Well, I’ve not been great at making sure I post here every day, but I’ve been keeping up with the working out. Friday I got my booty kicked in a class at the gym. My triceps are still sore!
Saturday morning I had planned to do my long run, but I was so sore that it wasn’t going to happen. But, I did get a 45 minute elliptical session in before heading out wine tasting. I suppose I over-indulged in the cheese and sausages, but at least I’d been active!
Today, Easter Sunday, was a beautiful day. I woke up early to go for a run but decided to relax a little longer and then run some errands. I went down to the Nike store to check out all the half marathon gear for next Sunday’s race. I ended up buying a neon yellow running tank top. It’s a little bold, but I figured it would be good for marathon training this summer and fall.
I took a nice little nap this afternoon with the agreement with myself that I would go for a run after. So, this evening I set out for a long run. I don’t care for long runs at the end of the day because I prefer to run on empty and in the morning, but I went out and did it. Eight miles on the National Mall. It was a perfect day, except for the wind. I didn’t plan very well and ended up running into the wind the last 5 miles or so, which sucked. It also slowed down my time a little bit, but I feel good that I got out there and put in the miles.
Here we go with another week. Race on Sunday, where I’m hoping to knock out a PR. I’m going to have to really push myself. Then I’ll be on the road for a week – where the challenge to eat well and workout every day will be tough.
Pictured: The view on my way back on the bridge back from Arlington. If you look closely you can see Lincoln, Washington Monument and Jefferson!