I ran 17 miles this week. That didn’t seem like much but then I remembered I just ran a half marathon last Saturday. Everything is feeling good so it was easy to forget. Here is a recap of the Churchill’s Half marathon. I also went on many walks this week, taking advantage of the continuing fall weather. We have had some frost in the mornings, but this week had a lot of great weather too. It hit 70 degrees!
Mon – Active recovery day – 30 mins elliptical. My husband woke up very early to run, so I got up too 🙂 He runs with two guys who are also retired, but yet the guys insist on meeting at 5:30am. They are set in their ways.
Tues – Active recovery day – 15 mins elliptical. I slept in a bit but it was nice to get a little bit of exercise in before work. I took a walk after work. Beautiful leaves are all around!
Weds – 4 miles, treadmill run. I thought I might run 6 miles, but nope, 4 was good enough! I always say there are some really great things about half marathons, and the short recovery time is definitely one of the best things!
2.25 miles walking. A nice walk in the park with my mom! We saw 7 deer all together.
We went to a University of Toledo volleyball game. We’ve never been to a volleyball game before, but it was much more fun to watch than I expected it would be! We also learned all about the sport.
Thurs – 3.25 miles running. A quick run around the neighborhood before a meeting.
7 miles, mountain biking. The afternoon temperature was almost 70 so we went for a ride on the mountain bike trail. It was the perfect day for a ride.
Fri – Rest day! I thought our foster kittens were heading back to the shelter, but the shelter is pretty full so we agreed to keep them for a few more days. I think that was a blessing because they are still getting more friendly and a few more days will really help. It was a rainy day and I spent a lot of time working on some Christmas presents. I am going to be ahead of the game this year!
Sat – 6.5 miles, trail running. This was the annual Fat Ass run. A fat ass run is a group run where there is food and friends. You could run as many loops as you liked, and along the route we collected doll heads! Yep, little heads hanging from the trees in the woods! I found 6 of them and Alan found 9. He found the most! We had a lot of good food and chatted with people we haven’t seen in a while. I’m very thankful I didn’t trip on this run. I haven’t run trails in a very long time and the tree roots hidden under the leaves were a challenge!
Sun – 5k Toledo Roadrunners Turkey Trot Prediction Race! Since this was a prediction race we had to write down what we thought our time would be for this 5K race. There is a big hill on this course so I figured maybe 29:06 sounded good. My husband wrote 27:00, although we ran together. We were not allowed to use any sort of tracking device, but I think a lot of people still had a Garmin recording their run. We did – but never looked at our watches. Our finish time was 28:07, not even close!! We have won a turkey in the past at this event for a close prediction, but not this year. It was a fun event and we saw a lot of friends. And any event which has donuts is always good!
Q: Are you a volleyball fan, or player?
Being a short person, volleyball wasn’t my thing back in school!