I often feel as though the play by play posts about my getting back to the real world of training is boring…oh well. Luckily, it includes tidbits of my “real” life outside of this running comeback.
Week of Sept.23rd:
Monday: 3 mile run. My first REAL run without walk breaks. I was in Mobile for work, and to be honest…it was much harder than I expected it to be. Those 3 miles felt like an all out 5K.
Wednesday: 4 mile run/walk 3:1 ratio in the rain. Got home from Mobile and went straight to Piedmont Park. Old uninjured Elizabeth would’ve bailed on the weather, but I’m so thankful to be out there….I did it.
Thursday: private pilates.
Friday: FLYWHEEL. It was glorious. Even if it was at 6am. I love that place so much and I wasn’t able to go for almost 7 months. It was also my dedicated weekend to do absolutely nothing. And I really did…no going out at all. I spent my Friday night finishing up Dexter on my DVR and performing Garmin surgery. Took me 45 flipping minutes to change the band. Those people on the youtube video make it look so simple. Liar, liar pants on fire. I had to use my teeth, both hands, and my legs to accomplish such a “simple” task.
Saturday: 5 mile run/walk 3:1 ratio with Jessica. Went out to the park near the Chattahoochee River where I usually run with Team in Training. It’s one of two spots that are near by that are soft ground to run on. It was a beautiful morning!
Sunday: Rest and Falcon’s game!
Week of September 30th
Monday: 3 mile run at Shelby Farms in Memphis and weights. If I lived here, I would run and/or bike here every day. Its so pretty. If you ever go to Memphis and need a running spot, this is it.
Tuesday: Rest. Finished work early enough to hit up Graceland. Why not, right? It only took about an hour to get through it. Learned a little bit more about the King, but not so sure I would pay to go back. $10 to park, $33 to get in. Check that off the list.
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run/walk on treadmill and weights. Glorius hotel life.
Thursday: rest and appointment with chiro. Got the most amazing news in the world. Apparently I have held my adjustments and I was given the go-ahead to cut the walk breaks. SAY WHAT. I honestly doubted that this was an option. He told me to try it out and see and just listen to my body. He also told me I could start doing back to back runs when my body felt ready (sidenote: that may be a few more weeks away).
Friday: 6 mile RUN. Like straight up, didn’t stop, kept going for 6 miles run. I have no idea where it came from. I totally stalked my garmin because those last 2 miles seemed to drag on and on. It wasn’t easy…but I DID IT.
It was a great way to kick off my weekend. I had my 10 year reunion with my sorority sisters this weekend in Auburn. We ate too much, drank to much, and acted like we were still in our 20s. The good news? We picked up right where we left off.
Saturday: duh. Walked all over Auburns campus.
For your entertainment…my senior year plaque pic. One thing I always loved is that all of the previous classes pictures were lined along the dorm hall. Nothing has changed with that tradition. Except that we are further down the hall.
Also below…pics in front of the new dorm, in front of the Auburn University sign (have same pic of us 10 years ago), and some of us rolling Toomer’s Corner post-win. War Eagle!
Sunday: 1 hour flywheel. I was smart. I signed up for class before I left to go to Auburn. If you cancel within 24 hours of the class, you lose your money. Forced to stick with it and glad I did.
Again, another 2 week summary of my life.
Have you been to Graceland? Favorite park or trail in your city? I travel so much I need tips! Were you in a sorority in college? If so, which one and are you still close with your sisters?