I had a great time on the bike today after work. Felt strong even on the steepest of hills. Slow and steady but I made it. I could definitely feel the burn at times during the ride which is great. I like that I’m working some other muscles.
Stats from Dailymile: North Ranch Loop 12.25mi 01:19 9.3mph pace
As soon as I got home I made some Recoverite by Hammer and headed out with hubby to walk our doggie Matilda. Then hubby cooked a great dinner for us.
We watched Hawaii 5-0 from earlier in the week while we ate. It was quite eerie watching the episode since it was about a girl held captive for 10 years. Her name was even Amanda. Just all too weird. The timing of the episode is crazy considering the real life women held captive in Cleveland and found alive this past week.
I decided to lighten things up and watch one of my favorite shows Jeopardy. This week is the College Tournament, so I feel a little smarter. I’ll feel a lot smarter when they have the Teen Tournament.
So tomorrow will probably be a rest day and then a long trail run on Saturday. I’m hoping for about 8.
All in all a great day. Time for bed now!
View from almost the top of the hill. View at top was not as good. Now the fun part all the downhill.
I had a pretty good run this morning on the trail. It was my first run on a trail since the fires burned up Point Mugu State park where I did a lot of my training runs for the LA Marathon. I couldn’t help but reflect on that loss while I was traversing the path and I was feeling a bit sad about it. We haven’t been allowed back in that area yet, but luckily there are so many trails near us to run. Our running group chose Chesebro Canyon this morning where I did the Half back in March. I was familiar with the trail so I felt comfortable that I wouldn’t get lost since I knew I would be at the back of the pack.
I did get startled by a coyote on the road but luckily he was more afraid of me I think and ran into the bushes. I get a little spooked and freaked out about wildlife out there. Hubby assures me I’m okay but it still makes me nervous.
Here are the stats from Dailymile: 4.72 mi 00:54 11:27 pace
Pretty happy with my pace considering it was on trail where I’m typically slower. Ankles feel a little cranky tonight but hanging in there. I’m also pretty happy that I’ve run 10 miles in 2 days…not bad :-)
Time for bed now and maybe a bike ride after work tomorrow sounds good.
Finally back at it after a super busy weekend that extended into Monday…to keep it simple here’s my post from Dailymile for my run today. I finally got out!!
Westlake Lake Loop 5.2 mi 00:59 11:23 pace
Finally had a chance to get a run in. Yesterday was sidelined by my niece wanting to watch the season finale of The Mentalist and after that a game of ultimate frisbee with both my niece and nephew. It’s hard to say no to them plus I had a great time even though my nephew and I lost:-(. So I made it happen after work today. The first mile was little tougher than usual. Finally felt good after the 2nd mile. All in all I’m glad I got it done even though I thought about cutting it short.
Up next…an early morning trail run. So time for bed!
Still going strong this morning. Makes me so sad. Its heading into the area we just ran this past Sunday.
Fire continues to burn. Not good. All my pretty mountains on my way to work are all charred.
Brushfire season is starting early. This is the view from work here at Port Hueneme Navy Base, fire is in Camarillo. Hope they get it under control.
I made up a challenge for hubby and myself to work up to a 4 minute wall squat. I heard how good these were from listening to a podcast that featured Katherine Switzer where she mentioned wall squats and how good they were .Here’s what she said. Thanks to Runner Academy. You can hear the full interview here.
“My simple exercise that is God’s gift to healing everything are wall squats…just sitting up against a wall…it’s a torture, I know but if you could give 2 or 3 or even 4 minutes a day you will be very impressed with what you legs can do.” - K. Switzer
Note: I added 2 days of rest for the 18th-19th since that will be the Born to Run Ultra 50k for hubby and the 10-miler for me. So adapt it to your needs and good luck!!
…I’m going cold turkey with my diet dr. pepper soda. I don’t have all that much soda, maybe 2 cans a day, sometimes only one and lately I’ve been buying caffeine free. But still I should avoid it.
Tomorrow will be the real test when I have my weekly cheat pizza and salad lunch. It’ll be hard not to have a soda with pizza. I can do it. One aspirin down already. I will not get a headache!!