What a fantastic weekend. It was decided late Thursday that our trial run would be moved to Friday afternoon and therefore would shift our Sunday run to Saturday. Two great things happened when this took place. One – coffee time Saturday morning while watching HGTV. Two – Total off day on Sunday with hubby filled with movies and wonderful rain.
With this being a last minute decision to run trail on Friday I started pounding food and water in as soon as I arrived to work on Friday. Calories are the key to energy and I wanted plenty of it. Nothing worse than running on empty. At 3:20pm I start out with one of the girls and we begin with the hills. This course has been run so much that I would guess that we might even could run this with our eyes closed. Right away we are making good ground. We are moving faster than I would guess that we have in past runs and feeling pretty good. It was just going to be one of those times where we felt strong from start to finish. One section did get me and I slowed to get me breathing under control. With nothing but cloud cover and the slightest rain towards the end we ended our 10.5 miles and celebrated with an ice cold Mountain Dew.
On Saturday, after enjoying my coffee time, I did some cleaning and then prepared for our next run which went from 6 miles to 4 miles. I had a nagging pain in the side of my knee that I was a bit concerned about. I know the cause of this is the super tight hamstrings I have but hopefully my Yoga will take care of this. Happy to report that on Sunday and even today I have no pain in my knee. I will continue to ice and stretch like crazy!!
Note: www.gaiam.com (this is the company that I purchased my yoga cd from. I selected the one geared towards running and cycling)
Sunday my husband and I took the plunge and joined a new gym. This was not an easy move for us. We have made so many friends that we cherish at the Y but I do feel that I am ready to take my training to a new level. The flexible operating hours, group classes, and ample amount of equipment and space will allow me to do this. Some times change is needed and I am excited about the new possibilities.
So with that said today will be our first day in the new place. I can hardly wait!! Even better is the fact that it has renewed a fire in my husband. His gym bag was packed last night…. I just love it!!