I randomly decided to take a “zero week” the week of Monday, April 6, meaning I didn’t run the whole week. I’ve had weeks where I haven’t run, due to injury or because I was recovering from a big race. But I don’t think I’ve ever intentionally taken a zero week. I figured why not give it a try while things are fairly static due to COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s how the week looked… (this is going to look like a Jillian Michaels advertisement)
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, level 3 workout.
Wednesday – Jillian Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs workout.
Thursday – Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred level 2 workout, followed by a 20 minute indoor bike session. We also picked up baby chicks to add to our flock!
Friday – Jillian Michaels Six Week 6 Pack workout.
Saturday – 25 minute ab circuit and 3 minute mountain legs routine in the morning. Then a 6.2 mile hike at Claytor Lake State Park in the afternoon. Luckily, the trails have not been very crowded at our local state park and so far they remain open (lots of trail systems are closing due to overcrowding, which prevents adequate social distancing).
Sunday – Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown.
Overall, I think this was a pretty good experience and experiment. I came out of the week sore, but in a good way because it was from doing lots of different cross training. I always feel like I don’t do enough cross training, so it felt good to focus on that. But I was also itching to run all week. Running is definitely my favorite! In the future, I think it might be worth doing a “cross training week” two to three times a year.