Let’s see how it went…
Monday – 4 miles /
It was me and Ol’ Milly for this one… I managed 4.01 miles this morning. I was confused when I posted to IG, I thought I was supposed to run on Tuesday, but I surprised myself and was right on plan!! However, I really need to get out of the habit of slacking on the strength training.
And I’m still enjoying my Treks Titanium Aftershokz!!
I didn’t make time for a workout today, but I did make my appointment for my Mammogram and Ultrasound. I am considered high risk, I have 4 breast cancer survivors in my family, my mom being one of them. I was told that I have a 20% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in my life, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but any percent is a lot when it comes to cancer. This was my 18th year with this lovely machine (only 5 with the ultrasound) and I was given a thumbs up and told to come back and see them next year!!
Wednesday – 6 miles
I was up and excited for this run…WHY!!?? I received my Ink n Burn Aloha Mystery box!!! I have been putting off ordering from them not knowing whether to trust the sizing chart or not. My body has changed soon much in the last two years and sometimes you just don’t know what will work. I DM’d several of their ambassadors on IG asking about sizing and in June I finally hit that ‘Place Order’ button!! This company does a lot of preorders and it can take 6-10 weeks to receive your order… It was worth the wait. There were 4 items in this mystery box: 6′ shorts, tank, s/s top and cooling towel. I wore the tank and shorts this morning and love, love, love them!! I plan to post a review on the items in the future.
But hey, I got my miles in in style and found a $1 on the run!!
Thursday – 4 miles /
Ummmm, I thought twice about doing my run… I washed my hair this morning!! The heat and humidity the gym do a number on it, but I’m training for the Chicago Marathon!! Runner Hair, Don’t Care!!
Yoga / Roll Nope / Nada… AGAIN!
But I finally was able to try the REESE’S Peanut Butter Doughnut from Krispy Kreme!! Third time is a charm!! Every time I would stop to try one, they were sold out. The lady at the counter told me that they only produce so many, they have to clean the machines after each batch due to peanut allergies. This was not a ‘Hot Now’ purchase and I think it may have been better if it was… Ate it anyway!!
14 miles 12 miles run / 1 mile walk
We were going to try something new today… Trails!! Our friends Christy and Warren have been asking us to join them at the conservation park to run the trails for some time AND the stars finally aligned!!!
We were up at 4a and headed to the park by 515a. We drove through a pretty heavy rain shower, but by time we made it to the park it had passed. As we were gearing up, here come another shower and it wasn’t passing too quickly!! We were just about to call it when it let up. After a short discussion, it was decided that we would take to the roads and head out Hwy 79 since the trails were now going to be a little messy and we didn’t want to mess with that, being our first time and all!!
We started around 7a which is a late start time for us, in FL, in the summer!! We headed out crossing the food bridge and winding our way to the service road that connected to the Hwy. Once on the Hwy, it was nothing but pavement and pine trees for 5+ miles till the turn around, ooohhhhh and the bridge, this bridge was a first for me (I love running bridges) and it was a steep one, but the view at the top was worth the climb!
We ran up and over and around and under before turning around for the trek back. Lucky for me there was a gas station at the foot of the bridge that allowed for a pit stop. It was the same views, different direction on the way back to the park, but I started wanting it to be over around mile 8!! The sun was starting to burn through the clouds and I could feel the heat radiating around my head and shoulders. At mile 9, we started using the 4:1 intervals thinking it might help with the last few miles??!! I was starting to get lower back spasms that would shoot down my left glute and hamstring. By mile 10, I just wanted to see the traffic light needed to cross back to the service road that would take us back to the car!! Eventually, the traffic light appeared and we crossed the Hwy with 1.7 miles to the car, but I called it .27 miles into the 1.7!! I walked that last mile… This run chewed me up a little!! What could have not been a run at all turned into 12 of 14 miles!! I’ll take it!!
There was an outside shower that we used to rinse off before changing and heading for food!! We did decide that we would be back to try the trails and hope the weather would cooperate. I managed to get a headache on the way back to the house, I felt like I was short-circuiting if that makes sense?? I ended up laying down and napping for 4 hours. What was up with that ??
Sunday – Rest and Reset
And today was nothing short of exciting… Laundry and Food Prep!! Yep, the life I lead is nothing less than exciting!!
Short and simple for this week’s menu: IP Hard Boiled Eggs, IP Chicken Breast from A Pinch of Healthy, Orzo Pasta (loving this), Broccoli, and Fruit
I snapped pics of the different stages of cooking the chicken: Season, Saute, and pressure cooking on the Poultry setting. I linked the recipe above with all the details.
All together now…
Let me know…
How are you getting through your long runs this summer training cycle?? What are you meal prepping?? Any special plans for the end of summer???