This week I stepped on to the wrong bus — the struggle bus.

Day 1 (Monday, Jan. 16, 2017): Makeup Run (5 miles)

The previous week, I fell off the boat and so this day was supposed to be a swim to return to the shoreline. My body wasn’t happy with me this day, so I wasn’t able to run. I ended up walking 5.2 miles on this makeup day.

Day 2: Intervals [1 mile easy, 2 miles @TH, 1 mile easy]

I ran 4 miles at an average 10:03 pace. Nothing too exciting here.

Day 3: 30 Minute Bike & Leg Resistance Circuit

A quote from my logs: “Now my booty is sore.” I think that says it all.

Day 4: Intervals [5 min WU, 10x(2 min @TH, 1 min recovery jog), 5 min CD] & 10 Minute Yoga w/ Tony Horton

I ended up missing the run due to exhaustion from work — which is why I recommend working out in the morning. This is a prime example of where I failed to listen to my own advice. However I did throw in a 10 minute yoga to at least get a minimum workout in.

Day 5: Rest Day & The Challenge

Initially, I intended to do a makeup run here, but I decided to just do the P90X3 Challenge workout with a target of 8 pull-ups / 19 push-ups for the 16 different exercises. I was having stomach problems the entire day and felt that a run would leave me looking like Mikael Ekvall (just google him if you don’t know who I’m talking about).

Day 6: Easy Run (3 miles)

Aaaaaaand…I missed this workout too.

Day 7: Long Run (6 miles) & Yoga

On my attempt to get back on track, I ran 3 miles and died. I speed walked for 1 miles before calling it. I capped off the week with a much needed yoga session to stretch and exhale all the terribleness from this week.

One of the biggest reasons why I wanted to share my journey is to show the highs and lows. As you can obviously see, this week was one of the lows. We are humans, and we aren’t perfect. We’re not here to be perfect, we’re here to PROGRESS.