Happy March, friends! I am hopeful that winter is finally diminishing in strength and everyone can see ahead to warmer and brighter days.
Sunday – rest
The weather was finally glorious, so we enjoyed a family day in historic downtown. We got lunch, admired the stunning view
and we even had a brush with Instagram fame when Priscilla and Poppleton, the pot belly pigs from PVB, went strolling on by!
Monday – boot camp, 60 minutes
It was an amazing class, and I worked HARD! It felt great.
Tuesday – 2.04 miles walking, 3.1 miles running
I started the day bright and early, going for a walk with my friend before the sun came up and we had to get our kids off to school. It was a wonderful way to jumpstart the day, and when I was ready to get out there for a run, I felt fantastic.
New record? Yes, indeed.
Later that evening, I went out for dessert with another friend. It was a nice way to pass an evening.
Wednesday – rest
I was planning to go to boot camp, but I was hurting. There was lot of tension in my lower back and hips and my diaphragm was really sore. I know there was nothing serious to worry about, but with a race on Saturday, I was nervous about being too achey to run well, and gave myself a pass. I realize it’s going to be hard to build up endurance like this, but the running comes first.
Thursday – 4 miles
After volunteering at school for the morning, I was able to skip out for a 4 mile run. It was really hard, and the air has been difficult to breathe. My performance wasn’t quite where I wanted it, but I was hopeful that it was just residual discomfort from boot camp and it would get easier.
Friday – rest
After a delicious biscuit breakfast with Mr PugRunner and a friend,
I did some work on a cake for Sunday and then packed the car.
Saturday – 6.2 miles
We had an early wakeup call for a 6:45AM start for the Best Damn Race Orlando 10K. Not even the drizzly, misty weather could keep me down. I was so excited to finally be racing in this series, and I will be recapping the whole thing in the next few days!
It was a good week, and more importantly, a good month. I logged 42 miles in February, and I am pretty happy with all of them. I feel like I am back in my groove after the marathon and am at a much more reasonable level of training. Don’t get me wrong: I’m working hard out there, but I’m not feeling at all overwhelmed by monstrous long runs.
How was your week in workouts?
What races do you have coming up in the next month?