Sunday, April 23, 2017

Weekly Wrap 4.23.17

Happy Sunday! how was your weekend? mine was busy and rainy, but very accomplished.



I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week for the weekly wrap. 



Baseball for my Love Nugget has started, and this makes our entire schedule revolve around his games and his practices. 

Workouts 
Monday- 3 easy miles and weights
Thursday- Zumba with Cat
Friday- 2.5 miles of hill repeats
Saturday - Zumba with Deb and weights
Sunday- 10 easy miles long run

Monday was rough! The weather was a bit warm and humid, it was an easy 3 miler, and my calves were in pain! I already know that when I don't drink enough water through the day, my calves with hurt during the run. I just keep forgetting to drink more water! 

On Thursday, I typically run with the Fleet Feet group, but was at practice with my son instead. He is learning a lot this time at baseball, and I'm super excited for him to play this season. 

I must not be running enough hills, because on Friday, my legs were not happy with me. They felt so heavy and my calves were angry at me again. We cut it short at 7 repeats, because we couldn't take one more run up the hill. 

The street where we run hill repeats is conveniently called High Street
Saturday was rainy, and yucky. My son's first baseball game was cancelled. He wasn't happy about the cancellation.... but I was happy that he wasn't forced to play in the rain. 

This is one of the busiest roads around my hood, and there was a man running it, in the RAIN! He is a brave one!
After the cancellation of my son's game, Roger and I  headed to Tokyo Dinner for lunch. It was then that I figured out that my love for avocado rolls is forever! 



Sunday was a perfect day for a marathon, and it was the 1 year anniversary of our first marathon. Congratulations to all the Gettysburg Marathon runners! I was sending all of you good vibes!! 

We ran out easy 10 miles and I struggles with my calves again for the first 2 miles. I really need to stretch more and drink my water. 

During my long run, I had all sorts of crazy thoughts, and I got the craziest of them today. I want to beat my time for the 5K at the Kennett Run this year. The course is different, and this makes me feel it will be easier to beat my time. Right now my best time in the Course is 25.37, so my goal feels attainable. I will be taking a look at my training, my eating and my sleeping and changing as I need to. 

How was your week? 
Did you race this weekend? 
What crazy thoughts do you get during long runs? 
Do you run on busy roads? 
Do you run in the rain? 
What is your next race?

18 comments:

  1. Yay for your son starting baseball. I always enjoyed watching little kid baseball games!

    I hope you get plenty of water this week so your calves don't hurt!

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    1. As I am typing this, I have only drank my coffee today... going to get water now. Thanks for the reminder!

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  2. I will run in light rain, but in a downpour I can't see through rain on my glasses!

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    1. Oh man! Yes, I can't run in humidity with my glasses! downpour would be the worst!

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  3. I think everyone gets crazy thoughts during long runs. I once stumbled over a puddle that had a tissue floating around in it and I mistook it for a jellyfish. We live about an hour's drive from the ocean.

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    1. Jellyfish in puddles, as always you have a very poetic way of illustrating long run crazy thoughts!


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  4. My next race is in 2 weeks, and I definitely need to do some stretching before then. I'll run in rain, but you'll only catch me running in a downpour if I got caught out in it. I would never START a run during a downpour.

    Though, the only part I really mind about running in the rain is the time between starting the run in dry clothes, and getting to a point where clothes are drenched, so maybe a downpour wouldn't be so bad.

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    1. I have run a 5K in light rain, and as we went the weight of clothes just got heavier and more annoying. I don't know if I could do further than a 5k!

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  5. Mmmm Paul and I are due to hit up Tokyo diner soon! I know kids are crazy busy during baseball season! It seems like there are games all the time!

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    1. I keep waiting to run into both of you there!

      Crazy crazy busy! I pay mine to do his homework at the afterschool program, or it doesn't get done and I am not willing to make his teacher mad.

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    2. Well let's double date there sometime!! I'll bring the wine.

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    3. Yes! That would be awesome!!

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  6. I hope your calf feels better! I hope your son has a great baseball season. I have a tri in May then the Utah Valley Half in June. I don't run on busy roads, except for about a half mile on one but I go early enough on the weekend so there are very few cars. Sometimes drivers on small slow roads with 30 mph speed limits are crazy too. Drives me nuts.

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    1. Thank you Marcia! You have a busy schedule ahead of you!

      Stay same on those roads!! I am really scared of distracted drivers!

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  7. Welcome to my life! My calves are always tight and bothersome the first 2 miles of a run. I have no idea why because I drink a lot of water and I stretch them every day. I have pretty much had to deal with this since I started running - although I go in phases where it's bad. I think when it's cold out my calves really tighten up.... but no matter what after about 2 miles they loosen up and it's like they were never tight at all. Go figure!

    Drink your water so you don't have to suffer like me!!!!! :D

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  8. I don't like sushi, but I think I could do those avocado rolls!

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  9. Yum, those avocado rolls look delicious! I hope your calves feel better. I'm not a fan of running in the rain either and generally only do it for races or if it's just a light sprinkle.

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  10. Our schedule is revolving around our grandson's ballgames right now. At least I don't have to worry about practices. My running roads are quiet. Like Jessie, I won't start a run in heavy rain, but will continue to run if it starts. You can absolutely beat your 5k time! Thanks for linking, Ana!

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