A week in review

If you follow me on facebook, you may know that my sisters were in town this past week. And although I managed to keep up with my workouts, blogging them…well, that just didn’t happen. Instead, I turned off my work computer and enjoyed the time with them. We ate, and shopped, and ate, and shopped, and ran a 5K together! But, I hate goodbyes. And today was especially hard. I thought that if I blogged about my running, maybe I’d feel a bit better about the whole thing.

I managed to stay on schedule doing a 12 miler on Saturday. Looking back on it today, I don’t quite remember it all. But I’m pretty sure it went well. I know I felt fine afterwards, and sometimes that is all that matters. Sunday was a “rest” day, and although I spent much of the morning cleaning house, I managed to rest as best I could. My sisters arrived early afternoon that day.

Monday was P90X and a treadmill walk. It is funny, but I notice now that those treadmill walks may be irritating the hamstring. I did that walk at 4.0 mph. Last week, when I was down to 3.6-3.8 mph, it didn’t seem to flare up as much. So, perhaps, if I even get on the treadmill in the next three weeks, I’ll just power down the speed.

Tuesday was a 5-miler in the rain…not a hard rain, but enough water to get pretty wet.

Wednesday, my sisters and I headed to a local park. And although Hal said to go 5, I ended up going 6.5 only because it was 2-laps around a lake. It seemed silly to just go 1.5 laps and then quit, so I just finished it off. I managed to do it at 10k pace, too…so that ended up being a great run.

Thursday, 5 more miles…no probs there.

Friday, P90X with my sister, then a day at the MOA. All in all it was a rather restful week for me. I’m pretty guilty of eating way too much, and I’m feeling the drag today. For sure, tomorrow starts a complete detox. I have three weeks to get it together before the marathon!

Saturday, we did a local 5K. The initial plan was to run it with my older sister, while my middle sister walked it. But a calf injury meant both sisters would walk. They did great, however! And they both were able to jog a little bit of it as well, finishing it in about 40 minutes! So proud of them!

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My runmeter wasn’t set up to give me announcements, so it was officially my first run cold turkey. I just ran out of comfort. I know I started a bit slow, and I know I was moving and grooving the last mile. I finished it in 22:34 which is a 5K PR for me, plus I finished first in my age group. Not too shabby!

So, my week ahead will be mainly recovering from my week past. That is OK though…nothing like a little re-dedication so late in the game. I’m ready!

I’ve been contacted to do a giveaway, too! As soon as I get my goodies, we’ll get that rolling!!

And here is a $10 saving for you at Sierra Trading Post! Enjoy!

2 Responses to A week in review

  1. Congrats on the AG win and PR!

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