Happy March Break! The week that's been anticipated pretty much since Christmas vacay ended. ;)
This has been a pretty tough week. Hence the no blogging. I try to keep my blog positive, but sometimes Life happens and things get real. My grandfather died this week. It was my Dad's Dad. This was sad for me for obvious reasons. Plus I kept thinking of how my Dad lost his Dad. I can't even imagine how sad he is. :( I'm heading to NL on Tuesday to spend some time with the family since they are all there and I'm in Nova Scotia. I am hoping to post while I'm there so be sure to keep checking in. :) Matt and Lola are going to hold down the fort here. I told him he has to text me a picture of Lola every day. <3
:( I would never ditch the blog on purpose, trust me. I've had major guilt for not posting. But, I'm back. :)
So, after I had a super long Epsom salt bath post-race, I foam rolled, stretched and sat on frozen peas, in other words: "iced." Then I was ambitious and thought I'd head to the grocery store, but I sort of popped a tire on the way there......whomp whomp. :( Don't worry, it's all fixed now. :)
I uploaded my stats onto Garmin Connect Sunday night and quickly analyzed my splits. My fastest mile was 7:11 and the slowest mile was 8:12 (remember my mention of the hill that went on until the end of time....that was it). Average overall pace was 7:34/mile. :)
|Check out those hills! I know, nothing crazy but surely a kick in the butt when you're|
encountering most of them in the last 4ish miles/6.4 km.
My Sunday night looked like this as well. Someone sure wanted attention. <3
I picked up some Luna bars for work this week too. I'm really digging them. I'm not exactly certain why they are "For Women," but they sure taste yummy.
Woke up with a serious case of the DOMS in my calves and hammies. :S Today's run sure was an easy pace, although the effort felt like somewhat of a challenge on my tired legs. ;) When I got home I did 8 min abs and some strength exercises.
I whipped up some brown rice with veggies when I got home. Matt and I polished this off in no time. We can sure put it away!
I had a scheduled leg massage today so I knew I was in for some real good pain! (Gulp). You know you have major lactic acid build up when your masseuse says, "Oh my, does this hurt?!?!" Followed by major
|My view while I got worked on. I always look over at Muscle Guy and examine the areas of the leg she's currently probing at. :) I say that in the nicest way possible, lol.|
Tuesday evening I got an email that made me smile. I will be eagerly checking the mail every single day now!
Tuesday and Wednesday Runs
My legs are slowly getting back to their normal condition. On Tuesday I was scheduled to do 800s, but since I only like to do speed work once during the week and I just raced on Sunday, I switched up the schedule a bit to do Steady Runs on both days, with no intervals. :) My body thanked me for it. There has been a lot of foam rolling going on as well. That's just how I roll. ;)
My massage on Tuesday REALLY helped my recovery! If any of you Runner Friends do not get massages on your legs, you need to start now. My masseuse even said so. :) I asked.
Work and life has been so insanely busy this week that running has been my saving grace. My work has had many many meetings this week and some were focused on data I'd gathered. Therefore, I was doing much of the talking. Stressful!
I've discovered that Running is meditative for me. No matter what the day throws in my face, Running can kick it's butt!
My Thursday 8 miler felt awesome. I had the roads to myself and enjoyed every second of it. Even when the crazy big dog lunged at me barking as I ran by it's yard. Good times. ;)
|Lola gets mad props for photo bombing my foot selfie yet again!|
REST day! Thank goodness. ;)
Even though everyone got 'Out of Dodge' right at the bell today to start their well-earned break, I stayed behind until after 5 to enter data and ensure that my first day back after break is good to go. Let the relaxation begin!
Thanks so much for visiting GGR. Have a beautiful day!
Have you tried Luna bars?
Any plans for March Break?
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