I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and took your shoes out for a run or two this weekend. It was insanely hot by Seattle standards last weekend, so my 5 mile long run at noon on Saturday turned out to be a bit more challenging than I had hoped it would be. That’s the good thing about training though is that you’re TRAINING and LEARNING what works for you and what doesn’t.
This weekend I learned that long runs at noon, the heat and sweet potatoes paired with half a banana and some PB for pre run fuel do not mix well. Who would have thought? Definitely not some of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made, but you live and you learn. Right? Anywhoo… I’d definitely rather learn that lesson now than on race day…
I hope you all have been having a great weekend so far and have fun plans for your bonus day off tomorrow! I have to say, I’m definitely excited to have an extra day off this week. It’s been forever since I’ve taken a day off so this is a much needed break for me. In my opinion, all weekends should be 3 days anyways. That way you get one day to bum around, one day for fun stuff and one day for chores. Am I right or am I right?!?
I haven’t officially announced this on here yet but after running The Beats 10k last weekend, I decided to commit to training for a half marathon later this summer. Now since I’m still rehabbing from an injury that I’m definitely ready to be done dealing with, I know I won’t be crushing any crazy times with this half. This training cycle is more about actually getting back to doing what I love and just finishing the race.
Do you ever have one of those days that you just need to get out of the office for a little breather to help you reset? Yesterday was one of those days for me. I normally don’t take a lunch break, but yesterday I decided I needed to get out and get some fresh air. I ended up walking a total of 1.54 miles round trip in exactly 30 minutes. I felt a lot less irritable when I got back to the office, so I think I’m going to start doing this more regularly, while the weather is still on my side!
I know I usually provide you with helpful workout tips on Workout Wednesday, but my friend Jenica did a post about some annoying gym habits last week and I had to do my own take on it. I know this is a place of positivity, but I actually think these posts are funny, so hopefully you will too. Please keep in mind this is all in good fun so please don’t take offence or send me hate comments. Are we all on the same page now with this? Okay… good!
Is it just me or has this been the longest week ever? I mean seriously, I was thinking it was Thursday and turns out it was only Tuesday. Talk about disappointing. Sheesh. Anyways, the good news is that it actually is Friday now! Whoop whoop!
Welcome to the weekend! Phew! I’m so glad this was a short week. I really don’t think I could have done another work day this week. What about you?
Last night, my workout consisted of 10 minutes on the rowing machine, 20 minutes of abs and 60 minutes in my beloved spin class. Yes, in case you were wondering, I was in the classroom alone when I took this. I am SO not that weird girl who takes selfies during class instead of sweating! There was a girl who did this in class though once. It was awkward for everyone involved!
I spent the last few days in Joseph, Oregon visiting my cousin and her kiddos before they move. Hopefully they will still be the same distance away (they currently live around 7 hours away) or closer than they are now, once they move closer to her husbands’ work! I wanted to take advantage of the long holiday weekend and make a trip out to see my cousin, their cabin, her 6 month old twins and 2 year old son before the big move. This was the first time that I was able to meet the twins, so I was excited to see them before they grew up too much!
I guess technically it’s a little late to welcome you to Monday, since it’s currently 8pm Pacific Time, but you get my drift.
I don’t know about you, but Mondays are not my favorite day of the week. They mark the end of the freedom of the weekend and getting back to the grind at work. Blah.
That being said, I’m trying to put a positive spin on Mondays instead. I’ve been trying to focus on things that make me happy in life and incorporating them into my life on a more regular basis. So I thought why not invent “Things That Make Me Happy Monday” and share the happiness with all of you! 🙂