I haven’t been very timely with my blogging lately, so here’s a quick
and exciting catch-up.
Sunday: 11-mile long run
I mistakenly believed that doing my long runs slower would make them easier. Nope. My knees and hips were crying at the end of this.
This possibly had something to do with running a marathon, then taking time off to recover from illness, then running 6 miles and 11 miles on back-to-back days. Possibly.
Monday: 60 minutes on the bike trainer
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The bike trainer is tedious any time of year, but in the summer, it’s also HOT. I passed the sweaty time by making my first Instagram video (click the link if it won’t play).
I can’t figure out how to make it record sound, even though I made sure all my phone volume settings were up and stuff. Am I just dumb? Or is it my phone? Maybe it has something to do with the time I dropped it in a hot bowl of tomato soup….
Tuesday: 3-mile run
I woke up early (5:05, to be exact) to fit in this easy run before work. Aaron is now waking up around the same time to lift weights, so I asked him last night to help me wake up since I am terrible at getting out of bed, even at my normal wake-up time (6:15-ish).
My least favorite thing in the WORLD is to have the covers ripped off of me when I’m all cozy in bed, so he said he’d do that. I said I probably wouldn’t even have the covers on, since it’s so hot. He said he would just put the covers on me, THEN rip them off. You better believe I got my butt out of bed before he had the chance to do that!
Anyway, I hate waking up so early, but I love the peacefulness of running in the morning when it’s still cool and the sun is just starting to rise. I’m actually going to try to do my weekday runs in the morning now, since I won’t be able to this fall/winter when the mornings become dark again. It’ll just take some discipline.
And maybe threats of cover-ripping.