I can’t believe I’m halfway there!! 6 weeks done, 6 weeks to go. I can’t wait though because October is my favorite month. I’m your typical #basic girl. No shame.
Running days: 3
Strength days: 2
Total miles: 16.11
MONDAY – REST
This is why I should write these recaps as the days happen. I’m almost 95% positive that I came home & relaxed this day. I don’t normally have anything on the schedule for Mondays as it is.
TUESDAY – 3 MILES
I know I’ve spoken about this on here before but I have a huge problem fueling for my after-work runs. I just can’t get it together so I didn’t feel that great for this one. It was beautiful outside, but the sun was pretty hot. I ran the first 2 miles then ran/walked the last mile since there was absolutely ZERO shade the entire time. This day was my 3 year anniversary of my big move from central PA to Pittsburgh. Best decision I ever made.
WEDNESDAY – LIFT
My last lifting session was exactly a week before this & I couldn’t move for almost 4 days. But I love to lift so I did about 35 minutes of a ChaLEAN Extreme workout. Felt really good!
THURSDAY – 2 MILE WALK
I wasn’t feeling that great after work (notice a theme here?), but I couldn’t pass up the beautiful weather! I walked 2 miles around my neighborhood. It’s pertinent to mention that I stopped to pet 2 dogs. I don’t know about you, but any time there’s a dog coming my way, I immediately feel the urge to pet it. I noticed there are some really nice houses around me & it had me dreaming of what my first home would be like. I don’t think I have much of a green thumb, but I’d like to try my hand at gardening. It definitely gave me something to day dream about on my walk. Someday. 🙂
FRIDAY – 3 MILES
I wanted to run some errands out in the Robinson area, so afterwards I hit up the Montour Trail for a quick 3 mile run. Weather was great, I still seriously dislike after work runs, but I got it done. Friday evening I spent an hour or two on the phone with my brother & then enjoyed a fire with some friends. Wish I could have stayed longer but.. ya know. Long run in the morning. 🙂
SATURDAY – 8 MILES
What a gorgeous morning for a run! Pro Bike + Run had a route over the West End Bridge, around the Science Center/Rivers/Heinz Field & over to the Point & back along Carson St. We all had happy feet rarely being over a 12 min pace because it was just so dang nice. The sun was out (but wasn’t hot or energy-zapping), the cool breeze hung in the air & the company, as always, was superb. One of us had her first double digit run which was fantastic & the rest of us enjoyed seeing the city.
SUNDAY – REST
I originally had planned to attend the last Yoga in the Square of the season, but I realized that Sunday was the only day all weekend that I was going to be able to sleep in, so I took advantage of it. I hung around, met a good friend for lunch at Hello Bistro, & milled around the house for the rest of the day until I headed to a cookout. I realized I will for sure miss the sunny days of summer, the base tan that I’ve kept from running outside for 3 months, but I will not miss slow(er) paces, or feeling like I need a 5 hour nap when I get home from a run. Adios, summer. I start school this week.
How did your week go? What races are you training for? And tell me – how excited are you that fall is coming?