Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend. The weeks of summer & fall training are winding down & cooler temps are on their way…
Running days: 2
Strength days: 0
Total miles: 12.48
MONDAY – REST
My first day of my Monday night class. We went over 8 sections of Math for a total of 4 hours. I was exhausted.
TUESDAY – REST
I’ve been having some stomach issues for a few months now (hence the rest day today), & I could never pin down exactly what was causing it, but I knew it was something I was eating. So I decided I’d do an experiment for a month or two & go gluten free. I truly think I might have a gluten sensitivity. At first when I did my research, going gluten free looked difficult, but it’s actually not. Thankfully, Aldi is full to the brim of gluten free options so I won’t have any problems.
WEDNESDAY – REST
Another night of class that lasts past 9:30pm. It’s only week 2 of the semester & I’m already exhausted. I normally don’t have teachers that keep us the full class time – but lucky me got stuck with two teachers that keep us the full 4 hours.
THURSDAY – 3 MILES
I made it out to Carnegie for my usual loop because the weather was absolutely beautiful. I’ve been feeling guilty about all of the excuses I’ve been using & all of the runs I’ve been skipping. If I don’t PR at Buffalo Creek like I want to, I will have no one to blame but myself because I didn’t put the work in. I really want to make a better effort from here on out.
FRIDAY – REST
I had an appointment directly after work that lasted until after 6pm, so I came home & relaxed & prepared for my long run on Saturday.
SATURDAY – 9.23 MILES
There was a good handful of us that did the full loop with Pro Bike + Run. The temperature was decent, although still somewhat humid, but nothing to complain about. There was a lot of stop & go towards the end because of street crossings & I definitely wanted to walk by mile 8 but my group kept me going! We all did such a great job. I needed to be on the road by a certain time, so I didn’t finish out the rest of the 10 mile loop with the rest of them. After my long run, I made a 3 hour drive to Hershey to visit with my brother who turned 25 on the 18th! We had a great time this day playing outdoor laser tag at his old job. Then we all relaxed with my parents at their camp site & I crashed early.
SUNDAY – REST
Sunday morning I had breakfast with my family & since it was my brother’s birthday, we (okay, I did) decided to re-create a picture of the day he & I met 25 years ago! This was hysterical! My brother & I are only 2.5 years apart, so we have always been close. Sean – I love you so much! I’m so happy to be your sister.
Super uneventful week you guys. I’m making a promise to myself that Week 9 will be different & that I will make more of an effort to get more miles in. Race day is coming soon & I want to be as prepared as I can with the time I have left.
How was your week? What are you looking forward to most once the temperature dies down a little?