And we were off again this week — this time to outside Seattle, to visit with my MIL and SIL (and a blogger meetup — yay!).
By the to you read this we’ll be heading home or home already. I did my best to squeeze in fitness where I could.
- Monday: Dogwalk x 2, 3 Easy Miles, Abs, Stationary Bike 15 min, PT Stretches
- Tuesday: Dogwalk x 2, YTU Lower Body + Upper Body, Final Fat Meltdown, PT Stretches
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, YFR Hamstrings, 3 miles speedwork on the treadmill (hot!)
- Thursday: Flat Belly Yoga, walking around airports . . .
- Friday: Final Fat Meltdown, lots of pacing, some stair climbing
- Saturday: 4 Miles Easy
- Sunday: Final Fat Meltdown, mall walking with Paula (neveradullbling)
Mileage: 10 (+9)
TIU = Tone it Up
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners
WU = warmup
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up
My run on Monday felt great.I’m not shooting for any particular time, but I’ve still been pleased that my first two runs post half were both below a 12 mm. Granted, they were short, too, but I wasn’t trying for any particular time. And they just felt good.
Which tells me I’ve recovered well. Recovery is a topic I hope to tackle soon. I think it’s super important, and often neglected.
Wednesday I couldn’t get a morning run in, so I do some speedwork on the treadmill (I have a 5k next week & a heatwave arrived ). It went quite well — it’s nice to feel recovered, even if it’s for a short time.
Being at my MILs, I had to get creative with my exercise. Plus Seattle lived up to its rainy reputation this visit. I paced around a lot. I went up & down her stairs.
Saturday was Seattle at its best: cool, drizzly, and cloudy. Despite the fact there’s almost nowhere flat near my MIL, I set out for 3 miles & it felt good so I did 4.
I forgot my compression sleeves, so wore my compression socks & ended up with this wild outfit above.
I really wanted to squeeze in an early morning run Monday, before we left, but after a lot of late nights I was tired and decided it wasn’t in my best interest.
Favorites of the week
They redid the movie theater near my MIL. Kiosks to buy your tickets & you choose a seat when you buy the tickets. Wide, comfortable, reclining seats. No wonder she goes every week!
I stopped to smell the roses after my run Saturday. We also went to see Paul Simon Saturday evening — outside — stood in the rain for 90 minutes to get inside, in the rain; mid 50s (while back home there’s a terrible heatwave) — we all had a good time, except Mr. Judy, who unfortunately arranged it & loves Paul. Running does teach you to roll with weather. You complain, but you get it done.
Like Darlene with her 20th half. Which was canceled due to heat but she finished it anyway.
The hours flew as we chatted and tried virtual reality. Paula has the most beautiful blue eyes and they were just all so friendly and nice — picking me up and dropping me back at my MILs, paying for my lunch. We had fun getting to know each other in real life!
And that’s a wrap!
Gone to a cold, rainy concert?
What was the highlight of your weekend?