This week I really struggled. I had trouble staying positive. Kind of stuck in a rut, so to speak. It's been nine months dealing with this and I really want it to go away.
True confession: I've got that summertime sadness. I miss running. I really do. Reality bites.
But like the runner that I am, I dug deep and ended the week with some really strong workouts and a much better attitude. I am feeling better.
Just like pushing past mile 20, right?
So how was the week?
I've started walking Cocoa after dinner. She's becoming a little skittish around people she doesn't know. I could use a little socialization. The walks have been good for both of us. We go about a mile. I've gotten to see some of my neighbors and get caught up on all the news. One of my friends gave Cocoa and me a tour of her new kitchen. We caught a few Pokemon too.
Monday: rest day. I did get in a squat with the pup, though!
Tuesday: Pool running x 1 hour. My deepening funk was not helped by a negative encounter with two folks swimming laps across the dive well. They stopped across the pool from me and I heard them loudly commenting that there should be "lap lines" in the diving well. Clearly, they were not happy with me "jogging" the perimeter of the pool. I didn't say anything to them but wanted to remind them that there is a lap pool with 8 lanes right next to the dive well. I was unable to shake it off. It didn't help that the old guy was wearing a green speedo. They eventually left the pool and I finished my workout.
|Pool squats. I have freakishly long arms. Maybe long enough to slap someone upside the head.|
|Crow pose for the squat and plank challenge. Kind of an all-in-one pose.|
|handstand pushup prep|
Saturday: I got up early and again struggled with motivation. It was a gorgeous morning and I pushed myself out the door. I rode the bike 17.25 miles. There is something to be said about those early morning workouts. Solitude. Nature. Lots of rewards.
|Finding beauty in suburbia|
A bounty of cranes
|Taking a little break for this breathtaking view of Lake Michigan|
|And some sister planks!|
Like we say in yoga, namaste.
How was your week? Have you ever done meditation? If you have, can you share your experience?
I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly for Weekly Wrap as well as Angela and Ilka at the Sunday Fitness and Food Link Up!