I am joining the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin. The Weekly Wrap is a blog link up where bloggers share their active lifestyle and other exciting things weekly. To find out more, click on the image below. Feel free to join in on the fun.
I am currently not training for anything. I will begin training for the Pensacola Marathon (my third marathon) in July. For now, I am trying to stay in a routine of running 4-5 days a week and doing a long run of 1+ hours on the weekends. I hope this will help me ease into my training in a little over a month.
Monday, May 16th
My husband surprised me with an indoor bike trainer a few weeks ago. I got my slightly used Trek bike from his co-worker a little over a year ago and I feel guilty that I haven't ridden it much. I'm not comfortable riding on the open road alone and doing the same loop around the neighborhood gets old. Most people bring their rides indoors during the winter months. I feel silly bringing my ride indoors as everyone is headed outside. At least I'll get more use out of my bike with the trainer. I plan to ride 30 minutes to an hour on cross training days.
I rode for 30 minutes on Monday. I used a wired bike computer purchased on Amazon to track my time and mileage. Then, I entered my stats into my Garmin Connect account.
Tuesday, May 17th
I ran five miles on Tuesday morning. It rained on me during the first mile, but luckily it was just a short, pop up shower. There was rain in the forecast all week. I hoped it wouldn't affect my runs.
Wednesday, May 18th
I ran four miles on Wednesday morning. There was a light drizzle at the end of my run, but the rain held off. Thank goodness!
My new Spandits! Inferno print Boardies came in the mail Wednesday afternoon. I was so happy to receive them in time for my race on Saturday. These 7' spandex shorts are super cute and comfy. If you're interested in trying them you can use code SPANDITSLOVE to save 10%.
Thursday, May 19th
I ran four miles on Thursday morning. I got caught in another pop up shower, but it helped cool things off.
Friday, May 20th
I took a rest day on Friday in preparation for my race on Saturday.
Saturday, May 21st
I ran the Jubilee Run for Cancer 8K on Saturday morning. This was my third year running this race in memory of my brother and both of my grandmothers who lost their battles to cancer and in honor of my mother and grandfather who are both cancer survivors.
It was a humid and hilly race through downtown Montgomery. My time was 43:43, only eight seconds from a new PR. If I had known I was so close I wouldn't have walked on that last hill. You can't PR them all. I was happy to place 1st in my age group. It was also nice to see Valerie (@icecreamrunner) again. Although she's ran many races, this was her first 8K. She had an awesome race and placed 2nd in her age group.
I'll post a full race recap and more pictures soon.
I had another exciting mail day on Saturday. My Spandits! team uniform arrived! I really wasn't expecting it so soon. Doesn't it look great?
We didn't have time to go fishing Saturday afternoon. My husband's cousin is getting married in two weeks and we had to attend a Couple's Shower Saturday night. It was a beautiful place for a shower overlooking the river. Michael hates taking pictures, but I was able to talk him into taking just one with the river in the background. It's not that often that I get dressed up and put on make-up.
Sunday, May 22nd
I took my new Spandits! gear for a test run this morning. This long run was tough, but I felt comfortable and confident in my new Spandits! Boardies and tank.
I ate lunch and took an afternoon nap after my run. Then, I stuffed my students end of the year goodie bags with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and sunglasses. I can't believe we only have three and a half days left before summer break. I will see most of my students again next year since I have them Kindergarten through 4th grade in the multi disabilities unit. I have two 4th graders leaving me this year to go to the middle school. It is going to be sad to let them go. I've gotten so attached. Needless to say this is going to be an exciting, but emotional week ahead.
How was your week?
Did you run any races?
When do your kids get out for summer break? Do you have big plans while they're out of school?