Week 2 of training is in the books! Here’s how it went.
Monday – 3.06 miles (9:50/mile)
After the first week of training, my legs were feeling a little tired and heavy on this run, so luckily I didn’t have to go too far.
Tuesday – 30 minutes stretch/strength
I wanted to do something, but wanted to give my legs a break from running. I opted to do my PT exercises and a few circuits of some strength and cardio exercises. Some ab exercises, push ups, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, etc.
Wednesday – 4 miles (10:03/mile)
I played a little game of “dodge the ice patch” for 4 miles, but it felt good to be outside. I stopped halfway through my run to take a picture of the pretty sunset colors and then my phone decided it was too cold to function, so it died on me. It started up again when I got home and got it warmed up, but I ran the last 2 miles with no music, which just made me sad. Wanted my tunes.
Thursday – 3.06 miles (9:49/mile)
I got a new treadmill! I worked from home so I could be there when it was delivered and assembled. After work, I took it for a 3 mile test run. Still getting used to all of the buttons and features, but it’s going to be so nice to have this easy indoor option.
Friday – rest
I headed to a coworker’s engagement party after work. They had a Foosball tournament going. I haven’t played in years, so it was super fun—even tough my team lost. 🙂
Saturday – 3.25 miles (9:20/mile)
I had a fun morning/early afternoon hanging out with Hyedi and her son.
A snowstorm rolled in mid afternoon, so after I stopped at the grocery store, I decided another treadmill run was the best option. I needed to do 3 miles pace, so I picked a slightly faster pace and whipped out 3 miles while watching “Friends.”
Sunday – 5.02 miles (9:59/mile)
I met friends for our monthly “brunch bunch” to start the day.
After a delicious eggs benedict and potatoes, I definitely felt like I needed a run to burn it off. The sun came out and the temps were very pleasant to start melting some of the snow we got the day before. I waited until about 3 p.m. to do my run in hopes that the path would be decent.
I started out and found that about 1/3 of the path looked like this…
A 1/3 of the path looked like this…
And the rest was somewhere in between. Felt like an all-terrain run. It slowed me down and the slipping and sliding in the deeper snow took a toll on my ankles and legs. I got all 5 miles in, but I was pretty relieved when the run was over.
To recover, I made a shrimp scampi with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. It was really good and super easy to make!