That was a quick weekend. Hope you had a good one!
Mine began with 11 solo miles. I prefer to tackle my longs runs with the Saturday morning run crew at school, but since I ran alone from home, I was able to “sleep in.” Beautifully cool (50’s to 60’s) weather, which was a total luck-out because now we’re back to 70’s and muggy in the morning.
The first 5 miles wove through hilly neighborhoods, the next 4 circled around and around a school (I looped the school six times because it was flat), and the final 2 scooted along a nature trail. 11 done and pain-free! I kept an easy pace and felt strong throughout the run…just super thirsty at the end.
I had some time to kill after the run before Ryan arrived for the weekend, so I watched American Ninja Warrior and created a rough outline of my fall running plan. I’ve backed down from a fall full to a fall half or two..probably Indianapolis at the beginning of November, but potentially a TBD half in October. I’m switching up the order of workouts (tempo, speed, rest, etc) because Tuesday will likely make the most sense for a rest day with my fall schedule, but I want to keep long runs on Saturday. This is the best rearranging I could figure out:
Sun: body weight strength circuit (with ~2 miles of total running between circuits)
Thurs: easy run
Fri: body weight strength circuit (with ~2 miles of total running between circuits)
…2 days of hard running, 1 long run, 2 days of strength, 1 easy day, and 1 rest day. I’m 100% sure I won’t follow this to a T, but I like to have a rough outline….starting next week because it’s Monday morning and I’m not about to go run a tempo right now.
Anyway, by the time I figured that out, Ryan arrived for the weekend! We met his friend at Miami University (of Ohio) for lunch, and then Ryan and I gave ourselves a self-guided photo shoot on campus. As evidenced, we are incredibly photogenic.
So I didn’t eat (not quite) my weight in watermelon, but I accomplished that feat via the potluck at church that evening. There was so.much.food, and between me, Laura, and Ryan, we probably tried all of it. Ryan’s dessert contribution was huge.
The next morning, I headed out for a muggy workout at the park: 5 x (run 1/2 mile + lunges + squat jumps + single leg glute bridges). My legs felt good after Saturday’s long run, but I added in breather breaks between some of the leg work. I stretched and iced afterward, and then Laura, Ryan, and I went to a morning movie. Laura and I couldn’t get over how weird it was to go to a movie in the morning…do we buy popcorn? Is 10:30am too early to drink pop?
I had been looking forward to The Giver since I saw a preview for it in May, and it finally came out on Friday. It’s one of my favorite books (it’s utopian/dystopian…you may have read it in middle school…read it again!), and although the movie deviated from the book quite a bit, it was still a great movie.
But a movie was a weird way to start the day…walking out at lunchtime was like seeing a Christmas tree in July. I was also incredibly hangry when we left the theater, and I apologize to anyone I growled at or glared at from 12:30pm until 1:30pm…
Have a nice week!
Have you ever seen a GIGANTIC fruit or veggie?
Have you been to a morning movie? How early is too early for movie popcorn?