See, get what I did there?!
Puns. On a Monday. Give it up!
Know what else you should give it up for? Increased mileage!
SCORE! Ok, I may have upped my milage a bit more than I anticipated this week, but for the most part it felt good and they were pretty easy runs. Not too shabby! Here's hoping I can keep up this pace (get it, another pun?) over the next couple weeks.
Monday: 6.0 miles at 10:56
I had a half day at work, but spend the whole afternoon and evening working on my truck with my cousin. This meant I didn't get home until 8:30pm. I had only planned on one or two miles, but a little motivation in the form of friendly competition kicked my butt into doing six miles. All on trail, with the dogs running around in front of me. Even Ruger was tired by the time we finished.
Tuesday: 5.0 miles at 10:59
Another one of those days where I didn't get home until later. When I finally got home at 8:00pm, I again let my competitive spirit get the best of me and went out for five miles when I had only planned on doing a few. But Rory got to come along with me and the weather was PERFECT for running, so I'm glad I did it. Plus, it was only Tuesday and I had already logged 11 miles!
Wednesday: 1.7 miles at 10:49
Took the dogs out for an off-leash run at a local Open Space and did a shorter run. I figured I'd earned it after two big days Monday and Tuesday. Plus, this park had some ripe apple trees, so I got a little snack mid-run with a fresh apple. Even went back after the run and picked a few more to bring home. Super tasty!
Thursday: 3.0 miles at 11:02
A nice evening jog. I didn't want to push it too hard. Just did my normal 5K route. Nothing fancy here, folks! I had big plans for Friday and didn't want ot wear myself out the night before...
Friday: 3.0 miles at 12:02 and 4.0 miles at 11:09
HELLO TWO-A-DAYS!!! Yupp, this was my big plan. I had Friday off, so I did a morning run (Nice and slow with my older dog) and then a slightly longer, faster run in the evening with my younger dog. I honestly was a little nervous how my body would handle this, but it did really well and I felt pretty good afterwards. Definitely could stand to increase the distances and push the pace a bit on my next double.
Saturday: 6.0 miles at 11:04
My friend Coley and I teamed up for her long run. (Coley follows her training plan RELIGOUSLY!) She had to work until about 4:00pm, so we didn't start our run till almost 5:00pm, in the peak of the heat. It was hot, but thankfully Coley has two things. 1) A water belt that she graciously allows me to share from and 2) a pool. A nice dip in the pool after a six mile run was just what the doctor ordered. It felt amazing! We decided to take it slow because we knew the heat was killer and neither of us wants to risk injury or dehydration.
Sunday: 1.0 mile at 10:40
Seeing as one of my goals for this month was 17-18 miles per week, I slacked a little Sunday. I had already achieved almost 29 miles at this point. I had reached my weekly mileage goal and only really felt obligated to get in my minimum one mile to continue the runstreak. Plus, I picked up a couple new pairs of running shoes and wanted to try them out... More on that later today. :) So I did a "test run" in some new shoes and did a short one-miler. Consider it the rest day of someone on a runstreak!
All in all, not too shabby!!! We've got an audit coming up this week at work, so I know the stress is gonna make me want to run A LOT! Can't wait to get home tonight and log a few more miles and get this week started off right, as well!
Here's hoping your runs are going as well as mine! Until next time, keep on keepin' on! #RunLove