Week 10 of Covid-19 disrupting daily life around here, but honestly, it seems like old times again. I haven’t been out to dinner yet, but I have enjoyed seeing my friends, going to work (same old for sure!), and shopping again. I’m still taking the precaution of wearing a mask, which are recommended in shopping areas and similar situations, and avoiding crowds (they’re aren’t any!). The weather has turned into summer in a just a day, and I’ve gotten quite a few workouts in…
- Miles run = 33.5
- Miles biked = 22.5
- Elliptical mins = 40
After a bit of consideration, I finally signed up for the Maumee River*X Challenge. This event is from June 1st – June 30th. There were 3 options – Run 137 miles, Bike 274 miles, OR Run/Bike 411 miles! Even though my top mileage months are around 135 miles during full marathon training, this challenge allows you to track *walking* miles too, so I think with running and walking combined, I can do it! The distance represents a trip down the Maumee River (right by my house). In addition to having a fun challenge to stay motivated, it’s also a good way to stay connected to my running friends.
Monday – 40 mins elliptical. This is a great workout for me due to all of the workouts I fit in Thurs – Sun of most weeks. A good cross training effort! This week a lot of our non-essential stores opened up. My daughter and I hit the mall for some retail therapy! Shorts and sandals were purchased.
Also, a trip to an “odd lot” store scored us these treats. BTW, the Twinkies cereal is delicious!! No filling inside, but so cute looking and they taste like cupcakes.
Tuesday – 5 miles, treadmill. I thought it was supposed to be rainy, so I ended up running on my treadmill. It never did rain. Go figure.
Peloton Chest & Back Strength class + core class. Trying to not go hard on the shoulders this week, we selected a Chest and Back class instead. Matty made us do a bunch of planks. Phew!!! In the evening I started my “next level” of PT exercises, incorporating a light band. It challenged me, but I felt like I needed it because my hamstring was feeling annoying all day.
Wednesday – run, 4 miles. I made it outside! My right hamstring is feeling a little stiff and pinchy, but not too bad. A little chilly outside, I got to wear capris! Random picture of the week, my daughter saw this guy at the grocery store when she was working. OMG. Yes, he is covered in plastic wrap.
Thursday – Bootcamp! (run 2 miles) After last week’s workout wiping me out, I was determined to go back again. Once again my friend came up with a great set of exercises for us (love that!), and the 5 reps of climbing the stairs didn’t seem quite as daunting. This is going to be a great addition to my summer workouts. They are switching the time a little earlier next week, so hopefully I can continue to get up this early on my day off to join them. A morning workout along the river can put a smile on anyone’s face!
The bald eagle was also spotted again. The nest is in this tree.
14 miles cycling – despite the mist, Alan and I went out for a bike ride. It wasn’t bad at all once we got going.
Friday – 10 miles, long run. I met up with my friend. Even though it was misty the whole time, it felt wonderful. A bit humid, and we were drenched at the end of the run. So good to catch up with her 🙂
Saturday – running 6.2 miles, 2 miles. A double day. I went a little longer than I expected to due to the great weather and enjoying an audiobook. It was really foggy out! I wore a neon ensemble so the cars would see me.
I really wanted my son to get out and run, so after I got home I woke him up and convinced him to run 2 more miles with me.
I told him everyone on the blog would be sad if they didn’t see him running this week 🙂
Later in the day we went to a new park for mountain biking. This place was a bit intense! There were a lot of twists and turns on a single track trail. I spent a bit of time walking my bike up the steep parts of the trail. By the end of the 8 miles I was drenched in sweat. Phew, what a workout!!!
Sunday – run, 4.14 miles. I could not resist the beautiful morning and I got 4 more miles in this week. The early morning sun was warming up quick (64 degrees) and it felt wonderful!
My kids have one more week of “school” left, but it’s really just a bunch of fun stuff. I’m getting a little anxious because my office will be moving in 2 weeks and my commute to work will increase from 8 mins to 22 mins! Ugh. And I’ll have to drive on the expressway. I’m really not looking forward to it, so hopefully it won’t be as bad as imagine. And it’s only 3 days a week. Guess I’ll have to be even more organized… or wear more ponytails to work 😉
Q: When you are going to work, how long is your commute?
Please don’t tell me about your 5 min stroll to your “work at home” office. You will make me sad. LOL!!!
Q: Have the stores (Kohls, etc) opened near you?
It’s a bit annoying because we can’t try anything on, so I’m making several trips back to the stores with the items that didn’t fit. But I’m happy they are open again. Everyone is using good judgement and “doing the right thing”.