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Weekly Recap: September 2nd-8th, 2019

Have you ever felt like a week just kinda…slipped through your fingers? That’s how I feel about this week.

Like, one second it was Monday and then all of a sudden it was Friday and I had no idea where all of that time had gone. πŸ˜‚ Of course I DO know where that time went! It just all felt like a blur!!

I guess that probably had something to do with the long weekend. Tuesday felt like Monday and everything just got thrown off from there. So yeah, this week wasn’t a really good one. Things just kinda got away from me. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Monday:

  • 9 holes of golf
  • 20 minutes on the stationary bike
  • 7 minutes of core work

Happy Labor Day!!!

How did you celebrate?? (I’m not even going to get into the irony that is Labor Day. We’re supposed to be celebrating laborers and yet they’re the one’s who usually have to work and office workers are the one’s who get the day off? πŸ€”)

Anyway, Luke and I celebrated by hitting the golf course and playing 9 holes. I’m still really bad at pretty much everything aside from putting. I am really really good at putting. So I guess maybe I should stick to mini golf. πŸ˜‚

  • Tuesday:
    • Tempo run on the treadmill, 3 miles
      5 minutes of arm work

    Ok, so this was actually something I did get right this week!

    Tempo runs are probably my least favorite workout to do. Like ever. But I think this one went really well!! I wouldn’t say I crushed it, but it was a decently solid workout.

    Followed that with a tiny bit of arm work. Hahaha something is better than nothing, right?! πŸ˜‰

    Wednesday:

    • Rest day

    Now here’s where things really start to get wonky. The plan was to switch Thursday’s cross training with Wednesday’s run. Obviously that didn’t happen.

    But I did take Dean for a nice walk Wednesday evening. I actually took a dog for a walk every evening this week (this photo is actually from Tuesday nights walk, but whatevs. πŸ˜‚). That’s been really nice. Dusk is probably my favorite time of day, and while it’s still pretty warm here I’ve really been enjoying my evening walks.πŸŒ™

    Thursday:

    • 15 minutes stationary bike
    • 10 minutes Pilates

    My job interview with Garmin was Thursday morning!! How weird do I look without my nose ring in???πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    I think I look weird, anyway. It’s been pierced since I was 19 (so 8 years) and I rarely ever take it out. But I wanted to make a good first impression for this interview so it had to go. Along with my purple hair. I’m not sure if I’ve actually mentioned that here, but I dyed my hair black last weekend with this interview in mind. I wanted to look a little less like a rebellious teenager. I’m not sure if I managed that, but I tried!

    Anyway, I think the interview went well! I should hear back from Garmin at some point next week so fingers crossed that they decide to move forward in their interview process with me! 🀞🏻

    Now my interview was at 8:30 in the morning. Which is usually when I do my running. But one thing just kinda happened after another on Thursday and by the time I realized that I never ran it was like 8:30 pm and I didn’t feel like doing it. So I didn’t… I did hit up the stationary bike and do a little bit of Pilates though, so again, something is better than nothing!

    But this is why I prefer to run in the mornings. Then it’s out of the way and I don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day. πŸ˜‚

    But if I do get this job with Garmin I’m either going to have to wake up at like 4:30 am to get my runs done, run on my lunch break (which apparently a lot of people do. No surprise there. This is Garmin we’re talking about. πŸ˜‰), or run in the evening. But I guess I’ll figure that out as needed!

    Friday:

    • 3 miles

    This run was kinda meh. My legs have just been tired and heavy. Which is weird considering how little running I’ve done this week. I was hoping that a nice and easy 3 miles would help, but it didn’t end up helping at all. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Oh well. I was still glad to get this run done. πŸ˜„

    Saturday:

    • 4.47 miles
    • 30 minutes of yoga and foam rolling

    Ew yeah no, this did not go well. My quads were REALLY hurting on Saturday. Gross.

    My husband got sick with a bad cold and I’m really hoping I don’t end up catching it too, but I’m also kinda wondering if that’s why I felt so tired and sore on Saturday. Gross.

    Sunday:

    • rest day

    Well so far I’m not feeling terrible, but I’m still not feeling great either. Hopefully after a rest day I’ll be fine but my throat is starting to feel a little scratchy so I don’t know. Usually if my husband gets sick I end up catching it not long after… I’m really hoping I don’t end up with this bug though. I’ve already missed out on enough running, I don’t need to miss anymore.

    But yeah. This week, it just got away from me. It happens though. Hopefully next week will be better!

    Happy Sunday!

