A Disappointment & A Learning Experience (#CLEMarathon 10K Training: Week 4)

Wow, it’s been a crazy March so far and I’m feeling a bit in-over-my-head. Let me rewind…

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Welcome to anotherย Weekly Fitness Update, where I recap the weekโ€™s workouts and any other miscellaneous health/fitness-related thoughts. Thanks for helping me keep myself accountable ๐Ÿ™‚

This wasn’t a good week by any means. Remember last week when I got that awesome PR? Well, it turns out it wasn’t exactly the smartest thing to go all week without doing anything and then run 5 miles out of nowhere on Saturday. It took me pretty much all week to recover. Some days I would start to feel better only to be reminded that my feet needed rest. Lots of rest, and massaging.

Monday & Tuesday: Off (resting those darn feet!)

Wednesday: 30 minutes on the elliptical to keep the body moving!

Thursday & Friday: Off again

Saturday: I’m so disappointed about this, but I’ll be honest. Saturday was the St. Malachi 5-miler, that I did not end up participating in. I wasn’t sure all week if I was going to be able to do it because of my feet, but I told myself I’d wait until the morning of to decide. Well, that morning came… and I woke up with a FREAKIN’ MIGRAINE. Granted, my feet probably would’ve gotten destroyed had I done the race so I guess things happen for a reason but COME ON. I always get migraines at the worst possible times. I was really bummed but I know that this happens & it’s part of the whole running/training/racing experience.
I will be getting my revenge next year though, just you wait!

I did start feeling better later in the day on Saturday so I finally got a workout in (and my feet were FINALLY starting to feel better). I did a bunch of strength exercises then 2 miles on the treadmill!

Today's workout stats. #fitfluential #imfitpossible #sweatpink #fitapproach #teamdeltalabs #fitfam #fitspo #fitbloggin

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Sunday: I finally got back to the gym and went to spinning class. It was fantastic – I felt stronger and was able to do more of the standing up portions of the ride. I also just loved the energy of the class ๐Ÿ™‚

Feeling amazing!!! #spinning #fitsnap #fitfluential #imfitpossible #sweatpink #teamdeltalabs

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With all that being said, I think I need to revamp my training plan. I’ve already had to accommodate my feet needing rest time plus I think I was just too ambitious with this in the beginning. I thought I could pick up my mileage faster than is proving possible. I’m going to cut back a little bit on distance and work on building up my strength and endurance. Hopefully this will help me in the long run and prevent any future injuries from happening! I also picked up this handy dandy foot massage ball from FiveBelow which has been amazing! (I even brought it to work one day, haha…)

So excited that I found this at @fivebelow ๐Ÿ™‚ #footmassage #massageball #runningnecessities

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Here’s what the new plan looks like now… I’m thinking of looking for a 5K race to do before the 10K, too.

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If it wasn’t obvious, I’m really liking spinning lately! I don’t know if I’ll actually go 3x a week but those are the classes I can make it to after work. This training plan has gone through a lot of revisions!

My training has taken a bit of a pause but I’m back in action with a new plan in place, so I think it’s going to be good. Some of you may have seen some new social media accounts pop up over the weekend which is part of a new announcement I’ll have for you all soon, I am very excited about it!!! Stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Aww, sorry it was disappointing, but if there was one thing I learned in my training last year its you have to listen to your body. I felt like crap the day of a race last year and underperformed and that was disappointing, so I guess you never really know. Anyway, good luck with revising your training plan, I know its hard to do sometimes!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages