When I last left you I had spent my workout hours biking instead of running.
Well, on Thursday I got in a run. An almost 5 mile run. Before work.
Yeah, that is NOT my standard M.O.
But Emily and I agreed to meet up before work to get in some miles.
So, at 6:00 AM we started out on what was originally going to be a 3 or 3.5 mile run. But I think we just were enjoying ourselves so much that we extended it to almost 5!
The only time I can get up and run that early is if A. there’s a race or B. I’m meeting someone. Otherwise it’s practically impossible to get myself up and out the door before work.
I hope I can run before work with Emily more often. It was really nice to have my workout out of the way. Even if I was pretty tired by the end of the day.
And speaking of getting up early to run with friends, Kim and I ran together on Saturday morning. We did 8 miles. This is currently my 2012 distance record! We were in Guttenberg, Iowa to play on the river. But first we wanted to get in our run. So, at 6:30 AM we stepped outside into cooler temps than I’d felt in a while.
Our run went really well and I didn’t feel sore during or after. And post-run there were drinks.
Although, after trying 9 different kinds of bloody marys I have decided I’m not a fan. Chocolate covered cake balls, though? Those I like. They make a pretty good bloody mary chaser.
So while it was a pretty good day for running (and drinking) it wasn’t that great for playing in the water. Luckily the rain that showed up post-party went away and we managed to get to the beach for a bit.
Originally I wasn’t too gung-ho on the whole beach thing because it wasn’t that hot outside. But then someone said there was a slide set-up on the beach. Now THAT sounds like fun.
We then proceeded to spend the rest of our beach time in the water since the river was warmer than the air temperature!
This week I’m going to focus on getting in three runs and more strength sessions than I have been doing lately. And doing my PT exercises. Can’t forget about those!