Not In The Mood (weekly workout recap)

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Last week was one of the weeks when I just don’t feel like running. I’m sure it had everything to do with the bitter cold winter weather although I guess it really doesn’t matter the reason — what’s important is that I don’t force myself to run more than I actually feel like running.

I’ve learned enough over the years to know that nothing happens when I focus on other workouts and skip running when I’m not in the mood.

While I squeezed one three-mile in last week outside, I had zero interest in running on the treadmill on other days.

What I did enjoy, however, was various yoga/pilates flows from Melissa Wood Health.

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There’s always some level of guilt for a runner when they choose other workouts – but I quickly push that feeling aside. I know that any day now I will feel like running! Like I keep saying, this is the hardest time of the year. My mood for running will likely return with warmer weather.

Monday – 25 Min Cardio Warm Up with Full Body Flow + 30 Min Walk 

I didn’t have it in me for a treadmill run this morning but this combo was perfect. Running would have been hard because of all the ice patches but walking was easy to maintain.

Tuesday – Melissa Wood Health Combo

It was bitter cold today – not sure if that had anything to do with my lack of interest in running, even on the treadmill.

  • 5 Min Dancing Sock Series – such a great warm-up, especially when it’s cold outside
  • 36 Min Power Pilates (1 lb weights + resistance band)

Wednesday – 20 Min Wake Me Up Flow + 40 Min Walk

Still not in the mood to run!

This relatively new flow from Melissa Wood Health was amazing — starts slow and picks up the intensity to give a nice cardio boost while being gentle through yoga.

I was able to walk this morning because the temps were in the 20’s which feels warm compared to yesterday.

Thursday – 3 Mile Run (outside)

I’m proud to say I ran three miles this morning. It wasn’t anything special but I did it.

winter running

Friday – 25 Min Advanced Yoga + Pilates Flow / 30 Min Walk

Saturday – 54 Min Full Body Flow (1 lb weights + resistance band)

10 degrees with a windchill below zero. I was NOT going outside this morning, not even to walk to the gym for the treadmill.

Sunday – Melissa Wood Health Combo

  • 5 Min Dancing Sock Series – best warm-up
  • 22 Min Full Body Standing Series (bodyweight)

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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