    ~Ashley

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    Weekly Recap: August 19th-25th, 2019

    This week was a tough one! I ended up doing a lot less than I would have liked, but apparently extra rest is what I needed! So that’s what happened!

    Monday:

    • Rest day

    Hell. Yes!!

    This was one well earned rest day! I killed it last week and was definitely feeling it by Monday! I even ran on Sunday which is something I don’t usually do. Hence the rest day on Monday. Something I also don’t usually do. πŸ˜‰

    But yeah, it was great to get to sleep in and not have to even think about heading out for a run or doing a workout. Instead I watched Kiki’s delivery service, did some light housework, and enjoyed ALL OF the puppy cuddles.

    Tuesday:

    • Easy 2 miles

    I thought I was good to go on Tuesday, but apparently not. What was supposed to be a 4 mile run with interval work quickly got cut in half and the intensity got dialed all the way back.

    It just wasn’t gonna happen. My whole body felt off. Not sure if that was because last week was pretty hardcore or for some other reason. Either way I figured I needed to back off a bit. So Tuesday’s run was cut short and after a quick shower I took a very hardcore nap. It was pretty great! 😊

    Wednesday:

    • Rest day

    After cutting Tuesday’s run short I knew I needed another rest day. Probably should have thrown some recovery activities in there, but oh well. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ The rest was definitely necessary though.

    And unrelated note, but little boy is starting to walk and his eyes and ears are opening! πŸ˜„

    Thursday:

    • 4 miles
    • 15 minutes of Pilates

    Felt much better after taking Wednesday off! This run still wasn’t as long as I would have liked to to be though. I was waiting on a phone call about a job, but the guy never called that day. Go figure. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Anyway, did a little bit of Pilates for abs as well. Gotta work that core!! πŸ’ͺ🏻

    Friday:

    • Rest day

    Another rest day just because I felt like I needed it. By Friday my legs were feeling super sore and tired. Yuck…

    The guy did call me about the job though! So that’s good! Before too long I might just be a factory worker for the Clorox Company. πŸ‘πŸ»

    Saturday:

    • 5.5 miles
    • 20 minute ice bath

    So I finally got my head back in the game and finally realized that I’ve been hardcore neglecting my recovery and that’s why I’ve been feeling so shitty. But that kinda happened during my run on Saturday.

    I made it 5.5 miles which wasn’t as far as I wanted to go, but it’s farther than I thought I would make it! 🀣 My legs just weren’t having it. So after my run I did my first ice bath of this training cycle. Yeah, like I said, I’ve been neglecting things like that.

    But I did it! And it was terrible! πŸ₯Ά But my legs felt so much better afterwards!

    Sunday:

    • Rest day
    • 20 minutes of restorative yoga

    Yup! Another one!

    Mostly because Sunday’s are always days of rest for me, but also because I’m really just trying to feel normal in my body again. It’s been a rough week and I wasn’t able to do the kind of training that I really wanted to this week.

    Anyway, hopefully week will be better!

    Happy Sunday!

    ~Ashley

    Stay Spooky

    I saw this shirt on Etsy on Friday and I was like, “I absolutely NEED this!!” So of course I bought it. And it’s already here!! It literally shipped a few hours after I ordered it and I couldn’t believe it! That’s the fastest I’ve ever had an online order come. So I’m a super happy camper! 😊

    Here’s the link to the Etsy shop I bought it from. I definitely recommend this shop! Obviously because my order got here so quickly but also because the shirt is great quality, super comfy, and bat!!! πŸ¦‡πŸŒ™

    This wasn’t sponsored or anything. Just wanted to share a neat find!

    Anyway, Today was a rest day! Yay!!

    I sure needed it! I’m actually not sore or anything today. I’m just feeling tired, depleted, and a little bit dehydrated. When I woke up this morning I almost felt sick. Once I got some breakfast and water in me I felt a lot better. But still. A day off from running was definitely needed.

    So, this morning I drank a bunch of water, watched Kiki’s Delivery Service, and did a DIY face mask. I love DIY beauty stuff. I know exactly what’s going onto sand therefore into my body. Everything is natural without any weird ingredients, chemicals, or preservatives.

    This face mask is super simple, is only made up of two ingredients that just might already be in your kitchen (they’re definitely staples in mine!), and leaves my skin feeling super silky and clean! So literally all you do is mix one part raw honey with one part coffee grounds (they can be fresh but I usually use the used grounds from my morning cup of coffee. β˜•οΈπŸ™‚), apply evenly to your face, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash off. That easy!!

