Prior to starting the new job, I took the highly recommended “funemployment” week. Think of it as the only week where you freely think about absolutely nothing and aren’t glued to your phone checking work emails. Ahhh, it was lovely.
Included in this week was our anniversary trip to Sonoma and a quick trip to Reno to be with my family. I had to improvise on the training, stay off my knee and make the absolute most of it. Thus, week 34 looked as follows:
WARNING: Lots of puppy photos!
Mon., 7/23: Swim & Core
FINALLY – a swim where I felt strong and was smiling (i.e. not trying to swallow pool water) the entire time! Want to smile and swallow pool water too? Try this workout:
2 x 50 FORM (10″RI)
4 x (25 DRILL, 25 EASY) 15″RI
4 x (25 FIST, 25 BUILD) 15″RI
100 MODERATE (10″RI)
200 MODERATE (15″RI)
300 MODERATE (20″RI)
2 x 600 MODERATE (30″RI)
Add 30 minutes of hip and core exercises and you have Monday.
Tues., 7/24: Run
With a good rest week behind me, this run was supposed to be easy. However, at about 20 minutes my knee decided to scream, “HELLO! I’M HERE TO HAUNT YOU!” Thus, I stopped, stretched and made my way home before things went to hell in a handbasket. Four miles that confirmed something was wrong.
Wed., 7/25: Swim & Core
I’ll spare you the story now, but I ended up swimming in an apartment pool in Reno while everyone stared at the idiot in the swim cap. Move out of my way, children — I have laps to swim!
The good news is that my little sister has the cutest new little rat dog named Harley. I think I’ll go to Reno more often…
She was so cute until I found THIS…
Thurs., 7/26: Cycle
Still cautious of my knee, I cycled indoors for over an hour. But of course, the knee was being a pain in my, well, knee.
Olympics and spinning – motivation at it’s finest.
Fri., 7/27 – Sun., 7/29: Yoga
I got mentally frustrated and ended up throwing the towel in on all planned weekend workouts and opted for multiple 20 minute yoga sessions and lots of rolling and stretching. Can I complain anymore?
I closed out week 34 with:
4 hours and 10 minutes of training:
5,252.8 yards swimming
16 miles cycling
4 miles running
Exciting? Perhaps not — but still a great week. Have you taken a funemployment week?