Sundays sure have a different feel during the springtime than they did on those dark cold wintry evenings of February and March. I love the extra hours of daylight and how much more perkier everyone seems. :)
Once Matt and I arrived home after the Ottawa half, Matt's friend had this peanut butter chocolate cheesecake waiting for us!
I took Monday as a running rest day but did a great strength workout at home for my upper body and core.
On Tuesday I did an easy 5.3 mile recovery run at 8:21 pace and it was a very eventful run! With one mile left to get home I felt a plop of "water" on my head and I said to myself, "gee I didn't think it was supposed to rain this evening." As I touched it with my fingers and palm of my hand to wipe it off I realized that it was bird poop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh the horror. I know what you're thinking, "that's good luck!" Right? Well, no. It had dripped down my body onto my NEW Mizuno running singlet. :( When I got home I realized that when Matt had left for the office HE LOCKED ME OUT! So I got pooped on and locked out...awesome. :S I remembered that Courteney (who lives down the street) still had a key of mine. So I ran down there and banged on her door for forever!!!! She was in the tub and finally when she heard me she gave me the key, lol. By the time I got home, 8:27 p.m., I was so cold!
|But there's always time for a post-run selfie...lol.|
And on Thursday my legs felt great so I ran 2 miles easy with 3 miles progressively faster and the final mile easy. It was a great run!
On Friday my student gave me these beautiful lilacs and they smell so amazing!
It was also a running rest day which worked out well because Matt and I went out for fish and chips with my sister and her BF!
On Saturday I ran early for 5 miles plus six strides at they end. It was so awesome to run on the trail and I remembered how much I used to miss it in the winter.
Sunday long run!!!!
Marg, Stacey and I met late morning to get in a sort of long run and I couldn't believe how fast it went by! I really do enjoy Loooong runs but right now I'm loving these shorter ones.
Weekly total miles: 34.9
And will you just look at how beautiful my girl is now that her hair is all cut! <3
I hope you've had an awesome week and thanks for checking in!