Running went pretty well this week. I enjoyed mostly good weather on the run (despite showers here & there this week) and am loving the warmer days with still low humidity. Especially enjoying that all my runs this week were done in skirt!
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: Morning Yoga (20 min), 3 Easy, Yoga Hamstrings & Hips (40 min)
- Tuesday: Morning Yoga (15 min), Dogwalk, 3 miles easy, Pilates (8 min)
- Wednesday: Morning Yoga (12 min), Dogwalk, Yoga Booty Ballet Sculpt (30 min)
- Thursday: Morning Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 2 easy TM miles
- Friday: Morning Yoga (30 min), 5 miles easy
- Saturday: Pilates (30 min)
- Sunday: Dogwalk, Studio Yoga (60 min), Dogwalk
Mileage: 13 (+3)
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It was a beautiful, crisp . . . Fall day. Mother Nature just can’t make up her mind. “Recovery” week, although everything felt fine after my 5k (probably a signal I could’ve pushed harder), so just an easy run. Still tired, although sleeping a bit better — much better pace than last week, though.
The location and weather? Perfection! The run itself didn’t feel completely easy, nor did it feel completely hard. Overall, though, it was a great run because the location (and good weather) just brought me so much peace.
It wasn’t supposed to rain, and it didn’t everywhere, but we had a fair amount of rain during the day. Friends were joining a trail run but I wasn’t feeling it so I hopped on the Treadmill for a couple of miles.
With plans for Saturday, I wanted to get a longish run in and it was just a beautiful day. We still got a lot of rain this week, but the weather was great for most of my runs. I ran down past the High School, which is a really nice downhill . . . and of course a pretty long uphill on the way back. Still a decent pace. I got much better sleep for most of this week and my runs were the better for it.
Favorites of the week
One of our running friends had a race ask her if she’d do a water stop at her house, since the race goes right by it. She recruited a bunch of running friends to help her out and offered to grill some burgers & chicken for lunch while we all contributed something.
Best stocked water stop ever. Seriously, we actually had too much water (never a bad thing) and way too many people trying to hand out the water (there were less than 300 people in the race). We were begging them “me! me!” but we had lots of fun.
Later on we went out to dinner, and were able to bring the dogs since we ate on the patio, and also brought them with us for our first outdoor ice cream this year.
As I was looking around to find a table, this woman walked over and started talking to me, calling Bandit by name. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out who she was, thinking maybe she was from the rescue that helped us out a bit years ago? Then I saw her daughter and realized it was our neighbor! Mr. Judy also didn’t recognize her when he saw her, so it’s not just me.
The weather was just stunning all weekend long, so the dogs also got a bath this afternoon. Unfortunately one bee . . . then two . . . then three crashed the party. I did a lot of deep breathing (and Bandit wanted to eat the darn things — no, Bandit, bees are good — just not this close to me!).
Ever set up an aid station?
Do you get to enjoy some nice weather this week?
Are you afraid of anything that stings?