My love/hate relationship with the treadmill is back for the next 2 weeks because of back to back travels. This week Im in Corpus Christi and next week Im in New Orleans. 10k race day is in 3 Saturdays gotta get this body ready.
Tuesday: Crash and burn number…who knows how many times this has happened in the last few weeks. Today’s goal was speed and I knew before I started this wasnt going to go my way. I took my KT Tape off last night because it was itching like CRAZY (I blame the mosquito bite it was covering) so my leg didnt have the support it still needed. I got 20 minutes in then was D-O-N-E. Oh well, at least I tried!
Wednesday: Rest day from running with 20 minutes of stretching and core work. Luckily my hotel room is large enough for this unlike some I’ve had in the past. Nothing too exciting today…as is usually the case with my travels 🙂
Thursday: 50 minutes progression run and I have been excited to give this run a try. The paces progress like this…10:50, 10:30, 10:10, 9:50, 9:30. I got through 4 of the progressions and decided my leg wasnt ready to push the 9:30 just yet. It’s feeling a lot better but I would rather not push it too much and ruin all the progress I’ve made this last week. I’ll take what I can get though since I did finish this run and not want to rip my leg right off. PROGRESS PEOPLE!!
Friday: Running rest day and I gave me legs their much needed break. I was up late getting ready for my trade-show tomorrow but I did manage to get in 15 minutes of stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses. The hips are so tight I need to get them limbered back up! How awesome is this edible arrangement my husband sent me. No cantelope in sight because i hate it. He’s a keeper I tell ya!
Saturday: Today was “Once Upon a Time Family Day Out” in the Woodlands. Because we had to be there at 9am to set-up I moved my long run to Sunday and also so I could run with my friend Amy. I was still on my feet for over 4 hours so EVERYTHING HURT. 20 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night to help relieve some of the tension.
Sunday: 6 miles with Amy today. She was feeling sick and I’m still worried about my leg so we took it nice and slow. 6 miles for an average pace of 11:45 in the nasty humid heat. It’s always nice running with Amy. We don’t see each other as often anymore so its nice to have these longer run to catch up. Since she wasn’t feeling well I didn’t think to take a post run sweaty selfie!! Ugh, that’s twice now I’ve forgotten. That’s what happens though when your having fun with friends 🙂 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Monday: Running rest day but that didnt stop me from exploring NOLA! Can you believe I’ve never been to New Orleans! You would think I would have been at least once seeing as I live so close but alas no. It’s pre-Madi Gras here so things are about to get CRAZY!!! What a nice day for a stroll 🙂
CHIME IN!!! Who is your favorite person to run with? Have you been to New Orleans? What’s going on in your life this week?