Monday: Rest! I don't usually take a full rest day on Mondays, but last week I was feeling burned out and having some leg pain. I spent the day helping Matt in his studio.
Tuesday: 5 miles on the golf course. I noticed it looked empty so I went out early, golfers be damned! My left knee hurt for more than half the run and my legs felt tired and heavy. I'm not sure why! I was well hydrated and rested. Maybe it comes down to heat and humidity; this was definitely a run that felt like summer was taking its toll.
|See that tiny dot at the top of the tree? That's a bird! They always sit at the very tippy top during sunset, like they want a good view of the sky!
|Repeat 3 times.
Thursday: Elizabeth is back from Nicaragua! We ran five easy miles to celebrate and it was so much easier - I was actually surprised by our pace because it felt effortless and she hadn't run the entirety of her trip but kept up very well. It was so nice to have a buddy again!
|Reunited! We took a little walk/water break around mile 4.
|Ah...the best part of a workout is sitting and doing nothing at the end!
Sunday: I met Elizabeth at her house at 5:30 in the morning and we ran 6.5 miles. It was our first "long run" in a couple weeks and the weather was ridiculous - 89 degrees and 90% humidity! - but we trudged along and got it done. Around mile 5 my right calf began to ache and cramp a little bit and I realized I'd forgotten to take a salt tab. I guess they really work!
Next week I'm out of town for CRT training, so I'll be working out alone again. Hope I can keep my motivation up!