Running: My 60 Mile Week
For lunch today, I used a recipe from Shalane Flanagan's book, Run Fast, Eat Slow. The Omega Sardine Salad is a favorite recovery meal for Amy Cragg. I was happily surprised that I could hardly taste the sardines in it and that it tasted good, but my husband, sitting beside me and eating a hot dog, said he could definitely smell the sardines!
Saturday: One of the best perks of rising early for a run - seeing the sun rise. I took a full day of rest today. That means I missed the chance of seeing a beautiful sunrise like the one in the photo, but the rest is good for me.
Sunday: 10 mile run with 1 mile hard/easy runs repeated; strength training: arms, abs
|Window Shopping at Annette's|
Labor Day: After a 7 mile run and doing exercises like lunges, planks, squats, my husband and I took a drive about 40 minutes north of home on I-45 to Annette's Antiques in New Waverly, Texas. It was fun to wander through the barn. Then we hit up some more antique shops in Huntsville and Old Town Spring. After that, I took a nap and watched the show, Fixer Upper. They decorate homes with items like the ones that we saw at Annette's like old windows and doors.
Tuesday: 9 mile run with 5 stair climbs (will slowly increase that #); strength training: arms, core
|Find the Deer!|
Wednesday: I saw a fawn and a mother deer on my 8 mile run; exercises: push-ups, plank, lunges, squats, single-leg squats
Long Run Thursday: I saw three deer, including a fawn, when I went on my 18 mile run powered by Gatorade. I had to resort to a countdown in the last mile, thinking about how I only had a half mile, a quarter mile, etc, left to go because I really wanted to quit. The heat was getting to me!
Later in the day, I did some strength training for my arms. I want to be able to do pull-ups, but at least I can do chin-ups (underhand grip)!
Friday (today): 8 mile run and exercises like squats and lunges; last run of a high mileage week and my legs feel fine - happiness!
Total running: 60 miles