Sunday Recap

Week 5 is over, which means I’m halfway through my training for the Onward Shay! Half Marathon. Notable things running-related from this week: the weather changed to brisk and cool, or even cold and rainy. That’s right, autumn is here.

Monday: I came home from class with every intention of running my usual 4 mile route. Then thunder and lightning forced a change of plans to the treadmill. I really don’t like treadmills. And I didn’t take a picture. Oh well.

Tuesday: Up early to knock out a push workout from the My Best Body Home free trial. (It’s really good, I’d recommend it and I’m seriously considering spending some savings on the full version when it releases.)

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Wednesday: 5 mile speed workout. 1 mile warm up, and then the plan was to do three miles between 8:45-9:00/mile pace. I did the first fast mile at 8:05, the next at 7:55. At that point I decided to try to continue the trend and run the last speedy mile as my fastest. Turns out I’m a lot faster than I’ve been giving myself credit for because I did it in 7:29. Followed by 1 mile cool down and I was very, very happy with myself.

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I got up at one point to get a snack and found this little girl had stolen my seat:

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Thursday: Leg day! This was the first time I’ve ever used resistance bands and it took everything to a whole new level. I got my resistance bands off of Amazon for like $11. Worth it, in my humble opinion.

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The cats have both been feeling extra energetic this week (except when they are napping) and Obi thought he’d found a great new spot when Matt got home from work…

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Friday: Double workout started with a pull-workout in the gym because it was raining. I don’t usually have class on Fridays, so I worked on homework and took a quiz before I headed out for my run.

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First run in leggings!

I worked on some more homework and then went to get a present for my best friend’s baby shower. Then I decided to relax with some fun banned-book socks, a cup of tea, and a favorite book:

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Saturday: 11 cold miles. I saw frost on rooftops and the fog of my own breath. It was my favorite kind of running weather and yet another sure sign that autumn is here. I climbed one of the shorter (but still steep) hills and was greet by some fantastic views, including this one:

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I did manage to roll my ankle coming into my apartment complex, but it feels fine today, so I’m thanking my lucky stars.

Matt and I ran a few errands at RC Willey and then went to see Kingsman The Golden Circle, which was great. I loved the first one and this one was just as much fun.

Sunday: I slept for almost 11 hours last night. I guess my body really needed it. Now I’m almost done with my second cup of coffee, ready to tackle my To-Do list for the day.

Thanks for joining me on this running/life journey, beautiful humans. Until next time,

Elizabeth

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