Happy Monday, another week has come and gone already. It was a busy, exhausting week over here.
On Tuesday, Crossfit kicked my hamstrings! We did front squats, followed by weighted lunges, followed by a run … oof!
I woke up sore on Wednesday. The kind of sore where even laying in bed doesn’t feel so good. It was hot and very humid, but I made it out to the track/trail. I did 3 miles, with the first 2 miles being primarily 30/90 second sprints and recovers and the last mile nice and slow.
On Thursday we ~finally~ close on our former house. Because of the timing, I missed crossfit and was not even sad. After driving way across town to sign some paperwork, we came home, took a nap, and went out to a fancy dinner at Uchiko.
Here’s a few of things I poorly captured from our night out – they were delicious!
On Friday morning, I was destined for a meeting in San Antonio with a coworker. I planned to get up early and run, but I was still tired and sore, so I didn’t. Whomp whomp. But I did talk with my coworker who does crossfit with me (it’s a work sponsored thing) and he said that everyone was sore and grouchy and had actually talked to our coach. Apparently Tuesdays and Thursdays are leg-focused days, but our coach said he could modify for us, since we are not the typical class (let’s be real, we’re all 30+ [or in some cases, 30++] year olds with desk jobs and we call ourselves the fat-kids class). So I’m hoping a shakeup reinvigorates me.
Saturday, I napped. Twice. But we did a lot of walking around the neighborhood.
On Sunday, I struggled on my long run. Even keeping my heart rate low, I just didn’t want to keep running. I mentioned on my instagram how it went, but I ended up running 6.2 total miles and walking 5 additional miles. I ended stronger than I started, so I’m calling it a win.
With all the stress of the last few months (buying/selling/moving/changes at work/etc) that I’m just a little run down. But I woke up this morning feeling reinvigorated and ready to jump back in.
I’ve been going over the 80/20 training plans and have decided to really commit myself to half marathon training. I picked a date of 12/25 as a ‘race date’ and though I won’t really race on that day, it should be a good day for me to go for a nice long run and see if I can’t set a personal PR or you know, just have fun. (I love running on holidays)
I’ll be jumping in on week 4 of the plan, but I’m doing the Level 1 plan and have a pretty solid base (this week notwithstanding), so for tomorrow I’ve got my Fast Finish 4 run programmed into my phone, we’re expecting an overnight cool front and I’m ready to enjoy this fall season!