I’m still not running a whole lot, but so far, knock on wood, it’s going fairly well. Of course I typed this sentence the day before my 5 mile race — I may sing a different tune after that (cause it’s been a month since I’ve run that far, even easy, much less racing).
Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and lots of healthy-minded bloggers to share how I keep active. Congratulate both Kim & Deborah on finishing the Cherry Blossom 10 miler (lucky dogs!).
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: 2 miles easy + FTC Mentoring
- Tuesday: ST (20 minutes), Dogwalk, Yoga (15 minutes)
- Wednesday: Easy 3 miles, Dogwalk
- Thursday: ST Legs (15 minutes), Pilates Legs (20 minutes), Dogwalk
- Friday: Dogwalk, ST Abs & Core (15 Minutes), Yoga Abs (20 minutes)
- Saturday: FTC Mentoring (walked with an injured runner), Yoga for Abs & Glutes (30 minutes), Dogwalk
- Sunday: Delmar Dash 5 Miles, Yoga (40 minutes), Dogwalk
Mileage: 10 (+4.5)
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Still riding the no walk runs — still short runs — this one was surprisingly speedy (for me). Weird.
Then another 1+ miles with the group, still not a whole lot of running but they’re up to 3 minutes running for part of it.
Finally a beautiful day — too bad I totally forgot my phone (as in left it at home) so sadly no photos to share. I headed up to the trail by the river, the really short one, but I was only looking for 3 miles.
For the first time in a really long time, I was overdressed, and although my plan is still to just run without walking and see where it takes me, I had to stop after 1 mile because I was broiling. I took off my jacket and wrapped it around my waist.
3 miles seemed like such a long way. The last mile . . . I was dragging. I had initially thought about putting in some strides but quickly nixed that idea. It’s been almost a month since I’ve actually run three miles! I was very surprised when I looked at my splits later to see that it was my fastest mile.
I stalked the weather and finally signed up for a 5 mile race on the last day of online registration — weather looked great for running — and it was! I’ll recap it on Tuesday, but met up with Darlene and got my free massage. In an odd twist of fate, both Darlene & I had the same massage student. We were wearing the same Skirt Sports print, although I was in capris and she was in a skirt — the woman thought I had come back for a second massage (hello, did she notice all the gray hair?).
Favorites of the week
Second try from Butcherbox will be Flat Iron Steak tonight; I’ll let you know how it turns out. This time Mr. Judy will grill it (on a rare nice day). If you use my link here, I might get something (we’re not exactly sure what).
In another weird twist of fate I briefly ran into Running Buddy J (who just got back from FL last weekend) when we went out to dinner. We were seated in booths with our backs to each other, but I could hear her talking and realized that was her so we said a brief hello (she was with friends, so I didn’t want to intrude).
You know what wasn’t a favorite? The snow/sleet we got on Friday. Thankfully it had melted by the next day. And the fact that my phone refused to turn on after the race, but would come on when plugged into the charger when I got home — showing 100% battery. It will only stay on when plugged in at the moment, although I still have some debugging to do. It might need a new battery. Always something.
Talk to me:
Any synchronicity going on in your world this week?
Is there a race you do that always seems to have bad weather?
If you’re in training-mode, how’s it going?