Hello, weekend! Sorry for being a little MIA this week. It was a BUSY weekend, New Year and birthday and I feel like I'm still in a fog trying to catch up with 2012. Happy 3 year Anniversary, manfriend!
One of the things I'd like to focus on this year is taking it a bit easier on my workouts on cross training or active recovery days. I need to remember that taking a day off or easy will make me that much stronger for the next workout and my training overall will really benefit.
Instead, I like to ignore those ideas of rest and push right through. Luckily, I haven't been injured in a while, but that can change in an instant.
Knowing that I like to do a lot of sweating on the weekends, I decided to take it a bit easier today - 20 min strength session at home (circuit workout with weights and body weight exercises) and then a gym session at lunch.
I've really been wanting to get back to the pool, but it often doesn't seem like fun. Well, I was blazing away on the work projects today and finally had time to dash off to the gym. With 17 minutes 'til the pool closed, I hopped in and got my lap swim on.
It's funny how having this short window in which I was able to swim made it seem like more fun whereas when I go in the middle of the open hours I think "Gah, how much longer do I have to swim laps for?!"
I followed the swim up with a 15 minute bike session and hustled back to work. Often when I try to fit in workouts at lunch, I realize my most productive work hours are 10 am to 2 pm so it's hard to break away from a project. However, on the days when I workout, I get a second wind around 3 pm or so.
When are your most productive work hours? What's your typical routine or feeling toward your easy/xtrain days?
Enjoy your weekend! I need to bust my butt on some trails and hills this weekend because Hagg Lake is coming up miiighty quick. It would probably be a good idea to actually do some trail running before the race...