Some weeks just fly by in the wink of an eye. This was one of those weeks! Busy, busy, busy! It was back to school and the week was full of fun. We’ve got a new pair of foster kittens too. I ran 41 miles this week and biked 37.5 miles.
As the summer is finishing up we took advantage of the good weather on Sunday and went to a Mud Hens game (they won!), AND a night concert at the Toledo Zoo. Good times!
Mon – 4 miles. My plan said 3 easy miles, but I just couldn’t. Do I still get out of bed early to run only 3 miles?? Haha! I ran 4 miles and it turned into a speedy pace because I wore my race shoes (Saucony Endorphin Pro). I need to start getting used to wearing them.
Tues – 10 miles, tempo Tuesday! This run included 6 miles of a faster pace. Today those ranged from 8:22-8:37. This was a solid workout!
Weds – 6 easy miles on tap today. Ugh, not liking the dark this morning.
Thurs – Rest day! We were on the road at 6:15am to head to a tour at The Ohio State University. If you’re a fan, you will recognize the horseshoe at OSU 🙂
Biking – 37.5 miles. I joined a friend and we rode a TAB group ride. The ride was almost 25 miles and I decided to ride over to the group meeting spot. It was 6.3 miles each way. By the time I rode home the sun was setting.
Fri – 4 miles running. Back to school!! My son is starting his senior year, so last first day of school at our house.
Friday night football is back! Our first home game was also today. The weather was warm, but felt good after the sun went down. My son is at the front of the row, so we had front row seats to see him perform. Loved it!! The game was packed, the spirit was amazing!! It was a close game, but our team won. Yahoo!
Here’s a fun picture. The band is known for their high steps and marching skills. In the pregame event they march around the side of the field and my son was first (after the majorette). What a move!
Sat – 17 miles long run, with last 2 miles “strong finish”. This one was tough all around. The humidity was a bit high. My pace was decent enough, but my route wasn’t well planned and I was bored out of my mind with my podcast choices after 2 hours of running. Then came my “strong finish”. I actually did end up pushing the pace and they were 8:56, which is better than race pace so that’s a win! And of course a Starbucks visit was a must.
The afternoon was spent at a fair and parade. The band had two performances – one standing in the downtown area and the other as part of the parade.
It was a super long parade. Love this little town, it’s hometown America for sure!
Sun – Rest day! Getting my daughter ready to head back to college, and visiting my Dad in the hospital. This is the calm before the storm I guess. It will be an emotional week. My Dad was doing super well and then his knee got infected again (3rd time!) so he’s in the hospital again. The plan is for surgery on Monday, so please send all positive vibes that it goes well.
Here’s our new fosters! A little black boy and a long hair (I think!) calico girl! We’ve named them Gizmo and Gadget. Gizmo looks a lot like a gremlin. She is shy but we’re working on that! They are really relaxed and have been having a lot of fun wrestling and playing.
Q: Is Back to School season changing your routine?
Getting up earlier? Maybe a school bus you need to drive around?