My first foray into speed intervals this time around. There were more than I could capture on the screen. As you can see I had to walk some of the recovery laps. Does that mean my speed goals are too fast? Regardless, that’s done and now I get to go to breakfast with a friend from grad school who I haven’t seen in 3 years. Happy Labor Day!
After last weekend’s 10k, I needed this run. I didn’t write much about that race because I was too busy playing with that cute puppy all weekend. I ran the first half far too fast, within seconds of my 5k PR. I completely crashed on the second half finishing 2 minutes and change slower than this race last year. I was annoyed, but I’m over it. They can’t all be my best runs, right?
I slept for 9 solid hours last night. That was on top of an hour nap on the couch after school. I guess I was as wiped as I felt. Considering it was the first week of school and all, I’m pretty proud that I got my ass out of bed for all three of my weekday runs. I completed all scheduled miles but one because there was an incident with the snooze button yesterday. I’m okay with it though. I don’t particularly enjoy running in the dark, especially in the early morning so as my weekday runs increase in distance I might be forced to move them to the evenings which is a challenge all in itself. My classroom has a wall of windows that gets afternoon sun. We roast in there during this time of year. I also don’t have an opportunity to go to the bathroom for the last 3 hours of the school day so my water consumption has to be limited. Back to today’s run…while I wasn’t pushing the pace, my splits were fairly consistent. This was my longest run since May and it felt good.
A solid 8 mile run to kick off the 3 day weekend, which I will follow up with an appearance at Hop Jam (a beer festival if you couldn’t tell from the name), and a night camping in the mountains. The last part of that sentence alone would make me really happy. The rest is just icing on the cake.
P.S. I sat my hot, sweaty self on the couch promptly after I finished running. That is where my cat chose to put himself.
Inspired by a few different versions I found online.
I grew up just across the Connecticut River from Vermont, playing in my front yard and looking at the big beautiful mountains, but I have never loved Vermont more than I do reading this resolution….
It was pretty awesome to read this article during the first week of school. Proud to be a Vermont teacher.
I was actually able to relieve my bladder before 3pm.
First full student day (only first graders came yesterday with parents for a brief time). That definitely deserves some awesome socks.
Now, a shower then off to build an incredible community of learners.
Here we go.
Salad: napa cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, fire oil (sesame seeds, lime, and cilantro would have been nice in here, but I didn’t have them)
Beet and feta frittata with a couple of shredded broccoli stems (bc why not?) thrown in for the win.
All I ever really wanted in life was a photo with both feet off the ground.
Before I started running, my legs were the one part of my body that may have been considered slim. Now, my thighs have gotten kind of massive. I don’t hate them. They are strong work horses and have taken me places I never ever even dreamed I could go. It’s just different.
I don’t have any pictures from the race this morning. Would you when you had this cuteness in tow? The race was meh. Not my best, not my worst. I forgot to look at the results. A friend came and hung out with him at the finish while I ran. Apparently he played with everyone! When I got him back he laid down and slept in the grass. We hung out like that for awhile before hitting a perfect for puppy trail. Not too hard, awesome off leash area, and woods. I don’t know how far we went. Maybe 1.5 miles… He’s been happily sleeping in his bed for the past hour.
My weekend houseguest. I’ve got this adorable little guy until Sunday.