Happy Friday! I’m excited that it’s a long weekend around here, even if it is supposed to rain for most of it. This last week I finally felt back on track with my workouts. I shared last week that I was struggling to regain my motivation after my marathon. I realized that my body was telling me it needed a break and now I feel fully recharged and ready to tackle my workouts again. Here’s what I got up to this week.

Monday: Off

There’s a saying I always hear, “Never miss a Monday”. Well, honestly, I miss a lot of Mondays. Getting up early on a Monday is tough so sometimes the snooze button calls to me. So I tell myself I’ll get my workout done after work instead of before, but come the end of my work day, I’m tired and a nap often wins.

The thing is, it doesn’t really matter. We all need to take rest days and if I know Mondays are a struggle for me, maybe it’s best I turn that into my rest day. There’s no right or wrong way when it comes to your workout schedule. Do what works for you.

Tuesday: 4 Miles

It’s been a few weeks now since I’ve gotten up for a morning workout. I took some time off strength training leading up to the Toronto marathon and then injured my shoulder in Vegas, making upper-body work off the table, which means I’ve been sleeping in more, and enjoying it! But I had plans Tuesday night so I dragged myself out of bed Tuesday morning to run 4 treadmill miles before work. And, as always, I loved it. It can be a struggle to get, but once I do, I never regret it…

This is an excerpt from the article Weekly Workout Recap – Back On Track which originally appeared on http://www.prettylittlegrub.com/.