    I may or may not have borrowed my husband’s shirt for this. πŸ˜‚

    Since raw honey is antibacterial so it’s supposed to be great for acne. It’s also full of antioxidants so it’s supposedly good for anti-aging. Coffee is supposed to be good for circulation and is therefore also good for anti-aging. Plus it’s a natural exfoliant so it helps remove dead skin cells from your face and is also supposed to be good for your complexion.

    Now I’m not sure how true all of that stuff is. I just know that it makes my skin feel nice and I like the way it smells. πŸ˜‚

    Plus it’s relatively cheap and easy to make if honey and coffee are staples in your kitchen. And I’m all about cheap and easy! πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, it was a nice morning.

    This afternoon was relaxing and uneventful. Mostly I continued my binge listening of ATWWD while doing some light housework.

    This evening Luke and I took Lily to the vet the have the staples from her surgery removed. That was pretty quick and easy! Lily has healed beautifully and is now able to resume her regular activities which is great! Hahaha I was getting tired of yelling at her for jumping up onto the couch or bed because and for running too fast. Things she wasn’t supposed to do because it might rip her staples out. Obviously she was confused about all of that because she’s never been yelled at for doing any of that before. πŸ˜‚ But we’re past all of that now and things can go back to normal in her life.

    Anyway, that’s all for today!

    Happy Monday! I hope you have a great week!!

    Stay spooky, my friends,

    ~Ashley πŸŒΏπŸ¦‡πŸŒ™

    Weekly Recap: August 12th-18th, 2019

    Hell yes!!!

    I kicked ass this week!! I followed my training plan to a T, got a bunch of stuff done in our yard and around the house (bonus cross training!! πŸ˜‰), did a little strength training, did some yoga, ate pizza, and got lots of puppy cuddles.

    It was a great week! An exhausting week, but still, a great week. 😊

    Monday:

    • 3 easy miles
    • 2 hours of yard work

    Sweaty bangs, tomato face, and salt crusted running gear. All side effects of summer running. 🀣 Monday was all about getting in 3 miles into the leg bank. Mission accomplished!!

    After my run I spent 2 hours in the hot sun working in my yard. Mostly weed whacking, but also taking care of some stuff in the garden. That totally counts as cross training! πŸ˜‰

    Tuesday:

    • 3 treadmill miles, interval work
    • 20 minutes of pilates

    Oh man, I just couldn’t get myself out of bed early enough in the morning for me to even consider outside running as an option. I got up at 8 am and it was already 80 degrees and rising (the heat index actually got up to 103 on Tuesday! πŸ₯΅).

    So I ended up doing my interval workout on the treadmill! Not gonna lie, I really didn’t want to do it. I got through it though! While I was running there were these little birds hanging out in the bush right outside of the window that my treadmill is in front of so that was kinda amusing! Watching them sure took my mind off of the fact that I was on the treadmill! At least a it did little bit.

    Wednesday:

    • Easy 2 miles
    • 3 hours of yard work
    • 25 minutes of yoga

    More yard work! Yay? Hahaha oh man, we’ve had a lot of stuff going on outside with the garden and rain we’ve been getting! All on top of everything getting slightly neglected last week because of Lily’s surgery and then obtaining new born puppies. It’s been a whirlwind of stuff revolving around all of that. But I’m still getting my training in! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜„

    Anyway, I got pooped on by a bird during this run. That was definitely a first for me. Everyone on Instagram said it’s good luck though, so hopefully they’re right!

    Thursday:

    • Rest day

    Oh thank goodness!! I needed a day off after all of the yard work, lack of sleep from caring for now one week old puppy, all on top of half marathon training.

    Honestly Thursday’s actually have the option of being rest days or cross training days on my training plan. Hopefully that means I will actually be doing cross training most weeks. But this week I definitely needed the rest!

    Really though all of the puppy cuddles really makes up for everything. πŸ˜‰

    Friday:

    • more yard work
    • Running around a golf course but not actually playing golf

    Friday was a busy day as it usually is for us!

    Luke and I spent an hour in the morning doing more yard work. Surprise surprise. πŸ˜‚ At this point were pretty much caught up with all of that though. After we got that done we got groceries, paid the mortgage, bought dog food, and then Luke went golfing.

