Up here in beautiful sunny, no, wait – rainy, no, wait – sunny, no, wait – overcast, no wait... Restart. Up here in Seattle where the weather can’t seem to make up its mind if we are in summer yet, time keeps marching by and here we are at the end of another week. It is also a crazy time at work so not much has gotten done in the world of training. But we’ll take a quick peek back just for fun!
Monday – this was the day of the bloody shoe walk. Seven long miles and all I have to show for it was a blister! The knee felt good and I think I may have made a breakthrough in physical therapy.
Tuesday thru Thursday – instead of saying nada, zip, zero I get to say I came home each night and did 100 sit ups. Hey – something is better than nothing!
Friday – I woke up, didn’t push my snooze button and got up and ready for a swim. I get to the gym and find a sign saying “The Pool is Closed for Maintenance”. Boo! Well what to do now? I didn’t want to waste my early morning wake up! Fortunately I had my extra gym bag in the car, so I walked all the way back to the car to get my gym bag and ended up on the treadmill. Not quite swimming, but still good. I did 2 miles in just over 31 minutes. Which is keeping with the 15 to 16 minute mile pacing I’ll be needing. Plus another 100 sit ups when I got home.
Saturday - Another wake up, another urge to press the snooze button... But I made it out of bed and did a 3 mile walk through the woods. With a squirrel, a few bunnies, and several dogs - most of them friendly, but two suspect dogs but fortunately they stayed close to their owners. Oh, and shoelace that looked an awful lot like a snake!! I've decided to take FF's advice and pretend I am Snow White while walking through the woods! :) I felt super slow at first - I think my body was still trying to wake up. I found my stride close to the end. So what if it wasn't the fastest walk I've had.
It'll probably be pretty quiet around here for the next week or so. But I promise I'll be back!!