Just one of those weeks…..Weekly Wrap

Have you ever had one of those weeks?  You know, for whatever reason it is just not coming together.  Weather was off, my speed was off, my tummy well- that was off too, just one of those weeks!  I guess we are all entitled to one here and there so I won’t dwell to much about it.  Let’s get this wrap up started!

Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Holly and Tricia– our hostess with the mostess!

Sunday on the plan:  Double digits!  Ten miles for this girl!  I was feeling pretty adventurous so we ran over and back twice on this bridge.  Nothing super fast for sure but steady is good!  Kept to a 12 minute mile AVG HR 150   Thanks everyone, this was also the most liked Instagram post for the week!

Monday on the plan:  REST and Yoga.  I am loving starting the week with a 60 minute yin yoga class and after the 10 miler yesterday, the hip stretches felt FABULOUS!  AVG HR 72 After I got  home and followed it up with a 30 minute walk.  AVG HR 105

Tuesday on the plan:  3 X 1600M at 80%.  I was really focusing on trying to hit the 80% mark.  I felt like I gave it 80% effort.  10:29/11:15/11:26  5.2 miles AVG HR 151

Wednesday on the plan:  REST- nailed that!  I am getting some spring cleaning done- so I feel productive about that.  Oh yay, what spring?  Temps plummet in central Florida and are expected to be below 40, seriously?

Thursday on the plan:  That weather man was right!  Temperature is 40 degrees and this Florida runner is cold.  It was cold and windy and I broke out the thumbholes for the 4 miles on my schedule with a fast finish that wasn’t nearly fast enough!  4 miles  10:30/mile avg  AVG HR 156

Friday on the plan:  30 minutes cardio plus drills.  I am getting confident with my ActivMotion bar and bumped myself up to level two!  Even as cool as it is I still broke a nice healthy sweat.  This level adds even more core work and let’s just say, I am feeling it!  AVG HR 95

The hubby and I spent the afternoon watching the Detroit Tigers vs. the New York Yankees.  The stadium was packed!  We may have finished the evening with a couple of adult Irish beverages downtown.  Just call me McSkippy!

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Saturday on the plan:  REST.  Well, not really.  My daughter and I drove across town to help with the Junior League Mobile food pantry.  We have worked this project for a couple of years now but it was one of those mornings.  Nothing went right.  The site had to be moved down the street, the truck had to be unloaded by hand, and we took 30 minutes longer than usual to set up.  We helped a ton of families that morning but let’s say that 48 pound bags of potatoes, cases of canned beef and cases of peanut butter provided quite the strength workout I was not expecting.  AVG HR 104

Even though I felt like it was just one of those weeks, I leave next Saturday for New Orleans!  It will be time to meet up with Tricia and run the Best Damn Race!  So ready or not it is taper week and time to let the excitement rise!

Sometimes just one of those weeks will have to be good enough, what do you think?  


49 Responses so far.

  1. I’m looking forward to some fun in the sun and kayaking this week! I was glad to leave my thumbholes at home.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Race Recap: Wintrust Lakefront 10 MilerMy Profile

  2. That’s great that you and your daughter were able to help out with the food truck. I bet those bags were heavy. Wishing you a better week this week!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…STELLAr Week At The Ranch & Balega GiveawayMy Profile

  3. Marcia says:

    Oh yes, that bridge is going to serve you well as you train for Utah! Time to build those quads and posterior chain!
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    • MB says:

      Oh I no! I am getting a head start plus that ActivMotion bar- holy core work! I just don’t want to roll down that half marathon hill- LOL! No pressure Coach M ! XXOO

  4. I’ve had weeks that just didn’t go as planned and theres usually nothing you can do about it. Great job getting in so many workouts- especially that 10 miler! Your race next week sounds like so much fun!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…5 Workouts For Speedy Spring RunningMy Profile

  5. 40 is so warm for us . . . especially with all the snow on the ground. Sure won’t look like spring tomorrow.

    I’ve had quite a few of those sort of weeks lately, but thankfully this week wasn’t so bad.

    Mile repeats — they’re no joke!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Spring Blizzard Stella: 3/13-19 Weekly WrapMy Profile

  6. Darlene says:

    We’ve all had those weeks.

