Ever have one of those weeks where you are just kind of cranky but no there’s no real reason behind it? That was last week for me. Still not sure why.
I ran more than I have in months- which is kind of sad considering the overall total. I cross trained, work was fine, I watched lots of Stranger Things 2. I was just fussy some reason. Maybe I should blame the heatwave?
Monday- 3 miles Due to our abnormal heat wave, for the first time it was cooler in home town than work town. I headed that way after work. It was still warmish- 80’s- but nothing like the high 90’s I left behind in work town. For some reason I could only find one Knuckle Light- I am so not ready for the time change.
Tuesday- 7.3ish miles ride Oh hey, I have a bike! Tuesdays will likely be cross training days while training for Big Sur so why not start now? Once again I accidentally bumped the buttons with my phone again and started over so I’m not exactly sure how many miles I did. Oops!
Wednesday- Rest I was feeling super cranky and just wasn’t feeling my run. I was looking for any excuse to bail. I wasn’t going to without a reason other than me being cranky. Thankfully I got a text from my parents wondering if I wanted to go to dinner. Yes!
Thursday- 2.7 miles Damn that got dark fast. And it was hot. How is possible I needed lights to see but also a visor to keep the sweat out of my eyes? My legs felt good and wanted to run more but I think this was my last solo run even on the roads of the river path. I may have to visit the dang treadmill sooner than want. Or find a running buddy.
Friday- Rest Open to almost close? Say what? I was there through closing time but I did leave before everyone else. The new boss started. I can leave the building again! Do a little jig.
Saturday- 3.66 miles Stupid. I had a plan for the weekend to help get me ready for Vegas but I maybe should have adjusted since it was 90*. But I really wanted to sleep in. 😛 I set out for a 3 mile run in the afternoon but in an effort to stay cool I wore a shorter pair of shorts. Well, they seemed shorter than the last time I wore them. So short I took the longer way home so less cars would pass me. 😂 The heat slowed me down considerably but other than that it wasn’t a bad run.
Sunday- 8 miles I woke with a headache, turned off the alarm and went back to sleep. That wasn’t part of the plan but my head was not happy. Luckily the weather was cooler when I finally headed out around 3:15. Even with that I still drove across town where it usually a good 5-10* cooler and breezy. Which paid off except for miles 3 and 4. I was on a long stretch of road that zero shade and no breeze. It felt like the surface of the sun. It didn’t help that I was wearing capri pants. Why did I do that? Other than those 2 miles I actually kept a fairly steady pace which is good but my legs were very confused by a long run after running the day before.
17.40 miles run -7.3 miles bike for the week. I may have been cranky but I actually moved this week! Who knew?
How was your week?
What did you do this weekend?
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