This past week was absolutely fantastic. I shared on Friday about the absolutely gorgeous weather that we had last week, which allowed for little man and I to take several long walks together. On Monday and Tuesday our walks included running errands while we were out. On Monday we walked to the tailor to drop off two pairs of pants to be hemmed, and on Tuesday we walked to the post office and the grocery store. The beautiful weather also allowed me to complete my Tuesday evening run outside. I opted to run at the gym on Thursday so that I could also lift weights that evening. After such nice weather last week I’m a bit bummed that its supposed to be cooler, and rainy, for several days this week. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the nice weather to return.
In addition to the beautiful weather, the other highlight from this past week was Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon. I’ll fully recap the race later this week, but I’m excited to report that I completed my 7th half marathon. I stuck to my race plan, which was to run the first eight miles as a training run, and then walk the rest. Even though I felt pretty good at mile 8, I forced myself to not overdo it and to stick to my plan.
Between the number of walks that little man and I took, as well as Saturday’s half marathon, this past week’s mileage total was quite high. I’m not sure when I’ll next see a weekly total hit over 20 miles. I’m thinking it won’t be until sometime next month when I complete my next double digit long run.
Mon 3/7 – 1.77 mile walk
Tues 3/8 – 3.76 mile walk, 3.11 mile run, 0.36 mile cool down walk, 20 minutes of strength training (upper body and abs)
Wed 3/9 – 3.07 mile walk
Thurs 3/10 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.46 mile cool down walk, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 3/11 – Rest day
Sat 3/12 – Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon (13.50 miles according to my Garmin)
Sun 3/13 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 29.13 miles (11.07 miles more than week 5)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 94.77 miles
QOTD: Do you ever walk to run your errands, or do you always rely on using your car to run errands?