We had some pretty exciting stuff going on in my family this week. My workouts weren’t that exciting, but at least I got to enjoy some beautiful fall foliage along the way.
Miles run: 26.5
Monday – 6 miles, treadmill. Feeling much better today than the past few days. This run felt decent enough. Love me a morning run on Monday!
Tuesday – 6 miles, treadmill. I wasn’t going to run, but decided to take advantage of my kids having the day off school today (voting day!). I got to sleep in and wasn’t rushed to get ready. My run was same-old-same-old, which is a good thing!
On the work front, this is my life lately. I’ve been setting up a bunch of PCs with Windows 10. My home office is overrun with them!!
Wednesday – Rest day, yoga. Gold stars for me today because I actually woke up early and did yoga! Trust me, this is a huge accomplishment for me because I don’t have the attention span to do yoga, but I made it through a YouTube core class. I was sore all morning! Not sure if the yoga was the reason because it was my hammies, but I know downward dogs are not my friend so I didn’t push it very much either.
Thursday – 10.5 miles, “long run”. I’m hoping to be able to keep up a 10 miler each week, but my body is making me question it. Same as last week, I was feeling like the first 7 miles were good, but afterwards it was a bit of a struggle. Feeling a bit of pain on the hammies and glutes. But, when you’re on an out-and-back course, you don’t have a choice to just end it. It wasn’t horrible, but I wish there was no pain. The woods were beautiful today and the leaves were raining down as I ran. So pretty!
We had a super fun surprise this week… winning some big money! When we bought my daughter’s car, my husband was entered into a monthly drawing to Spin the Wheel. His name got drawn and the wheel stopped on the biggest prize. OMG!!! It was unreal and we were in shock as we drove home.
At night we volunteered at packet pickup for the local half marathon. I can’t say this enough, packet pickup is a great job to help out at. It was a social event! Everyone I know is running this weekend either locally or in Indy. It was a good weekend for racing, everyone did well!
Friday – 4 miles. Kept an eye on my heart rate and this felt good. It was a “feels like” temp of 15. I had to dig out all of my winter gear for this one!
We had another surprise this week – my son was picked as one of the “Marching Generals of the week”! Four students are acknowledged each week. We have no idea what the criteria is for this acknowledgement, but it was so fun to hear his name announced at half time and he got recognized during the performance. Woohoo! The football team is having an amazing season and they are in regional competitions now. And they won again. Despite the frigid temps, marching band continues one more week 🙂
Saturday – Rest day! We had a super late night Friday, rolling into the campground at midnight. We wanted to get in one more camping trip before the camper goes into storage. We didn’t get to use it much due to high school activities, so this is it!
On our hike a snake was crossing our path. He wasn’t so happy to see us 🙂
Sunday – Rest day again. We did get a hike a little at the park and the leaves were the best!!
The forecast for this week has a lot of cold days, and snow on Monday. What? I’ll believe it when I see it.
In case you missed it, I wrote up a recap of our trip to Kauai.
Q: Snakes? Scared of them, or do you like them?
Q: Have you ever won anything? Maybe a casino win??
I have won a few things. But then again, I enter ALL the contests, so the odds are greater for me than most people I think!