It’s Fit Foodie Week!!!
This weekend I’ll be hanging with Mar, Courtney, Kathryn (it’s about time we got to hang out!), and hopefully some of YOU too in lovely Fairfax, Virginia for one of my most favorite race events. If you haven’t yet there is still a bit of time to sign up for the 5K on Saturday and now a Yoga and Pure Barre class on Sunday sponsored by Fabletics. And of course all the yummy food goodness in between. Use code RUNSALTRUN at checkout for 10% off your registration!
Let’s get down to the recap though. Here’s how last week worked out for me:
Monday, June 8: Speedwork!! Maybe I’m crazy, but this is what I missed the most during marathon training. I LOVE doing intervals even when they are so difficult that I feel like I might throw up. I did a warm up mile and then 8×400’s which is the most repeats I’ve done since getting back into it. In the evening I did some abs.
Tuesday, June 9: I had Betty in the morning and dinner plans in the evening so at first I wasn’t sure I was going to get any kind of fitness was going to happen at all. Then I remembered the Jillian Michaels’ Ripped in 30 DVD I purchased about a billion years ago that has since been collecting dust on the shelf. At 5:30 am I threw it in the player and did the Level 3 workout, not really expecting to break much of a sweat.
I was straight disgusting by the time that workout was over. Also I now remember why I loathe Jillian Michaels so much. I’ll definitely be doing this again when the gym seems like an impossibility.
Wednesday, June 10: 6 glorious, hilly miles.
With the following glorious—though sadly not-negative because hills—splits: 8:20, 7:34, 7:15, 7:34, 7:44 (worst hill of the morning), 7:27. This was the kind of run that reminds me why I love doing this so much.
Thursday, June 11: 3 miles on the treadmill and then most of a Body Pump class. Later on I got in some ab work and some extra cardio chasing lightning bugs outside with my best girl!
Friday, June 12: Rest Day.
Saturday, June 13: Happy 13th Birthday, Charm City Run! The best running store around celebrated a big milestone on Saturday morning and invited everyone a party. They had a 13K (or choose your shorter distance) Under Armour Speedform Test/Fun Run at 7:30 am, a kid’s run at 8:30 and other fun events throughout the day.
Betty and I were there bright and early for the first run and I did 4 miles pushing her in the stroller on some SERIOUS hills. After an additional cool down jog, we joined a group of kids for the fun run!
The kids run was a mile and being the littlest out there, I knew that she probably wouldn’t be able to do the whole thing by herself and I ran alongside her with the stroller. I’ve gotta tell you guys…she was SO determined to keep up with the other kids. Proud mommy!
Sunday, June 14: FINALLY SOME BIKE MILES!
20 sweaty, humid, dirty bike miles to be exact. This ride was awesome. I rounded out the day with tons of walking around Arlington National Cemetery and the DC Zoo.
Total Mileage: 19+ on my feet (running) and 20 on my bike. Plus some great strength training!
So seeing that I have that 5K coming up, most of this week is going to be spent taking it easy on the running front. I’ve been having a little bit of soreness in my right Achilles that isn’t so bad yet, but I know if I keep pushing it that it might quickly go that route.
Also check this out!!
That would be ME on the right rocking some Lily Trotters! They are having a fabulous giveaway right now on their Facebook page and will be picking 3 winners that will each receive a FREE PAIR of the best socks around!!
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! What was your best workout from last week? Shout it out in the comments!