Monday, December 15, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Dec 8- Dec 14

Let's see. What to say about this week? It was a very busy one, I only got in two runs. I needed to (repeatedly) remind myself that this is my down time. I can take as much down time as I want/need and it's exactly perfect. 

Total Miles Run: 15.7

Monday: Yoga

Tuesday: Strength Workout

Sarah and I focused on our upper body and abs. Oooo, it was a good one! My chest was so sore the next day! We also did a little stair climber at the end which was hard and fun. 

Wednesday: 5.1 Mile Run

I had to do this run on pavement and again my legs were crazy sore afterwards. Hmmm. I think I might not actually be making this up, because my legs were less sore after a 3 1/2 hour trail run later in the week than they were after this 50 minute pavement run!

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Yoga

Saturday: Rest 

Sunday: 10.6 Mile Run

Oh, this was a good run! It took Stacey and me 3 1/2 hrs, which is about a 20 min/mile. That seems slow, but here is the elevation of the run:

Cougar to Squak Mtn Elevation

We also stopped to check maps, eat, take photos, blah blah blah. Anyways, there was still a lot of running to be had! 

That middle peak is the Squak portion. We got a great little sneak peek at Mount Baker from up there, which was so cool as we rarely can see it from this far south. The weather was amazing. Started in the 30s, got up to low 50s, sunny the whole time. We went on some trails we hadn't ventured on before, which was really fun. Can't wait to go back and explore Squak some more soon!

One of the exciting things that happened is that I tripped and laid myself out on the trail for the first time. When I tripped I felt like it was slow-mo, I knew I was falling and yelled "ahhhhhhhh" for what felt like forever. Then I was flat on my stomach. Nothing broken or bleeding, thank goodness. Not even any ripped clothes! I will have a nice big bruise on my thigh and elbow, though. At least I got that out of the way!

Originally we planned to run for 2 hours and I brought a map for a new route, having no clue how far it was-- or the elevation. Rookie move on my part. We ran much further than we planned and didn't even do half of the route I hoped we would! Stacey and I agreed we could have kept running all day if we had the time. It was one of those runs where every step (maybe not the trip . . . ) was amazing. 

One of my goals is to take more photos on the trails. Unfortunately, my phone isn't taking great pictures now. Maybe my lens is too scratched or something? Everything is blurry. But I got this one of Stacey and me on a bridge on Squak. 

Love running with this girl. We will officially begin 50k training next month and have some serious fun at the Sun Mountain 50k in May! 

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