Monday: Le Rest Day. (That's French for rest day. It means I'm fancy.)
Tuesday: Cycled 4 Miles, Ran 7 Miles, 100 push-ups
Wednesday: Cycle 4 Miles, Ran 6 Miles
Thursday: Cycled 20 Miles, Ran 1 Mile, 100 push-ups
Friday: Cycled 4 Miles, Ran 5 Miles, 10 minute ab workout
Saturday: Ran 12 Miles, Walked 2 Miles
Sunday: Ran 4.2 Miles
Totals: 35.2 miles of running, 32 miles of biking, 200 push-ups, 10 minutes of abs, 2 miles walking
Slight improvement over last week with strength training. Still not lifting anything heavier than a diet coke can, but I did at least force myself to stop and do sets of 15-20 push-ups on a couple days this week and do an ab video on YouTube. In my house, we call that success.
This week I'm doing something pretty unusual for me. There's a race - and Tim is planning on running. It's a local 5k and 10k. But instead of running...I'm volunteering? I've never volunteered for a race before, and that just isn't right. It will be a little different, but I'm excited to be cheering and supporting instead of being the attention hog (aka - everyday life).
On other news...this is the weather this week. My little kiddie pool is calling my name!
Unfortunately, that means running needs to be done before sunrise to avoid heatstroke. GUESS WHAT?! It's the season of runners complaining about the weather! I think we probably have until October for general bitterness and anger over the heat, then 2-3 weeks of pleasant fall weather. Of course, then we can start complaining en masse about the winter.
One person in my family is definitely loving the sun and heat:
He just runs around finding the tiniest spots of sunlight to set up camp. I joke about turning into a crazy cat lady, but I think it might be official now. Tim wants to rescue every animal in the world, but I typically stop him because I'm heartless. That's what he tells me, anyway. But last week we went to the local shelter and might be picking up a little kitten tomorrow after talking with the vet. If it's 3-2 in the house, I think the cats have won.
Are you a bitter weather complainer?
Add me to the club. I really don't like the cold for anything other than running, but I guess I'll get used to it eventually. But I'll still complain about it.
Have you ever volunteered at a race before?
I haven't and that seems a little odd, considering I have run 10+ races so far. I like having the excitement without any of the anxiety, too!