These past few days have been busy around here. I joined the Friday Five Link Up to explain why I am supporting the American Heart Association in the Lawyers Have Heart 10K this weekend. I hosted the Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up and shared my overseas Starbucks sightings. Today I’m joining the Weekly Wrap Link Up (guest hosted by Mary Beth at TutusAndTennies), and in a few days I’ll be joining Deb’s Wednesday Word Link Up. After that, it will be almost time for the Friday Five again! Despite all this blogging, I also managed a week of tough workouts.
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I’m thisclose to reaching my fundraising goal!
Memorial Day: OTF
I usually would do a long run or a bike ride on a holiday, but we had other plans on Monday so I squeezed in an OTF workout instead.
Tuesday: Strength Training
I’ve been skimping on strength training lately, so I dusted off my Quick Strength For Runners (<<Amazon affiliate link — check it out!). Instead of my usual warm-up (10 min on the elliptical), I tried Tamara’s Mobility Warm Up, adding a one minute plank to the line-up because I had a 12 minute program set up on my Interval Timer app.
It was an unexpected “tornado” workout–which usually are on Tuesdays–which means that after the warm-up we spent about 4 minutes at each station 3 times.
The splat points don’t tell the whole story of how exhausting this is!
Thursday: 5 mile run
I was heading out the door to indoor cycling, but the weather was so nice I decided to go for a run instead. I ran back inside to change into running clothes, grabbed my water bottle, and headed to my office to run from there. I saw a gorgeous sunrise on my drive in, and caught the last of the pink glow on the river as I started my run.
I also snagged my first entry for the June #RunChatHunt sponsored by RoadID.
Too bad Trump didn’t honor her with his decision later that day.
A few weeks ago I realized that my sweaty legs were making some of the balance poses even harder–they were slippery! So, even though CPY2 is a heated class, I started wearing capris for better traction. My poses still aren’t insa-worthy, but I’m getting there!
Saturday: 21 mile hilly bike ride
I’m writing more about this on Wednesday, but I can’t wait to tell you all that I MADE IT UP THAT HILL! 🙂
I really hope these rides pay off when I do the PA Dutch Farm to Fork Fondo–that’s what I’m training and why I’m also joining Courtney‘s Training Recap.
Sunday: 5.4 mile hilly run
I debated doing another strength workout, but I really wanted to start my day outside, so I opted for a short run before church. I ad libbed my route and ended up with two very steep hills I would have walked up if I had more time!
Did you do anything to celebrate Memorial Day?
Have you started playing along with #RunChatHunt?