Oh my gosh. You guys. I worked out five times this week. FIVE TIMES.
I mean, I use the term “workout” loosely. It’s all relative. But five days this week I attempted something.
Monday I hopped on the treadmill with a two mile workout in mind. Walk a quarter mile warm up, run 1.5 miles, walk a quarter mile cool down. I managed the warm up and the full run, but had to skip the cool down because baby was fussing.
Tuesday I hoped to ride, but I hadn’t gotten Finley set back up yet, so I got back on the treadmill again. I did a very short warm up of .15, ran a full mile, then did the last tenth of a mile as a walking cool down for a short 1.25 mile workout. I ran the lone mile at a 12:17, so I haven’t really gotten any faster in the last couple of weeks, but that’s okay. It’s a full minute faster per mile then I was running at the tail end of my pregnancy running, so I’ll take it. I know my speed will come back. Probably slowly, but it’ll come back eventually.
I did get Finley all set up on Tuesday afternoon, so on Wednesday I jumped back into my saddle for the first time since April! Last time I rode I was pregnant, flatted at 22 miles, and had to be rescued off the side of the highway because I had the wrong tube in my spare kit.
You know what happens when you don’t ride your bike for nine months? It hurts.
I rode for all of 20 minutes, just pushing my legs. I did an easy five minutes then tried to push for the other 15 minutes. I managed 6.33 miles and an average power of only 109 watts. Youch. And I was tired after that. Tired. Oh my gosh, I am super out of shape.
I rode again Thursday. This time I only did ten minutes and only covered 3.13 miles. I forgot how much I dislike my saddle. My nether regions used to be pretty hardened to it, but not so anymore. I’m surprised I even last ten minutes without my vagina falling off. Guess I need to toughen myself back up, because I don’t really have the budget for a new saddle right now and I used it fine before.
I planned to run on Friday. I did. I really, really did. I got changed while baby took a short catnap, but then sh stirred. I feed her and played with her for a while then took her upstairs to try and get her down for a nap. This was at 9am. The next thing I knew it was 1pm and the baby was passed out in the crook of my arm and the dog was asleep draped over my legs. I had fallen asleep trying to get baby down, complete with my HRM strap, running shoes, and visor on. And I proceeded to sleep for FOUR hours.
Apparently I was tired. Who knew.
I did get my run in on Saturday. I did the same workout I cut short on Monday. Quarter mile walk to warm up, 1.5 mile run, quarter mile walk to cool down for a 2 mile total workout. Nothing crazy, but I am still only 8 weeks out from a c-section so it’s what I can do for right now.
I did feel good during my run on Saturday so I’m feeling comfortable enough to push my runs this week up to 2 miles. And of course I’ll get myself back on my bike, preferably not on back to back days. But all said and done I’m calling this week a win!
What was your best and worst workout this week?
Do you workout at home, outside, or at a gym?