The kids left on Thursday so I had some time alone. I headed out during a break in the rain to do some hill repeats and, happily, I felt pretty good. Stomach issues nonwithstanding, I had a great run. My legs felt strong and I maintained controlled breathing. I really loved running alone, too. It's always been a challenge for me to have a satisfying run while pushing the running stroller. I've always been a solitary runner, and accomodating for "company" always feels like a mighty sacrifice. I enjoyed being on my own again.
I opted out of my long Saturday workout. I had great workouts with the ladies at Stroller Fitness. I've especially enjoyed leading the plyometrics portion of the class. I can feel my abdominals, back, and arms getting stronger.
So that's it. I did more of the same and built up more of my base. I'm going to try to get in the pool twice a week for the rest of my training. I'm also finding that getting time on the bike is a challenge. But, I'll figure it out.
What Sapped My Motivation:
- My stupid stomach issues
- Having a tough week parenting
- Having great workouts despite my lame stomach
- Working out alone
- Seeing subtle changes in my upper back, arms, and core muscles
- Feeling strong despite occasional stomach pain