Monday was a straight up rest day. It was amazing and so needed. I took a wicked nap and finished up my laundry.
Tuesday I was completely moved to run virtually with my friends down in Baton Rouge. After everything that has happened down there, the community came together for a three mile run.
Wednesday I did some core work, but nothing crazy. My legs still felt a little rough. I kinda thought I may have been a little dehydrated since it got super hot. I made an effort to really focus on hydrating the rest of the week. I also started watching the new season of Degrassi on Netflix. It is one of my guilty pleasures.
Thursday I was suppose to run five miles, but life ended up happening. Hubby's commute is tripling with his new job, so it was time to trade in his car. It was a LONG day, but we did it. We are now Prius people!
Friday was another rest day. We met up with a few of our college friends for dinner and just relaxed. I really took recovery serious this week.
Saturday I woke up later than I wanted. I ended up running my three miles through my hilly neighborhood. It was 75 degrees at 8am! Let's also add in my newly paved road. Yeah, that was fun.
Sunday was my long run. I was suppose to do eight miles, but that is a hard distance to do for where I run. Carrie agreed to run 10 with me at 6:30am. Man, it was humid! Not very warm, but just sticky. We ended up picking up Bethany about two miles in. Man those miles flew by. A little faster pace than normal (9:19), which was shocking in the humidity.
Real talk folks: last week was hard for me. Reality set in on my race from last week. I know it wasn't a goal race, and I haven't really hit the meat of my training yet, but 1:56 was hard. Like not as easy as it should have been. My "goal" for Philly is a 1:45, which at this point seems completely unrealistic.
I still use quotes with the word goal because I won't be heartbroken if I don't hit it. I just wanted to focus on something for this fall. I'm not the same runner I was last year, fact. I'm not as motivated.
I'm learning to listen to my body more and adapt as needed. I need to stay healthy, first and foremost. I also need to have balance. I have that now, and it's pretty great. I'm having fun. I'm finally having fun again. That is all that matters.
Have you had a running revelation? Did it help?