The week was a relatively typical week for me with a bit more rest. It had some harder than normal in-workout moments this week. I definitely was glad that those came after the fun at Masters where I was still feeling good. I like to draw on previous positive outcomes during my workouts. I will say at one point during Thursday’s workout, I thought I think I would rather be doing a marathon (quick thought before I snapped out of it)!
Monday (July 17th): Rest & ART
I luckily took the day off. We got in around 3 AM from Baton Rouge. I had an afternoon appointment with Donna at Well Body Basics. I originally wanted to have my legs worked on but at some point, I did something to my shoulder. It might have been when I put on all of my medals at once…hahaha. Donna worked her magic, and I felt so much better.
Tuesday (July 18th): FitWit & Cyclebar
After riding on the bus for so long Sunday night into Monday morning, I needed to get in some recovery workouts. I started the day at FitWit. It was a tough one but I think really just from the events of Sunday.
@fitwitnation to start the day and @cyclebar_buckhead with @runthisb to end the day! Recovery workouts were so needed to work out the kinks from the track meet. Feeling better. We'll see what tomorrow brings. All in all it was fun. #tjtellsit #onestepatatime #onerepatatime #onerpmatatime . . . #fitwitlivefitwinner #beastmode #weareatlantatrackclub #survivor #cantstopwontstop #sweatequity #goals #reppingmyatlantatrackclubgear #cycling #spinning #girlswholift
I finished the day at Cyclebar with Bianca. Talk about sweating. I was dripping through the entire class. I felt a lot better after it was all done. I do love a good spin workout! Trap Tuesday is a weekly thing now!
Wednesday (July 19th): Rest Day
I took this day to hang out with Zoey after work. I think she missed me since I was gone so long. It is also highly possible that she was just working me for treats!
Thursday (July 20th): FitWit
OMG! It was one of the hardest FitWit workouts I’ve had in a very long time. Between being tired and the workout being one of those sneaky looks so simple but it a serious workout. I took some of my new-found strength from USATF Masters and put it to work. It was a one rep at a time and one step at a time kind of workout.
Friday (July 21st): FitWit
Crawling and stair sprints to end the week were not my cup of tea. I really just hate cat crawls and bear crawls but I do them anyway. I felt awkward and it requires more coordination than I currently possess. I’m glad I didn’t skip it even though I was forewarned that it was going to be all the stuff I prefer to not do!
Finished off my day and work week with @fitwitnation workout! I even knew it was going to be all the stuff needs improvement aka the stuff I groan at including cat crawls, bear crawls, and stair sprints. I did kill it during the rowing sprints! I finished it even if it was a hot mess! #tjtellsit #fitwitlivefitwinner #onestepatatime . . . #fitnessblogger #beastmode #survivor #cantstopwontstop #sweatequity #goals #reppingmyatlantatrackclubgear #rowing #sprints #girlswholift #progress #hardwork #igaveupcrawlingyearsago #mobility #workout
Saturday (July 22nd): Rest Day
I slept in for the first time in a long time. Zoey let me sleep until 7 am! After she woke me up, she promptly went back to sleep after a quick trip outside. I think she just wanted to make sure I was alive. I of course couldn’t go back to sleep but read a book. I took her to get her nails. I then made a meal prep plan after seeing Evan, my mom, and her pups. (Look for an update to my Run Fast, Eat Slow post this week.)
Sunday (July 23rd): Cyclebar Charity Ride
Two of my Atlanta Track Club friends had a joint Cyclebar fundraiser. Fellow run lead Chanel Hicks is raising fund to help with her father’s treatment after a massive stroke. Also, my nutritionist, Alissa Palladino is raising money for Kilometer Kids to run NYC Marathon. It was a nice ride with the class being taught by another fellow run lead Kafi. It was just an Atlanta Track Club party.
Each week I learn something new about my abilities. Mental toughness is something that I tend to over look especially when I have more objective measures to gravitate towards. Each tough moment this week was more of a mental battle than a physical. Now don’t get me wrong it, some were physical battles but it was about the mental push through.
I’m telling you a fitness journey is a lot of mental strengthening #onestepatatime,
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