Weekly Workouts recap for May 24-31. Week 11 of “new normal”, aka Stay Safe, Smart Reopening… or something like that. Heck, it’s just “summer” around here now. School is out! I did a lot of workouts this week. Running = 29.7 mile (let’s just say 30 miles!), strength x 2, and Cycling = 63 miles!! That is probably the most I have rode my bike in awhile, and I’m happy to report it felt great.
Sunday fun… when we left my blog last week, it was Sunday morning. I have to share the fun incident I had on Sunday afternoon. I went rollerblading with my son and he wore my old Rollerblades. When I say “old”, I mean from the 90’s. He’s used them a few times recently and they worked well, but when we got ready to go, a piece of plastic broke off of them! No biggie, still functional. About 2 miles into our skating, when we were turning back, the buckle broke off them!! Luckily I was wearing a hair tie which was made from a t-shirt and I stretched it to keep the boot together. MacGyver move. Sure enough, a mile before we were finished, the other skate cracked apart too!! OMG Yep, I can confidently say that these skates have completed their journey.
Later in the day the temperatures soared to almost 90. And guess what? Our air conditioning in the house doesn’t work. Ugh, no AC. Just like the good old days when I was growing up! 🙂
Monday – Bike, 25.5 miles. The morning was perfect for a ride with my husband. My goal is to work up to a 50 mile ride by the end of July. Back in the day we did a “Bike to the Bay” cycling event which was 75 miles EACH WAY, 150 miles total. We did it on our old hybrid bikes, which took a long time. But it was a rolling party, and so much fun.
Tuesday – 5 miles, progressive run. With our air conditioning not working, we slept with the windows open. Which means a super early wake up call from Nature. Seriously, what the #$% are the birds chirping about at 5am?? Enough already. But hey, that got me up and going, and since my hair was in a ponytail (no need to run a hairdryer and sweat to death!), I made it to work 10 mins EARLY. Even my coworkers were shocked. I’m sure they will be seeing more ponytails on me soon due to my impending longer drive to work!
At night – our first dinner in a restaurant in at least 10 weeks! Hooray for taco Tuesday! There were a few modifications to the routine there, but I felt good about it all.
Zoom meeting with my fellow RunToledo Ambassadors. The future of racing sounds interesting. Lots of changes most likely coming for everyone nationwide, and we’ll roll with the punches with whatever transpires!
Wednesday – 6 miles. Day 3 of no AC. I was wrong – the birds start chirping at 4:50am! Ugh. I took the opportunity of the extra time and drove down to the river to catch the sunrise. It was totally worth it!
Peloton strength class with my son 🙂 Sorry, no running for him this week. He sleeps in too late and I want to get it done in the early morning!
Thursday – 38 miles, biking. Longest ride on my bike! This was almost a #momfail though. I had a vague idea of our route, but I hadn’t really planned much. This was supposed to be 30 miles, but I got us lost. The problem was that we almost missed taking my son over to the high school to pick up his stuff!! DOH. We made it just in time.
Friday – 5 miles running. Since a few friends are heading back to work this week, the date/time of our bootcamp changed. We had a 6:15 meeting time, but now it will be 5:45am. Gulp. I wasn’t sure I could swing that, but I gave it a try. So glad I did!! It was a beautiful morning and a great workout. I haven’t mentioned that I have some issue going on with my upper back. Last week, before mountain biking, I noticed my upper back was stiff when I twisted. It’s been around for a week now, and some days are better than others. Unfortunately I found a few of our exercises were a bit too much for my back 🙁
Here’s the dreaded stairs we go up and down! 😉
Saturday – running, 3 miles. I’m guessing my back was feeling extra jacked up due to the bootcamp class yesterday because I was having a terrible time sleeping. My back felt stiff all night long! My legs were still sore from bootcamp, but the outdoors were calling me! Luckily running doesn’t bother my back. With the great weather, I made this a progressive run and got my final partial mile down to a 7:49 pace. Woot!!!
We celebrated my daughter’s 17th birthday. I know it’s not the most attractive cake, but she wanted brownies incorporated into her cake, so there it is! It was delicious. We also play mini golf. Some “normal world” fun.
Sunday – 10 miles, long run. The temps dropped a little more this morning – only 49 degrees. Another capri wearing opportunity! This run went well. I could have ran farther, but remembered I am starting the River X Challenge on Monday and need to save my legs for more running 🙂
Congrats on making it through another long winded weekly recap of mine! LOL I hope you liked the pictures.
Q: Working folks… did you get orders to go back to your office yet?
Q: Cyclists – how long is a “long ride” for you?