Monday: 4 miles easy with Milestone Running Club (first headlamp run of the winter!), taught my cardio HIIT class…followed by a delicious dinner with my gal pal running pal Ali at a newish VEGAN restaurant in Mission Beach.
My first time at Soulshine was SO good that I brought chad back there for our Saturday date night – twice in one week, hooray!
We went to SeaWorld and rode two roller coasters — walking around the park is my favorite “cross-training” 😉
A member of my workout class brought me a mix cd, avocados, and persimmon from her garden — she is so generous!
I got blue light blocking glasses for work and so far, I love them! Have you tried them?
My church family has donated $2000 worth of books for Christmas presents for my foster kiddos at work!! They are going to LOVE them.
I got to babysit my friend’s 3 year old daughter on Friday night and it is amazing to realize how much she’s grown since I met her two years ago! She is so verbal and has her own spunky personality; I love watching her grow up and dancing to Moana with her.
I made a great vegan chili and vegan apple crisp (fall is HERE!).
Please keep LA & Northern California fire victims in your prayers. Crazy what’s going on in our state!
Good morning friends, and happy Monday! I hope that you had a great week.
The truth is I debated conveniently “forgetting” to post this week’s workouts – it wasn’t a great one; wasn’t the kind of mileage or workouts that I normally aim for. I had a really nasty cold towards the end of the week, which caused me to miss my long run, and earlier in the week – I just got busy and let a few excuses get in my way.
The good news is that it ain’t no biggie and this Monday marks the start of a new week and a chance to get back to my goals and stick to my scheduled workouts. I’m also not in training for anything right now, just running for the joy of it, so that helps me to have extra grace for myself. 🙂 Life isn’t perfect so we can’t expect our fitness journeys to be perfect 100% of the time, either. Sometimes we slow down and need rest and that is a-ok. I’m feeling so much better now and am ready for a fun week of workouts ahead!
So if you’re reading this and your workouts didn’t go perfectly this week, have GRACE for yourself and don’t beat yourself up. Today is a new day!
Training Summary: October 29 – November 4
Monday10/29: taught cardio + strength HIIT class, 50 minute walk
Tuesday 10/30: 6 easy miles @ 9:52 pace
Wednesday 10/31: taught cardio + strength HIIT class
Thursday 11/1: started to feel a little sick…total rest
Friday 11/2: started to feel REALLY sick and left work early…3 super duper easy miles in the afternoon to keep me from going crazy at home. Caught a good sunset!
Sunday: TOTAL REST. Save a few light walks with our pup. 🙂
Total Weekly Miles: 13…womp, womp. Onward to a new week!
A few random thoughts:
My biggest goal for the week ahead is to have as much joy (running and not running!) as my mom did this past weekend at the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. How great is she? Congratulations on a tough and hilly race, mom!
2. Who else watched Kenya’s Mary Keitany stellar performance at the NYC Marathon? Even though I desperately wanted my girl Des (or any American) to win, I couldn’t deny how beautifully she ran and held on to the lead for soooo long and from such a big distance. You go girl!
3. I listened to a great podcast with Des this week. Immediately sent it to my friend MK and she loved it just as much, so I thought I’d share with you, too! I’ve listened to many with her but this sports psychologist asked such challenging questions and opened up her personal side in a way I had never heard before; it was great to know her in a different way!