My updates have not been coming at an acceptable pace, this I know. I am going to try to do a better job of writing this week. I think that I have finally gotten into a rhythm with class, work, my personal life, and running. So to get back into the swing of things, let me catch you up on my last week.
Monday: I did not run, but I did one of the Spartan Race Workouts of the Day that focused on my core. I did some side crunches, planks, pushups, bicycles, and such for about half an hour. Focusing on my core will be vital moving forward for my marathon aspirations.
Tuesday: I woke up early and went for the first run of the week. I completed 3.81 miles slower than I was expecting, but the heat and humidity was insane. At 5:30 am, the temperature was already over 80 and the humidity was close to this number. Can it be December yet? Also, Sons of Anarchy returned and while it is not as good as Breaking Bad or several other dramas on TV now, it still is one that I am rather addicted to. Hopefully season six is better than season five was.
Wednesday: My first grad school paper was due and I am very eager to see how I did on it. It has been a considerable amount of time since I graduated from college and I am having to learn a new style of writing. I am cautiously optimistic about how I did. After class, I was mentally zapped, so I watched It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, and did no workout.
Thursday: Another early morning run in high heat and humidity. My pace was a little better and I logged 4.24 miles. After work, I rotated homework for my Monday night class and some TRX. It was not my best TRX session ever, but it was better than nothing.
Friday: I ran in the Cooper Young Festival 4 Miler (my recap will be posted sometime this week) and I had a great race. I beat my previous four mile race PR by about four minutes! The weather was great and the race was well organized. I will leave it at this until I post my full recap.
Saturday: No workout, but I did do quite a bit of walking at the Cooper Young Festival with Susan and one of her friends. We did not buy much, but I did score one of my favorite shirts of all-time! Susan and I had seen a picture of the shirt before, but acquiring it proved to be quite elusive, but I knew it would be at the festival and it was my mission to find it. After the festival, we went to Local on the Square, where I had some amazing chicken and waffles. College football was not kind to the Tennessee Vols or Memphis Tigers, but Susan’s Ole Miss Rebels looked good against Texas.
Sunday: Another early morning run, but since I am doing the Jeff Galloway plan, it was a short one. However, I really should not have done a run at all, but only running three days a week, especially on the short weeks is hard to do. That might change as my mileage ramps up. It was a cooler morning than my last couple of early morning runs, which was greatly appreciated. And it made my 4.28 miles very pleasant. My neighbor did deliver some bad news when he said that someone tried to break into his house this week. Wednesday around 7:00 pm, his daughters caught two minute lurking around their front window. This same night, someone knocked very aggressively on our door, but Susan did not answer. Having a loud dog probably helped urge the people to move along.
Not a single team that I root for won today, so that is a bummer, but hopefully the Braves can win at least two of their next three games so they can clinch the NL East in Washington.
I am not sure my heart can handle two more weeks of Breaking Bad if they are going to be this intense! The show is without a shadow of a doubt the best show in TV history. I would also like to thank the NFL for the one hour weather delay that perfectly coincided with Breaking Bad tonight.