It’s Monday, so of course, it’s time to recap my weekend and last week’s training plan. This past weekend was fun, fun, fun. I was the guest instagrammer for the Skirt Sports instagram account and we had a busy weekend planned.
Friday night, we ate dinner in, since I’d been out every night that week. Granted, two of those nights were soccer practice for Shoo, but still, I was tired of not eating at home. So, we had a mellow night in and opened a new beer I’d just picked up: Hardywood Peach Tripel. It.was.awesome!
Saturday morning, I woke up early to a rainy day. Unfortunately, that did not mean it was any cooler, just more humid. Oh well, I picked a skirt, drank my coffee, and got ready to head out the door.
Only to discover that my Garmin had completely drained itself. Ugh! And the local track is closed. So, I did what I could to create a speed workout – I ran fartleks on my four mile route.
After I got home, it was time for a quick shower and then we headed over to Mad Fox Brewpub to celebrate their 5th anniversary. We got to attend the VIP reception before the official open time and it was a lot of fun with really good beer. We stuck around for an hour or so after the reception to enjoy some more good beer and some lunch. I had some amazing pulled pork nachos!
After Mad Fox, we headed to Rustico on our way home. I love the huge selection of beer there and the staff always take the time to talk to Shoo about soccer (he always has on a professional team’s jersey.)
Finally, we got back home and I discovered I’d gotten a few good things in the mail. I needed some sliver/white flats for a dress I bought and the shoes had arrived! I also got a grey Skirt Sports Jaguar skirt. I had exchanged my usual size in the Happy Girl for one size bigger in the Jaguar and now I get why everyone loves this skirt! I may never actually run in it as it looks like the perfect hanging out skirt! (And I’m leaning towards the S shaped shoes, in case you are wondering.)
Sunday was a quiet day. I did very little picture worthy activity. I grocery shopped, did laundry, straightened the house, and went for a 6 mile run.
Speaking of Running…
Last week was rough. That seems the best way to describe it. Monday I managed the right miles, but slower than planned. After that, I never hit my mileage goals. I can blame pretty much everything except my legs. Those felt great LOL. The heat shut me down early on Tuesday and my digestive system wreaked havoc on several runs. I also got to deal with pouring rain and potential lightning when I attempted to run during Shoo’s soccer practice and a dead Garmin when I wanted to do speed work. Seriously, it was like the “Murphy’s Law” week of training LOL.
But, I’m back on track. I ran 6 miles yesterday (despite an emergency stop back at the house.) And this morning I’m heading out for a 10 mile run. I’ve moved my training schedule around so that my long runs are now on a day when Beer Geek is home. The kids are old enough to stay by themselves, but I don’t like to run too far from home when I do that. Running 10+ miles within a mile of my house gets really really old. Now I can run wherever I want and know that a) someone is there if the kids need something and b) I can “dial a ride” if my run blows up.
I love the Marine Corps Marathon and I can’t wait to run 6 half marathons in 6 days in September, but I am over training through the summer. I do not plan to make this same mistake again.
How was your weekend? Are you a fan of major training during the summer or do you just take it easy and run for fun?