Who’s back in the running game? THIS GIRL. Don’t get too jealous but, um, I ran a solid 20 minutes yesterday. I KNOW. *self-five* I finally have some mileage to talk about on this week’s Marathon Monday!
I have a solid 5K route that I have been running for my rehab runs this week. It has a total of 8ft of elevation gain which is perfect to transition back into running. My running wasn’t fast or far but I. WAS. RUNNING. I completed four pain-free runs this week, short and sweet. This week in workouts also includes the first outdoor bike ride of the year and teaching three spin classes!
This week I have another four runs on the schedule, each a tiny bit longer than last week in order to work on my May goal of a seamless transition back to running. I felt really good running 20 minutes yesterday and I can’t wait to be able to go further without risking injury!
Yesterday I asked my mom what she wanted for Mothers Day.
After I taught spin in the morning, I delivered Starbucks to my mom. She is rocking her half marathon training (doing the Calgary half) and she nailed a 10-miler on Saturday. I am seriously so impressed with her, especially when she comes home from running double digits and says, “That felt easy!” We spent the day relaxing and shopping. I bought my pack for the WCT and my mom bought an adorable new hat!
We ate dinner on the patio for the first time this year because it was so nice out. One of the simplest dinners and one of the best… fresh bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a salad. Perfect summer dining.
It is hard to stay focused in school and at work when it is this nice out but I have found a great balance between dedicating time to academics and time to family, friends, and doing all of the things I love. In short, I’m looking forward to next weekend already. 😉 Now that I have my new pack I need to get hiking!
What did you do for your mom on Mother’s Day?
Best meal for the patio?
When is YOUR next race?!