope you get your mojo back this week!
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  2. Ahhh time in Miami sounds wonderful right now and I shouldn’t be saying that having been on spring break just a week ago. But yes the weather and the wind! Ugh. I can relate to running not being the focus. I feel like I just squeeze it in lately.
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  3. You sure are a busy little travelin’ bee. Yes I totally have going through the motions weeks- pretty much any week I am not training for a race is just going through the motions for me! Luckily, I still enjoy those weeks for the most part.
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  4. Whenever I am in a training plan I feel like running is just going through the motions! It’s like “okay, what needs to be done needs to get done.”

    That’s so lovely that you had a girls weekend. I honestly cannot remember the last time I went away with just friends and not Adam. Because we both have a limited number of vacation days each year whenever we use them we use them together! I hope to get more vacation days this year though after my work anniversary, haha!
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  5. Miami sounds wonderful. It was chilly here in PA this wkend. But last wkend I was in AC and ran a 11k then right after hopped a plane to Vegas where I didn’t run at all. Weather was beautiful there, then right to Va Beach for a few days. So I hear ya w wanting to be home for awhile now. What a great pic of you and the ladies looks like you had a blast. recently posted…What I REALLY didn’t know about racing….My Profile

  6. I love Miami–my parents actually live right in South Beach! I always see groups of bachelorette/bachelor parties when I go visit. I bet it was a blast! And I totally agree about the weather last week–I had my speed work Tuesday and almost got blown away by the wind, and the wintry mix we got Saturday morning was not fun. I’m ready for spring!
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  7. Looks like a fun weekend! I had to let running take a backseat too – I got some runs in, but nothing like what I’d want the weekend before a half marathon. Between the weird weather in the Northeast, stiffness from sitting for a lot of driving, and wanting to spend time exploring my boyfriend’s family’s town with them rather than be out all morning running by myself, it wasn’t going to happen. No regrets though!

  8. Awe, I’m so glad you got to go away like that and be a hooligan. You totally deserve it. I hate running in the wind, especially tempo runs! THE WORST. Glad you had that feel-good 8 miler though. I love it when runs turn into good ones like that!
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