    When it hits 40 here, it’s a warm up LOL.

    Enjoy NOLA with Tricia. I will be having serious FOMO.
    Darlene recently posted…Friday Five 2.0: Running in the SpringMy Profile

  7. Gina says:

    You had a great week although it didn’t feel like it! Have fun with Tricia in New Orleans! How fun!
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  8. Thumbholes are the best. We had a lovely warm up this week and Montana was warmer than Florida! 🙂 after a snowy run Monday I was running in tanks and shorts the rest of the week and loving it. Yoga really is divine for runners isn’t it?!
    Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem recently posted…Weekly Wrap: Snow be goneMy Profile

  9. I’m jealous of your upcoming week! I’ll just be hanging here in Iowa…at least the snow is gone and the temps area a little more pleasant.
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  10. Congrats on the 10 miles!!! Woop! Sounds like a great rest of the week. I miss Florida “winters.” lol!
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  11. Definitely know how you feel about “one of those weeks”. Last year was tough since I was fighting a cold…and it still isn’t over yet! Plus of course we had the snow storm. Hope you’re feeling better now. Great job with your runs! I hope you have a blast in New Orleans!
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  12. Kimberly G says:

    40 degrees would be considered warm here, lol. I think today we’re supposed to hit 50 degrees so I’m happy about that!

    I love that you were able to volunteer with the mobile food pantry even though it was a lot of work!
    Kimberly G recently posted…Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Recap – Week 3My Profile

  13. It must just be the week, cause my runs have not been anything to write home about. I heard your getting to go kayaking this week too, I will be sitting over here in Mississippi just green with envy but I’ll be stalking IG for pictures! 🙂
    Enjoy this week lady cause we are going to hit the town come next weekend! I’m so looking forward to seeing you!
    Tricia Vaughn recently posted…Rock n Roll New Orleans 2017 RacesMy Profile

    • MB says:

      I am doing a little kayaking this week 🙂 I am hydrating as we speak and I will be in bed early every night this week so I am ready! I am looking forward to seeing you too!!!

  14. Ivanna says:

    It’s feeling really nice out here in Colorado. I am ready for outside workouts.
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  15. Rachel says:

    I hope you’re feeling better this week. It seems like everyone had one of those weeks last week!

    Good luck with your race. Your training has been strong. You’re gonna crush it!!
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  16. Looks like you had a great week running all those miles! Good luck this weekend in NOLA!

  17. Jenn says:

    Have so much fun at BDR! I wish I was going to be there with you!

    I had a pretty miserable week as far as things coming together. It happens, but that doesn’t make it easier.

    My friends have been going to all the Tigers games. Mr PugRunner and my dad went to see the Yankees a few weeks ago. I just haven’t been able to get away to join them.
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    • MB says:

      BDR will be a blast! Blah weeks happen I guess. I hope you make it to a spring training game before they are over- pretty fun 🙂

  18. jill conyers says:

    I start a new week with yin yoga every Sunday evening. It’s like a weekly re-boot and do-over when needed. You’re training is going great!
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    • MB says:

      Thanks Jill! That yin yoga class is a great way to start the week makes you feel like you are starting off on the right foot 🙂

  19. We are at the bundled up under winter jackets, hats and gloves. Running in just thumb holds is at least a month away for us! Way to get in your workouts.
    Anna @ Pipers Run recently posted…Mid March Weekly Wrap UpMy Profile

  20. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    We are just digging out from a monster snow storm in Maine! Congratulations on becoming a Scott James Jewelry Ambassador, I will have to check out it out!!

  21. Here’s to a much better week this week! That is my mantra as well after a less than stellar week last week.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Loudoun Half Marathon Training Log – Week 1My Profile

  22. Teresa says:

    McSkippy …I like! I have to tell you that I’m really enjoying your adventures of being off work! So much so, that it is making me rethink the idea of finding a part time job! 🙂 I got a mani/pedi this morning at 10 am with no wait time and it felt fabulous to just walk in with no waiting. I’m kind of liking this “unemployment” gig myself!

    Have fun this weekend in NOLA with the gang and run like the wind!
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  23. What a busy week! So much great training. I love too that you and your daughter helped out the food pantry.
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…Triathlon Talk–A Day in the Life of a Multisport MomMy Profile


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