The weather really sucked this week for the most part. They kept promising us sun and it poked its head out briefly here and there, but there was a lot of grayness, cloudiness, and rain.
It drove me to the treadmill one day. Then another day I ended up running into the night, as I signed up for a 5k last minute and knew I needed to get in 5 miles that day when I’d only planned to run 3. Maybe that’s why my pace was so quick.
It was either that or do another run after my race on Saturday. So glad I got those 5 miles in middweek — otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to do all those fun things on Saturday.
You don’t have to be a runner to join in & tell us how your week went! So how was my running last week?
- Monday: 10 minute Yoga flexibility & relaxation, Lean & Lovely, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: 5 miles on the treadmill (threat of freezing rain), YFR Foundation postrun
- Wednesday: Solibeat WU, Lean & Lovely, Dance Yourself Thin WU, RFRL strength
- Thursday: Dog walk, 5 speedy miles, YFR Foundation postrun
- Friday: YFR Back & Hamstrings, Dogwalk
- Saturday: YFPR Alleviate & Align, Jingle Bell 5k, Yoga for Runners Foundation postrun
- Sunday: Dance warmup, Lean & Lovely & some RFRL strength, dogwalk
#yogastreak, that is.
Working on a daily yoga practice. Some days it’s 5-10 minutes; rarely is it more than 30.
I’ve been getting in more strength training the last couple of weeks. It isn’t easy, but my IT has not been bothering me. Coincidence? I think not!
I’ve been playing around with shortening my running intervals: I did 2 minutes run, 30 seconds walk on all my runs this week. My midweek run was particularly speedy (for me), without trying, and I had high hopes for the weekend’s 5k. You’ll have to come back tomorrow to see how I did. 🙂
Chester still seems the same, holding on, but I’ve noticed he seems to breathe heavier in the mornings. He always breaths heavy, but it just seems heavier in the morning. He seems perkier by the afternoon most days.
Read 5 Ways to Know It’s Time if you don’t know Chester’s story.
I had a great day on Saturday; it’s really been a long time since I had a fun day with friends.
First the Jingle Bell 5k. Then a great high tea — you could choose tea sandwiches, but I went with a turkey avocado sandwich and it was yummy.
Then my friend & I browsed the store next door; and I bought 2 of these chairs (not antiques, not even close — made in Tawain!; but they make me smile). We needed to borrow some chairs for Thanksgiving (yeah, we don’t entertain much), and now we have a couple more.
Do you sign up for races early or are you more spontaneous?