This week, for my weekly wrap-up, I felt grateful. I’m grateful that I can (still) run– that injuries seem to be kept at bay for now and that I can run outside. Like I mentioned in my last post, I don’t like the gym. The weather was wonderful in the mornings for a run. Low humidity, temps in the 50s and low 60s, sunny and gorgeous during the day. Just made my mood that much brighter. I even wore my Runner Girl necklace and my Women Rock pendant to celebrate being able to run this week.
So, I took to planking outside when I could.
I did a total of 40 miles of running this week, and I did a 21-mile bike ride. I wanted to give my foot a little break and try cycling to do some cross training. It was my first bike ride on the streets out here. With my Walmart “special” cycle, it was challenging, and it was terrifying at times (everyone here seems to drive a very large pickup truck or SUV) but so much fun and very exhilarating. I felt great afterward.
If you read my last post, I did hills last week instead of intervals. I’m learning to appreciate them if not like them. They serve me well, and NYC has hills, so I need to learn to get over them, literally and figuratively. 🙂 I’ll be doing hills again for a couple more weeks. Can’t you hear the enthusiasm???
On Saturday, my little running group, the Brazos Valley Runegades, wore our new running singlets that I had bought with my run bestie at the Diva Expo. Aren’t they cute?
Saturday’s 10-mile run was so pretty. For the first time, the sun was up early in our run and I had to capture the sunrise. Gorgeous!!
Sweaty and smiling, I finished the 10 mile run at an average 8:44 pace.
In the afternoon, our group met over tacos and margaritas to talk about our goals for the rest of the year now that our Spring races are over. We made it a “Declare It Day” to say them out loud and share them so we can hold each other accountable, but also hold ourselves accountable.
I’ve got a busy fall planned with the NYC marathon and some half marathons before that, so I want to stay consistent, especially in the summer.
I finished the day with a 2 mile walk with the family and today had a wonderful Mother’s Day with the family. It was relaxing.