Blah, blah, blah...here's my weekly recap. I don't know any new ways to segue into talking about it. I basically do this to keep accountable to MYSELF. When I'm relaxing on the couch and consider taking an unscheduled rest day, I remind myself that I will have to put "was a lazy bum" on the recap and that motivates me. Whatever works, you know?
Monday: Ran 4 Miles
Tuesday: Rest - Sick!
Wednesday: Rest- Sick!
Thursday: Ran 5 Miles
Friday: Ran 8 Miles
Saturday: 30 minutes of spinning, 25 minutes of abs, push-ups, planks, dips, etc.
Sunday: 15.5 Mile Run
Total Weekly Mileage = 32.5 Miles.
I definitely want to be topping 40 miles each week soon, so I am going to try to slowly build to that over the next couple of weeks.
The lovely Ralcony asked me yesterday how I had any energy after a long run. The short answer? I don't have any. At all. Ever. After yesterday's 15.5 mile long run I barely managed the 40 minute drive from home, showered, ate and then decided to see if it was ACTUALLY possible to mold the couch around my butt. Turns out I wasn't able to, mostly because I moved from the couch to the bed for a 2 hour nap.
I did have the energy to go for sushi though, because I had already made plans to meet up with a running buddy, her husband and some of their friends for dinner. We went to a Japanese Steakhouse called Fuji and hubby got to see his first Hibachi-style performance. I don't know who was more impressed - him or the 3 year old at our table who practiced his own moves with an eggshell and his spoon. Too cute.
Even though everyone else in our group got hibachi Tim and I were not passing up their deal of 50% off sushi on Sundays. I'm confident, however, that no one truly feels full after eating raw fish and rice, especially not on a long run day. So we headed over to the grocery store to get our first seasonal candy for the year! A bag of mini eggs for Tim and a bag of conversation hearts for me.
I also spotted some ginger candies I used to eat when I lived in Hawaii. I think they are the perfect thing to eat after a meal - a little sweet and a little heat. Plus, I figured the way my stomach has been recently a little ginger couldn't hurt the situation.
Do you keep track of your workouts each week? Is it to keep you accountable, to share with others or just to reference later?
I keep track of everything here and on Daily Mile. I like the accountability a lot, but it's also important for me to see my mileage to see where I made gains, when I had injuries and things like that.
Do you have any seasonal candy favorites for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas or Halloween?
I'm pretty sure I'm just a sucker for good marketing because I love seasonal stuff. Conversation hearts are tops for Valentine's Day, then mini eggs at Easter and who can resists candy corn at Halloween?