After a slow start to half marathon training, it feels good to have completed all of my planned workouts this past week. It was another busy week at school (the end of the year is always crazy!), and we had a jam packed weekend (what summer weekends aren’t?), but it feels amazing to know that I still fit all of my workouts in!
The weather for much of the week was on the cooler side. In fact on Tuesday it was cool enough to wear long sleeves during my run…in June! I couldn’t believe it!
My long run on Sunday was anything but easy though. You know that its summer when the heat and humidity start to slow you way down during your long runs. That, on top of running on a hilly route, made for a much slower pace than what I’ve been used to seeing lately. Preston ran with me, and he was struggling more than I was. But we’re a team, and if one of us is struggling then we slow down to help motivate the other one to keep going.
On the non-fitness front, Preston and I had lots going on this past weekend. With today being Preston’s birthday, we decided to celebrate early with dinner out at one of our favorite restaurants. Clearly, the birthday boy enjoyed himself!
Yesterday Preston and I spent the afternoon and evening with my good friend, Linda, and her husband and daughter. They live in Germany, and are currently in the country visiting friends and family. Preston and I drove to Annapolis yesterday afternoon, and we enjoyed a great dinner at a fantastic place called Iron Rooster. If you’re ever in Annapolis, and looking for a great breakfast (it doesn’t matter what time of day, as they serve breakfast all day long), I highly recommend this place. Its in downtown Annapolis only about a block from the waterfront, so we also enjoyed walking around the harbor and along some of the downtown streets after dinner. It was a gorgeous day, and silly me forgot to take any pictures of the scenery. Oops!
This past weekend was one of those weekends that has me wishing that I had another day off from work. Hopefully this week will fly by, both at work and on the fitness front, so that next weekend can quickly arrive!
Mon 6/1 – 1.81 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley
Tues 6/2 – 3.51 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.34 mile cool down walk
Wed 6/3 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms
Thurs 6/4 – Rest day
Fri 6/5 – 3.10 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.39 mile cool down walk
Sat 6/6 – Rest day
Sun 6/7 – 6.02 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.32 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 18.51 miles (2.32 miles more than week 4)
Total RnRVB Training Mileage – 65.47 miles
QOTD: Did your weekend feel too short as well?