This is it, the last weekend of being social before I go back to work. Next weekend is the Vermont camp and then school begins a week from tomorrow! Because its the last weekend, we are cramming in a lot of stuff. Dinner at The Boynton (yum) with PWs sister and her boyfriend Friday, dinner last night with paul (Mr Speedo), his wife, and friends where I tried risotto for the first time (see picture below, it changed my life), and a cookout today seeing some fam from Florida!
Because its only a week left Of vacation I’ve also been doing all the errands I’ve needed to, but postponed. For instance, PW and I went and recycled all of the bottles and cans we’ve saved. SEVENTEEN DOLLARS WORTH! I also made another batch of pizza sauce (an all day affair, but makes enough for 20 pizzas), read an awesome book (Gone Girl–I recommend to anyone!) and started school shopping:
I got all that for six dollars at Big Lots by the way.
I have been working out too. Last week was a recovery week, of my own doing. I ran 20 miles and biked once. I have this issue getting back into the swing of things after recovery weeks, sitting on the couch seems like a better option. Because of that, I took Tuesday and Wednesday off and had to scramble to make run volume this week!
My Heart Rate Monitor was alllll over the place and I was getting super aggravated. I was googling it like crazy (remember, they had to replace one for me already because of this) and whining like a baby. Then PW asked if I had changed the battery. Pardon the 90′s expression here but DUH! Now things are right in the world again!
So here is my weeks worth of workouts for this week:
Monday: 60 minute run
Thursday: 60 minute run
Friday: 75 min run AM, 32 min run PM, descending miles: 8:43, 8:19, 7:58, 7:35
Saturday: 2 hour ride (31 miles), 25 min recovery run
Sunday: 45 min run, 1 hour recovery ride (trainer)
Total: 33.5 miles run, 3 hours bike
My hips were sooooo tight after the tempo miles Friday that I knew there was no way my planned hour run was going to happen without resulting in injury so I rode instead. GREAT day for riding–just made my legs tired for today! A vicious cycle, Im telling you!
Time for some race stalking-this is a great weekend in triathlon spectating: Nationals in VT, Ironman MT, Timberman. Gotta go click Refresh repeatedly!