And just like that, the weekend is over and we’re right back to another Monday. I hope you all were able to relax and spend time doing something fun over the past few days! My weekend was definitely a lot more low-key than any weekend I’ve had recently, which was a welcomed change since it’s looking like the next few weekends will most likely be crazy busy.
Friday night was kicked off with dinner at another new-to-us restaurant that had a completely different vibe than Pomegranate did last weekend, but was equally delicious. Bart and I ended up getting a few drinks and splitting three of their recommended dishes: The Broccoli Busted, Seven Spice Shrimp, and Fennel Sausage Flatbread. We both agreed that while the broccoli and flatbread dishes were awesome, the seven spice shrimp was a bit of a disappointment. Mental note for next time! And because we both weren’t completely stuffed, that meant a stop at Whole Foods on the way home for carrot cake, so it was definitely a win-win!
Saturday kicked off with an easy 6-miler and a slow-ish morning. My ankle has been hurting a lot lately (which I’ll talk more about tomorrow), so I welcomed the easier mileage and am hoping I can take it easy enough to have a good 12-miler next weekend! Afterwards, Bart and I headed into Bellevue where I broke in my newest kicks. So excited to start training in them this week! The rest of the day was spent being lazy and making homemade pizza. Nothing too monumental, but it was nice to just relax.
Sunday morning was filled with church, brunch, and grocery shopping. It’s crazy how much I actually enjoy the slow pace of weekends every now and then compared to when I was back in college and high school. Hello adulthood!
The rest of the day was spent doing some blog maintenance and with Bart’s family celebrating Easter a week early. I’m so blessed to be surrounded by so many awesome people to celebrate the Holidays with. Hoping you were able to fill your weekend with all good things as well!
Now onto my workouts…
Let’s chat about what workouts I was able to accomplish last week. It was definitely my first week of focused runs since my half marathon and I was excited to be challenged again.
Monday — 6 miles with the middle 4 focused (8:00/mile pace): This run was done on the treadmill so although I was cheating a little bit in terms of holding paces, I felt like I was in control and strong throughout the entire run. I finished it up with a quick 10-minute core circuit.
Tuesday –– Les Mills RPM & a 15-minute upper body/core circuit: Back at it on the bike! After a few weeks of no spinning, I was definitely feeling it after this class and left dripping in sweat. It felt so good to spin out my legs and get rid of some of the lactic acid I’d built up in them. Finished this up with a quick upper body and core circuit that left my arms sore for days!
Wednesday — 4 miles easy: My first miles in the dark! I held a nice and comfortable pace and felt good going into my Thursday run.
Thursday — 6 x 800’s fast at the track with a 400 slow in between + 1.5 w/u & 1.5 c/d (7.7 miles total): This was definitely one of my better track workouts and left me feeling so confident about getting my speed up. I was able to hold 3:20 – 3:25 pace for the first 4 and then slowly fell off to the 3:30 – 3:35 pace Coach had called for. As mentally tough as this workout was, it brought me back to all of the mentally-killer workouts I did as a swimmer and I spent the rest of the day with a major runner’s high.
Friday — Pure Barre class: Another tough Barre class that left my legs shaking.
Saturday — 6 mile run
Sunday — OFF
Although I started to battle a little bit of an ankle problem by the end of the week, I’m hoping I can cross-train for the first few days this week and hit the pavement hard again by Wednesday. I’ve only got a little over a month until my next half and I’m hoping to make it a good one!
Have a great Monday!