There was a lot of solo running this week, including my first double digit run in a while. Next week looks to be much more sociable. I hope the forecast is right — there’s a trail festival on Sunday and I’m hoping to do the 5k as a recovery run. Right now the forecast looks perfect, but it could change dozens of times before next week!
We visited my parents yesterday, which is an all day affair, and I was too pooped to finish up this post when we got home — then had to get out early to meet up with a friend, run some errands . . . just busy with life.
- Monday: Dogwalk, 4 miles on the trails, PB Dumbell Workout
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 6 miles (3 x mile repeats), Pilates
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Arms, 25 minute swim
- Thursday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
- Friday: Dogwalk, Pahla B Abs & Glutes
- Saturday: 10 mile LSD
- Sunday: Pilates, visit parents & multiple short dogwalks
Mileage: 23 (+ 2 )
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I was going to meet up with a friend but we couldn’t make it happen, which left me free to see if the trails were still so overgrown — and actually, at least some of them were more groomed. And with all the rain, some of the sand was more packed down.
4 slow miles — but extremely consistent! A little buggy in places, but it’s a nice change of pace.
Lola refused to eat her breakfast this morning. Apparently Bandit is a bad influence. This dog is always happy to eat! And no, she wasn’t sick, she was happy to take treats and go for her walk but I wasted time trying to persuade her to eat, I’d overslept a bit, and all in all, didn’t get out there until 9 am. When the cloud cover started to disappear. And it was a pretty soupy day.
I still wasn’t able to hit the paces, but with the humidity, I really wasn’t surprised. Next week will be harder, there’s no walk break between tempo miles . . . but harder runs make us better runners!
Another speedy easy run before dinner. Apparently running for my dinner makes me faster. Had to try out the new Skirtsports prints (code FWC20 for 20% off of most items).
Mr. Judy had something to go to, but later than me, so while I didn’t get out as early as I would’ve liked to it was the earliest run of the week. It was also my longest run since my last half — didn’t particularly bother me since it was just one more mile than last week.
Although our small group was meeting up, they were getting out later and after three weeks battling the road closures due to construction, I just wanted to stay closer to home. My pace was all over the place, and on the slower side, but again, a humid day. Luckily where I was running has plenty of shade.
I saw Forrest Gump again for the first time this year. Well, the guy who reminds me of Forrest Gump. And I chicked him. At the end of my run. Of course, for all I know he’d already run 20 miles (unlikely, but you never know).
I actually didn’t tape for this run, and usually I do when I get into double digits, but I carried some strips with me just in case. I didn’t need them.
Favorites of the week
It was a frustrating week for many reasons. Nothing major, just a buildup of frustrations. Probably my most favorite thing (aside from refueling with sushi later on in the day after my long run) was the small pill dispenser that came with my last order of Saltstick fastchews.
I’ve been looking for something like that forever. I don’t have a photo yet, but it worked pretty good until you got to the last chew, which was stuck in the bottom. The reality is I need two of them, although they’re small, so pretty easy to carry.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you run by something for months & then one day decide to look closer?
What’s your favorite way to carry chews on the run?
What do you think about the new Skirtsports prints?