It was a much better week. My dad finally got out of the hospital on Tuesday morning. He was very happy to be home! Things overall have been going well for him and my mom has to give him antibiotic treatments twice a day through June. This has been a big relief! Trust me, he is happy in this picture 🙂
My workouts were good this week: 38 miles of running, and 39 miles of biking.
Mon – 5 miles. A pacing test = NS, 2, 2, 1 => Negative splits. 2 miles, 2 miles faster, and 1 miles fastest! These negative split runs are fun.
Tues – 5 easy miles. I just love the early daylight of summer months.
Evening: Ladies Ride Night! 16 miles with good conversation, snacks and drinks.
Weds – Rest day! No biking tonight because it was rainy. Whomp whomp.
Thurs – 8 hilly miles with intervals. It was time for “the” workout again! This one is proving to be a really good workout and it’s challenging. Luckily the weather was perfect and I accomplished my workout as written. It included 6 x 3:30 intervals at Z4/Z5, which is close to 5K pace. Done!
I convinced my family to go kayaking. 🙂 First time this season, and my daughter’s boyfriend came along. Yay!
Fri – 4 easy miles. While on my run I picked up some chives that a neighbor was giving away. Always fun to find something on a run!
After my run we headed up to the University of Michigan for a college tour. I encourage my son to dream big with his college plans, and Ann Arbor and the campus are amazing. Also amazing: the steep out of state price and selective acceptance rate! 😩
He also found a bike park close by campus so we stopped there too.
A microbrewery opened at our local bike park and mountain bike trail area so we stopped by their grand opening to sample a drink. This will be a great addition to the park!
Sat – 16 miles, long run with mid 6 miles at marathon race pace. Oof, this one was a challenge. Partially to blame on me for not starting until 8am. The weather felt like 100, but it was really only 61 degrees. I did make it through the first 5 miles, and 5.5 miles of the race pace miles, but after that it pretty much went off the rails! Although my path was shaded on the way out, the way back felt quite toasty. As always, this will be chalked up as a character building run!
My son played in the first marching band parade of the new season (the new freshman participated).
In the evening my family volunteered with the band at a jazz event. It was an easy gig selling drinks. In return we got to listen to a steel drum band and a jazz performance.
Sun – 23 miles biking. My husband biked with me and I didn’t even take any pictures!
Little Bekah will be heading back to the Humane Society in a few days to continue her journey in finding a forever home. She is a cutie who loves to play and is rambunctious! Hopefully she will get adopted soon.
I’ll be on a vacation / blog hiatus until July, so I hope all of you are enjoying your summer and finding time for fun, fitness, and relaxation! Aloha!!
Q: What is your dream vacation? Any big travel plans in the future?