Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: August 11-17

Not a terrible week, but it was chock full of runs where I didn't feel 100%, I don't know why, exactly, which is frustrating! Also a little annoyed that I didn't manage to run one more freaking mile during the week to equal my weekend mileage, but I didn't lose sleep over it. Life happens. Didn't get any strength in (again! UGH!) but I am trying to get back in to a routine of my PT exercises most days. I don't know what is wrong with me. My strength and PT exercises are what made me able to run again, why in the world do I have a mental block about keeping them up now?!

Total Miles: 17

Monday: Rest

It was freakin' hot and I was freakin' tired from the weekend.

Tuesday: 2.5 Mile Run

Holy cow, this was way harder than it should have been. I was going to go 3 miles, but couldn't even do that much.

Wednesday: 1600 Yard Swim

I decided to try again to count laps, because instead of swimming for time, I wanted to go a full mile (1600 yards is pretty close). Turns out I actually enjoyed counting laps, with every stroke I literally said the lap I was on in my head. It blocked out all of the "noise" in my head and it made for a really peaceful swim! 

Thursday: 5.5 Mile Run

Hit up my favorite trail, the Discovery Park Loop Trail, and did a couple of loops. The first one I ran way too fast so that by the time I did the second one I was walking a bit about ever .3 miles. Ah, well. It was a wonderful run anyways. One other positive about the trail is that it is fairly well traveled, a big loop and not too technical, so I felt safe running it by myself. 

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Yoga

Yoga on the beach! Was so glad the rain and gloom from the previous few days was gone so it was a sunny morning for yoga. 

Sunday: 9 Mile Run

I met Sally for my longest run sine April 13th (when we did 14 miles). I felt sort of sluggish at the start, like I was running with extra weight.  Sally plotted a fantastic route that took us from Gasworks park, across University Bridge, over to the Arboretum, then down through Madison Park, up through Capitol Hill, back across the bridge and finished at Gasworks. We climbed a monster hill in the middle (I love those hills!) and finished at a minute per mile faster than we started. Luckily I loosened up and felt great by the end. Sally did a few miles before and after meeting me, as well. Damn. I can't wait for the day when we can run our entire long run together! 

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