Monday: Because we didn't have work on Memorial Day, Elizabeth emailed me early in the morning to let me know which ab workouts she had done. I was going to do a Runner's World workout, but these seemed harder!
I did the first video twice and the second video once. I have no idea how she barely breaks a sweat and is able to talk so normally throughout her videos! Give me 90 seconds and I'm panting so much I can't talk!
Tuesday: Elizabeth and I completed the bridge loop twice for a four-mile run. We were worried about rain so we parked closer to the bridge than the last time I did this run (hence the shorter distance), but it ended up just being muggy and sweltering with nary a drop of rain in sight.
I didn't look at my paces at all. Even though this was speed work, I concentrated more on effort because of the heat. (We had to run earlier so I could go home and pack for DC.)
Wednesday & Thursday: These were technically "rest" days. I was up at 4am to meet the kids at the airport for our trip to DC. I knew I wouldn't have any time for workouts on Wednesday, and Thursday ended up being a long day too. I did get quite a few walking miles in, though. We were all over the city and did Arlington on Wednesday, so I'm counting that as hill work!
Friday: At 2:30am the fire alarm in the hotel went off and we had to get evacuate all the kids and wait for the all-clear from the fire department. (It was a small fire in the staff lounge, from what I gathered. I was relieved when I smelled smoke because I knew it was legit and none of the kids had just pulled the alarm as a joke!)
Still, three hours later I was up for a short run on the hotel treadmill. I only had time for 25 minutes, but I made the most of it, increasing the pace every five minutes or so and finishing at a sprint.
I also walked 4.5 miles that day for a total of 7 miles. Ouch.
Sunday: I was so exhausted on Saturday, I pushed our "long run" to Sunday night and opted to just do an hour run/6 miles. Of course, once we got out there, I realized just how tired I was. My legs felt heavy and I was having a hard time keeping a solid pace; the humidity was taking a lot out of me. Was it the stairs, hills, and constant walking of DC? Was it that I was still sleep deprived? All I know is that this run was a struggle-fest, and we ended up cutting the run a little short, but at least we got out there!
Let's play "how many gnats did Ali eat on her run tonight?"
I have five more days of school-with-students. I know this week is going to be nuts; I've got my blinders on and I'm ready to power through and finish this year on a great note!
Five days! That's nothing when there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel! You can do anything for five days :)ReplyDelete
The humidity has been so bad this week. I think the storm off the coast has made it worse than normal. I only did six miles today too (even though I had seven on the schedule - major brain fart)!
The gnats are all over you because they love you! "Ali is so pretty, we need to stick to her and maybe it will rub off on us!" said every gnat ever.
LOL you are so hilarious. I'm sure these gnats were just trying to get mascara tips, right?Delete
I had to laugh at you being relieved there was a fire and your students weren't just playing a joke. I'm in awe that you were still up the next morning for your run. If I'm woken abruptly in the middle of the night, I am so cranky! I think I'm going to have to try those videos!ReplyDelete
Luckily, the evacuation was at 2:30 and my run was scheduled for 6, so I really had plenty of time to get another "nap"! :)Delete
Oh my god! I know that feeling of relief of knowing it wasn't your group that pulled the fire alarm! Our program used to be blamed for setting off the fire alarm all the time at my office! when it was never our people! But it sucks you had to do an evacuation at 2:30 am!ReplyDelete
I always want to defend my kiddos to other adults who don't understand teens like teachers do, but at the same time, I was suspicious for a couple minutes before it became clear that the fire was legit!Delete
My son leaves with his classmates monday for the week to head to DC. I told him not to even worry about running and just be a kid. Walking around cities can be tiring! I am glad you still got in a good week of workouts in. You have been progressing so well lately!! :)ReplyDelete
I hope your son enjoys it! I love DC trips...I've gone 6 times. It's exhausting but such a great experience, and I love seeing my students in a different element that way.Delete
The humidity makes it worse! I've been struggling to breathe with it being so humid. I can tell when I walk outside because my nose stuffs up immediately. I think you had a pretty solid week despite the DC trip! I'm impressed that you managed to get in a workout while on the trip. I remember those school trips and they pack so much into one day it's a miracle you were still standing at the end of it!ReplyDelete
After DC, I realized how bad my allergies and the humidity are. I've had a constant headache, itchy eyes, and stuffed sinuses. UGH FLORIDA.Delete
Walking is TIRING. I get more tired walking than running. I am sure it was just the lack of sleep and stress of travel that made you tired for your run. Soon school will be out and we will be the fresh faced people we were BORN to be!!! (Well for 8 weeks during the summer anyway hahaha!)ReplyDelete
How is it possible that walking is SO exhausting compared to running? I totally agree, but it seems to make no sense. And when I tell people (non-runners) this, they always look like me like I'm nuts.Delete