Hello, everyone! How was your weekend? Did anyone race this weekend?
Thank you so much for all your kind words and well wishes on our move! It means so much to both Ryan and I!
Friday was our last day in Valpo, and it was a tiring day. Even for poor Charlie, who I’m pretty sure spent the whole time the movers were there crying. Poor puppy!
We spent the weekend in St. Louis to visit my family before our big move. We are officially moved out of Valpo, which doesn’t quite feel real yet since we usually visit my family once a month or so. It is definitely summer in St. Louis. I think I may melt from the heat and humidity out here!
Friday we pretty much got to St. Louis and fell directly asleep. Driving in the pouring rain after moving out of an apartment is exhausting. Saturday we were energized and spent more time with my family.
Confession: we saw Avengers: Age of Ultron again. Ryan and I took my sister to see it at one of those theaters with the reclining seats and the dine-in (or for us, more like bar-in) option. Beer and a Marvel movie? Sounds like the perfect Saturday to me!
Afterwards we went to Schlafly Bottleworks for dinner and more beer. They grow most of their produce in a garden behind the restaurant, so everything always tastes incredibly fresh. I ordered the roasted veggies sandwich and then got total food envy over Ryan’s rainbow trout with smashed red potatoes and green beans.
For Mother’s Day the whole family went out for Mexican food to celebrate! I have consumed so many tacos, sweets, and beers over the past few days, but what’s life without indulgences?
I think this week was my lowest mileage week in all of 2015. I’m ok with this week and next week being lower mileage, since marathon training starts in only a couple of weeks and I’ll be logging plenty of miles then. I also completely neglected any formal strength training. Pathetically, I’m considering all the hours of packing, lugging boxes, and moving furniture to be my strength training for the week.
Monday: 7 miles on the treadmill, 1-2% incline, with 25 minutes at tempo pace. For the tempo I progressed from a 7:40/mile pace up to a 7:20/mile pace (7:30/mile average).
Tuesday: 4 miles easy on the treadmill, 8:57/mile average pace.
Wednesday: 7 miles easy, 8:19/mile average pace. Best run of my week!
Thursday:7 miles easy, 8:31/mile average pace. This was my last run in Valpo and I definitely got a taste of the Midwest summer weather I won’t be missing!
Friday: Off—the day was busy with moving out of our apartment in Valpo and driving down to STL.
Saturday: 2 hot, humid, and hilly miles with Charlie, 9:28/mile average pace.
Sunday: About 30 minutes of kettlebell and core strength training.
27 miles total for the week.
Question of the Day:
Did you race this weekend?
What was your best run last week?
What has been your favorite indulgence lately?