Week 4 Recap! Taper week, so no strength training and minimal running to keep those legs fresh. It was hard to do, but it paid off in a great race and in making me feel SO READY to start working out hard again. Sometimes some enforced rest is just what you need!
PM: 1 mile easy run, 30 minute walk
AM: 2 mile easy run
“Rest” day – 6 hour modeling gig (standing entire time) and 3 hour rehearsal. Not that I consider this a workout, but it certainly didn’t rest my legs!
PM: 3 miles speed work (2×800 @ 8:26)
AM: 2 miles easy (w/boyfriend & pooch – my favorite runs!)
Rest! Race day tomorrow!
AM: Hatfield Five & Dime!!! Ran the five mile race in (unofficial time) 49:57.45 (9:55 min/mi). Results not posted yet. Alex finished with me and won 3rd in his age group!
Total mileage: 13.02
Wine & gin at dinner last night? It’s been a really good week food-wise, despite our tough financial sitch (which usually means some really desperate food choices).
Making a pre-groceries stir fry to take the edge off my hunger! Delicious and smart, if I do say so myself.
Not stopping to walk during my five-miler! I was close a few times, there.
New things I tried
Mint jelly, homemade yogurt sauce, carrots and green beans in my eggs, Greek yogurt/brown sugar “gelato”, a five mile race!
I ran my first five mile race! I can’t stress enough how excited I am about this. And Alex got his first ever medal in a race! Double win!
– Still…haven’t done my taxes. I was totally gonna do them a week ago and realized some documents were still at my Dad’s house. Now I need to go get them, and hopefully find a completely free tax service, as our only source of income is inexplicably late and we have NO money to pay to do my taxes. Grrrr.
30 Days of Fun:
– Watched Boston Marathon during my workout this morning. So inspiring!