I hit 75 miles this week but they were all pretty slow miles. Nothing intense. I still do my strength work 3 times a week, and even though I hate doing it, I really notice a huge difference in my overall physical health. I used to blame a weak core for my recurring SI joint problems, but now I know it was from my lack of arm strength! Because when I’d bend over to pick up something heavy, my back would compensate for my arm weakness. I haven’t had any SI joint issues since I started working out my arms. Ta da! I should have taken a before picture so I could show you guys the difference! There’s not much though. Ha ha!
Monday– I planned on running an easy 6 miles in the morning and then 4 miles of tempo in the afternoon/evening but once I got Callum to bed, I just didn’t feel like it! So I just did the 6 slow treadmill miles in the morning.
Tuesday– I went to do my tempo run tonight and didn’t quite make it. I warmed up, dove into my usual 3 miles at 6:40 min/mile pace and only made it to 1.5 miles at that pace. I recovered for .5 miles and then did 1 mile at 6:40 pace, recovered again for .5 miles and then did the last .5 (of the original 3) at 6:40 pace. Cooled down, with a total count of 10 miles on the treadmill. Oof. Wasn’t feeling it today.
Wednesday– I ran 5 early in the morning outside while listening to a podcast and then I pushed Callum in the stroller for 5 miles in the afternoon. He needed a short nap so I let him sleep in there for 20 minutes.
Thursday– I ran 6 slow miles on the treadmill early this morning and then a super fast and hilly 6 miles outside later on! Andrew came home early from work and told me to go. YIPPEE!
Friday– I got up early and ran a really slow 10 miles in the cold, dark rain. I am so done with this winter. SO DONE. Then, because it was Callum’s birthday and he had about 16 pieces of birthday cake and was acting like a screamy monster, I pushed him in the stroller through the dark night rain for 3 miles.
Saturday– Just a really super slow 12 miler this morning after dropping Jake off at work. The sun is trying to peek out, though! I want to reach up, grab it and kiss all over it.
Sunday– Another super slow 12 miler IN THE SNOW. Ugh. It’s not sticking, thank goodness. BUT STILL.
When is your next birthday and how old are you turning?
Do you like cake? What kind?
Don’t even tell me how amazing your weather is right now.