The first full week of September is in the books and what a difference a month makes. I don’t know if it is the cooler temps, a slight change in my eating or a more positive mental outlook but I have had one of the best running weeks in a long time. I am happy to report that I am starting to feel like myself again and getting some of my speed back too. It was a week of Happy Miles & Welcome Runs. Here’s how it went down.
Happy Miles & Welcome Runs
Monday- 1 mile TM run + 60 min strength training
I am continuing to do my 1 mile treadmill warm up before my strength training workout with my trainer. I am using that one mile run as a short speed work session of sorts.
Tuesday- 6 happy miles and post run stretch
First 4 miles with my MRTT group and then last 2 solo. Really happy with a mid week 6 miler again.
Wednesday- 1 mile treadmill run + 90 min kickboxing and strength training
My sweatiest and hardest workout of the week. I just ordered a new kickboxing bag that I hope comes in time for this week’s workout.
Thursday- 6 mile run + 3 mile walk group
Another beautiful weather day full of happy miles with my MRTT group. I joined in with the evening walk group to add another 3 miles. I was completely wiped after this one. Those ladies really walk quite fast and it is a totally different stride. I slept very well!
Friday- yoga on demand class and stretch
I was kind of sore and tired so opted for an easy yoga and stretch at home. Also treated myself to a pedicure with a friend. These runner feet were way overdo!
Saturday – 6 mile Welcome Run + breakfast
Our fall MRTT welcome run was back yesterday. I don’t know if it was the perfect temps (58 degrees to start) or the huge group of new and old friends but I had the best run that I have had in months. I chatted away with everyone through the streets of our town and felt amazing the whole time. I was pleased to see that my pace was much faster than it has been in a long time. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast burrito with the girls post run.
Not to sound too sappy, but these big group runs just warm my heart. I am thrilled when new members come out to join us and I have the chance to connect with old friends who I have not seen in a while. The best of both worlds!
Sunday- planned hot yoga
The last 2 weeks I have been able to up my mileage and have 2 20 mile weeks. As you all know, I had a pretty unenjoyable summer of running, so to say that I am thrilled is an understatement. Now I just have to keep it up without getting injured. It was definitely a week of Happy Miles & Welcome Runs over here.
See you tomorrow for Meatless Monday! I will be sharing a savory fall Sun Dried Tomato and Squash Bread.
What was the highlight of your week? Do Tell!