Oh my goodness, sometimes blogging is so hard! Clearly I don’t have a regular routine going, but then today I realized that I’ve been posting all of my weekly workout round-ups in the same post and overwriting it each week! It took me a little while to find the versions and get them all posted separately. My apologies if I’ve been clogging up your emails or blog readers.
Today I took the day off to catch up mentally from a busy weekend! I was in Washington DC for some pre-wedding festivities, namely my bachelorette party & bridal shower! I just couldn’t quite handle getting up in a timely fashion and was also fighting a bit of a cold that I thought another 4 hours of sleep would help with (and did!).
I did get up in time to do some relaxing, reading, boob tube, unpacking from the weekend, and also an arms workout before heading out for a run with Fleet Feet in training for the Shamrock Shuffle in March!
I dallied on getting ready, but left the house with just enough time to run to the store, and register with the Nike Run Loud program. You get a bracelet that is synced to your facebook account, and then they will post updates and pictures from the runs. Here are tonight’s glamor shots!
Joanna and I – she paced the group I ran with:
Lilian and I – she got that awesome polka dot jacket for pacing one of the Nike groups:
The run was broken into pace groups. I typically have run with 10:30 pace groups, but for half marathon training long runs. Since my goal was to do 5 miles with the group, I pushed up to 10 minute per mile pace. Once we started and got going, I actually sped up without really realizing it and found the 9:30 mpm pace group! This was exciting! I ran with them, although the last mile or so was really pushing hard (that was mile 7 for me, since I ran to the store). But we finished strong, and I had an average moving pace of 9:38 (stoplights excluded) for the 6.95 miles.
We then refueled with some pizzas afterward. A great start to the week! May everyone’s Monday be quite as active!