Silly me, I thought Labor Day weekend was to rest …instead I’ve been laboring all weekend! It’s the price you pay for going on vacation the week before a long holiday weekend, I suppose. However, when you’re working on a move to a new house, it’s a good ‘laboring’, right? While most of you are poolside, on the lake or at the beach for that last ‘hoorah’, I’m taking a quick break from all of this ‘good laboring’ to join in on the Weekly Wrap link-up.
I’m not going to sugar-coat anything here, not much happened this past week in the way of workouts for several reasons …
- I was still on Hawaii time 🤙
- well, you know, THE move
- a new training cycle begins this week and I really just wanted to take it easy before Coach HoHo hands my butt to me on a silver platter!
Yep, that’s right. In case you missed it, I revealed in yesterdays Ultimate Coffee Date that Major Hubs and I are working with Holly for my first full marathon and his second! As if it’s not scary enough just making the decision to give it a go, it’s even scarier to put it all out there for everyone to know about …you know, there’s always the chance of a DNF or DNS. However, I’ve decided that while there is that chance, the support and encouragement I know I’ll receive from you guys will be more than enough to see me through the training and that elusive finish line as well as more than enough sympathy and support while licking my wounds if, for whatever reason, it just doesn’t happen. I really don’t mean to sound so negative, it’s just the voice of an older, slower, injury prone and realistic runner who really wants to check this off of her bucket list, talking.
So, without further adieu, let’s see what the week looked like!
As if I needed more rest after a week of vacation! But, seriously, I did. There was also lots of phone calls to be made getting utilities set up, carpet cleaners and fence companies lined up for the move. RIP #nevermissamonday.
Tuesday: 3.5 mile run followed by 30 push-ups
Caught a break in the rain Hurricane Harvey sent our way and took advantage of the slightly cooler temps, much lower humidity and dew point to get in a slow and easy run. It was really nice as I had no tracking device to think about (my TomTom died in the first half mile) on me other than Pandora playing in my ears. It was relaxed and peaceful, the way running should be from time to time. Can I get an ‘Amen’?
Wednesday: HIIT class
Ugh. There’s no peace in this class! I know I’ve said this so many times, but this girl is mean. I’ve been a group fitness instructor for years and I will admit that instructors do derive a tiny bit of satisfaction from pushing their students out of their comfort zones ….but geesh, this little 20 something year old girl must lay awake at night dreaming of ways to unleash holy hell on us!! with that being said, it was a great workout …in a sick, twisted sort of way.
Thursday: Elliptical 45 min.
Another rainy day forcing me to head to the gym for a little cardio.
Friday: 3 mile run with Chester
Realizing that I’d basically been about as active as a three-toed sloth all week, I decided to get out and get a short run in with the dog as we’ve kind of neglected his running lately …he loves to run as much or more than any human runner I know! He started turning somersaults when he saw me reach for his leash ….poor baby, someone call PETA!
Later on that afternoon, this happened ……
Saturday: 0 miles running ….
….but I did get in 9,033 steps while making several trips to the new house. It counts.
While I still have much to do regarding this ‘move’ and have no doubt that the next couple of weeks is going to be crazy hectic, I’m excited about working with Coach HoHo and ready to get to work!
How are you spending your Labor Day weekend?
Can you remember your greatest fear when you committed to run your first 26.2?
Do you run with your dog? If so, does he push you or slow you down?
I’m linking up with Tricia and Holly and guest hostess Montana, from Pretty Lil Mudder for their Weekly Wrap link-up. Be sure to stop by and leave a comment on their posts and as many others as you have time for…. this is a great group of inspiring women!
Just in case you missed them and are interested, earlier posts this past week included:
Finding “Fabulous” at Fifty, one week at a time!