    I didn’t feel much like golfing that day, so I just went with him to keep him company, help him find his golf balls, and fetching clubs for him. I guess some people might find that kinda boring, but I thought it was fun. But then again Luke and I always have fun together. Hahaha plus he has spent plenty of time waiting around for me at races, so I guess I kinda owe him. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

    Anyway, when you write it all down it doesn’t sound like a lot, but we were gone most of the day. So obviously we had to treat ourselves to some pizza for dinner. πŸ•πŸ˜‹

    It was a Friday very well spent. πŸ˜„

    Saturday:

    • 8 miles

    The first two miles of this run were absolutely miserable. The next six were slightly better but not by much. It was a hard day. 🀣

    That was a bit unexpected after two days of no running, but it happens. I’m just glad that I got it done!!

    Sunday:

    • 6 miles

    Tired, sore as hell, and Luke freaked me out this morning by waking up when I did thinking it was Monday and thinking he was late for work. πŸ˜‚

    Weirdly enough though this run ended up being better, faster, and a lot more fun than yesterday’s was. And today I was running on tired legs! Running is just weird like that sometimes. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    So since I was having fun this run turned into an impromptu fartlek session. Now I know some people like to do fartleks that are more structured, with specific times or distances for accelerating and recovering. But to me that’s not a real fartlek. The term is Swedish for “speed play”. So if it’s super structured like than then to me it just feels like an interval work.

    To me a fartlek session involves running hard up a hill just to make my quads burn (or more accurately, burn more because they were already tired todayπŸ˜‚). Trying to pass the guy walking his dog before he turns on another street. Seeing how fast I can get from one end park to the Baptist church across the street. And other random pick ups, slow downs, and variations in speed just for fun. With no specifics in mind. And that’s exactly what happened today. πŸ˜„

    Total Weekly Mileage: 22.01

    Mission accomplished!!!!! 100% completed this week of half marathon training exactly as my training plan called for! Woohoo!!

    So yeah, right now things are going well in my world! Super stoked at how this week went and I sure hope next week goes just as well! πŸ˜„

    Kicking my week off with a rest day tomorrow. Thank goodness! I’m tired. 😴 But also feel very accomplished. It’s a good feeling.

    I hope you had a fantastic week and have a great Sunday night!

    ~Ashley

    Thursday Things

    Sad news to report today. Unfortunately the girl puppy ended up dying yesterday.

    Honestly I wasn’t too surprised. Yesterday I mentioned that she had a cleft palate which she did. But I think there was more than that wrong with her. Her little legs were always splayed and she couldn’t seem to bend or move them correctly. She couldn’t move around as well as her brother and she just wasn’t thriving at all. Poor thing. But it happens. And it was probably for the best. She isn’t suffering anymore.

    Little girl sleeping in my hand after getting fed.

    Boy puppy is doing incredibly well though! He’s getting visibly bigger everyday! He’s a strong and healthy little boy! He’s absolutely thriving and the other dogs are very interested in him. I can’t wait until he gets big enough to play with the big dogs. 😁 He’s just adorable. Giving him away when the time comes is going to be tough. πŸ˜‚

    His little feet are huge fit his body and just so darn cute!!!

    Anyway, today was a rest day thank goodness!! I was TIRED!!! Hahaha and sore. Half marathon training is definitely in full swing at this point!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜„

    So, Thursday’s are usually a rest day or a cross train day when it comes to my training plan. It’s really up to me and how I feel. And today I felt like I needed rest so rest I did!

    This morning I got caught up with the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale and oh my gosh. I just…wow! All of the feels! I don’t even have the words to describe how I feel about it. πŸ˜‚ But I feel like if you watch it then you know what I mean.

    And while we’re on the subject of entertainment let’s talk about my new favorite podcast; And That’s Why We Drink!

    I have legit been listening to this podcast non stop for two weeks now! I absolutely love it!!

    I’ve been into running, health, and fitness podcasts for a while now but I’ve finally branched out of that general genre when this popped up in my recommended section on Spotify. I’ve always been into supernatural/true crime/fictional stuff of that kind since I was a little kid. I can’t tell you how many B rated horror movies I’ve seen with my mom! Along with the bigger/more we’ll known stuff as well. And I mean, I’ve been reading Stephen King novels since I was like, 12. So this podcast is right up my alley!

    It’s definitely spooky but the hosts, Em and Christine, are hilarious and they definitely do a good job of completely creeping me out, while simultaneously making me laugh. It’s fantastic! So if you’re into that kinda thing definitely check out their podcast!!

    On that note, does anyone believe in the paranormal?? Honestly I’m not sure if I do or not. I’ve never really experienced anything of that kind, although I have been in a house that was supposedly haunted. Nothing weird happened but it sure gave everyone there the creeps! No one would go into this house alone (we were helping to clean it out after the owner died) and there were some pretty weird cold spots, but that was it.

