Friday kicked off with dinner at a fun new local burger joint in Shirlington called Damn Good Burger. Mike got the Hot and Hefe with pepper jack, grilled habenero and serrano, and pico de gallo, while I opted for the Horseradish Bourbon with muenster, bacon, bourbon caramelized onions, tomato jam, and horseradish sauce (whew, need more ingredients?) without a bun. The burgers were awesome and we’ll definitely be back!
I spent most of Saturday driving to and from Richmond to help my mom with her taxes at an H&R Block – the five hours I spent driving went a little faster thanks to Lauren Graham’s memoir, Talking as Fast as I Can. I loooved Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, so it was fun to hear about what it was like filming those shows, and I liked her philosophy on life (don’t get sucked into electronics), diets (they all boil down to eat less, work out more), and plastic surgery (age gracefully! don’t staple your neck to your ears).
Sunday was Easter! The kids went crazy for the egg hunt, candy, and fun crafts. We went to service (my mom came up to spend Easter with us, so I saw her 2 days in a row!), lunch, said goodbye to mom, and came home. Mike cooked up some amazing lamb chops in the sous vide paired with a yogurt mint sauce, and I made a greek salad. Soo good – lamb has really grown on me over the years.
Week 1 Training Log
It’s been a while since I’ve published a training log. It’s also been a while since I’ve run a race – nearly 2 years, in fact. 2017 was a busy year adjusting to a new job, and I focused on cross-training for the first couple of months this year – I didn’t feel much like running. But I’m finally ready and eager to start training hard for my next race, which is the Wayfarer’s Half in Annapolis on June 2nd! I’m loosely following the FIRST plan with three key workouts and cross training in between; here’s how my first week went.
- Mon: rest (recovering from flight)
- Tues: Orangetheory
- Weds: 4 X 800 meters on the T/M, intervals around 7:55 pace. These were hard, but not impossible. Went climbing in the evening!
- Thurs: rest
- Fri: 3 tempo miles with 0.5 mile w/u and 0.5 mile c/d. I did these outside on a windy, drizzly day, and was shocked to see that I surpassed the 8:45 goal pace for all three miles (8:21, 8:34, 8:42 = average 8:32)
- Sat: rest (drove to and from Richmond to help with my mom’s taxes #adulting)
- Sun: rest
I’m disappointed I skipped my long run on Sunday, but it was just six miles and I have room in the schedule to repeat it this weekend. My goal for week 2 is to get in at least one more cross-training session and a little yoga, even if it’s just 30 min on one day.