Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Roundup 7.6-7.12

What a week!  I feel like only had time to eat, sleep and work—8.5 hours of overtime to be exact!  (mo' $$ = happy Jen)  I subbed one of Eric’s spin classes making it 4 classes this week.

My run on Saturday was ROUGH!  I procrastinated all morning with housework and at 10:30am decided it would be a good idea to head out for my long run.  If I didn’t get much running in during the week, at least I shouldn’t skip my long run.  Right?  Wrong.  I was about 3 hours late and it was HOT!  The humidity was relatively low and I ran in shady areas but that didn’t matter.  Stupid Jen, it’s July! 

By the time I got out the door it was about 10:45am.  My plan was to do 8 miles.  I had to start taking walk breaks around mile 5.5 and by 6.5 I decided 7 was going to be my max as I started experiencing early signs of heat exhaustion with cool skin and goosebumps.

The only thing that kept me going after 5.5 miles was a) the fact that I was about 2 miles from home and b) an old man yelled to me “I wish I had your energy!”  I laughed but man was I suffering.

When I got back I replenished my fluids and hung out on the porch with my US Weekly while Georgie quietly pushed a rock around the backyard.  My Strawberry Watermelon Gu Recovery Brew never tasted so good.

Post-run dip in the pool with G
On another note, I spend some of my Saturday researching backpacks for Georgie.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I want her to carry water, treats, my keys etc. when we head out for a run but also not too bulky and lightweight for all weather conditions.  Georgie is a working dog and I think this will help make her run/walks more enjoyable.   

I’m also looking to invest in a hands-free leash.  Been looking at the Stunt Puppy Stunt Runner.  Thoughts?  Experience with a hands-free leash?  My pup is powerful—I’m wondering if she would pull me off my feet?

Upcoming events:

·      5 weeks until the Falmouth Road Race!

Monday 7.6.15
Taught spin class
10,300 steps

Tuesday 7.7.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: Lose Control Spin Playlist
12,619 steps

Wednesday 7.8.15
10,633 steps

Thursday 7.9.15
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jumpin’, Jumpin’ Spin Playlist
Power Water
13,566 steps

Friday 7.10.15
8,480 steps

Saturday 7.11.15
Today I celebrated my one year anniversary as a homeowner!
7 miles (57:36)
22,536 steps

Sunday 7.12.15
3 miles (22:44)
Taught spin class
15,807 steps

This week’s mileage: 10 miles
July Totals: 24 miles
2015 Totals: 218 miles

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