So this showed up on my Facebook feed last week, after which my immediate reaction was something like "AHHHHHHH!"
When I saw this gentle reminder, I still hadn't had a run over 8 miles in over a year. And, my cold was still inexplicably lingering. In short, I was overflowing with confidence. Last week's training reflects my efforts to get healthy, so the only exercise I did outside of running was one yoga class and teaching my regular yoga classes.
On Saturday I ran a pretty painful 10-mile training run. A few things that I learned: (1) breakfast does not digest in 15 minutes; (2) the packaging for Lemonade Honey Stingers looks awfully a lot like packaging for Cherry Blossom Honey Stingers; (3) I'm faster than I give myself credit for: even with a 2-minute bathroom break, my time over 10 miles was pretty much on par with my training times from last year and last year's Army Ten Miler.
|I didn't know that Pink Lemonade existed as a flavor...so it was a, uh, surprise when the chews tasted weird. They may have contributed to the bathroom break. Or maybe that was eating breakfast fifteen minutes before running...|
Other highlights from last week included catching the Nats' sole home playoff win. Alas.
Last week by the numbers:
Monday: 1.25 hours Prana flow yoga. This style of yoga is growing on me, which is huge, given that I am an alignment junkie.
Tuesday: 40 minute tempo.
Thursday: 3 miles.
Saturday: 10 miles & massage.
Rest. Dancing around for 2 hours in a dance rehearsal. Don't ask. But I can kind of pop n' lock now without looking like I have a weird twitch.