    So I’m not sure if I actually believe in the supernatural or not. But I also wouldn’t say that I don’t believe. I’ve heard some insane stories from people I’ve known about Ouija board. One person swears his brother spelled out “Jesus” on one once and it flew out the window and then later spontaneously caught on fire. So yeah, that’s enough to make me swear off of them! I’ve never played with a Ouija board before and I refuse to let anyone bring one into my house. It also freaks me out how popular that and other religious or paranormal or demonic or whatever symbols have become so popular to wear on clothes and stuff. Not gonna lie, I do think that stuff looks cool but I’m also paranoid and think that would be almost like inviting paranormal stuff to happen to you. I don’t know. I just wouldn’t want to risk it. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    And I know that sounds weird coming from someone who loves Halloween, but I’m even careful about the Halloween decoration I get and put up. I don’t need any ghosts ur demons haunting or possessing me!! Hahaha so I don’t know, maybe I do believe in that kinda thing a little more that I think I do.

    I do, however, believe without a doubt that aliens exist in some way shape or form! Our universe is just too big to think that we’re the only planet that supports life or are the only intelligent beings out there. πŸ‘½

    Hahahaha wow. This post got real weird real fast!! πŸ˜‚ It’s also kinda all over the place, with puppies, running, paranormal stuff, and aliens. But hey, that’s why I like having a blog. I can just go on and on about weird things like that. Especially in my always random “Thursday Things” posts. These are really the ones I feel like I can get weird or be super random with. πŸ˜‚

    So Yeah, when I’m not running more likely than not you’ll find me caring for a now single puppy while listening to that podcast.

    He sleeps with his little tongue out and it’s adorable!! 😍

    Anyway, I think I’ve rambled on enough for today.

    Happy Friday eve!

    ~Ashley πŸ‘½

    41 Days Until The Autumn Equinox and 49 Days Until The First Day Of October!

    Yeah, I have a countdown for both of those things going on my phone. πŸ˜‚

    For real though, I’m so over summer!

    Not that I was exactly into it to being with. But I’m very ready for it to be over at this point. I’m tired of having to wake up super early to run before the sun comes out at the heat index hits the 100’s. I’m tired of dripping with sweat and being crusted with salt by the time I finish my runs. I’m tired of feeling drained and sapped of every ounce of energy I have on super hot and humid days. And I’m tired of having to resort to running on the treadmill on days where I want to sleep in until 7 am or days when we have heat warnings and I just can’t handle the excessive heat and humidity (I’m for real a huge wimp in the heat and the humidity doesn’t help my asthma…). I am so ridiculously ready for some cool weather and beautiful fall days!

    But alas. For now you will find me drowning in my own sweat. πŸ₯΅

    Alright. I know that was like, the worlds largest pity party. But I think sometimes it’s best to just get it all out, ya know? πŸ˜‚

    Mostly I’m just upset because I ended up sleeping in until 8 am today. Yesterday I was up early, ran 3 “easy” (but they were actually hard AF) miles, and then proceeded to do 2 hours of strenuous yard work. All in the full sun, 80 degrees a rising, 94% humidity weather. With an excessive heat warning on top of it all. The heat index for yesterday got up to 103. Luckily I was done with everything and inside for that part of the day. But my morning in the sun, heat, and humidity really drained me. Hence the sleeping in until 8 today. And since it was already 80 degrees by then I figured the treadmill was my best option. Not my favorite, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    That being said, I might have procrastinated my run today a little bit. I don’t find the treadmill to be particularly appealing so it’s can be really hard to take the first steps of actually getting onto the damn thing!

    Eventually I did though. While I might not be stoked about the treadmill it’s pretty easy for me to stay motivated to get my runs done when I have a race on the calendar. Or in this case two. In two days. πŸ˜‰

    So around 10:40 this morning I hopped onto my treadmill and got today’s workout done! It definitely helped that my training plan called for my favorite kind of interval workout today, but oh man it was still super hard! I got through it though! Plus for most of my workout there were these little birds hanging out in the bush right outside my window and that was cool! Hahaha they were pretty entertaining and definitely helped take my mind off of the fact that I was putting in some hard work on the treadmill.

    Seriously though! I’m so glad that one is over! It was super tough and now I’ve been super tired all day. Like I said, I’m very ready for fall to get here so running isn’t so darn draining all of the time.

    Anyway, thanks for hanging around and reading my pity party for today!

