Monday, July 17, 2017

Streak Week Two

Hi everyone!  What a week this was...last Sunday I looked at my calendar to prep for the week and was shocked to see something planned every day.  Usually I like to keep it easy during the week and go CRAZY (aka stay up until 9:30pm) on the weekends.  Not this week!  It was a lot of fun, but I'm ready for a more laid back week coming up.  I hope you all had a great one as well!

Here's a look at how my week of training went.  This was my second week doing my run streak (and first full week).  It's been going well so far and I'm enjoying getting into a routine.  You can see by my paces and lack of structured workouts that I'm keeping this very easy so I don't burn out!  Lots of runs with Selma or with friends!  I think I might add in a speed workout this coming week, just because I'm craving something different.  I also decided on a fall race (more to come on that later) so I'm hoping to start base building so I can get right into training once August rolls around.


Here's the weekly recap!:

Monday

1 miles / 10:00 pace
It's still been storming like crazy around here, so I just ran a mile on the treadmill at lunch time.  I had an eye appointment, so I couldn't do anything more than a mile (which was fine with me).  Selma's not a fan of the rain, so when I got home I just tried to keep her calm, which meant cuddling her on the kitchen floor while I tried to make dinner.


Tuesday

4 miles / 9:32 pace
Not gonna lie- I just wanted to watch some Wimbledon action (it was the women's semifinals) so I ran on the treadmill during lunch.  I was originally planning on only running 3 miles, but the match went long and I had to stay to finish it (then walked about a half mile).  


Wednesday

1.25 miles / 9:25 pace
I woke up feeling stuffed up and tired out (almost like I'm about to catch a cold) so I just kept this short and easy.

Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga / 1.5 hours
Photo from LLBean- def did not look like graceful
This was actually something that I had on my 30x30 list, and I'm so happy that I finally got to go!  I signed up for a class through LL Bean at the nearby North Park (where I always run).  I ended up being the only person in the class, so I got a private lesson.  It was pretty challenging, and we went through a normal yoga class- lots of sun salutations, some hip openers, crow pose (!!!), and some back bends.  I somehow managed to stay on the board the entire time- even if I was shaking like a leaf the whole class.  Afterwards I got to paddle around a bit and enjoy the relaxing water.  It was the perfect night and such a fun and challenging class!  I already signed up for another class with LL Bean (it's a doggie paddleboarding class if anyone wants to join me!).


Thursday

3 miles (untimed)
I went to the park with Selma and we did 3 miles together.  As you can tell, she was very happy to go :)


Friday

2 miles / 9:38 pace
Another run with Selma!  This time we stopped for a puppy ice cream for her.  Well deserved treat!


Saturday

5 miles / 10:33 pace
Thanks for taking a post-run pic Steff!
I met up with Maddie, Steffany, and Jessie for a lap around North Park on Saturday morning.  It was pretty humid out, but thanks to random breezes and some shade it actually felt great!  The five miles just flew by with all of the chatting, and I was happy to have a group to run with instead of running alone!


Sunday

4.75 miles / 9:18 pace
Out of this week, Sunday was definitely my busiest day!  I knew the only time that I could get in a run was in the morning, so I set out to run on the trails in Frick Park.  I used to live in that neighborhood, so it was great to get back to my favorite running places.  I finished up at Mellon Park, where there's a free concert every Sunday.  I met up with a friend to listen for a while, then headed back to his house for lunch.  
After that, I went to meet up with Sarah (and got to see their incredible house in person...check out their blogs to see how amazing it is) for some beers.  We went to the nearby Hop Farm Brewing, which was a stop on my self- made "Tour de Beer" list!  They had a nice selection and all of the beers were available in a 5oz pour, so I was able to make my own flight.  I headed back home to take Selma out, then rushed out again to meet up with my family for dinner!  I got back home around 5:30, and spent the rest of the night meal prepping for the week and took a nice, relaxing bubble bath.  Perfect way to end a busy (and fun) week!

14 comments:

  1. Poor Selma's face!!! That reminds me of my old lab's face during storms. She would then go and hide in her crate. Poor pooches!

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    1. She get so scared! Breaks my heart every time.

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  2. Yay!!! Your week sounds so great! Nice job on all that running, and I love that you ran with a group of girls! I miss running with a running group. Well, kinda. I really enjoy my alone time but I miss the camaraderie.

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    1. Thank you!! I never used to like running with people but now I'm all about it.

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  3. I'm loving all the Selma pictures. She needs to make appearances on the blog more often! Baylee does not like thunder either and she shakes uncontrollably. I feel so bad for her so I have to comfort her too!

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  4. So glad we got to get together yesterday! :)

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  5. Poor pup and the awful weather! I'm so glad you loved your yoga class!!

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  6. Selma is so cute when she's sad. Poor girl! Great job on week two!

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    1. I know!! It breaks my heart but she's so adorable!

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  7. oh wow, that paddle board yoga class sounds legit! i would definitely fall off immediately haha. but what a cool idea!

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