I can’t believe it is Monday already, the weekend flew by! On Friday I hit the gym around 3 to do an easy 3 mile run. I set the treadmill to 6 and cruised watching Ellen. It was such a wonderful easy run and the Calvin Klein super bowl model was on the show and ended up down to his panties so I had a great time. I walked an extra half mile because I wanted to finish watching the show. Excellent!
I met up with the boy after for happy hour and then we headed out to dinner in the city. We went to a restaurant called “The Prime Rib” that was crazy fancy. Boys had to be in dress coats, oh lala. It was restaurant week so we will able to enjoy ourselves and have a meal that would normally have cost us about 3x as much!Saturday was puppy training bright and early. Sasha was really well behaved this weekend and we were both proud puppy parents. We stayed for an hour or so after class and Sasha had playtime with her brother Burey and they completely tuckered each other out. When we got home we watched Pitch Perfect (LOVE this movie) and then I headed home to tackle my laundry list of chores!I finished earlier than expected and realized I was feeling really good and that I should go for a run. I set out with the intention of covering 4 miles (aka my scheduled Sunday run) but ended up feeling amazing and just kept going. I left my Garmin at work so I had to use an app to track distance and it was oddly nice not be able to check my pace. I felt like I was moving pretty good and then the voice on the app informed me that I was done with mile 1 and my pace was 8:27. I thought to myself “oh nice, that was pretty quick, gosh my legs feel great”, then the lady voice came on again “distance – 2 miles, pace 8:10”, at that point I was like all like “oh say whatttt”, then she came back on again “distance – 3 miles, pace 7:41”. Now I was all like “OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG, I wonder if I can keep this whole negative split thing going, let’s try”. “Distance – 4 miles, pace 7:25”, “Distance – 5 miles, pace 7:18”, at this point I was freaking out, I felt like a total badass and knew that I would have to haul UPHILL for the 2nd half of the final mile to have an prayer of keeping up with this little run. Then finally the lady voice chimed in “Distance – 6 miles, pace 7:13”. HOLY SHNITZEL. Yea that just happened. I ran 6 miles, 4 of which were sub 8 min miles, who am I??? You can just call me Hollie or Sarah if you want, its NBD… : P For in case you are having trouble wrapping your mind around this let me show you a picture to just reiterate how stoked out of my phanny pack I am.Pretty crazy right? Definitely the highlight of my weekend. I was now running a bit late for a bday party though so I quickly got ready and headed out the door to throw a surprise bday party for my really good friend Naomi. Her reaction when she came through the door was on of the best scenes of my life. She literally ran in place / screamed / did the running man / who knows but there was a lot of vertical movement. So much fun! Sunday I woke up bright and early and headed over to the boys to hang out before heading to brunch for a continuation of Naomi’s bday. We walked to and from brunch and round trip it was 3.2 miles. It felt great to move because I wore heels on Saturday (that literally never happens) and my legs were DYING. We took Sasha to the dog park after brunch and had a great afternoon just hanging outside! Finally to finish off an absolutely wonderful weekend we went and saw identify theft! GREAT MOVIE.
This week for training I was only scheduled to run 19 miles and I ended up going a weeee bit over. Hey, I’m not complaining.
Week 5: 28 Miles
|Mon||Feb 4||Rest / XT
||Dist: 3 Mile @ 9:00 DONE|
|Tue||Feb 5||Easy Run||Dist: 4 Mi @ 8:31 & Soccer DONE
|Wed||Feb 6||Easy Run
||Dist: 4.03 Mi @ 8:31 DONE|
|Thu||Feb 7||Easy Run
||Dist: 4.22 Mi @ 9:02 DONE
|Fri||Feb 8||Easy Run||Dist: 3.57 Mi @ 10:00 DONE|
|Sat||Feb 9||Rest / XT
||Dist: 6 Mi @ 7:42 DONE|
|Sun||Feb 10||Easy Run||Dist: 3.2 Mi @ 18:45 DONE|
Finally, on the books this week is a pretty scary looking Thursday work out but other than that totally doable!
Week 6: 25 Miles
|Mon||Feb 11||Rest / XT
|Tue||Feb 12||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 10:00
|Wed||Feb 13||Easy Run
||Dist: 2 Mi @ 10:00|
|Thu||Feb 14||Easy Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm, 3×1600 in 7:58 w/ 800 jogs; Cool
|Fri||Feb 15||Easy Run||Dist: 2 Mi @ 10:00|
|Sat||Feb 16||Rest / XT
|Sun||Feb 17||Easy Run||Dist: 12 Mi @ 10:00|
Q: What run sticks out to you as your most “holy crap I’m a runner”?
Q: Did any of your friends have bdays this weekend? 3 of mine did!
Q: Did you do anything fun this weekend?