Hello everyone!! Before I get into the workout recap I must tell you…. Alan and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary today!! Wow, right?! Here’s a shot of our wedding day. Sorry for the blurry pic – it’s a tiny little picture that sits on my desk. But you get the point… we haven’t aged a day!! 😉 I will be posting a fun post about our anniversary tomorrow – so please stop back!
We have a romantic dinner planned for tonight. Very much looking forward to that.
Also, the Southern states are on my mind. I hope you are all safe!! My aunt and uncle live in Lakewood FL, and they didn’t have any damage, but do not have power. I sure hope they get the power back on for so many of you that are missing it. Thinking of you all!
Here’s my workouts for the past week. I gotta say, things are really looking up in the running department. I’ve been doing my exercises religiously and keeping the workouts low key have been very beneficial!
Mon – 5.5 miles. I ran with my speedy friend for Labor Day! Yes, I’m feeling so sure of my running abilities lately that I gladly accepted an offer to join her on a run and I didn’t end up crippled!! Hooray! And, we enjoyed some donuts post run per our usual traditions Funny part – I thought I had 5 on my plan, and we ended up running 5.5. Later I realized it was actually 6 miles. Doh. I really need to read my calendar better.
Tues – Rest day!
Weds – 7 miles. I ran the first 4 miles on my treadmill, 10:45 pace. Then I headed outside to run a few miles more. My plan said 5, but I was making up for that short run on Monday, and it was just going good so I ran 3.1 more miles @ 9:04 pace. In fact, my last mile was an 8:44. WOOOHOO! I am feeling more confident with each run I do. (ps, not a sponsored ad for Running Warehouse on my arm warmer… but I do like to shop there!!)
Thurs – Rest day! Sadly, I have pretty much given up on the cross training on my plan because 1) I’m lazy and my schedule doesn’t allow me to get to the gym on my lunch hour for a longer cardio session, and 2) I don’t want to do anything to “jinx” my comeback, no setbacks needed!
Fri – Long run, 12 miles. 9:39 pace. I decided to go for 12 miles today. Around mile 9 I was questioning that decision!! 😉 However, it was still 3 miles back to my car, so it had to be done. Just like last week, this turned out to be a good run overall! I’m off my plan in terms of the long runs now, so I’m just winging it. The weather was just incredible, crisp and chilly!
Saw a bunch of deer on my route.
Sat – Rest day. Spent the day at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival. If you live in this area, you may have heard of it. I think there were 39 schools there!! Great [long] day of racing fun.
Sun – 3.33 miles, 8:58 pace. I saw my weekly mileage was so close to 25 that I had to get out and run. I know, I know. Never a good idea to run just to get a total for the week, but I honestly felt good enough to skip this typical rest day. In fact, the last .33 was at a 7:59 pace. Yes, a 7 is in that number!!!
Weekly total: 28 miles!! Woot! That’s my highest mileage week since June.
Q: Married peeps – what anniversary will you be celebrating this year??
Q: Do you like to wear arm warmers?
I love them!!
Q: Anyone signing up for Boston 2018?? Boston fever is back!!