It was another week of minimal movement. Our trip left me feeling on the verge of coming down with something — I was pretty sure I just needed some rest, though, and I’m happy to say my diagnosis was correct.
But I did run a 5k. I’m keeping mum on how it went because the recap will be out Tuesday, most likely.
- Monday: Traveling from Seattle back home, lots of pacing & some stair climbing, managed to get in roughly 10k steps, but got home waaaay past my normal bedtime
- Tuesday: Dogwalk & not much else, between traveling, back in forth with the weather, I was just wiped out
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Danette May flow (yoga/pilates)
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, 4 miles easy (including 3 sets of strides at the end), PT stretches
- Friday: Dogwalk, Final Fat Meltdown, IT exercises (no it’s not bothering me, preventative)
- Saturday: YFR Foundation & Back, Freihofers 5k, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Dogwalk — probably not much else going on later this rainy Sunday, either
Mileage: 7.1 (-2.9)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up
I was just burnt out after we got home very late Monday night. Too many late nights, going from warm weather to cool, being drizzled on (and not a warm drizzle) off and on for a couple of hours at the Paul Simon concert . . . it all took its toll with a scratchy throat and fatigue.
So I took it easy, even though I had signed up for the Freihofers5k last minute. It’s such a large, congested race, you know you’ll never have a PR. Plus it starts too late and is almost always hot.
By Thursday I was feeling better and despite the fact I couldn’t get out for my run until late afternoon, when the temperature had already risen to 80F (and it had been in the 50s in Seattle), the run wasn’t too bad. And I threw in some strides at the end since I had the 5k on Saturday.
All I’m sayin’ about Freihofers for now is that while it wasn’t a PR — as predicted — I was very happy with how I ran the race.
Favorites of the week
It always amazes me how good things taste after a run. Even applesauce! There’s something to said for the whole work up an appetite thing. I am not proud to say that the Freihofers cookies were my lunch, but I don’t actually regret that I had them, either.
I think this week’s Thinking Out Loud will be musing on eating, all or nothing eating, a healthy lifestyle, etc. I have more to say about what went down with those cookies. And my relationship with them, because yes, I have a relationship with Freihofers chocolate chip cookies going back to my childhood.
Meeting up with friends at a race. Always fun. And actually going to said race with a friend for a change. I was sad I wasn’t able to hook up with my USAFit Albany buddies (I just couldn’t figure out where they were meeting!).
I signed up for the Summer Sweat Series from Fit Foodie Finds and Ambitious Kitchen. The meal plan looks great — except I’m pretty sure if I ate that many sweets, even healthy sweets, I would not be losing weight. And right now I do have a few pounds I’d like to drop. I suck at following meal plans anyway.
But I’m sure I’ll find some good new recipes (some look really good) and hopefully I’ll try some of the workouts. It’s time to buckle down while I’m not running a whole lot and see if I can get where I want to go. And hey, it’s free! Thank you, ladies, for such a great resource.
The fact that my peony plant finally has some buds on it. I’m eagerly awaiting the flowers.
Mr. Judy giving Lola a bath. Most of the grooming duties (and dogwalking, and feeding, , and training) fall to me. I did help dry her off. We tag teamed her with both of us blowing her dry. That way we’re able to keep her fairly still in one place. She’s really quite good about it, although it’s clear she doesn’t like it either.
And that’s a wrap!
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