    I’m all for positive thinking but I also think it’s helpful to say how you feel out loud or write it all down. Bottling things up all of the time just doesn’t work. At least it sure doesn’t for me! I already feel better now that I’ve complained!

    So yeah. That’s all for today!

    How are you feeling? Are you a summer lover or are you ready for fall? πŸπŸ‚

    You’re very sweaty, sport drink reliant friend,

    ~Ashley

    Weekly Recap: August 5th-11th, 2019

    Oops. This posted before I was finished writing it. 🀣 I ended up babysitting my niece and nephew last night so I kinda completely forgot to finish writing my weekly recap. Oh well. Here it is in its entirety now. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway!

    Woohoo! I am back at it! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    This summer has been a crazy one but all of the craziness has, for the most part, settled down! I feel like I’ve finally gotten into half marathon training! Which is good because technically I should be three weeks into it at this point. Oops. But at least I’m into it now!

    This week was a little bit stressful. It didn’t go as planned, but I think it ended up being relatively successful! πŸ˜„

    Monday:

    • 3 easy miles
    • 25 minutes of yoga

    Will waking up at 5 am ever get easier? Probably not… But at least you get rewarded by getting to watch the sun rise when you wake up that early!

    I actually woke up 10 minutes before my 5 am alarm. That really sucked because I really did t want to be awake but at the same time I didn’t see any point in laying in bed for 10 minutes, so I got up, ate breakfast, got dressed, and then headed out for my run. Which was relatively uneventful, but still good. 😁

    Tuesday:

    • 3 miles. Intervals.
    • 15 minutes of yoga

    So I did my very first podcast interview on Tuesday! That was scary! But also so much fun!!! I can’t wait for it to come out and I’ll definitely share with you guys when it does! And don’t worry, I won’t let my new found podcast fame go to my head. πŸ˜‰

    Anyway, my first speedy session of hall marathon training is done!! Unfortunately it had to happen on the treadmill. I slept in on Tuesday because I was up until 3 am the night before dealing with a vomiting dog. The dog is fine now, but by the time I woke up it was too hot out for me to want to run outside.

    It’s all good though. This kind of interval workout is my favorite kind and it ended up going really well! 😊

    Wednesday:

    • 3.5 easy miles

    Whew! This was a tough one! But I kinda figured it would be, considering how well my interval workout on Tuesday went. πŸ˜‚

    We had some thunderstorms roll in that morning so I waited until around 10 am to do this run. By then it was just lightly raining and it was very nice.

    Thursday:

    • Rest day

    So super duper long story short, Lily had to have an emergency surgery on Thursday. She is 100% fine now, but for most of the day on Thursday I was incapable of doing anything until the vet called me sand told me everything went well and that she was waking up from her surgery just fine. Whew. That was a long day…

    Hahaha so this photo is actually from Thanksgiving 2015 but it’s o e of my favorites of Lily! My sister and I were going to feed my dad’s cows and she kept them from getting outside of the fence and then kept them away from their feeder while we filled it with hay. She is a very good dog. πŸ’œ

    Friday:

    • 2 treadmill miles

    Oh man, Friday was relatively uneventful. Got in two miles on my treadmill and that was pretty much it! πŸ˜‚

    Saturday:

    • 4 treadmill miles

    Winchester cheered me on for this one!!

    Ok, really he just likes to hang out on my yoga mat, but whatever. πŸ˜‰

    But oh man, Saturday was a hot one! And I just wasn’t feeling it really. I got in 4 miles and just called it good. But hey, it sure beats not doing anything!!

    Sunday:

    • 2 miles

    So on Sunday I decided I was going to do 3 easy miles to just squeeze in some more miles since I didn’t really do a long run this week. I only ended up making it to two though because it was hot and humid and I wasn’t into it. πŸ₯΅ But again, a little something is better than nothing!!

    After my two miles I had planned on resting and relaxing for the rest of the day, but I actually ended up babysitting my niece and nephew. They’re good kids, but jeez they can be exhausting! So so much for resting and relaxing. πŸ˜‚ At one point my nephew was playing on my phone and he took 8 million pictures of his shoe, my table, me, and his sisters feet. Good times. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Lol yeah, such a flattering photo. And this was probably the best one. 🀣

    Total Weekly Mileage: 17.56

    That’s about 2.5 miles less than I was aiming for, but honestly that’s not too bad! All-in-all I’m happy with how last week went and I’m looking forward to having an even better week this week!!

    Happy Monday!

    ~Ashley