With a wedding to go to this weekend, in Charlotte NC, I decided that I'd take it easy. I planned on running a little ... but that just didn't seem to work out! I squeezed in a little bit of an upper body workout one morning and I danced my little butt off at the wedding, so that should come for something, right?!
I'm hoping to be back to my normal self soon! Even yesterday and today my runs didn't feel quite perfect! My legs are just tight. There isn't an easier way to put it ... they just need to be iced and stretched and they don't really want to run right now. I've had my fair share of talks with them ... and it seems as though they're finally listening ... or beginning to at least!
I ran a 3 mile tempo. It was supposed to be a four mile tempo, but I'll take it. One easy mile followed by a 8:02, 7:51, 7:46 and then two more easy miles.
This evening (because I slept through my alarm this morning), I met Nicole for an easy run. She had 5 on her schedule; I had 8. We met at 5:45PM and it was 93 degrees outside. Our goal was to keep it under an 8:50 pace.
I gladly compromised on the mileage (Tuesdays are supposed to be easy anyways, right) and we ran 5.5 miles. Much to my surprise, our pace was relatively fast especially considering the heat. 8:22 8:19 8:32 8:28 8:28 4:04 (8:12) pace. 5.5 miles in 46:16. Good run aside, my legs still ached!
I came home, made a recovery smoothie and headed downstairs to the gym to do a little core and upper body work! Then, I made eggs for dinner with an avocado. I typically eat a ton more but the smoothie filled me up and the boy is at a baseball game!!
Time to catch up on blogs, ice and enjoy a nice hot bath! :) Enjoy some pics from my weekend!!
My hair - the final product before makeup and getting dressed! :)
The bride, Diana, and me at the rehearsal dinner! Candy necklaces and all!
David and I at the rehearsal dinner. I had a super cute dress on that you can't see in these pictures ... UGH! Maybe I'll steal some pictures from some of the other girls! :)