Weekly Recap 11/9-11/15

I am mostly proud of the improvements I made weightlifting this week. My run has gotten slowslowslow, but I’m strangely okay with that. I don’t feel like my heart is going to explode out of my chest when I run.

135lbs at the beginning of the week.

I’m up to 145lbs for both my squat and deadlift, and increased my back extensions to 20lbs and my bench press to 77lbs. My bench is still my weakest point because I have skinny T-rex arms. BUT even my T-rex arms are getting better, and I’m really happy with that.

My motivation to run is still so up-and-down day by day. Some days I try to push through it and some days I feel pretty “meh” so I’ll throw in some cycling or change the workout to be a slow hill climb.

I mostly feel like I’ve lost my joy in running, and that it’s just a chore to drudge through right now. My husband thinks it’s the running streak, I think it’s a combination of studying for the GMAT, running, work, and being in a war zone. You become numb to a lot of things and I think I resent a little bit anything that pokes through my cloud and makes me feel something different.

All is not lost. I got some cool new SOAS racing shorts in this week and I’m planning some virtual races over the next few months that should give me smaller milestones to work towards.

One thought on “Weekly Recap 11/9-11/15

  1. Just Another Running Mother says:

    It might be the streak. I’ve read other bloggers who have attempted shorter streaks and ended up loathing running for a bit. Streaks have an opposite influence on me. I become addicted and annoyed if it starts looking like I can’t run that day. I’m battling those feelings right now with my “every other day” runs. Then again, I’ve got an addictive personality so that plays a part.


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