I’ve been feeling a little blah because life has gotten ahead of me and I haven’t been finding time to run or lift. I lifted with Bren 4x last week! Then Friday – Tuesday happened and nada. After realizing I had a half marathon on the 31st of May I decided to kick my butt into gear and start start running again.I was on a little runners high after looking at this puppy and decided to brave the weather and get out there for a quick 3 miles. Mother nature was throwing a tantrum yesterday and after 2 hours I finally arrived home.This is a running trail that runs behind my office. As you can see it is more of a stream. I took this picture pretty early in the morning and by the time I left work multiple roads were closed due to high waters. I ended up at 3 closed roads and was just praying each time I hit detour on the GPS that it would show me how to get home. Once home, I laced up and grabbed Sasha to run with me. She is a funny dog and really does not care for puddles (she will hop over them on walks) or water in general so this was not her most favorite run ever. Her enthusiasm to get home motivated me to pick up the pace a bit. The run felt incredible and I felt better than I have in a long time, we even negative split: 9:03, 8:38, 8:27, and .1 @ 7:02. I would venture to say we were going faster than this but at times Sasha wanted to go straight when we needed to turn so I would need to stop and turn her in the right direction. With my knee and ankle I am very cautious of having her bulldoze my legs out from under me still!
Two years ago I ran Zooma Annapolis for my very first half marathon! I ran a 1:55 and remember the course to be pretty flat except for the bridge you cross twice. My current PR for the half is 1:50 and I did that at the DC Rock n’ Roll last year. That course was much more difficult than Zooma so who knows, maybe I can pull off a PR this month. 3rd times a charm or something right? I haven’t ran fast in a long time so tonight’s tempo should be telling of how the next few weeks will go.
Moving on to Whole30 – I am on day 11 of Whole30. Still a happy camper and feeling good. Dinners are normally one pan meals and this week for breakfast I have been doing a smoothie. I forgot to buy eggs at the grocery store and have just been winging it : ) I use a banana, almond butter, flax, frozen spinach, and unsweetened almond milk. Other than that not too much to report besides my stomach has been a happy camper and quite flat, I don’t hate it.