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.
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.
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)