Sunday, February 2, 2014

A Week of Blah Running

Remember how I was recently talking about  how awesome my running has been??

Apparently, I should have knocked on wood. This past week has been an extremely blah week for me running wise.

Lets see what I've been up to:

Monday: Rest 
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 8:35 pace 
Wednesday: 9x400s (+ warm up, active recovery, and a cool down) - 5.5 miles total @ 8:35 pace. 
Thursday: 3.5 miles @ 8.37 + 20 minutes resistance training
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 5 miles @ 8:40 + 20 minutes resistance training
Sunday: 11 miles @ 8:54 

All of the runs during the week were done on the treadmill because I was recovering from some pretty serious ear infections and thought it best to stay out of the cold. 

On Saturday, I couldn't take it anymore.

Those are some pretty serious bags under my eyes. Geez.

I had to run early because I had some clients in the morning at the gym. I also had time to get weight training in and wanted to share it because it was really quick, yet effective:

Split Squats - 15 on each leg
Incline Dumbbell Chest Press - 20 lbs - 12
(4 sets)
Cable rotation - 10 on each side - 20 lbs
Single Leg Squat to row - 6 on each leg - 12.5
(3 sets)

Seriously, split leg squats hurt so good. My ass has been sore ever since. *That's what she said. *

Today I woke up and decided to go a little heavy on the carbs. 

Honey Whole Wheat Pancakes and cinnamon apples.

but it didn't help. 

My run was weak. 

I was bored and unmotivated and I just wasn't feeling it. 

I came home and over analyzed it over my recovery meal. (I seriously just need to understand that this happens and just get out of my head!)

1/2 a grilled pork chop, roasted rosemary potatoes and carrot souffle. 

That's a lot of orange in one meal.

Do you get ear infections?
I've had double ear and sinus infections twice in the last month. WTH. My doctor said a humidifier would help, so we'll see if it helps. 

How was your running this week?

Do you do split squats or one legged squats?


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about you're eat infection - ouch! I've gotten them, and sinus infections, countless times, and they are both horrible! I truly hope you get better soon, and can't believe you were able to run despite being sick. I'm a baby with things like that!

    1. I took two days off when they were really bad. After that, running helped get rid of the headache.

  2. Carrot souffle? Pass along that recipe please!

  3. I think blah weeks sometimes happen after we've been having big weeks of training and really just need a little extra rest.

    Knock on wood only 1 ear infection, man those puppies HURT. I had no idea until I had one why people complained!

    1. You're right. I know it, but it still isn't fun.

      Thanks for stopping by!