It’s funny how life works – I’ve been feeling unmotivated to blog lately (what with travel and school and work, it’s just been on the back burner), but this morning, I checked my blog email for the first time in two months. And to my surprise, I had a bunch of emails from people telling me how much they loved my blog and got something out of it! What better motivation to keep writing than that?
I actually do love blogging; I love the act of creating something and knowing that I’m adding content (hopefully useful) to my corner of the Internet. So for as long as I can, the posts will continue! And with that, I have a weekend recap and workout log up today!
We were in Manhattan for a friend’s wedding this past weekend! Mike drove up on Wednesday to hang out with his friends (it was his high school buddy getting married), and I took the Vamoose bus up on Friday. I love this bus – so clean and and convenient for me because it leaves from Virginia instead of DC. I watched Divergent and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on the way up and enjoyed both!
Speaking of buses, look at this swanky bus company that just started up this year. Not sure I’d pay $90 for a bus ride though.
The wedding took place on Friday afternoon in a gorgeous space near Battery Park, right by the water. I loved the playful place cards they came up with! Louise was stunning in her dress, and I’ve never seen Andrew look so happy. Congrats to the happy couple! We spent the rest of the weekend eating and sightseeing around Central Park. Couldn’t miss bagels and lox in NYC, of course.And finally made it to Ippudo, after (just) a one hour wait! I’ve been wanting to try this popular ramen place for a while, and it was definitely worth the wait. The pork in both the buns and ramen had amazing texture and flavor, and the broth was an umami-bomb. Still like Toki Underground in DC the best though shhh. I forgot how big Central Park is; we wandered all around the park on Saturday looking for the big lake and it was a decent walk! Cross-training, anyone? There were several groups of street performers near the fountain, including a group of dancing pandas – they must have gotten HOT in those uniforms!
This creative guy had a typewriter set up to write poems on request! Sister J mentioned that some other guy became pretty popular on the web with the same concept. And no, I didn’t purchase a poem (I’m not big on poetry).
We had a date night Saturday evening with some sushi and chocolate for dessert back at the hotel. Perfect way to end the trip! We had to leave early on Sunday to get back to DC so my planned long run didn’t happen that morning. I could have run when we got back, but I was pretty tired from all the traveling and partying Friday night. I’m not too worried about it though – I’ll just pick it back up with 7 miles this weekend.
Week 2 Training Log (Aug 4-10)
So, the mileage pic looks a lot sadder than my week actually was, but I am missing 6 miles from Sunday, like I said above. Here’s what I did last week:
– Monday – CT (cross training day) – Body Pump!
– Tuesday – Key Run #1 (4 X 400 meters) on the treadmill
So happy to be doing speed workouts again! They’re the best because the changing speeds keep it interesting and the workout goes by fast.
– Wednesday – rest day
– Thursday – CT – spin class
– Friday – Key Run #2 (1 easy, 2 short tempo)
I ended up doing only 1 mile at short tempo pace – still working on my speed! I did 2 easy miles, 1 short tempo mile, and 1 mile recovery outside.
– Saturday – rest day (walking around Central Park)
– Sunday – skipped Key Run #3 (6 miles at 9:20 pace)
I didn’t get in all the workouts I wanted to this week (no long run or yoga, and would ideally have 1 more CT session), but life happens and I’m totally okay with that. I’ll have perfect weeks and not-so-perfect weeks of training, but what matters is that I’m enjoying what I’m doing and working towards my goals. All the same, I know that I shouldn’t skip too many runs on this plan since there only 3 runs a week, so I’ll get back on that this week ;)
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