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Sunday – rest
And rest we did. We went over to our friends’ house for a day of swimming.
Everyone pitched in with food and we enjoyed lunch and cocktails until late afternoon. It was much-needed and so fun. I also loved how it was a completely spontaneous event, and it all worked out beautifully.
Monday – 5 miles (Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Series – Drum Solo)
I took advantage of the early wakeup to get in both my five miles and the second part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Series: the Drum Solo.*
I can’t wait to hang this bling on my medal rack!
Tuesday – 3 miles
Time to get back to my group run! I wasn’t really thrilled when the alarm went off, but I put in my three miles without complaint. I didn’t want to do more because I had run the day before. The three was enough.
It was also time to start my yoga challenge (#theheartofpractice on Instagram).
Wednesday – rest
We really wanted to make a trip to the Itchetucknee River to do some tubing, but the forecast called for thunderstorms, and I wasn’t keen on driving two hours just to get rained out. Instead, we went up to the Fort Clinch State Park to visit the fort and the beach.
It ended up being a great choice, and we had so much fun exploring.
When the storm clouds started to roll in, we packed it up and headed to Tasty’s. It’s pretty much our favorite.
While I was in the bathroom (and not supervising LOL) little man somehow ended up with a vanilla milkshake. We all shared it – it was way too big for any one person.
Thursday – 5 miles
Another group run, this time with bridges. I ran four with a friend and one on my own.
Friday – rest
I was very grateful for a rest day. Sadly, sleeping in wasn’t to be, but it was nice not to have to run out in the heat and humidity.
After work, we joined my parents for dinner at a Japanese hibachi place. Little man and I split a shrimp and chicken meal and we had a great time with the chef’s performance (even though we’ve all seen it before – it just never gets old).
Saturday – 8 miles
This was a bit of a disappointment. I had intended to go for 11 miles, but I woke up and was just. so. tired. I didn’t want to get up, didn’t want to run, and generally had a crappy attitude about all of it. My performance (or lack thereof) showed it.
In fact, I ended up texting one of my running friends for moral support – I just didn’t think I could finish and I was in tears when I got home. It was all pretty disappointing, but I took a shower, brushed it off as best I could, and got on with my day.
I had some friends come in from the panhandle to spend the night, and we had a great girls’ night in. A few other mutual friends joined us and it was perfect: there was a mashed potato bar, plenty of wine and cocktails, and lots of wonderful conversation. It’s literally been years since I’ve seen them, and we can’t let it be so long next time.
For the week ahead, the plan is simple. Little man goes back to school, so that will be the top priority: getting back in the routine. After that, my focus will go to getting my long run mojo back, a 5K on Saturday, and maybe a family outing on Sunday to celebrate the first week of 3rd Grade.
How was your week in training?
When a run isn’t going well, do you bail, modify the distance or gut it out?
*As a Rock ‘n’ Blogger, my entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Series/Make a Band and Global Tour Pass were complimentary. All opinions are my own.