The first line of the LL Cool J song "knock you out" comes to my mind right now....
"Don't call it a comeback". Feeling the way I felt all week and on Friday, I could never have imagined that I would feel as good today as I feel. As my previous posts might have given away, this has been an EXHAUSTING week. Seriously. There were a few times that I wondered how I was going to make it through this all. I kept pushing on and did not leave any room for backing down. Wednesday night, I was coming home from work, knowing that I had a 50 min bike ride followed by a 15 minute run. It was pouring rain, I had a tension headache from my neck and shoulders being so tight. For a minute, I thought "maybe I could just take tonight off". Then I realized that I could not, in fact, take it off. I needed to just get through it and soon enough it would be my rest day.
Then my rest day came and I felt like complete shit all ay long. After work, I had a nutrition seminar at a local gym. I got there about 20 minutes early and considered sleeping in my car for those 20 minutes.
Saturday morning, we had a 2 hour and five minute bike ride, followed by a 20 min run. It started at 6:30 and I honestly felt pretty good. The rest of the day, I felt good. This morning we ran 9 miles and I felt GREAT. Its almost 4 pm and I am not feeling like I need to go to bed.
This is good news, because I am now in a recovery week. Workouts this week will still be tough, but they won't be like last week. I am really looking forward to that. I am excited that I ended this week feeling so good. Especially since it all starts again tomorrow morning at 4:15 am.
Here is what the last 6 days have entailed:
I'll break it down by day, to give you a better idea.
am - swim 60 min, followed by 15 min bike ride
am - 60 min weights, 45 minute run
pm - 30 min bike ride
am - 60 min swim
pm - 50 min bike ride followed by 15 min run
am - 60 min weights, 40 min run
am - 2 hour, 5 min bike, followed by 20 min rud
am - 1 hour and 35 min run.
(a total of)
2 hrs of swimming
3 hrs and 40 min of cycling
3 hrs and 35 min of running
2 hrs of weights/ab workouts
for a grand total of 11 hours and 15 minutes.