What a weekend! I took the last few days off of blogging because I have been having non stop family fun. Between birthday celebrations and cookouts, I am beyond exhausted!
Memorial Day is the best holiday (in my eyes):it kicks off the summertime fun, and you still have so many fun nice weather events to look forward to.
Total mileage for the week:47
Ive been a little “meh” about running this week/the last few weeks. I’ve been having a hard time lately getting my mileage up and back into the 50-60 mile range. Part of it is from having so many weekend races on my schedule this week and trying not to over do it during the rest of the week. The more I thought about it, i realized that I need to give myself a bit of time off from races to train harder and get more miles under my shoes. The next race I do wont be until July 13th and I’m really thrilled with that!!
Most of my runs this week were easy-my butt muscles, aka the “piriformis syndrome” were killing me. Lots of research, some extra stretching and cushioned shoes for most of my runs seemed to do the trick and by Saturday, I was feeling like myself again.
Tuesday-8.50 easy miles
Wednesday-7.25 miles easy
Friday-9 miles easy
Saturday-7-Interval training- Avg pace-7:16
Sunday-16 miles easy
This upcoming week, I am aiming to do one tempo run and some sprints. I need to keep myself motivated and ready to tackle those hard runs again.
We all know that a week of “meh” running is always followed up with a high motivated week!
I also plan to start eating 100% clean this week. After all the cookout food this weekend (margaritas, burgers, pasta salad…) I am feeling like I NEED to. Woof. I’m sure you all have been there too-it’s not all that fun waking up at the end of the weekend, is it?! Blech!! I absolutely hate feeling this way! Tuesday morning-it’s on.
I hope you all had a moment to pause and think about everything our soldiers have done for us and our country. I am proud to be an American, and grateful I was able to sit peacefully among my family members this weekend. This song always makes me stop and think for a moment (and cry), but its so beautiful.
I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend!