When I woke up on Monday I was still exhausted from the weekend. I really wanted to make a plan to just skip my run and come home and take a nap. I ended up staying at work later than I had planned therefore I didn't get to the gym till well after 4:00. My gym is right on my running route so that's why I do both on the same day. I figured I better hit the gym before I go out on my run because my gym closes early. I thought I would be tired and my legs would feel like lead when I finally went out to run, but actually I felt fine ( aside from the heat).
I needed Tuesday to just veg out and do nothing. I spent most of the afternoon/evening watching Baylee swim and talking with my friend on the phone. I did sneak in a bit of foam rolling and stretching, so that counts as something, right? On a side note: I can't believe how amazing our swimming pool has been this. The water has been so blue and crystal clear, In past years it has been such a challenge to keep it like this. I usually end up spending like a billion dollars in chemicals because something is always off. We had a good year this year.
By the time I got to the gym on Wednesday it looked like it was about to pour at any moment. I figured I better run and get my 3.1 miles out of the way first.
|It looked and felt like it could pour at any moment.|
I figured this was my last strong run before the race on Saturday (because I won't want to run Friday) so I better make it a good one. My only goal was to finish before the rain came. If it happened to rain while I was running, then o well! I didn't mind getting wet. I figured I would just chalk it up as one of those "Memorable Runs". As I started running there was such a strong headwind and it wasn't the kind of wind that cooled things down either. It was a hot and humid wind if that makes sense. Just enough to make it challenging to run. I finished the 3.1 miles strong and made it to the gym before any real rain fell. Actually when I got home it got real windy but it didn't end up raining at all (at least at my house it didn't).
I REALLY didn't feel like going to the gym on Friday but I reminded myself that I pay to go and I can only go Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's and I need to get my monies worth. Plus, I made a commitment to myself and I want to stick with it. So I went. I hadn't planned on running this day but the weather was beautiful and I hated to see it go to waste. I thought perhaps I could just run half my normal route.
Saturday we ran the Harvest race. Since this weekly wrap is already long, I'll try to write a little more about the race later.
Since there was no long run this week, I was hoping to get one in on Sunday but truth be told my legs were pretty sore from the race the day before. I know it was only 3.1 miles but I pushed a little more than usually. It was raining when I got up anyway so that pretty much sealed the deal that there would be no run happening.
We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap!