This week, I’m combining my training recap into a weekend update post and linking up with Tara over at Running n Reading for her Weekend Update link up. I am finally home and it feels good! I will be in town for the next 2.5 weeks before my next trip. This past week was really jam packed and so while I didn’t have exactly the week I wanted, workout wise, I did make sure to not miss my long run. I am trying to make sure I don’t miss a single long run this summer. So far, so good. On to the recap and the weekend update!
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I was in Birmingham all last week. I had a wonderful time at a church leadership intensive training and learned so much. The timing was a bit challenging, however, because I was in the middle of a number of different projects at work. With training from 9am-9pm daily, that didn’t leave very much time for working out. I knew it’d be a challenge so I set a goal two run twice during the week and hit one Pure Barre class. I’m proud that I was able to do exactly that!
Monday / Tuesday: rest and travel days. I ran or went to Pure Barre (or both!) every day the preceding week so I needed a couple of days off and logistically speaking, Monday and Tuesday made sense. I traveled from Atlanta to Athens, GA Monday night to hang with my cousin and had a blast. Tuesday, I headed to Birmingham to the week, had lunch with another cousin and then settled in for the week ahead. I was born in Alabama and lived there numerous times growing up and then again right after law school so it was fun to be going back there!
Wednesday: I’m going to be honest, y’all. We were well fed in Birmingham. BBQ and sweet tea, and all that good stuff. Yum. Wednesday, I managed to eek out 3 treadmill miles before the day began. We were busy learning all day and so I was glad I got in what I could.
Thursday: a repeat of Wednesday – a quick morning run and then learning all day. We had one final dinner together in the evening (Saw’s Juke Joint if you ever visit Bama) and were treated to lovely weather and a beautiful sunset.
Friday I completed my month of Pure Barre touring and took a class in Birmingham (one of the first franchised studios!) – it was an awesome class. Then I hightailed it home to DC. I didn’t make it home until after 9pm and tried to quickly unpack and get to bed because I knew 5am was going to come quickly.
Saturday started off early. I woke up at And because I’m a nut, I ran a race Saturday night. I know. I took it easy and just had fun with it. My legs were pretty tired with my 20 mile day.Sunday was reserved for church (my husband preached! It was awesome!) and a concert out at Jiffy Lube Live. A great end to a packed week.
I ended the week with 25 miles and one pure barre class. Not quite the mileage I wanted but considering my travel, I’ll take it.
How was your week – did you do anything fun this weekend?