Happy Monday, everyone. Charleston’s experiencing record heat, and for the first time since the January snow, I’m not cold. I may be on #TeamJanky, but at least I’m not on #TeamBlanky like Linus from Peanuts.
Warm Amy is brought to you by iron supplements, being tan, and running outside when the high temperature is in the 80s in February.
As for me, same story different week. Too little running, too much rehabbing. I’ll be glad to convert those gym cardio sessions to running miles someday when Grumpy Glute finally heals. I miss training and racing!
|Monday||60 min. Arc Trainer + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Wednesday||60 min. Elliptical + 6.7 miles|
|Thursday||7.3 miles + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Friday||10 min. backwards elliptical/stretching|
|Sunday||6.2 miles + 10 min. backwards elliptical/stretching|
Grumpy Glute wasn’t happy on Monday, so I cross trained instead of running. I did increase my weights at BodyPump, so I guess that’s something good to say about Monday.
On Tuesday, I felt a little better and slightly more recovered from Run Oak Island. I headed out for an easy run in my neighborhood and found $20 on the ground. Who says hobbyjogging doesn’t pay? I’m basically a sponsored athlete now!
I came home and drank an Irish Cream smoothie out of one of my favorite pint glasses and hid my $20 until a rainy day (or the next time I need cash).
I ellipticaled on Wednesday morning, and on Wednesday night, I went to the Fleet Feet Summerville pub run at Icehouse. We had a big crowd, and it was nice to run with friends on Sawmill Branch Trail.
My friend Jon has a grumpy left glute and I have a grumpy right glute. Together, we’re one big pain in the ass.
I love Icehouse and the food there is delicious (especially the salads), but I opted to come home after the run to save some money. Of course, I left my keys at the pub, so I had to run back from my car- at least I got some extra mileage, right?
I planned to run in the neighborhood again on Thursday, but a neighbor posted this picture, so I took my run to the treadmill.
The gator in the pond usually isn’t that close to the road, but if I see him, my easy pace turns into wannabe Usain Bolt, and Grumpy Glute can’t handle that right now. I had a good run on the treadmill- it beats not running after all- and I watched some trash TV. I did BodyPump again on Thursday night and kept the weight the same as Monday night.
On Saturday, I ran the Cooper River Bridge into downtown Charleston for a long run. It was a warm day and the bridge was packed. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship was in port, so I ran by the crowds of people getting off the ship and yelled “Welcome to Charleston!”. I’m sure it was more welcoming than the humidity.
After my run and getting cleaned up, I went to lunch at Verde with Shawanna, Shannon, and Emily. Verde is a salad restaurant, and since it’s so healthy, we had to make up the nutritional difference by going to Gala for desserts. We split a cookies and cream cake, vanilla ice cream, and a brownie sundae. It was 80 degrees outside that afternoon, which makes for hot runs but a beautiful day to sit outside, and we had a great time.
If you’re in the Avondale area of West Ashley/Charleston, I highly recommend both Verde and Gala. Gala has an awesome happy hour from 4-7 every day with $5 tapas and specialty cocktails and $6 wine, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be going back soon.
On Sunday, I met up with the Onshore Recreation group at Hampton Park and ran a little over six miles downtown. My glute still felt “off”, and I don’t want to increase my mileage too much right now- plus it was HOT! I was fine with cutting the run a little short after Saturday’s long run on the bridge anyway.
We had a big crowd. I love my Church (Of The Sunday Long Run).
Thanks for following along, and I hope everyone has a wonderful week.