This was my last weekend where I wasn’t overly thrilled for Friday to arrive. Here’s why:
But today is officially my last day of summer. Tomorrow the faculty heads back to prep and get everything ready for the kids’ arrival the following Tuesday. And while I’ve had an absolutely amazing summer rivaling any other summer I’ve ever lived, I’m a little ready to get back to my normal schedule and feel like I have a purpose besides breathing again.
But this weekend was busy and enjoyable and the perfect way to end the summer.
I did a lot of great stuff:
+I made a few recipes, some tasty and others not so much (the occasional kitchen failure makes me thankful that most of my recipes turn out).
+I met up with friends for pool swims, ocean swims, and bike rides.
+I got in some solid runs on my own and really enjoyed most of the time doing so.
+I told you of my plans to race a Half Ironman in November.
+I went to a one year old’s birthday party followed by a 30 year old’s birthday party on Saturday. Suffice it to say I was pooped by the time my head hit the pillow Saturday and it made a no-alarm Sunday a necessity.
And randomly before recapping my workouts, I’d seen Old Navy post this jacket on Instagram as a fall tease a few months ago, and now it’s here. What do you think? Would I even find it useful in Florida? Is it okay for an un-edgy person to wear a jacket like this?
Weigh in. It’s $49 and on sale for 20% off right now…
Alright, workouts from last week!
Monday: OFF DAY! I see a lot of runner’s talk about how hard it is as a runner to take a rest day, and I’ve got to say, it is not hard for me. Let me teach you my ways. I look forward to Mondays like I win the lottery each time it comes around.
Tuesday: I rode my trainer for the first time for an hour, and I got it done before I went in to teach my summer class. Though it was a little boring, I did get to catch up with some DVR, which made it more bearable. It felt good to get my workout done before the day started during the week. Thinking this will become more regular.
Wednesday: I skipped a swim and ran for 38 minutes as prescribed.
Thursday: I rode the trainer for 90 minutes. That was far more boring. I watched an episode of DVR, but I didn’t have anything else and got impatient the last 40 minutes.
Friday: I swam 2000 meters with Beth at the Long Center. The water there is so cool and refreshing, and with that and the long course I felt like I could have swam for days. Then I came home and ran 5+ miles and felt like I was going to drop from dehydration. These were my thoughts about that run:
It’s totally true and it almost happened.
Saturday: I met Tori and The A-Train Triathlon group down in Fort de Soto to ride with some more wind resistance. We rode 32 miles and averaged 17.1 mph even with a strong head wind for a lot of the way.
Sunday: I drove out to Clearwater Beach to meet up with a group Beth had organized and ended up swimming ~1.6 miles with Stephanie in the Gulf because of my inability to understand directions for the turnaround point. Oh well, it was good to get in a long swim! It was longer than what I’ll have to do for a half Ironman, and I still felt good!
Then, after a welcome back to school thing at my school, I came home and ran 7 miles that night. Though I thought it’d be a hot and stinky ride, it turned out to be really great. I was super pleased with how I felt. It wrapped up a good week of workouts!
Swimming: 4,560 meters
Biking: 75.5 miles
Running: 16.44 miles
How were your workouts last week? What are you proud of?