I had my first “official” week of half marathon training end today. It went wonderful of course! I run year round, but during half and full marathon training my weekly runs are a bit more structured and strict.
Here is a quick recap of what I ran this week:
Monday- rest day, core
Tuesday- 4 miles and 4 strides
Wednesday- 3 miles
Thursday- 6 miles, core
Friday- rest day
Saturday- 4 miles and 4 strides, core
Sunday- 8 miles and hills
Even though I only had four miles scheduled yesterday I did not want to run! It was rainy, cold, and windy all morning. However, I had a busy day and I knew I needed to get my run in before the day got away from me.
I had a jacket I always wear if it is raining to help keep me dry. It is not 100% waterproof, but it does a nice job. I actually lucked out and missed the rain!
I hate selfies.
My eight miler today was fabulous! I ran three big hills to get in some strength, which were not fun (are they ever?!), but overall it was a great run.
Des Moines is hilly, so I need to be running hills a couple times a week to prepare.
After my run I sent Kyla a picture of me because well why not. Running with her is my favorite, so since we can’t run together everyday I just send her pictures. I know, she’s so lucky 😉
After my run today I spent the majority of my time outdoors. My yard is huge and full of flowers, so if I want it to stay nice I have to spend the majority of my free time taking care of it. Good thing I enjoy yard work.
Charlie is the laziest dog and just napped on the patio the whole day. I threw him a couple tennis balls and he had no desire to chase them.
I did sit down to create my menu for the week, which I will share tomorrow, along with the ingredients I got today.
I was hungry, but it was too close to dinner so I had an iced Twinning’s to satisfy me until I ate. I like to put in a splash of soy milk. Kelly got me hooked on these when we were in Bermuda.
I made a deliciously wonderful quinoa salad for dinner, which I will also share tomorrow!
It is way past my bedtime, otherwise I’d take the time to share the recipe now 😉
Happy Sunday night!