Oh gosh, it seems like the month of September just started and already it is going by so quickly! I am continuing to train for my half marathon in November and am looking forward to another 5K this Saturday.
I've increased my "long" runs to 6.2 Miles now! Yay! My long runs are done on Fridays (for now), so since I did not work last Friday I got up with the intentions of doing my 6.2 miles. My mom came to the trail with me so she could get in a walk and then we planned to ride our bikes on the trail.
Long story short, I miscalculated where the turn around point was (because I didn't start at the beginning of the trail) and only ended up doing 4 miles. I was going to turn around and finish the last 2 miles but I saw my mom was already finished with her walk so I decided to call it quits and hop on the bike instead. Turns out we did 16 miles on the bike!!!! Needless to say my behind was sore!
No work again on Monday so I was back to the trail and really did do a long run of 6.2 miles. I felt good but when I went home to log my run I noticed that I did this exact same distance (on the exact same trail) this time last year. Last year I was 2 minutes faster AND the weather that day was 20 degrees warmer!!!! What is going on with me?????
Tuesday and Wednesday were work days. I have to say I have the best principals ever. After work on Tuesday we had a meeting and the principals had an ice cream truck outside for all the teachers!
Thursday I swam with Baylee. She had another little lab friend over to swim.
Friday I got myself back to the gym! Afterwards I did a 2 mile run through town.
Saturday I did 4 miles through the park and it was so hot and so humid! I tell ya even after only 4 miles, I was exhausted. All I wanted to do was take a nap but I had to go home and getting ready for a wedding later that day.
Sunday Scott, I and Baylee were up bright and early to go spectate at our town's half marathon. So you are probably wondering why I didn't participate? Well, the name of the race is actually The HILLY Half. So does that explain it? We wanted to go support Baylee's Veterinarian. It was her very first half and I know she was worried about it. It was nice cheering on some other runner friends too. Every time I would clap Baylee would get so excited so I had to cut that down to a minimum.
This is Baylee and her vet. She is one of our favorite people for obvious reasons! Check out her hat. It says "Dog is good".
What did you do this past week? Did you have off Monday? -M
We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for the weekly wrap!