Weekly wrap and a four letter word!
It is a four letter word and I am just going to throw it out there. This week I met my stopping point, I called in sick and went and talked to my doctor. The outcome ? It is time to take FMLA. I had to admit to myself that I can not run enough miles or take enough yoga classes to balance out the work stress. I have not completely processed my mother’s death. Her tragic and sudden passing haunts my thoughts. The work stress has completely overwhelmed me and I decided it is time to take a break. Life is all about balance and it this point I am off-balance.
It is a tough thing to admit when you feel out of control. My brave and smiling face has hurt on the inside and it is time to focus on me and not my work. So there it is, the four letter word, FMLA. This may be my new favorite four letter word! Time to rest, try some new medications, and yes, keep running. It feels great out there and those numbers still look good. My resting numbers, well they are not so good. I can fix that. So, let’s get this weekly wrap up starting!
Sunday on the plan: 3 easy miles. I am still running back to back runs on the weekend preparing for the Gasparilla Challenge. 3 miles, 30:48 AVG HR 160 and this week’s most liked Instagram post!
After church the hubby and I grabbed our clubs and headed out to play 9 holes. The course paired us with a single player and it was game on. Our pace moved quicker and I could tell that in my heart rate! 0 Pars and 0 balls lost! Oh well, I didn’t lose any balls and the weather was beautiful! 2 hours AVG HR 111
The hubby and I had reservations for our Valentine’s dinner but then we got the call. My hubby’s oldest son and wife are in labor. WE enjoyed a nice romantic dinner (HA!) at the hospital cafeteria while we waited on the baby’s arrival. Here she is, Baby Briar and she is a beauty!
Tuesday on the plan: 3 miles with surges. I set my run keeper app to remind me to pick up the pace during the last .25 of each mile and I was off! A little faster than Sunday. 3 miles 30:34 AVG HR 163 Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Wednesday on the plan: Rest and yoga. The class focused on the heart chakra- perfect for Valentine’s day! The class was full of chest opening positions as we focused on love, joy and inner peace. 60 minutes AVG HR 95
Thursday on the plan: 30 minutes XT plus drills Welcome to my life the ActivMotion bar! I selected the 4.5 pound bar and was looking forward to my first workout. The bar came with 4 videos so I started with video number one. The workout moves at a fast pace and alternates between floor and standing positions. I loved it! 30 minutes AVG HR 114
Friday on the plan: REST I text Coach M and let her know my inner thighs were already sore from yesterday’s workout. Well, by end of day I was sore to squat to pee! I guess balancing that bar was harder than I realized!
Saturday on the plan: 6 miles. My BRF and I met to get in the 6 miles plus bridge. Nothing super speedy but we got it done! 6.1 miles 1:09:00 AVG HR 160
The hubby and I had re-scheduled our Valentine dinner to tonight and I was really looking forward to trying out a new place. I picked Cooper’s Hawk Winery and it was tons of fun. I started with a white wine flight and then enjoyed my dinner, seared ahi tuna. After dinner we hung out in the tasting room and I might have done some more wine tasting. Yes, I will admit it, I slept like a rock.
Sunday morning’s training will come early! Next weekend is the Gasparilla Michelob Ultra Lime challenge and I am looking forward to it. With my new four letter word brings a little more rest I hope.