I capped out at 55 miles this week, but I also added a few more strength workouts. On top of my 100 push-ups, I do 3 sets of 10 reps of 15lb weights of bicep curls, overhead shoulder presses (no idea what they’re really called) and butterfly thingies. I also do 200 squats! And a few sit-ups (they can be a little hard on my back, so I don’t go crazy with them like I used to). I said “hard on.” Ha ha! So great. Oh! And I do 60 of each donkey kicks, fire hydrants and full leg extensions. Running is tough to do with Callum around but all the other stuff I can do on my mat beside him while he plays, throws pillows at me, and climbs on my back.
Monday– Ah! I got a majorly huge sleep last night. Over 9 hours! I needed it, although sleeping in meant that I didn’t get my run done before everyone woke up, so I had to run while Callum was awake. I am potty training him, but I had to put his diaper on while I went to the garage because I didn’t want him to go poo and fingerpaint with it while I was running. I did 7 miles on the treadmill: 2 up at 7:30 pace, 2 tempo at 6:40 pace, 3 down at 7:03 pace. Then later, because the sidewalks are starting to clear, and when Andrew got home, I got outside for a 4 mile run on some hills. WHOA it was very obvious that I have not done hills in a very long time. Ouch.
Tuesday– I slept in again (whoops!) so I had to run (6 miles) on the treadmill again while Callum played beside me in the garage. I live a glamorous life. I also did some strength stuff (see above).
Wednesday– All I know is that when the weather warms up, I will undoubtedly have a renewed love affair for running. The treadmill is just not the same. I did 8 super slow miles early this morning.
Thursday– It is still frigid and icy out there, so I had to run 10 miles on the treadmill. I ran 7 miles at an 8 min/mile pace and then I did the last 3 miles in 7:30, 7:03 and 6:40. I also did strength stuff.
Friday– Through my whole entire 10 mile treadmill run, I only gave Callum my phone to play with for the last 1.5 miles. He played with his trucks beside me in the garage, rode his bike around, and dumped over a couple bins of garbage!
Saturday– Just a shorty 5 mile treadmill run, and strength stuff.
Sunday– A hilly 5 mile run outside. FINALLY! I sure can tell that I haven’t done hills in a very long time. My legs are treadmill-whipped. I have no doubt that my next few weeks of outside running (fingers crossed) will leave a bit of a (brown) mark.
I have to go grocery shopping tonight. What should I make for dinner this week, for two adults, two teenagers, a pre-teen and a 2 year old? I need some ideas.
What did you eat for breakfast today?
Our stupid freezer door was open a crack and all my frozen berries defrosted. It says on the bag to use right away once defrosted. Why? Why can’t I just keep them in the fridge and use them within the next few days?