Another week down, another rundown of my week in workouts. Going into the week I felt like I needed a down week. No chasing vert. No picking up the pace on purpose. No distance goals. Just running what I felt like. I mean, that’s how I usually run with nothing to really train for right now but I’ll have a certain numbers in my head that I want to achieve for each run. This week…nothing.
It was our 18th wedding anniversary today! We celebrated with ordering curbside take out from a local restaurant. The pickings are slim right now but even more so on a Monday. Most restaurants are open for curbside Wednesday-Sunday or only the weekends. Not exactly the most fun way to celebrate our anniversary but we did the best we could with what we have.
Prior to our date night in, I got a quick 30 minute full body strength training session in when I got home from work while Ron finished up his work day. I wasn’t horribly motivated but I committed myself to do something. Something is always better than nothing.
5 mile trail run
It feels like spring is here to stay…finally. I’m thoroughly enjoying the sunshine that seems to be in abundance lately. Max and I hit the trails where he embraced my “no plan” week of training. There was plenty of run, stop, sniff, pee, repeat…from Max, not me. 😉
5 mile trail run
It was another gorgeous day so Max and I hit the trails. We didn’t see another soul into we were almost back to the trailhead when we saw three women walking with a dog off leash. That’s totally fine if your dog doesn’t come barreling at me or my dog. However, just a PSA, if you know that your dog does not like other dogs (which the owner of this dog knew by the way she reacted when she saw us), please keep your dog on a leash. I really don’t think you will want to pay someone else’s vet bills or ER visit bill because you were irresponsible.
Max was fine but it could have gotten really nasty quickly. And then it would not be fine. Ugh…so annoying.
5 mile road run
evening flow yoga
Max and I mixed it up today with a road run. It was mostly because I had a short time frame before work to sneak in some miles. I tried the Peleton app’s 10 minute pre-run warm up for something different than my usual dynamic warm up. It was good except for the neck/back warm up portion. That didn’t seem to sit well with me for the first couple of miles of the run. Things loosened up and I forgot about it. I’ve got a cranky neck from an injury when I was 18 so it should be no surprise that it wouldn’t like it.
My next was still cranky after work so I did a 30 minute evening flow yoga class before bed. Sitting in ‘thread the needle’ for a few minutes did the trick.
6 mile run with the kids on bikes
After a horrible night of sleeping thanks to the first warm day/night of the year and then going to work early in the morning and my allergies kicking up, I was spent. When I got home from work I took a nap. When I woke up, I felt a little bit better so I asked the kids is they wanted to join me on their bikes for my run. We cruised along, chatted and enjoyed the beautiful sunny afternoon.
6.3 mile trail run, 1894 ft elev gain
Reunited and it feels so good!! With things in New Hampshire starting to open up more, Kyle and I felt ready to run together again…while social distancing, of course. I know not everyone is comfortable with things like that or are in an area that isn’t at that level yet. Everyone is different so put the judgement away if that’s where you were going.
Besides being reunited with Kyle, I was also reunited with a mountain run. It was so amazing to get some vert and dirt on a gorgeous blue sky day. It has been way too long. And to catch up with a friend was icing on the cake.
Thankfully, we went early enough to beat the crowds because the trailhead was getting packed just as we finished up. The early bird definitely gets the worm.
How was your week in workouts?
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