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?
· 5 weeks until the Falmouth Road Race!
Taught spin class
Taught spin class. The playlist: Lose Control Spin Playlist
Taught spin class. The playlist: Jumpin’, Jumpin’ Spin Playlist
Today I celebrated my one year anniversary as a homeowner!
7 miles (57:36)
3 miles (22:44)
Taught spin class
This week’s mileage: 10 miles
July Totals: 24 miles
2015 Totals: 218 miles