Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine started out with Bible study on Friday night (I led! Think it went well) and a a 5 mile run on Saturday morning. I’ve been troubleshooting my new watch – more on that during Friday Faves – and it worked pretty well during the run.
After I got back, I took a quick shower and headed over to Old Town Alexandria for a bridal shower for one of our small group members, Anne! The planners picked such a fun venue for the party – AR Workshop, a wood project studio. We all got to design a project beforehand, and then create it in the studio with the instructors’ help.
I picked a wooden sign to put up in our living room – this is the finished project, with some of the intermediate steps below it. We started by sanding the wood and then staining and/or painting the boards – I used a dark stain with a white-wash on top to get that “Joanna Gaines” look ;) After the paint dried, we applied the stencil and dabbed paint to create the design.
In between steps, we nibbled on cheese, sandwiches and fruit, as well as these gorgeous shortbread cookies provided by the studio!And here’s a picture of all of us with our finished projects! It was late afternoon when we finished, so I came home and spent the rest of the day hanging out with Mike (he was in Tampa for work all last week). Sunday was the usual – sunday school, cooking, a little work, and prep for the week.
Last Week’s Workouts
It’s been a while since I posted a workout log! I haven’t been that consistent thanks to work and random illnesses, but I’m finally over my colds and starting to get back to AM workouts again. Here’s how last week went:
Tues: 4 mile workout on T/M – this was an OTF-inspired workout. I started with a 5 min warmup, then jumped into a 3 min workset at 6.6 pace with the second minute at 4% incline, followed by a 90 sec recovery, then 90 sec back at 6.6 with incline starting at 4% and decreasing every 30 seconds. After a 2 minute recovery, I did 2 more worksets at 5% incline and then 6%.
Thurs: 4 miles workout on T/M – I can’t remember what I did, but I think it was mostly speed variations.
Fri: 4 miles easy outside (~9:50 pace) – my new watch was measuring really long. I knew where the 2 mile mark was, but the watch had me go another .2 miles or so. I was annoyed because a total error of .4 miles on a 4 mile run is a pretty high margin of error.
Sat: 5 miles easy (9:18 pace) – watch behaved much better today, only off by ~.1 miles. I think sometimes the GPS tracking gets better the more you run in an area…or it was user error yesterday, lol.
Weekly mileage: 17 miles
The other days were rest days. I would have liked to get in a few orangetheory classes and some climbing, but I cut my finger pretty badly on Sunday night while chopping vegetables, and my left index finger wasn’t in any shape to grip weights or climbing holds :( Good news is I think it’s better this week!