Week one is done and I am not *thrilled* with how it went but I am going to try to remember that this is the time to build a base slowly and more importantly that it is time to build habits that will help me get into marathon and ultra shape.
This popped up in my feed today and I am really hopeful that I will be able to participate!
This is how the week went down:
Monday: 1.8 easy miles with the kids in the stroller, there may have been a park break as well.
Tuesday: Three treadmill miles with some strides at the end.
Wednesday: Two easy miles before strength training.
Thursday: 4.2 miles on the treadmill.
Friday: A quick two miles because I accidentally overslept, still getting used to alarms in the 4 am hour.
Saturday: Rest day, lots of family things going on.
Sunday: Five miles as my “long run” for the week.
Totals: 18ish miles for my first week base training, my knee is still feeling sore at times and weak so I am really trying to be patient.
As for the start of week 2 I started the day with a 3.2 mile progression run on the treadmill.
Then we hit the running with lots to get done.
Today’s smoothie was banana, blue berry and spinach. Cannon aproves!
Then we hit the playground early before it got really hot.
It hasn’t been getting very cool overnight, I think it might be all the smoke in the air trapping in the heat. I am really ready for some cooler weather.
After playing we went to Target to get Cannon’s school supplies. He needs much more this year because he has to have all his own supplies instead of sharing. I wasn’t able to find everything we needed but had to head home for Emmy’s nap.
On the way home there was a board with nails on the road. There was a ditch to the right and oncoming traffic to the left so all I could do was grit my teeth and run it over. We thought we had run-flat tires on the car so I figured it would be fine and we might need a repair but that was all. Turns out the ties were NOT run-flats and when we went out to look at them the back tire was completely flat. We don’t have a spare in the van because it’s all wheel drive so there isn’t a place to store it under the car (hence why it should have run-flat tires). So four hours and much more money than I like to think about we have four new run-flat tires on the car.
We did have time to run around and get the rest of Cannon’s school supplies. Sometimes bad things happen for good reasons. While it was a pain to deal with this tire issue I am so grateful that it happened while we were close to home. I can just imagine this happening in the middle of nowhere Wyoming where we would have to get towed because we don’t have a spare!
How is your week shaping up?