It’s been a good come back week since I wasn’t running at all the week before last week… too much going on, too much stress… It’s funny how my body just shut down on me. Normally, running is a way for me to unwind, keep my head clear, and to think things through. But that week was weird- I just couldn’t.
Here’s the recap for last week:
Monday 2/20 President’s Day which was also the 2017 Great Aloha Run day.
It was a good day- although the morning was quite chilly with some gusty winds. Yes, I know, it’s not that cold for most people, but we were all freezing.
8.08 miles at 9:16/mi pace. I took it conservatively. Still need to work on pushing myself at these races… I know I can run much faster for 8 miles.
Tuesday 2/21 Rest day
Wednesday 2/22 3 miles at 9:10/mi on the treadmill plus yoga time!
Thursday 2/23 4.53 miles at 8:51/mi in the morning plus 5 min plank. It was a great morning run- felt so alive!
so refreshed! The sky was super clear with tons of stars (but no shooting stars…).
Friday 2/24 Rest day
Saturday 2/25 6.3 miles at 8:32/mi in the morning before the whole day of errands. Plus 5 min. of plank. Another great fantastic run. I love these runs! And my time definitely showed- I was flying J I wanted to do an 8-miler but I didn’t have enough time. C’est la vie. (Note, it was below 60 degrees outside so yes, I am wearing long sleeve shirt😄 can’t help it!)
Sunday 2/26 2 miles at 8:43/mi on the treadmill for warm-up before my strength training at home. Did a whole bunch of abs workout, little bit of arms/upper body, 40 sumo squats, 40 regular squats (both with weights), and some resistance band workouts. Felt really good afterwards!
Total weekly mileage: 23.91 miles.
This week was a good week. On Sunday, the girls and I baked cookies and also made focaccia bread. It was fun to see the dough rise. I also made some really yummy beef stew- another thing I just thought of trying and I made it work!
Also, this past weekend was the Tokyo Marathon weekend. My ex-sister –in-law volunteered with her group of coworkers (100 of them!). I didn’t get to watch the marathon but I did get some glimpse of the race through her photos.
I am definitely loving my new Brooks Launch 3 shoes. They are amazing! I feel like I am going faster (I know, it’s all in my head). I was afraid of changing shoes from my Mizuno sayonara but I’m glad I did.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend!
Happy Mardi Gras!!!!!!