What a crazy, but good crazy, week its been! But if life isn’t busy, then its boring, right?
With there being only one week left in the quarter at school, the end of quarter craziness was in full swing. In addition, life has been pretty crazy at home, including having a sick dog for part of the week. Thankfully, Riley is now feeling a lot better.
The training highlight of this past week was Saturday afternoon’s run on the trail. Although I’m not currently preparing for a race, it was too nice of an afternoon to not get out for a run. The nice weather helped me to push myself on a hilly trail, and my legs definitely felt it afterwards!
To cap off a crazy week, Preston and I volunteered at the Marine Corps Marathon yesterday. While he volunteered at Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach back in August, I hadn’t volunteered at a race since last year’s Army Ten Miler. I loved being able to cheer runners on as they passed through the food station that we were stationed at. Seeing over 27,000 runners pass by was so inspirational, and gave me the final push I needed to register for my next half marathon. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the big announcement about which race I’ll run my fourth half marathon at!
Despite how busy this past week was, I kept up with my workouts. Although I took things a bit easy two weeks ago, I definitely stepped things up this past week.
Mon 10/20 – Rest day
Tues 10/21 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, legs, glutes, abs
Wed 10/22 – Rest day
Thurs 10/23 – 3.02 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Fri 10/24 – Rest day
Sat 10/25 – 4.02 mile run on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 1.13 mile cool down walk
Sun 10/26 – Volunteered at the Marine Corps Marathon, 5.25 mile walk to/from the Smithsonian Metro and Hain’s Point, 15 minutes of yoga
Total Weekly Mileage – 17.07 miles
QOTD: Have you volunteered at a race? What was your volunteer experience like?