Races have been back for a while, but this week brought about my first actual racecation. I’ve missed travel in general, so this was an extra bonus.
Sunday – 4.25 miles, walking
Since I was tapering, I kept Sunday nice and easy.
The weather was decent, we cooked some yummy food, and everything was lovely.
Monday – 5.00 miles, bridge workout + back workout
Since it was race week, I took it easy over the bridges. I was more in the mood for the scenery. l got plenty of that.
I have also vowed it’s time to get some strength back in my upper body. Starting with 5 and 8 lb dumbbells, I did 3 sets each of 10 seated rows, 10 lat pull downs (modified), lat y’s, and plank leg raises. Did I miss doing strength? Absolutely not. But my body will thank me. Hopefully.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.25 miles, walking
Was I into this run? No. Did I do it anyway? Yes.
Tuesdays mean Taco time. I gave my buddy a good grooming and sent him off to the children’s hospital. He’s the best boy and I look forward to seeing him weekly.
Wednesday – 3.73 miles, walking + shoulder workout
And finally, it was Wednesday! Hamilton day! Yay!
First, a nice walk.
Then, I turned to shoulders with sets of low-to-upright rows, reverse flies, reverse low rows and around the worlds. Ouch.
With business out of the way, it was time to get ready for a night on the town. We started with dinner and drinks at the newest rooftop restaurant in town.
And then it was off to the room where it happens. The show was spectacular and I loved every minute of it.
Thursday – 4.56 miles, walking
After the incredibly late night, there was no way we were running. However, a nice walk was just the thing.
Then it was off to get my hair done.
And that evening, we went to J’s faculty art show opening, a tour of her office and school, and dinner with our respective families. It was perfect.
I finished packing, so I could leave town after my morning walk.
Friday – 4.4 miles, walking
As soon as I said farewell to A for the day, I hustled for a quick walk. With a car trip totaling four hours, I needed to keep my ankle warm.
Quick shower and then it was off to Orlando to snag Meghan and her pup, and then vroom vroom to our destination.
We arrived mid-afternoon, and unloaded into our rental with D and M and their dog. Yes, it was a full house and I was loving it! It was a quick walk to the expo to collect our gear.
And then of course it was time to fuel.
I had a lovely burger with that Jack and Diet. Promise. It was the perfect balance. Back at the house, I laid out my running outfit and called it a night.
Saturday – Best Damn Race Safety Harbor Double Challenge 10K + 5K
Will there be a race report? Of course.
But in the meantime, we rolled out of bed, into our running clothes, and walked the few blocks to the start line of the Best Damn Race Safety Harbor. I’m not sure I’ve ever been so close to a start line before and I highly recommend it.
Spoiler alert. For better or worse, the races did not go quite as planned. It happens. The important thing is that we had a great time. And I can’t wait to tell you all about it. But I’ll leave it at this.
I am really excited to get back on track with cross training. I’ve been feeling a little out of shape, despite my miles, and this will make the difference.
I’ve also been much more dedicated to my reading and water drinking again. Staying healthy in body and mind is super important, and I just want to do my best on all fronts.
I have more to come this week! Hope it’s a great one!
How was your week in training?
Have you racecationed yet?