PMS and really tight muscles meant almost no runs this week. On Monday I pretty much couldn’t walk until I iced my left leg and took Motrin all morning. I managed a 2.5 mile run on Wednesday and nothing else until my long run on Saturday.
It was amazing you guys! The weather was crisp and cool, there was a crew competition within earshot (the starting horn, spectator cheering and counting by the leader person in the boats were SO exciting that I took my earbuds out of my ears to hear it all) and I had such beautiful scenery that I didn’t start to feel tired at all until 11 miles in! But I wanted to beat my last half mary (13.1 miles) time so I kept running. Unfortunately, I didn’t think to actually look at my time until 12.5 miles and couldn’t do it. I was almost 2 mins slower. Such a bummer until I reminded myself that I still had 7 miles to go and to calm down lol. The rest of the run got harder and slower. I ended up stretching and walking for about 30 seconds every 2 miles. Needless to say, I was a little frustrated when I hit 20 miles at 3 hrs and 25 mins. I was hoping to finish in 3 hrs. Then I saw my pace and realized that I actually kind of kicked ass. And then I was SO.FREAKING.EXCITED!!!
The rest of the day I spent the day on the couch. Well, I got up every 30-45 mins and walked around and stretched so my legs wouldn’t tighten up again. But I was exhausted by 6 pm. So…
Today was much better. We cleaned and ran errands this morning, then relaxed under the misters on our patio
for about 3 hours!!! Haha! Finally I got up and prepped this week’s meals
Summer veggie medley, mini omelets, Mediterranean “pasta” and spaghetti squash casserole.
Our house is still a mess, but since I don’t have to cook after work and I’m not working my second job for a month, I’ll do one chore each night. Plus sticking to my workout schedule. That’s good enough for me. I’ve decided that weekends are meant for relaxing!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!