Mentally this was a good week for me. I didn’t let much get me down in terms of working out. I didn’t second guess myself once throughout the week. I truly just did what I could when I could and was very happy about it. I finished up the week with 32 miles and just 2 days of yoga classes although I did do some yoga almost every day this week.
However, my eating was out of control this week. I need to reign that in! I made too many yummy things this week: things that need to get out of my house once I make them (main reason co-workers love and hate me) and I did too much sampling along the way. If I continue to eat like this, I will need to double my run mileage! Plus, Noah loves feeding me. He thinks it is hysterical and I, his momma, love hearing the giggling that is associated with it, so lately I have been eating whatever he has been shoveling into my mouth as well
Monday- I finally was able to take one of my favorite classes: Yoga Sculpt. It has been a few weeks since I took this class and it was an ass kicker. My tush was sore for a few days. Dinner meeting at a pizza place resulted in me trying soy cheese for the first time. I’m not a fan! Let me rephrase. It wasn’t terrible tasting, however my stomach did not like it one bit!
Tuesday- 5 sluggish miles with no watch. My stomach was still not right from Monday evening’s consumption of a Vegan Pizza with Soy Cheese. Yep, my stomach doesn’t like that stuff. Either real cheese or none at all, for me. Lesson learned.
Wednesday- 6 morning miles w/ Stella in 48:54 (8:09 pace) Finally felt good out there today. I didn’t pay attention to my watch, I just settled into a comfortable pace.
Thursday- 7.01 lovely snowy miles in 1:02 (8:47 pace). Still some snow on the ground so the trails were snow packed but you didn’t need yak trax to get through it. It started snowing on me and Stella on the way back but I felt awesome! Like I could run for hours! I had dessert for dinner. Multiple desserts.
Friday- Morning Hot Vinyasa Yoga class at Lifetime Fitness (no awkward moments, thankfully). Thanks to a babysitter, I ventured out for a quick 4 miler in 35 minutes (8:39 pace) on the Highline Canal. A lot more snow on the ground than I thought. I just took it easy and did not fall once. Score! Afterwards, I met up with some gals for a little happy hour at their new condo. Thankfully, they run and bike and didn’t mind that I was smelly from my run. We ate an obscene amount of chips and guac and drank some wine. Solid dinner.
Saturday- Thanks to my neighbor for watching Noah, Nina and Alyssa met me at my place so we could run the Bluffs for our 10 miler that morning. Nina mentioned how we were one half of our EPIC Ultra Team for this summer’s race. How are we going to run 200 hard miles with only 6 of us? Oh my. We had a great and effortless run. 9.66 miles in 1:27:38 (9:04 pace).
That afternoon, we went to the gym. My workout wasn’t anything earth shattering but I got in a good 45 minutes of strength and then another 15 minutes of Yoga. Noah and I went swimming afterwards – Big Fun! Saturday evening was a raging party of laundry and dishes. Once Noah was in bed, I followed that party with a ridiculous amount of peanut butter and crackers for dinner and a big glass of red wine. – What is my problem??
Sunday- In case you didn’t know, Denver got a lot of snow (around 10 inches). Jim’s flight was cancelled and will be venturing back to Denver one of these days. Good thing I have super awesome neighbors: neighbors that shovel your driveway at 9am, neighbors that cook you brunch (since my and Jess’s brunch got cancelled that morning) and yes mimosas were a part of that, neighbors who then snow blow your driveway because 3 hours later it doesn’t looked like your driveway had been shoveled to begin with, and finally neighbors who attach sleds to the back of their 4-wheeler and take you for a spin in the cul-de-sac, because that’s just fun!
The week ahead will be interesting! I was hoping to stack my workouts at the start of the week because of a work event happening over the weekend; however, with the amount of snow out there I’m just not sure. Looks like I will have to hit the treadmill some. We will see. I might actually use my bike trainer this week. I will have to be flexible, this week for sure and just do what I can. I’m just hoping to do it without a bag of chocolate chips in one hand and a jar of peanut butter in the other.