A Relaxing Weekend Leading into the Kickoff of My Next Training Cycle (Starting TODAY)!
I woke up SUPER early (4:30am) on Saturday to take advantage of the cooler temps we’re seeing here in South Florida during the pre-sunrise hours!
Unfortunately about a mile in I went to jump over a little puddle and pulled my hamstring. It was feeling pretty tight but not painful so I debated with myself for a little bit about whether I should cut the run short or not. In the end I decided to walk home.
When I got home I showered and climbed back into bed for a couple more hours (ahhh that felt good). Later in the morning I took care of business stretching and rolling.
The beach was pretty packed for a day in the middle of October, but the weather is still really warm here in the afternoons.
I hope it cools down a bit soon! Not just because it makes running easier, but also because I love bringing a book and a blanket to the beach when it’s deserted for an afternoon of reading in solitude.
Plus I want to start drinking hot chocolate!!!!
Sunday was filled with football, football and more football as usual! I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Today marks Day 1 of my “I am Going to Get a Big Half Marathon PR This Winter” training cycle!
I feel pretty comfortable saying this because I would have achieved a 12 minute half marathon PR if I had stopped at the halfway point at the Portland Marathon!
After a month of inconsistent running due to vacation, tapering and marathon recovery, I am SO looking forward to getting back into the routine of running six days a week! I love routines!
Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend! I love that fall is here and my Instagram feed is full of smiling faces and shiny new race medals!
How did your (long) run or race go this weekend?!
What is your favorite fall dessert? I’m in a baking mood! : )