On Monday, I was back at the gym - about 40 minutes of strength training followed by a spin class. Spinning felt okay, but while I was lifting I could definitely feel that my muscles were depleted and weak. On Tuesday, once again I did some strength training and hit up another spin class. Still a little tired and sore, but not too terrible. Wednesday I worked my biceps and triceps for an hour, then did 45 minutes on a stair stepper. Thursday, I walked on a treadmill for 45 minutes before taking a Muscle Fusion X class. Friday, another strength training session followed by a spin class.
So, after 5 days of strength training and miscellaneous cardio workouts, I decided it was time to hit the road again. Saturday morning I slept in again, hoping to recoup a little of my strength, then I took my youngest with me to the park where he played while I ran. I did 5 miles and my hamstrings and quads were very tight the whole time.
Yesterday (Sunday) was another rest day, but this morning I was back at it with my own little Memorial Day workout. First, I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD, then I took all of the kids with me to the park - again, they played while I ran. Today I did 8 miles...barely. Always so much tension and pain in my hamstrings and glutes - it's very frustrating. But, at least I did something. Tomorrow I plan to go to the gym early in the morning to do my weights and take a spin class, but I'm not sure what the rest of the week has in store. We might be going camping for a few days, since Chris had to work today, but he has the next 3 days off. While we're gone, I'm pretty sure running will be the only thing I will be able to do to get a workout in, so that's probably what I'll be doing. I also have some resistance bands I can use to do a little strength training. It looks like I might not start a new training schedule with Misty until a little later, but I did sign up for the Pocatello Marathon, which is just 14 weeks away. So it appears I am back in marathon training mode already. :)