Oops! Yet another “Sunday Summary” on Monday. Maybe I should just change it to weekly wrap up so I can post it whenever? But I really like alliteration… Oh well. Anyway…
What a difference a week can make! Being back home has been incredible, both on the running front, and on the healthy eating front. I have really been focusing on upping my produce and protein intake. I also hit all my mileage goals and managed to get some cross-training in. I’m feeling great!
Monday: First day back in the gym for lifting in over two weeks, and boy did I feel it! Squats, dead-lifts, bench press, bent over rows, donkey kicks, fire hydrants, lots of abs and a one minute plank. It was nice to just get a full-body, all over workout in. I also walked 2 miles to work in the morning.
Tuesday: Walked 2 miles to work in the morning, and then did a lovely 3.3 mile outdoor run. It was warm(ish), then sun was out, and I felt great, even though it was wet and muddy!
Wednesday: Walked 2 miles to work in the am. The weather was incredible and I thought about going for a run, but my calves were still stiff and sore from my Tuesday run, so I decided not to push it. I had a glass of red wine and watched the Walking Dead instead 🙂
Thursday: Walked 2 miles to work in the morning Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite as nice out as Wednesday, but I got a comfortable 4 miles in. My calves are a bit sore again, so I’m really looking forward to getting the foam roller that I ordered. I hear it hurts so good!
Friday: Ben and I went over to our friends’ house for a couples date. We had a few drinks and played some Wii. We were supposed to go downtown to meet up with some people after, but I was tired, and knew I had a long run scheduled for Saturday morning, so I just hit the hay at 11. I turned down drinks so I could get my sleep for running… Who am I?!?!
Saturday: LONGEST RUN EVER! Personal record of 6.1 miles. And what’s crazy is, I actually maintained an average pace of just about 10 minutes/mile. That’s WAY faster than I expected. I’m feeling way more confident about my ability to complete a half after this. From here on out, every long run will be a distance record. Yeehaw!
Sunday: We slept in. Had a leisurely breakfast. Did our taxes (yuck). We went for frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf (yum!) and then decided to go for a nice long walk along the water front and through downtown, which helped to offset the fro-yo a little bit 🙂 Then I made some absolutely heavenly butternut squash soup for dinner–recipe will be posted this week!
This has been a really excellent week, both on the life side of things and the running side of things. I’m feeling way more positive about running, and excited to continue on this journey. I think it’s the weather. It’s finally warming up and the sun is streaming through the windows as I type. Definitely a mood booster!