Mileage Monday

Running stats for the week of February 22nd - February 28th... My motto from now on is "Never Miss a Monday." Whether it is running, walking, some at home workout, etc... my goal is to never miss doing some type of exercise on a Monday since it seems to set the tone for my entire week. I notice that when I workout on Monday I'm more likely to workout during the remainder of my week. However, when I miss my Monday workout its like my entire week is blown and I am unmotivated to do any type of physical activity for the rest of the week. So this week I started my new motto and I have felt good about how it has gone!

The only downside to my week was when I fell down my stairs on Tuesday. Thank God I was not carrying Roarke with me! How did I manage this you ask? Oh, you know... my own clumsiness. I basically slipped and tumbled down the stairs hitting my tailbone and left side of my back the entire way down. I was also lucky that I didn't squish Remi during the mishap as well since he was coming down right behind me... I did manage to scare him half to death though :) Dan said I shook the entire house! Boy, he sure knows how to stroke my ego huh? This was by far the hardest fall I have ever taken probably and boy was I sore afterward. But I didn't hurt myself too badly and went on a walk  with Remi and run after. It was just a good lesson to be more careful and take things slower :)

During runs this week I noticed my knees starting to bother me once again. This seems to be something that I will have to deal with if I'm going to continue running. I am making sure to stretch really good after each run because I know that the pain is being caused by tight tendons instead of any actual injury, but it doesn't make it hurt any less. At the end of the week I broke out a new pair of running shoes that I had bought on sale before I got pregnant thinking maybe new shoes would make a difference... SURPRISE... it did. I ran on Sunday without any pain in my knees. Hoping that this makes all the difference.  

Other things on my mind this week was the possibility of purchasing a jogging stroller for the spring and summer months. I know I'm going to want to start doing longer runs once the weather gets nicer. I also know that I want Roarke and Remi to have the opportunity to be outside as much as possible. So why not hit two birds with one stone and take Roarke on runs with me and hit up a playground in between. I will probably still need to walk Remi one on one since having him and Roarke in a stroller is a little overwhelming for me to do all by myself. Taking them both together is usually done with Roarke strapped to me in his baby carrier. Jogging strollers are expensive, but I think I found one that has good reviews and I can get for a little over $100 instead of $400!

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 - 1.5 mile run / Stretch / Ab Ripper X / Pushups

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 - 1.5 mile run / Stretch / 1.87 mile walk with Remi

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 - Ab Ripper X / Pushups / Squats / Stretch

Friday, February 26th, 2016 - REST DAY!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 - Ab Ripper X / Pushups / Squats / Stretch

Sunday, February 28th, 2016 - 1.87 mile run / 1.87 mile walk with Remi / Stretch

Totals for the week : Ran 4.87 miles / Walked 3.74 mile with Remi / Strength trained 3 times

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