My Skirtsports order finally showed up Thursday, and I was able to test out an outfit I thought I might wear for my race Sunday (remember use code CRJ20 for 20% off your regularly priced items). Except then the forecast got nicer and I knew that outfit would be too warm!
This week also included fun with friends and a half marathon relay.
- Monday: Yoga Tuneup Low Back, Hips, Feet & Ankles Stress Relief, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: YFPR Flexibility & Flow, Final Fat Meltdown, Dogwalk, Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Wednesday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, Dogwalk, 4 miles easy
- Thursday: YFR Hamstrings, Yamuna Foo Fitness, Dogwalk, Final Fat Meltdown
- Friday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, Fooet & Ankles, 4.26 miles easy with 6 x 20 strides, Dogwalk, Tabata bike
- Saturday: Dogwalk
- Sunday: YFR Hamstrings, Yamuna Foot Fitness, 7.59 miles as part of a half marathon relay
Mileage: 16ish (-2)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
Oh my, was Wednesday ever beautiful! All that spring weather it seemed everyone but us was enjoying? It finally arrived. It wasn’t supposed to stay, so I took full advantage of it and ran to the grocery store in a skirt.
Good thing I got that run in because the next day it was drab, cloudy, and rainy. Which is what the weather in upstate NY often is.
Friday I had an even better run. Kind of in the zone — I just felt like I could keep going, but knowing I had half of a hilly half coming up, I took it easy but it was a good pace for me even so. And I think I finally found the right way to tape my ankle, especially considering the next day it felt great. Slowly, but surely, it’s getting better, but I really look forward to not having to tape it anymore!
I thought I would relax Saturday, and I tried, but I had to have everything ready for Sunday’s race, so I had to get my breakfast together and it had to be portable since I’d be leaving at o’dark o’clock and would be eating breakfast on the bus. Plus I was running out of protein balls, and even though the race has a lunch afterwards, they warn you that it could run out. And since I’m a turtle runner I wanted to make sure I had an alternative with me in case I didn’t get lunch!
We did watch “The King’s Speech” (I like a motivational movie before a race) and then rented “The Company Men”, because it was a preview on the DVD and had a great cast — but definitely a B movie and I don’t really recommend it.
Sunday we headed down to the Celebrate Life Half Marathon, which benefits cancer survivors. Darlene was running it in honor of her friend who was battling cancer for the third time. Darlene’s friend Barbara, who now I think I can claim as a friend, too, helped me out by agreeing to run the second half of the very hilly relay when Darlene’s other friend was injured and had to withdraw. Despite the hills, a good time was had by all.
And that’s a wrap!
Do you struggle with your race outfit or do you have it down to a science?