I skipped my meal plan post yesterday but I assume most of you are unplugged as well. Right? It’s a beautiful weekend to be outside, at BBQ’s, with family or at the beach.
We spent time with my sister and her family on Saturday and then left the girls with grandma for a few days. It’s so weird to have a quiet house! But really helpful, too.
We tackled the entire yard- front and back, finished getting our tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and herbs in the garden, and did a few other small projects. But we mixed in some play as well- getting out both nights for dinner and ice cream, and picking up breakfast sandwiches and coffee in the morning. We’re pretending we’re on vacation- it just happens to include a bit of work, which we both find very satisfying to check off our to do list.
This past week was a cut back week before I start ramping up training so here’s the quick recap:
Sunday: hilly 11 miles (8:18 ave)
Monday: 2.5 walk plus 5 rounds of (15 squat and press; 15 toe touch crunches with legs straight up; 15 push ups; 15 squats and 15 straight leg sit ups) plus a plank at the end
Tuesday: 6 easy miles, no watch
Wednesday: off, because I felt like it and I have no training plan to tell me otherwise
Thursday: 5 easy stroller run with a few triceps, pull ups and push ups at the park afterwards
Friday: Barre class
Saturday: 12.5 crazy miles
Sunday: easy recovery 4 miles and yard work
So Saturday… my parents are used to me heading out on a run and there used to be a 10-15 mile (very hilly!) loop I did on the back roads behind their house. I didn’t take my phone because I didn’t feel like carrying it and was pretty sure I knew where I was going.
I missed a turn and accidentally headed north an extra 5 (did I mention very hilly?!) miles… I finally stopped a biker and learned that the only way back was the way I had come and I was about 9 miles out. Of course it was in the high 80’s and I had no water, and was doing a fasted run and have not run more than 13 in months. I felt fine but knew everyone would be worrying about me and I also had a client session that I was going to miss!
I borrowed a phone from a stranger twice to leave a message with my husband to tell my parents to meet me along the stretch as I headed back (note to self: memorize more than one number and don’t leave my phone at home!) The second time, a very kind woman insisted on giving me a ride home as I had some massive hills and another 5 miles to go. I was happy to take her up on it! I managed to make it home in time for my session, with 5 minutes to spare. Making memories….
And one last update before we enjoy the rest of this holiday weekend: the runner’s reset wrapped up, congrats everyone!! And because I’m enjoying groups so much these days, the next one is a 60 day accountability group for summer – it starts June 6th.
You’ll get a little goodie bag to your door and we’ll spend each week working on 1-2 small things to add up to some big lifestyle changes by the end. No foods are off limits. I can’t wait! Contact me if you want to join us or have questions… there’s room for 3-4 more people and the registration deadline is Wednesday.
Have you ever gotten lost on a run?
How are you spending the rest of the holiday weekend?