This was one of those weeks- if anything could have gone wrong- it did. I was sick with sinus/allergy issues- headache, serious pressure, and my nose couldn't decide if it would run, stop up, or sneeze (and sometimes it was all 3)! I also had "life" happen with my schedule, oh, and I forgot to mention the car issues- so much so I had to take a day off of work (at the busy time of year) in order to get it taken car of (thankfully it was covered under my extended warranty and it was only $100 instead of $400). Anyway, with all of that there was absolutely NO training that went on- no running, no boot camp, no walking, absolutely NOTHING. So that meant, when I went to run my 5K on Saturday morning (Run for the Deaf 5K) I was running on a week of no training so I went in with no expectations. I figured I would use it as a training run and just take the time to enjoy the area (it's a beautiful neighborhood). There was a horrendous hill at the end (it really wasn't THAT bad but to end a race...) and by the time I got to the hill I had absolutely nothing left in my legs- of course that's when you have to dig down and give a bit more ;) When I crossed I looked at the 'gun time' and knew that I had done better than last week but was it enough (even though I knew that as long as I had done my best then it was enough)? I finally got the official chip time late yesterday afternoon and was so excited to see that my time was 33:31.6! That was a personal best for me and about 24 seconds faster than last week (on a tougher course)!
So- lesson learned last week- sometimes, rest is good for a weary body and soul. This was part of the 5 by the 5th and also number 9 out of 13 in my quest for 13 in 2013.
Oh, and those for this week- not so much- no exercise, plus realizing that I need to not make a "can't have" statement (especially in a stressful week) means that the only other goal that I had was the only one that I met. And that was to make some healthier choices (portion control, food choices, etc. I did do much better with that! So one out of three accomplished. Hoping for a better week this week (even though schedule wise it will be just as crazy)...
Exercise Goal- Get some form of movement at least 5 out of 7 days (including completing my squats and plank challenge)
Healthy goal 1- Drink at least 80 oz. of water per day
Healthy goal 2- Due to my schedule I am going back to my 10:30 lights out bedtime (I have slacked off on this).