It was a fairly quiet week. I wasn’t feeling well, but I got in all my runs. Just easy runs, recovery after last week’s race. No hill repeats, no speedwork, unless you call a few miles at race pace during my long run speedwork.
- Monday: Dogwalk, Final Felt Meltdown
- Tuesday: Dogwalk x 2, Yoga Tune Up Feet & Ankles, 10 min Yoga Flexibiliy & Relaxation
- Wednesday: Easy 5 miles, YFR Hips
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, Yoga Tuneup Hips, Yamuna Foot Fitness
- Friday: 4 miles easy, dogwalk, YFR Foundation
- Saturday: Yoga Tuneup Hips, feet & Ankles, Dogwalk
- Sunday: 9 mile LSD (5 by myself, 4 with Darlene)
Mileage: 18 (+2)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
I was really dragging this week and I don’t think it had anything to do with the time change. Either allergies or fighting something off all week long so I took it easy.
Wednesday wasn’t as nice as last week, but it still was pretty darn nice so I ran to the grocery store again. I specifically got in 5 miles because Friday rain/snow was forecast, and I figured I could do 4 miles on the treadmill if need be.
The weather did cool down Friday, but it was actually quite nice, if a bit windy. Friday I explored a new park, which I really enjoyed, especially as it had crushed gravel paths. Unfortunately it’s only about 1-2 miles of paths at most, so after going around once, I ran into the adjoining neighborhoods, then ran back and looped around again. I’ll be back.
There wasn’t much working out this week other than running and short yoga practices. The mind was willing, but I just didn’t feel good so the flesh wasn’t. Thankfully I started to feel better towards the weekend — maybe the allergy medicine I started to take. I don’t normally suffer with allergies, and I’m not sure that was what it was, all I know is I feel better and I am thankful.
Mr. Judy had a groupon to get some meat at a local farm, so we loaded up Lola and took a short drive into the country and met that cute fellow above. Sorry, my veggie friends, while I do eat vegetarian a lot, I still eat meat occasionally. Although it is hard to square away eating lamb (which they didn’t have so I didn’t get) and that cute little face. I do try to source it from meat that is raised humanely.
I bought some steak, and we grilled it for dinner, then I made us some buttered popcorn and we watched “Cinderella Man”, another of my favorite motivational movies. Or should I say I slept through quite a bit of it? Oh well.
I was offline most of the night, and forgot to shut down my electronics, so I never saw the message Darlene sent me. I’d decided to head up to the Zim Adventure Trail again. She was racing Sunday, and had mentioned finishing up her miles near her race, but asked if I wanted to meet up at Zim.
Luckily her race didn’t start until 11 so we were able to hash out the details. I headed up and did my 5 miles at an easy pace, met up with her, then tried to do about 3 miles at race pace (or projected race pace). I didn’t quite make it, but I came close and the last 4 miles were faster so it’s all good.
Then we went into the bakery we’d parked at. Big mistake. HUGE. (can you name the movie?). Well, it wasn’t really, I can just see this being a problem if I keep stopping there in the future! I had a turtle bar and it was totally awesome. I meant to save some for Mr. Judy but it just didn’t happen. The guy helping us tried to convince us that we could eat any thing we wanted after running 9 miles. How I wish that was true!
And that’s a wrap!
Do you have a favorite place you stop for a treat after a long run?