I usually tell you how many miles I ran at the top of my post here, but I have some explaining to do first!
Monday– I pushed Callum in the stroller for six miles, and then I ran four more at a 7 min/mile pace on the treadmill in the garage while he napped.
Tuesday– Another stroller run of seven miles.
Wednesday– Omg! So I did a Hanson’s strength workout on the treadmill just for old time’s sake, to see if my legs remembered what to do. I warmed up for 2 miles, did 3×2 miles at 6:400 min/mile pace (9 mph on the treadmill) with 800m recoveries and then a mile cool down. It felt great!
Thursday– An easy 8 miler this morning before the day got going!
Friday– Just 5 miles. This is seriously new for me. My goal was to get out there and run 10 miles but I woke up at 6:30, had my coffee and put it off like a good girl puts off wearing G-strings. I ended up only running 5 miles, and I wore a thong but probably should have stuck to the boy shorts after the wild night we had on Thursday.
Saturday– 16 mile long run. So I went out there with the mentality that I was going to run this thing the way I used to run them: A few miles warmup, 9 miles at goal race pace (6:52 min/miles) and a few miles cool down. But I ended up running 4 miles at 7 min/miles and then I stopped giving a shit. I turned around at the 8 mile mark, faced the freeway and sang along with my music while I dealt with the hot spot in my left shoe, and then ran home, without a fuck in the world. My speed work treadmill run on Wednesday met my needs in one way, and this run met my other needs. I can’t ask my legs and soul for much more than that.
Sunday– Andrew took Kylah, Ethan and Callum down to Whidbey Island yesterday to camp in his parents’ trailer and then I’m driving down there today to get Callum and then Katie and Freddy come home tomorrow. So I KNOW I was only supposed to run 4 miles today to keep my mileage at 60 for the week but I never ever EVER get this opportunity (to be home alone!) so I had to take it. It would be a crime if I didn’t. So I ran 11 miles with the middle 8 at a 7:20 min/mile pace. It felt good.
67 miles for the week!
Do you like being home alone? What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re home alone?
If you have kids, when is the last time you’ve been at home without them, besides during school hours?
Do you like camping? In a trailer or tent? Or what?