Why, hello, Monday. I see we meet again. I’m feeling fresh and ready to tackle whatever this week may throw my way.
This weekend was particularly hard to say goodbye to. It was filled with fun, food, and of course a bit of running. Saturday was my last long run which means I’m officially tapering now. I had 20 miles on tap so I woke up early to meet my running girls. It was a bit chilly but it warmed up quickly and turned into a gorgeous morning. The run felt seamless and I was able to talk one of my running girls into going an extra mile with me. So 20 miles turned into 21. BOOM!
And because I’m masochistic, I have to share this photo fail with you. How many fingers do I hold up to make 21? Luckily, I figured it out on take 2 (see above picture).
I have a bad habit of adding miles to my runs. I don’t do it often, but there are just some runs where I don’t want to stop. I adore those runs because it reminds me why I run in the first place.
After the run, I showered and then met my stepsister for some carbo re-loading. I was in a sweet mood and ended up getting some fat free peanut butter frozen yogurt and topping it with peanut butter chips and crushed oreos. Not clean at all, but life too short to not treat yourself occasionally. Also, I might be slightly addicted to peanut butter…
Sunday, the hubs and I went for a pre Suber Bowl stroll on the beach. It was such a lovely day; Spring is definitely on its way to South Mississippi. Then we came home and I made some eats for the big game.
So how did I do on my workouts last week? Linking up with Kat from Sneakers and Fingerpaints to bring you my workout recap.
Monday: 4 mile run with 4 strides, kettlebell workout, 12 pushups.
Tuesday: (AM) yoga – Sun Salutations, (PM) 7 miles of Yassos at 3:54, 45 pushups.
Wednesday: 15.29 miles of cycling, kettlebell workout.
Thursday: 6 mile run, 50 pushups.
Saturday: 21 mile LSD (long slow run) at a 10:15 pace, 55 pushups.
Sunday: 3.5 mile walk on the beach with my love.
Looking at last week’s workouts, I should be pleased but I really don’t feel like I got everything in I wanted to. I only did yoga once and I didn’t use any of the weight machines at the gym. I think it’s just nerves kicking in for this weekend. It’s so strange that I’m more nervous for this 1/2 marathon then I am with my upcoming marathon. I guess it’s because I’ve set a goal I’m not sure I can achieve. Oh well. I guess we’ll see on Saturday. 😉
Question: How did you do on your workouts? Do you ever set goals you may not be able to achieve?