For the first time in a long time we didn't have any plans for the weekend. I was looking forward to it. I was tired. I was also in a funk last week & I didn't feel like doing anything but I made myself & I felt better.
Tuesday I ran.
On the 4th we went to the movie & saw Tammy with Melissa McCarthy. She's really funny. There were some raunchy parts but it was still funny! We stopped at the hospital. Dean's 21 yr old cousin was in a serious 4-wheeler accident. He's alive but looks to have a long road ahead of him. Prayers would be great!
I tried Starbucks new Blackberry Mojito Lemonade Tea. What a mouthful. It was really good.
Saturday morning I rode 10 miles by myself & then met up with Cindy & her friend Renee to finish their ride.
Almost 14 miles! I never would've thought I could do that. Next up was what I was really nervous about. BRICKS!
Then there was the cool down ride home.
746 calories burned for the workout! Not bad at all. When we finished Cindy & Renee invited me to do a tempo run Sunday morning. I wasn't sure I wanted to do that. I never run 2 days in a row & wasn't sure how my legs would feel. Cindy & her husband came over for dinner Saturday night & I decided to go ahead with it. I could make it as easy or hard as I wanted.
6:00 am came bright & early. We went to Renee's house to do the run. She doesn't live far from us & it's a really pretty area with a few little "hills". It was nice to have different scenery. She has a running coach so we did her workout. I never do tempo runs. Mainly because I usually run by myself & I just run. This was fun because it was different. We started with a 5 min. walk followed by dynamic stretches, a 15 min. easy run, then more stretches & a walk & then we started speed work. 1 minute as fast as you can go followed by 30 secs. rest & we worked our way up to 4 minutes & then back down to 1 minute.
It was also fun for me to be running with other people. I was able to keep up with no problem & although my legs were a little tired, they felt good.
I did some stretching, yoga & foam rolling along with my 30 day challenge & I ended up with 1532 calories for the holiday weekend. I'd like to win a prize but if I don't it's ok. The Holiday Challenge was a great motivator!
Dean walks several times a week when he gets home from work. My legs were tired & tight so I went with him yesterday. I thought it would be a good way to loosen them up a little.
The 30 Day Challenge has a lot of squats & they've made me sore. I wasn't sure how running would go today but I know I need to run on tired legs to get ready for the triathlon. Surprisingly, it wasn't awful.
It felt like I was working the soreness out & I felt good. I have an early meeting Thursday so I won't run again until Friday. I think my legs will be thankful for the rest. Although, there are plenty of squats that will happen those 2 days.
If anyone wants to join the 30 Day Challenge, let me know. I know we're 8 days in but it's not hard to catch up or just start where we are.