I FINALLY got it together with my yoga and strength this week. I think not driving >10 hours definitely helped the situation. Plus my back is still bothering me from my snowboarding stupidity so I have been trying any and all youtube yoga to try and improve that situation.
My long run today was pretty tough. The first 10 miles felt good and I had my head in the right place and was focused and then the last 6 or so I fell apart. I am trying to get used to the major jump in heat and the ridiculous hills but I know I get inside my head. My body still feels good now so I know my feeling of struggling was very mental. However I did gain 1,862 feet which is quite a bit of work. I also keep telling myself that I should be very prepared for Boston and Heart Break Hill after running 100 Heart Break Hills on every long run.
After recovering from that endeavor, I took a stroll to a coffee shop close to my house. I just wanted to go for a walk in the beautiful weather so I went to a local place for once instead of driving to Starbucks where I have a ton of gift cards to (thank you mommom and poppop). The coffee was great and the walk was perfect for my recovering muscles.
After coming home and making some dinner I sat down and wrote a paper for my Inter-professional fellowship (doesn’t that sound fancy, its not, trust me) that I have been literally putting off for months. Talk about some serious productivity!
So another week is in the books: 6 weeks to Boston, 7 weeks until boards, 8 weeks until I am finished rotations. Keepin’ on, keepin’ on!
Running: 49.27 miles
Yoga: 31 minutes (one yoga for runners, one yoga for the spine)
Strength: 15 minutes (Perfect Alignment Pilates by Gabby Douglas)