78 down 1,936 to go!
This week started off great even though weather once again forced me onto the treadmill.
I managed to get through 10 hill repeats on the treadmill Tuesday and felt great afterward! Yes, you heard that right, I felt great after hill repeats so I clearly must be insane.
Thursday I had planned to run a leg of the coffee marathon with M. I needed an oil change desperately so I stopped in after work thinking that 2.5 hours on a Thursday afternoon would be plenty of time to get the oil changed and meet M. Unfortunately there was quite a wait so I dropped the car off and walked the mile to my house. Well, lets just say that my car wasn’t ready for three hours! M was a trooper and waited for me but the beautiful 50 degree weather got much colder once the sun went down. It still was a great run and we even ran into some friends that we would not have seen otherwise.
And what better way to end a great run than with a giant diet cherry limeade?
As my training picks up I have to run after the sun goes down a couple of times a week and while I have plenty of night running gear, Moose does not. The past year, I have been clipping one of my reflective arm bands and a blinky light to his collar but I thought it was about time he get his own reflective gear.
Saturday’s run was actually pretty hilarious. The weather was great (50 degrees) the wind was not (20 mph). At one point I actually laughed out loud. I felt like I might as well been running on a treadmill because I seemed to be going nowhere but the run itself was great and I ended at
the happiest place on earth Starbucks!
That night however, a little niggle in the top of my foot started to tighten up and by Sunday I accepted that I needed to skip my planned run. I need to just accept the fact that I have a bad foot and that I need two days off after any run over 8 miles…sigh.
The best laid plans…
A friend sent this one to me so I have no idea what the original source is.
The week in general though was great! Next week I am planning to do a preview run of the Oak Barrel Half Marathon and experience Whiskey Hill for the first time!
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 3 miles (hill intervals on the treadmill)
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 4.5 mile run (coffee marathon)
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 10 miles
Sunday – Extra Rest
What is your favorite way to refuel after a good run?
I clearly like to refuel with ginormous drinks!