It’s been another busy week for me. First week at my new office, running all the miles, and trying to be organized. I think it all is coming together! I’ve traveled almost 92 miles on my 137 mile virtual journey down the Maumee River (River*X Challenge).
- Miles run = 37.7
- Miles biked = 25
- Elliptical mins = 40
Here’s a fun share from last Sunday – we went mountain biking in the afternoon and got to see the treehouses they are building at our metroparks. Hopefully they will be available soon for overnight rentals. So cool!! Wouldn’t you love to stay overnight in one?? We want to.
Monday – 6 miles, running. 1 mile walk after work (it was so beautiful out!) Today is the first day at my new building. That means a 25 min drive to work vs my previous 8 min drive. Great news, I made it to work on time!! I was hoping to be a little early, but oh well, I arrived when my boss got there, so that’s a win!
I even used my new feature – the standing desk. I didn’t think I would, but it was actually a nice break from sitting all day. It’s been weird – almost no one wears a mask at this new office. Management said it’s up to us. At our previous office they wanted us to wear them any time we were away from our desks. I guess we are more spaced apart here?
Tuesday – 2 miles, bootcamp. This was a big test for me… can I still do the bootcamp group and get to work on time?? Answer = YES! I had to skip the chit chat at the end with my friends, and be super organized, but for sure, I can do it!
At night I had a Girls Night Out with my pals – it’s been far too long since we’ve all been together.
Wednesday – 6 miles, running. Phew, this was a tough run! It was already almost 80 degrees at 6am. Feeling a little beat up. Definitely a slog of a run! I was a little irked because I actually got to work 5 mins early today!… I could have spent those 5 mins to hop in the pool because it took a long time to cool down without it. So week 1 at the new job location has been a success!
Sidenote – I am LOVING having my music loaded to my new Garmin (Forerunner 645 Music). My Aftershokz headphones pair seamlessly to the watch. Awesome technology!!
Thursday – 40 mins elliptical. Big surprise – my glutes were feeling a bit sore from all the running, so I used my old friend the elliptical! I haven’t used it in quite awhile. I was glad to catch up on my TV shows.
Tennis with Zach! My son and I like to hit the tennis ball around, so we started our season up with 30 mins. We don’t play by the rules, just hit the ball back and forth. Luckily there was a more “skilled” person on the courts too so I copied their technique. It actually improved my backhand swing! I learned that a two hand grip really controls the ball for me.
We went out to dinner. Good food and drinks. Yummm
Friday – Busy day… bootcamp… biking… tennis! Our bootcamp class had an amazing wildlife experience this week. The bald eagle flew right over our heads… twice! (not my picture, but this is what it looked like!!)
Then the weather was great, so I went for a 25 mile bike ride around the town. Early morning rides are the best! I have noticed my speed is getting faster on the bike too. Yeah!
After biking, I played tennis with my son again for 45 mins this time. I can see improvement in just a few days of playing now. Maybe we’ll advance from just hitting the ball back and forth to an actual game!
Saturday – 10 miles, long run. My pace was actually a bit faster than I expected on this one (9:23 avg). I haven’t set up the right screens on my new watch yet and I had no idea what my current pace was. At least it was a good surprise!
I’ve spent many of my hours this week in “vacation freak out mode”. Things to do. Lists to make, and complete. Things to buy. Here’s a preview of a trip to Bass Pro Shop this week. Interesting, no? Hiking shoes, bear spray and beef jerky. It’s getting real!!
Sensing my stress level, my husband agreed to my request for a walk after dinner, and suggested a stop at the ice cream parlor too. 🙂 Much appreciated.
Sunday – 12 miles, running!! Ok, this was not expected. I was only going to run a few miles, maybe 5… or 6. And then ended up just continuing because it was feeling so good. I had comfy shoes on, the weather was amazing (56!) and I was running slow. And my mind had a lot to process. By mile 10 I wished I had eaten more than just one fig newton, and had a GU or water with me, but I made it home safely 🙂
Well, it’s time for me to go. Many more things to do. You might not hear from me for awhile, so I hope everyone stays healthy and safe. We’ll catch up later! (but please leave a comment… I will reply 🙂 )
Q: Have you ever encountered a bear??
We have seen them from afar, but never on our trails. I hope that trend continues!!
Q: How is the weather where you live?
No complaints here, it’s been pretty great!