Happy Monday everyone! Nothing new to report this week, except a few more miles than last week.
I got another sports massage on Friday, which made me crazy sore for my weekend runs. Usually sports massages don’t make me sore, but I’ve been seeing a new massage therapist (Cindy at Old Village Massage) and she’s doing a great job. She is also an RN and a triathlete, so she gives great insight from a massage therapist, medicine, and athlete’s perspective.
Even then, sore runs beat no runs, so I’ll take it.
|Monday||60 min. Arc Trainer + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Thursday||4.2 miles + 60 min. BodyPump|
Along with running, I threw in some cross training on the Arc Trainer and BodyPump class. Clay and I joined a gym in December, and I’m enjoying BodyPump again. I don’t lift super heavy on the squat or lunge tracks, but I get a great workout. My upper body is already feeling and looking stronger after just a few weeks. A few years ago, we were members of a gym with Les Mills classes and I really enjoyed them, so it feels good to be back.
Most of my runs this week were solo. I had a meeting on Wednesday so I didn’t make it to the track for the workout (not that I would be doing the workout, but I would’ve been running easy in the outer lanes and cheering). Since I can’t race, I ran the bridge on Saturday, and that was solo but fun because I saw some familiar faces. The cruise ship was in port too- I love seeing the Carnival Ecstasy ship even if I’m huffing and puffing on the Cooper River Bridge.
On Sunday, I met up with the OnShore Recreation/Hampton Park group for 8 miles. The rain held off and we had a BIG crowd. We took a big group picture, but Melissa missed the picture so here’s a post-run picture.
After group run, I went to the Boozy Bingo Brunch with Emily. We had tacos and played bingo at Charleston Sports Pub, one of my favorite restaurants in West Ashley. Neither of us won anything at Bingo, but we had a lot of fun hanging out and playing. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon before the Super Bowl (and to bring business to the bar).
I hope everyone has a great week!