Here we are in the last week of Rock Your Core and guess who has not rocked her core nearly enough… This girl. This girl right here. Ah, well, best intentions and all that.
I’m linking up with Tara at Running ‘n’ Reading and Erin at Her Heartland Soul with the details of my weekend.
Last week started with a gorgeous sunny day and an awesome 3 mile run, sandwiched in between picking up one kid from school and taking the other for a strep test. Yes, that’s the life of a mom LOL. Thankfully, Shoo was the only one who got it and 3 doses later, he was feeling normal, so the rest of the week went as planned.
Friday I got in my last “long” run before the marathons. Seven not so awesome miles with an awesome friend. It was super windy and I was super cranky, so that was all I had in me. I just keep telling myself that the training is in the bank and that I just need to take it easy and not stress about it.
Then Beer Geek and I went out to dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. Between the cheese course, the amazing halibut meal, dessert, and two really good beers (one of which tasted exactly like banana bread), I’m pretty sure I carbo loaded enough to run 4 marathons LOL.
Saturday was all about the soccer. Shoo had a game at 9:15 and a second game at 4. After the first game, I thought about running, but the weather wasn’t great and I just wasn’t feeling the run love. (I’d never recommend a combination of taper and hormones. I have not been someone you want to be around this weekend.) At least both of Shoo’s teams won and he played well in both games.
Sunday was surprisingly warm and sunny, which was a major change from the original forecast. I got to sleep in for the first time in a while (and the last time before we head up to Cape Cod.) After sending Shoo out the door to a birthday party, I went out for an easy 3 mile run. I was pleasantly surprised to clock sub 10 minute miles without trying that hard. I guess the taper is doing its job!
Then I met for a quick meeting with the lovely ladies I’ll be running Ragnar DC with in the fall.
The next three weeks will be somewhat insane. I have two marathons and Ragnar. Beer Geek and I are staying in the Cape Cod area for about a week after the race to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Then when we get home, we have friends coming in from Denver and Belgium to help us celebrate at Mad Fox. My teeny tiny house will be packed to the gills! Guess it’s a good thing I’m an expert at packing for races as I’m pretty sure I’ll only have about 15 minutes to pack in between working, cleaning, and prepping the house for my parents. On the bright side, I’m too busy to obsess too much about the weather…
And it’s the last week of Rock Your Core (’cause I have plenty of time to rock mine. Or not.)
One last week of exercises and a giveaway!
In case you missed it, here’s the calendar:
And this week’s video:
And the recipe from last week: Spicy Asian Tuna Steaks
Remember to take your selfies and enter the giveaway!
We’ve got some good stuff again this week: more items from Vega and Primal Sport Mud and another pair of Marathon sunglasses from USA-Sport.com. Remember you have to enter to win!
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So, tell me, did you run more miles than me this weekend? Also, don’t forget to join us tomorrow for Tuesdays on the Run!
This week’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is “favorite warm weather running apparel.” I can’t wait to hear what you all love.
May 5: Best race you’ve ever run – Interpret that however you want.
May 12: Running Hacks
28 thoughts on “Banana Bread Beer, Ragnar and #rockyourcore”
Yay for sleeping in! And thanks so much for linking up!
I love sleeping in. It’s so nice to wake without an alarm.
That banana bread beer is delicious! The first time hubby brought it home I cringed…how gross would it taste? One sip and I was hooked…I’m not the biggest beer fan, but definitely liked this one!
I’m just surprised that this was the first time I’d ever heard of it. And it was good.
Banana bread beer? Reminds when i was 4 because I was adamant Santa needed a beer instead of milk, and my mom had made banana bread. I was told years later Santa did not like the pairing.
Hmm, it would depend on the beer. “Santa” gets beer and cookies here. Beer Geek drinks the beer and I eat the cookies LOL.
wow… beer that tastes like banana bread! mmm… and good luck the next few weeks. You’ve trained amazing!! I was like you on my last “long” run this weekend. 8 miles was torture. Ugh.
It was really good. Fingers crossed that all the training works out for me.
Yay for sleeping in! I slept in as well this weekend… Saturday morning until 7:45 AM! I swear that’s the latest in at least a month! (But I am more of a napper- I’ll wake up early, work out or go to work, and then nap in the afternoon!)
I don’t nap, so getting one day a week to sleep in is key for me.
I want some of that beer, Erika! Love this pic of you and your Ragnar ladies; y’all are going to have a BLAST! Can’t believe it’s almost here! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today!
Time really flew this spring – I have so much to do before Ragnar and really only 3 more days in my house to do it.
Can’t believe it’s the last week already! That went by too fast and can’t believe Ragnar is in 2 weeks yikes
I’m so not focused on that yet. Gah!
Gosh I’m glad I’m not the only one crazy enough to sign up for so many races in a short period of time! Good luck with all of them.
Sometimes I think you’ll find my picture in the dictionary under crazy LOL.
Banana bread beer! Sounds amazing, can’t believe I’ve never seen that before. You do have quite the full schedule coming up. Although I’m not one to talk – I’ve raced 3 weekends in a row and have a 4th coming up 🙂
I was shocked that I had never heard of it before either. And I have a full schedule for a week and then I’m done until fall. Very weird to have 3 of my 4 spring races in an 8 day span.
Banana beer bread sounds intriguing! Cute picture of your Ragnar team. Halibut sounds amazing right now..
It was surprisingly good. And I’m addicted to halibut – I’d eat it at every meal if I could afford it LOL.
Banana bread beer…that sounds disgusting and tasty at the same time!!
Sleeping in…oh what a luxury!
Happy anniversary!!! 20 yrs-so awesome!!!
Good luck in all of your races. I am considering Ragnar for the fall. A few friends are running the WV one but that one has many trails and I am such a clutz, I know I would end up tripping over a root or something!
Oh and I will totally be doing rock your core in May because April has not quite gone as planned 🙁
I’ll join you. I totally slacked. Just too much going on…
It was shockingly good LOL. I hear you on tripping – I’m queen of the klutzes…
I can’t believe it’s the last week already!! And I can’t believe it’s almost MAY!
I know. I’m still wondering where April went…
Your exercises must be working because you look great. Thanks for sharing these simple exercises that we can do at home (or really anywhere.) Every little bit does help.
I agree – every little bit does help.