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.
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
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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.
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