My running week starts on Monday (mostly because I track my runs on Running Ahead and that’s when they start the week.) So, I made my plans for the week, knowing that Beer Geek would be out of town.
My plan for the week:
Monday – 3 miles on treadmill after kids go to bed
Tuesday – 6 miles outside while sitter watches Shoo + 2-3 on treadmill after bed
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 4 miles after Beer Geek returns
Friday – rest
Saturday – Tempo run of whatever length I need to go to get 20 miles for the week
Sunday – rest
How it’s really gone this week
Monday – check – 3.3 on the T
Tuesday – eh – 4.25 outside at noon (ugh), no T as boys WOULD.NOT.FALL.ASLEEP
Wednesday – makeup three miles
Thursday – rest (I’d run 4 days in a row and my body said STOP)
The remaining plan was to run four miles tonight and then a 6 mile tempo tomorrow. Of course, life has already intervened and Beer Geek has a meeting tonight, so I’m unlikely to run 4 tonight. This leaves me with three alternatives.
- Get a babysitter and run 4 today, then my planned tempo tomorrow (unlikely)
- Turn Saturday into a long run and do the 9.5 miles I have left
- Run Saturday as planned and do remaining miles on Sunday (likely with a mild hangover due to friends coming over for dinner Saturday)
It’s early in the day yet, so things could still change, but it’s looking like #2 will be what happens. I hate weeks where I can’t manage a mid-length run (5-8) in during the week.
On a different topic, I was contacted by Janny at POM Wonderful about trying their pomegranate juice. It arrived before we left on vacation and I’ve drunk about half of the bottles they sent. I’m not going to bore you with the nutritional aspects as you can see them on their website, plus I’m coming late to the game as far as reviews go.
I did like the juice. In fact, I could swig one of the 8 oz bottles in seconds flat. I found the juice sort of “sweet tart”, which I like. I tried it once after a hot run and found it refreshing. What I didn’t like was the calories. I’m not really a juice drinker and if I’m going to drink a liquid with calories, it’s likely going to be beer or wine. So, I’m not likely to buy much in the future, but I did enjoy trying it.