3.10 miles, 34:08, 11:01 pace
Steve took some time off this week so we decided to run together this morning. He wanted to do 6.2 miles (he’s been building up his mileage for the 10K we want to run on Thanksgiving Day), but we knew that wasn’t a good idea. I haven’t run consecutive miles since our 5K race on July 4, and I’ve been trying to take it slow, so we settled on 3.1 miles.
And take it slow we did. Poor Steve is used to running a full 2 minutes per mile faster than this, but like a sport, he stuck with me. We ran without music, too, which was nice. My endurance is SHOT, but it was nice to be side by side.
I’ll see how my hip feels and if it continues to be good I’ll work on getting in the miles again. The weather has been breathtakingly gorgeous lately so I want to take full advantage.
Running/walking goal: 111.1/300
3.00 miles, 39:37, 13:14 pace
Another run/walk combo as I ease back into running - 0.5 mile walk, 1 mile run, 0.5 mile walk, 0.5 mile run, 0.5 mile walk.
It was a ridiculously gorgeous morning. My weather app said it was in the 60s. At the end of July. What the heck is that about? It felt so good to be out there, even though running wasn’t easy. I just keep reminding myself to take it slow.
My fatigue might have had something to do with doing Jillian’s Killer Buns & Thighs last night. I’m a morning exerciser through and through but Steve worked from home yesterday and the evening was the only time I could get a workout in. I was d-e-a-d. The work day kicked my butt (hence why I haven’t been around much lately), I was hungry and just plain exhausted. But I got it done.
More craziness on tap today. Happy Tuesday!
Running/walking goal: 108/300
1.5 miles, 24:01, 16:03 pace
I know I haven’t been around all week. Honestly, I haven’t had much to say. Plus, work has been kicking my butt. There just aren’t enough hours in the day lately. And I didn’t exercise before today, unless you count walking to get Katie yesterday, so…there’s that.
Today’s walk would have been longer and a run if I hadn’t woken up with an excruciating headache. I’m prone to migraines but this was almost worse. I don’t get these types of headaches often but when I do…ugh. It’s like someone put my head in a vice and is slowly squeezing it. Thankfully some meds, Gatorade and water did the trick and I was able to get outside for a brief walk before starting my workday.
Next week I WILL run. Being outside today reminded me how much I crave the outdoors and moving my body.
Running/walking goal: 105/300
Our weekend in pictures.
Sushi. We got together with the couple we met at this sushi place earlier this year. We closed the place down and could have talked for another few hours. We shared a bunch of apps and then Steve and I got some sushi.
We had breakfast at our usual spot, then went grocery shopping and to Target to buy Disney gifts cards. Our balance is due next month for our October trip and if you have a RedCard they take 5% off gift cards. We’re saving enough to pay for one night at the hotel plus some. Free tip from me to you if you’re planning a trip there.
Then we took a 7.4 mile walk along the Delaware River canal path, from Lambertville, NJ to Stockton, NJ, crossing the river into PA to eat some food before walking back. We used to do this walk once a year for our anniversary - we were married at a B&B in Lambertville and used to go back there for our anniversary before they closed. I’m so glad we did this, even though our legs were sore. Lots of great conversation. And a goose hissed at me. That was fun.
Also, we saw two packs of cookies placed on trees. chelsearuns says they’re snacks for runners or cyclists.
We went to our new favorite restaurant for brunch. You guys have already seen the photo from Instagram. My parents brought Katie back around 3:30 and we all went to the pool. We swam, got pizzas delivered, then came back and made s’mores on the grill. This was my first time having a s’more and I think I’m good for awhile. I just don’t like marshmallows that much.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Running/walking goal: 103.5/300