Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Peek in Our Week

Its that time of the week again where we review what we did and how the week went down.




I surprised myself and got a run in everyday this week. My motivation is that I know Marine Corps marathon is right around the corner.

Sunday- Ran my own half marathon as a long training run. Then relaxed in an Epsom salt bath with a glass of wine:)
 
Mon- Ran 3 miles before going into work. That evening went to a Thai restaurant I've been wanting to try.  
Tues- Completed 7 miles. Watched the movie A Million Ways To Die in The West. My opinion, don't waste your money. Has anyone else seen it? I also caught up on past episodes of Nashville....so good! Anyone else watch it?
 
Wed- Slept in since I knew I had to work that evening. When I awoke I was feeling refreshed and ready for a run. I completed another 7 miles.
 
Thurs- Headed out for a run later than usual. To bypass all the school traffic around that time I thought I would try a different route. I ended up getting a bit lost and had to stop another runner and ask for directions.  When I finally made it back home it ended up being 9 miles. 
 
Fri- Weather called for rain. So I did interval training on the treadmill and lifted weights. Of course it never rained. I always feel like I don't get as good of a workout when it's on a treadmill.  Anyone feel the same way?
 
Sat- Headed to Dallas for the weekend.     ~L
 
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My week was just the opposite of Lacey's. As you know, I was at Disney for half the week but when I came home I did absolutely nothing training wise. My last run was literally on Saturday night when I ran the TOT 10 Miler.  It seems to be a trend with me that I take a whole week off after a big race weekend. I hope that doesn't hurt me too much!
 
 
When I returned home I had a few fun goodies waiting for me. I received the same backpack Lacey did courtesy of Competitor, the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Courtesy of Mizuno, a new Influenster box, and a Victoria's Secret gift card from an online contest I participated in.
 
 
 
As much fun as it is to get away, I enjoy being home. I missed this girl so much! It was so great just cuddling with her. On Friday we slept in together and then I drove her around with me when I ran my errands. It actually made me upset to think that I will be away from her the next several weekends. I just want to spend all my time with this sweet girl!
 
Baylee was chosen to participating in the Purina One 28 day Challenge and we just finished it up this weekend.  As you can imagine I am super concerned about the health of my dog and I am very picky with what dog food I buy for her.  I read the ingredients and the claims of the Purina One and decided that we would give it a try. 
 Purina supplied us with a trial size bag of dog food and then a coupon for a free full size bag.  Brighter eyes, improved dental health, increased energy, shiny coat, a great taste and easy digestibility are all the selling points of this item.  I can not attest for the taste of course but I certainly did not see a major change in Baylee after eating Purina One.   If you would like your dog to try Purina One you can get a coupon HERE.
 
I will try to do some intense stretching and foam rolling tonight and get back to my running schedule tomorrow!  ~M
 
 
Tell us how your week went. Have you seen any movies lately? Have you ever got lost on a run? How long do you usually rest after a big race?
 
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read about us.  We hope you have a good week!

12 comments:

  1. I watch Nashville. Love it, but I think it's starting off kind of slow this year.

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    1. Really? I have actually really enjoyed it so far, but I'm sure it'll get better throughout the weeks.

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  2. Nice week ladies. After a marathon I do very little for two weeks. For shorter distances, it depends. My weekend was fun running my long mileage in Wellesley and Needham MA, my old stomping grounds as a kid!

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  3. Great week :) I did a 5k Wednesday and 11 miles today since I got to keep training for the half :) I totally agree that I feel like I don't get as good a workout on the treadmill. I missed my cats tons while we were away and was glad to be able to cuddle them again :)

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    1. Thanks! You too on your long run! It's always nice to come back from vacation to see your pets:)

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  4. I can't get in as good of a workout on a treadmill either! I am always a little scared that I will fall off:)

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    1. Never thought of falling off. I just have a hard time running continuously. But now that you said that, it'll probably be in the back of my mind next time...haha.

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  5. I usually take a few days off after a half, sometimes longer if I need it. It depends on how much I'm hurting after the race.

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    1. Yes, that's always the determining factor. Although I try to do something whether it's a slow run or even a walk. I always feel better after I do it.

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  6. No movies yet, there just haven't been any I've wanted to see. A couple maybe, but certainly ones I can wait until Netflix.

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  7. Wine is always nice after a run :) I have been a little lost on a trail run, but I figured it out in about a mile, it's a funky feeling though when you really aren't sure. I wasn't a fan of A Million Ways to Die...either.

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