Workouts and French Fries

So last week’s workouts were awesome. I definitely feel more fit and focused–which is exactly how I’ve wanted to feel for a long time.

Sunday: Off

Monday: Easy run on the treadmill for 2.55 miles. I’m liking the whole “don’t push yourself too hard during workouts that aren’t intervals or tempo runs” thing. (Haha, you know what I mean!)

Tuesday: AM—My first spin class! I was feeling a bit wonky because I only had room temp water to drink, but it was definitely a great workout. I really like spin. PM—Yoga. Loved it as always. It’s nice to feel flexible. 🙂 Then I walked home about .6 miles.

Wednesday: Some crunches. I fully intended to do 30-Day Shred, but obviously that didn’t happen. I think I needed a rest from Monday’s and Tuesday’s workouts.

Thursday: I didn’t wake up early enough to run before work, so I took a yoga class in the evening and followed it up with 3.5 miles of running. I did a “Run through Germany” program on the treadmill (super high-tech one), and it was kind of hard and fun. Then I walked home.

Friday: Rest.

Saturday: Swimming lessons! I’m not as terrible at freestyle as I thought. I suck at breast stroke (I’d never done it before). Swimming was really fun, actually, and I look forward to more time in the pool. Swimming lessons were an hour, then I swam some laps after for about 20-30 minutes. Good stuff.

I also had some delicious french fries on Saturday at a local burger place called JCW’s. They might be worth a “Search” post soon. I need to find more great places. Any suggestions?

Did you have a good workout week?

What are your favorite forms of cross training?

Saturdays are fun!

Great run on a gorgeous Saturday!

Well, at least this past Saturday was. Not only did I get to run 4 fast (for me) miles, but we also gathered up a bunch of stuff to take to our local donation center. Running and organizing for the win!

Anyway, about the run . . . My foot is feeling so much better than it did at the beginning of this injury that I was able to push the pace. My foot, of course, let me know it’s still healing, but I’ve recovered, and it feels great (not 100% but getting there). Did I mention that it was gorgeous outside on Saturday morning? Well, it was. It was nice and cool and a little cloudy–perfect running weather. I’m so excited for fall running–even though it’s going to start getting really cold in my neck of the woods.

Look! Snow!

AND my half marathon is in TWELVE days! Getting more nervous! One 10-miler to go and then less running next week to gear up for the race. Oh, and I should probably get to work on my tubular TMNT costume. And, yes, I will post pictures.

Do you like fall running? Running any costume races?



Sorry I haven’t written in a few days. It’s been crazy at work! I’m an editor, and this was a books-to-press week, so it’s been really stressful. AND it’s really hard to get motivated to get on my personal computer when I’ve just spent 8 to 10 hours on mine at work. Oh well. Things should get better soon.

In other news . . . I ran NINE miles today, which is officially the longest I’ve ever run. I feel really tired now, but  I’m glad I did it. And I ran 6 with one of my friends/coworkers, which was awesome. Another coworker/friend joined us at around 3. I love running with people. It makes the time fly. This run brings my weekly total to 12 miles. I’ll probably run 4 this weekend and round it out at 15. Hmm . . . maybe I won’t die during my half marathon. Only 16 days. Eek.