How’s your weekend going? Yesterday I had some much needed girlfriend shopping time while the kids and dads had a play date. We try to plan these every quarter or so as neither of us are great at shopping for ourselves so we push each other to try on clothes and update our (non-running) wardrobes a bit. We wrapped up the night with dinner together at their house which was awesome, despite two loud 2 year olds and two even louder 6 year olds.
I was loving running this week and ran 4 days in a row which I never do. But my week was a little top heavy (I was sore from boot camp until Saturday!!) so the weekend has been a little easier than planned.
Sunday: Ignite Burn + 2 mile walk
Monday: 7 miles INT (2 warm up, 6 x 800m: 3:14, 3:13, 3:12, 3:13, 3:13, 3:09, all with 200m recoveries cool down)
This run was TOUGH! I was expecting faster paces but the 200m recoveries were killer. I did my best and am happy with the effort.
Tuesday: 7 miles (5 with a local group around 8:00 pace- faster than I should have been going on a recovery day!) plus 1 hour boot camp at the gym
A few of my friends have been going to a 5:30am group run Tuesdays and invited me along. I do not get up in the 5’s, let alone run in them! I set my alarm for 4:45 (ugh) to drive over there in time. Of course, I was happy I did! It felt amazing to get home and have my run done before the kids even woke up.
I had planned on boot camp so I went, hoping it wouldn’t be too crazy. Well. I think I am still feeling it! After an intense warm up of walking lunges, push ups and squats, this was our first set:
- jump squats, followed by single leg squats (all the way down to a chair and back up)
- plyometric push ups, followed by push ups with alternating arms on the Bosu
10 sets of each, switch, and then 15 of each. So brutal, and we were only fifteen minutes into class! But it was an awesome workout.
Wednesday: 6 early morning treadmill recovery miles
Thursday: 7 mile run with bursts of progression, finishing with 5 x 30 second strides at 5:45 pace
5k 30 minutes bike + 8 mile easy run,
My legs did not feel like moving Saturday morning and the 5k I signed up for had one giant hill going up for 1.5 miles and a giant hill coming down the final 1.5… I knew I would have pushed my body hard and it was asking for a low impact day. So I skipped it. I could tell on my run that I had made the right decision.
So, our oven decided to stop working this week! And the price of fixing it is not that much less than buying a new one so we are stove shopping. My husband is excited, as he’s been wanting to switch from electric to gas. I’m indifferent… I liked our old stove and would rather be spending that money on something else, but what can you do? No oven meals for us this week…
Sunday: Crockpot turkey ham for salads/sandwiches
Monday: Crockpot split pea soup (with leftover ham)
Wednesday: Taco night
Thursday: Minestrone + grilled cheese
Friday: Pizza night (hopefully the oven is in!)
Do you have a shopping buddy?
Boot camp- love it or hate it? Or love to hate it?
Do you prefer gas or electric for cooking?