One week after the marathon and the marathon glow is still going strong. As are my sore quads LOL!! I think I’ve told approximately one hundred people that I ran Glass City and showed off my finish line photo every chance I got. And I celebrated. And drank beer. And ate a lot of food. And rested. And still, it was a busy week yet again in my life! I wouldn’t like it any other way 🙂 April running stats = 155 miles.
Mon – Gym workout. I went to the gym again! Long time no see! It was all upper body work and it felt good to be moving around. I wore my race shirt (which is not my favorite) in hopes someone might notice. Nope. How sad. Can’t you clearly see the HUGE 26.2 on my shirt. 😂😂
Per our tradition, I took the day off work and my husband and I enjoyed a beer and lunch. I felt like a truck hit me when I woke up, so I’m sure I would not have been productive at work anyways! Stairs are a big challenge for me following Sunday’s marathon.
Tues – I’m moving a little better today, but phew, the stairs at work were challenging!!
Our training team, The Incredibles, had a wrap up party. The temperature was 80 so we got to enjoy the patio. It was so fun to hear all of the race recaps and talk to everyone. They also gave the coaches a very generous gift, which included a Lulelemon gift card. You know I always shop Athleta so it will be fun to look at some different items!
Weds – 4 miles walking. You know what takes a long time?? Walking. Walking 4 miles especially! Last week I mentioned that we had a “419” day for our area code. The annual mileage challenge also had a “Bizarro challenge” where we need to run or walk 19 four mile activities in April to receive a special sticker for our water bottles. I needed one more to complete the challenge, so this was it. When it started to drag on forever I thought I might jog a little, but my quads were still a solid “nope”, and it stayed as a walk.
Thurs – 30 mins elliptical. I used my elliptical machine! This requires a highlight because it has been months since I’ve used it. It was the perfect low impact workout to get me moving this rainy morning. I also did a little bit of a mobility video.
Fri – Gym visit. 2 gym visits in one week? Who am I? Oh yeah, the recovering runner. Most of my day was spent doing a side job swapping out a computer for a client. Check out the 32 inch monitor he got. wow!
Sat – 8 miles. I was excited to get out and run. Probably a little too excited because maybe 8 miles was a bit too much, but I was excited! It was also cold… tights, gloves and long sleeves return.
It was a big day in our area – prom!! My kids both went. They also both had professional photographers taking pictures, which I’m waiting to see, but I did snap a few shots on my own. What a smart idea another parent had to book a photographer! Prom was dinner and socializing. No dancing, but even so, my kids had fun hanging out with their friends. I love how normal this is!!
Sun – 2 mile run. Still feeling a bit beat up from the race, or maybe yesterday’s run? Either way, a quick run around my neighborhood to enjoy the 64 degree weather was necessary. I should have worn a tank top! Do you see that blank spot in my yard? It was also the end of an era yesterday. We had our playset removed. It had been there for 15 years. Sigh. It’s moving on to another house that will get some good use out of it.
Q: Do you have a favorite Lululemon item you would recommend?
Q: Are they having prom where you live this year? How about in person graduations?
Yes – we are having in person graduations. There are some high schools that are not having prom, but some other event for the seniors (like a “block party” or carnival night).