Ohh, this week was (so not) fun. But kind of fun towards the end.
Running days: 1
Strength days: 2
Total miles: 6 miles running + 4 miles hiking = 10 miles
MONDAY – REST
My friend Rachel invited me out to the Pirates game after work, so I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get a work out in. I met her at her house & it turns out the game plans fell through which actually turned out to not be a bad thing. We ended up at Industry Public House in Robinson for dinner & it was a gorgeous evening – weather, the view, the food, the beer, girl talk! It was much needed after an emotional day.
TUESDAY – REST
I actually ended up not feeling great at all on Tuesday. On my way home from work I was pretty nauseous & really just wanted to come home & lay down. So, that’s what I did. I started binge watching Parenthood & I’m enjoying it so far. Lauren Graham is one of my favorites.
WEDNESDAY – ZUMBA + BODY PUMP
I have been wanting to break up my fitness routine so I decided to check out the Zumba class at my gym after work. I haven’t taken a zumba class in YEARS & I was really looking forward to taking one again. I love to dance & I love latin music so it’s a really fun way to break a sweat. My class was only 3 people big! Oh man, so intense – but I tried to remind myself no one is looking at me. They’re more worried about what they look like than what you do. Class was great & the instructor was very nice. There was another girl in class that was great – she actually talked me into joining her for Body Pump which started right after Zumba. I was hesitant, but I have been wanting to try Body Pump for a while & this was a great excuse & she told me she would show me how to set everything up, so I agreed to stay. Holy man. This was a TOUGH class. I didn’t even use a lot of weight but wow. I knew I was going to be sore. So – to recap this day. 1 hour of Zumba, 1 hour of Body Pump. It was a great day!
THURSDAY – REST
I am very aware I was supposed to run on Thursday. To be completely 100% honest with you guys, I have not been feeling well this week. I haven’t been sleeping & I’ve been eating like crap. This is probably why I haven’t been feeling well. I wanted to go walk to try & stretch out my sore muscles, but I ended up just laying on the couch. Not my finest moment.
FRIDAY – NADA
Again with the not feeling well – at all. I’m also WAY more sore today than I was the day before. I slept terribly on Thursday evening & I was just overall pretty miserable. I worked a half day & bought new running shoes! Brooks Glycerin 14’s & I love them 🙂
SATURDAY – 6 MILES
This week Pro Bike + Run’s scheduled long run was at North Park. We all started at the skating rink & did the lake loop counter clockwise, which I highly prefer since it seems to be less challenging. We ran the lake loop clockwise for the Two Face 10k race which definitely seems to be hillier. I swear it was the most gorgeous morning for a run. The humidity hadn’t really picked up at all, the sun was still behind the clouds, & there was a nice breeze. There were only a few of us in the 12 minute pace group, so we actually ended up getting split up at one point & I ran the loop alone. I wore my new shoes & I swear nothing is better than your first run in a brand new pair of shoes. Everything felt great. I was happy to feel like I finally had a good run – probably my first comfortable one all summer. In the evening, I went to the Florida Georgia Line concert – while the concert itself was good, I do not enjoy that venue & had a pretty bad experience. Not sure if I’ll ever go back to this venue unless I buy an actual seat. No more lawn for this gal.
SUNDAY – 4 MILE HIKE
I was really excited for this day to come – my running coach Matt & I organized a group hike out at McConnells Mills. It was a beautiful day & I will be sharing it in a different post since I took a bunch of pictures I’d like to put up! It was so nice hanging out with people I don’t necessarily hang out with on a regular basis & just have a great time.
How did your week go? Did you have any fun plans this week? Have you ever gone to a concert where the other patrons spoiled the entire experience for you?