Happy Leap Day!
My week was busy as usual with running and work. I work as a technical writer for a computer software company. I have some new and changing responsibilities at work, so I’m pretty swamped with my current job along with the new stuff.
I’ve had a few articles published recently, and even after being in this field for years, bylines never get old. It’s always fun to see the final, finished, published product.
When I’m busy with work, I tend to run more due to stress relief, and that was true this week.
|Monday||60 minutes BodyPump + 6.3 miles|
|Wednesday||60 minutes BodyPump + 5.1 miles (track)|
|Friday||8 miles (treadmill cruise intervals)|
|Total||43 miles + 2 Body Pump classes|
My week got off to a slow start, literally. I increased my leg/squat weight at BodyPump, and my legs felt trashed! For my easy days, I slow down as much as I needed to to feel recovered. My Strava might not look impressive, but oh well. The easy day pace doesn’t matter, but race results are online forever, or until a server dies (With Athlinks, even server death is a non-issue now).
On Wednesday at track, we ran 6 or 8 800s, as the marathoners’ workout called for 8. The wind was brutal and the track was full of pinecones and debris, but I ran the 800s at current 5K pace and it wasn’t too shabby. Tammie and Theresa are going to rock at the Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday too! I can’t wait to track them and see the results- that’s the beauty of training with friends; you can celebrate everyone’s victories.
On Thursday, I went to a Brew Run at Triangle Char-N-Bar in Mt Pleasant. The 105.5 radio station is hosting group runs at different bars every Thursday and giving away fun little door prizes like t-shirts, notebooks, and CDs. The bars/restaurants change each week and are all over Charleston, so it’s a fun way to run different places and try out some new places.
The run was a 5K through the Old Village, a nice route that I know very well. I ran with my friend Vy and we had fun chatting and taking pictures with the DJ, Box.
On Friday, I ran a treadmill cruise interval workout (different sections at marathon/half marathon/10k pace) for a total of 8 miles while watching trashy, mindless TV. I had a very frustrating day on Friday so I really needed the run.
On Saturday, Clay and I went on a breakfast date to Bluerose Cafe. We went to Bluerose Cafe last week for lunch, and going back for breakfast was a no-brainer. Bluerose only serves breakfast during breakfast hours and since I usually race on Saturdays, we do lunch instead. I had the crab omelet and he had the Irish breakfast. It’s become our go-to lunch spot in West Ashley, and the servers remember us now so I guess we’re regulars.
After breakfast, we voted in the South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary. We didn’t have to wait in line very long, and I read later on that voter turnout was extremely low (which is really sad, but I think people are discouraged with all the candidates in all the parties right now). Our dates consist of breakfast and voting, but this is married life and we’re old souls.
Sunday, I ran with the OnShore Racing Sunday run group, along with two extra miles for my long run. The weather was gorgeous, and I just wanted to bottle it up for every single run- even though I was ridiculously overdressed in a long-sleeved tech shirt (it was a short sleeved shirt day).
After my run, I went to a food truck benefit in a nearby neighborhood. Some of the proceeds went to support a man with cancer, so I got to support a good cause and try a different food truck, Dashi. I had a shrimp burrito and now have a new favorite food truck.
This week, we have more gorgeous weather, so I’m planning on attending a running clinic, another great Wednesday workout, and a fun brew run on Thursday night. I’m also looking at some Spring races in the next few weeks.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!