I hope everyone had a restful and fun weekend! J was gone on a man’s trip, so I took the opportunity to read. A lot. I finished two books this weekend, ran, and went to the Flagstaff Hullabalooo with some friends! It was tons of fun. This past week was definitely an improvement over the week before. I could feel my body getting stronger on runs, which is awesome.
Monday– 3 miles @ Buffalo Park
I was going to do a four mile loop, but just didn’t have it in me, so I ran three instead. It was pretty warm out, and super, super windy, and I was having a hard time. So, I rode the struggle bus through the three miles and then went home and did some abs..
My plan for Tuesday was a strength workout when I got home. Well, I got home around 7 because of car trouble, and I was starving and exhausted, so I took a rest day instead.
Wednesday – 4 miles for National Running Day!
I actually felt really, really good on this run. My legs felt strong and I managed to get it done in a pretty okay time. I took my Garmin for distance, since I wasn’t exactly sure where two miles would be on this particular trail, but I paid no attention to my pace.
Thursday – 10 min arm toning workout + 30 min ab and leg workout
Friday – 3 miles with Rudy
I got home from work on Friday and leashed up the pup and went for some miles. A storm was blowing in and I wanted to get the miles done before it hit. And we barely made it! Not too long after, the rain started and we had an epic thunderstorm Friday night.
Saturday – 7 miles
This was not easy. For one thing, I just am not ready to be going that long. I ended up walking a fair amount. Secondly, the wind was insane. The gusts were easily somewhere in the 35-40 mph range, and the constant winds were around 20. I also just was not in it mentally. I considered running on Sunday instead, but I forced myself out the door, and honestly, I wish I had let myself rest on Saturday and ran on Sunday. The weather was nicer and I was just in a better mood. Regardless, the miles got done and now I can feel a little better about this coming Saturday. At least I know I’ll finish the race.
Sunday– 30 min Pilates
Total miles: 17
This week felt really good overall. I definitely feel myself getting stronger and the shorter runs are getting easier. On Saturday, my run felt really good until about mile 4.5 when I had to turn into the wind. Then it got really sucky. But, that’s all part of the game–and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And all that jazz.