This week I finally feel a little like my old self. Don’t get me wrong, I lost a lot of fitness and I have a lot of work to do, but I didn’t feel quite the shuffler I did the week before. In honor of feeling almost like an athlete again, I finally dusted off my trusty ol’ Garmin and charged it. I wasn’t sure if I was going to take it for a spin, but I decided to be crazy and give it a whirl. It’s been almost 3 months since its last run!
I am glad I used it to see where I am. I ran 10 hilly miles from home averaging 7:58 pace and I felt like I ran 16 hilly miles at 7:20 pace. It could be worse, right? At least I’m a-running! Otherwise, it was a really solid week for me. The weather has been amazing and I’ve been able to get the kids out in the double BOB stroller 3 days this week and they seemed to still enjoy it. Phew! That thing is my lifeline! After my run I took the kids and the stroller to a new park and met my mom for a hike. We meant to just do a 1.6 mile loop, but ended up going about 3 miles! Oops! My 20 month old daughter walked, hopped or ran for almost a mile. My husband thinks she’s the runner of our family and I think he might be right.
Monday: 6 easy with a friend and our kids. Thanks goodness for BOB weathers shields! It was pouring.
Tuesday: 6 easy by myself from home after husband got home from work. Beautiful night and a decent run. Still no watch.
Wednesday: 5.75 or so easy with the kids and James. Followed by swings.
Thursday: Swam ~1900 yds. Kinda torturous. Breathing out of left side is ridiculously hard, but I forced myself to do it almost every other 25 yds.
Friday: 6 easy with the kiddos along the old tempo route. Miss running fast!
Saturday: 9 easy-ish on the trails with Ginger and my law school buddy MZ.
Sunday: 10 solo at the tail end of a thunderstorm through the hills of Oldmoneysville. After a slow start managed to average 7:58, finishing in 1:19:36. It was work. Felt like a 7:20 pace effort.