I’ve never understood why we “Spring Forward” at 2 AM on Saturday night. Personally, I’d rather lose an hour of my on a Friday at 3:30 PM.
Another week is done. This week wasn’t quite as stressful, which was nice. My runs weren’t fast or remarkable, but they managed to get done despite the circumstances- and I’m grateful for that. Even a tough or slow run beats no run. My glute/hammie is still not 100% but I’m seeing a new physical therapist next week and (separately) getting bloodwork to make sure I’m not anemic or deficient in anything.
|Monday||7.1 miles + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Wednesday||25 min. stair climber + 35 min. elliptical + 5.4 miles|
|Thursday||6.5 miles + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Saturday||No workout (Working Foam Fest 5K)|
I ran around the neighborhood on Monday morning, then went to BodyPump that evening. I lifted heavier on the squat track, which is one thing I’m not scared to do since I’m not doing any running workouts right now. When I was doing track intervals and tempo runs each week, I didn’t want to put more weight on the bar to fatigue my legs even more before or after a workout. Being limited to jogging/easy runs sucks but it is nice to challenge myself in the gym.
On Tuesday night, I went to the Charleston Running Club grand prix dinner at Mellow Mushroom Avondale. I’m one of maybe, three, ladies in my age group who are members of the Charleston Running Club and the only one who completed the 10 races, so I think I placed in my age group by default. Given my injuries, I didn’t bother signing up for 2018’s Grand Prix.
On Wednesday, I hit the gym for some cross training that morning, mainly to work off the Mellow Mushroom. Sure, I ran five miles on Tuesday, but I ate like I ran fifty miles- may as well take advantage of the carbs, right?
I drove to the track that evening to run with the group, then found out track meets have started (the meets WERE NOT on the SHS calendar). I was kinda sad about having to run alone instead of with a group, but I logged a couple miles downtown anyway.
Clay and I went out for frozen yogurt Wednesday night. It was a nice post-run treat! Clay is looking great and doing so well with his weight loss. I wish I had an ounce of his willpower. The scale didn’t budge for me this week, but thankfully I didn’t find any of the pounds he lost.
On Saturday, I skipped my usual long run to work at the 5K Foam Fest on Johns Island. It was a paid position working the registration/check-in table, and later the finish line. I had SOOO much fun helping people get signed in and excited about the obstacle run.
Even though I don’t participate in these events, seeing how they operate was a great experience and you can’t beat some extra cash. I hope to someday direct a race of my own, so I take every chance I get to learn what makes races successful. My biggest takeaway: Every race is someone’s first race, every race is someone’s last race, and every race is someone’s “Boston”. You’ve got to make your event a great experience for all three of those AND everyone else.
On Sunday, I did my skipped long run. I was a bit tired and run down from Daylight Savings Time, but it’s done. I ran the bridge then met up with some friends for the monthly fun run at One Broad. I enjoyed the company, slightly different route, and breakfast. I’ll be out of town for April’s fun run, but I highly recommend them, as well as One Broad. It’s a solid breakfast option downtown, especially since they start serving fairly early on Sunday mornings.
After the run, I mainly took it easy and enjoyed the extra daylight. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!