Happy Monday everyone! We’re one week from school starting for the kids, two weeks from Race for the Ark 5K, and three weeks from college football. No one knows how far we are from cooler temperatures, but with June, July, and half of August behind us, we have endured more hot weather than we have left.
As far as training goes, it was a lonely week with a bunch of solo runs. I had a lot going on this week, so I had to squeeze some morning runs in and trade my track workout in for treadmill intervals. I run to socialize so it was running alone so much, but it was worth it to get the training in so I could hang out around town.
|Monday||30 min strength + 7 miles (bridge)|
|Wednesday||8 miles (treadmill intervals)|
|Friday||60 min. yoga|
On Monday I lifted and ran the bridge. I was grateful for the barriers that kept me from blowing into traffic. It’s always windy on the bridge, but Monday was the worst I’ve experienced in awhile. Garmin said the temperature felt like 100, but we know Garmins lie.
I ran Wednesday morning because Clay and I went to Cirque du Soliel OVO in North Charleston. As Yelp elites, we received complimentary tickets to the show and enjoyed dinner at Community Pizza House with other Yelp elites. This was my first Cirque de Soliel show, but I’d love to see another- the actors and actresses are super talented and fit, and every act seemed to top the last one.
On Thursday, Vy, Anna, Jessica, and I went to Gay Bingo, a fundraiser for Lowcountry AIDS Services. Drag queens called out the bingo numbers and the prizes were pretty incredible, as in $150 gift cards, private dinners, and harbor cruises. None of us won, but it was fun to laugh and be a part of the event for a great cause, plus hanging out with old friends and meeting new friends. We went to Happy Hour before and bingo lasted until almost 10:30, so it was a late night for a Thursday (I had a 20 minute drive home).
Saturday’s solo run was tough. Twelve miles is a personal distance record since my February injury, but I got it done. I came home and got ready for the Charleston Beer Runners beach day. I baked “Slutty Brownies”, which are brownies with chocolate chip cookies and Oreos, and they were a big hit.
Fran and Craig are beer runners from Philly who have a home at Seabrook Island and hosted the beach day. This was my first trip to Seabrook Island’s beach, and it’s gorgeous. Since it’s a private gated community, Seabrook Island was much less crowded than our other beaches and also allows alcohol. Plus, I didn’t have to wait forever in Folly traffic. We had a big crowd of beer runners and their families, and the water and breeze felt refreshing.
On Sunday, I wrapped up the week with the group run from Hampton Park. I ran with Allison and we had a good conversation and ticked off eight miles in the heat (it was 84 at 8:30 AM). Then, we all enjoyed popsicles and Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the park before brunch.
I hope everyone has a great week!