Warmer Weather, More Daylight and a Long Run

I don’t know why, but since I have been back from vacation it seems like my life has been a whirlwind of craziness and it has been extra tough to get on here.  It bums me out that I have been slacking on the posts but sometimes other things in life take priority and that is just the way it goes.  But here I am, ready to quickly share some updates.  Springing ahead is one of my  favorite times of the year because it finally feels like Spring.  There is nothing better than walking outside at 6pm and it is still light out!  That in itself is enough to make me smile.  However, this daylight savings hit a little harder than usual with the whole losing an hour of sleep on top of coming down with a cold.  That being said, this will be a short and sweet blog post so I can get to the NyQuil and bed that is waiting for me.

This weekend was full of great workouts.  I rested up Friday so I could tackle the Crossfit Open 15.2 Workout on Saturday morning and a longer run on Sunday.

Oh Man.  15.2 is no joke.

imageI had to scale a bit because I have yet  to conquer the chest-to-bar movement and I am not about to try and do the workout Rx knowing that I won’t be able to get far.  This is definitely one of those workouts where Rxing is not always the smartest.  I like to lift heavy and push myself  but I also value a great workout and not one where the majority of the time is spent trying to do one rep.  That being said, I scaled to assisted pull-ups and managed to get further into the workout.  Nothing noteworthy in terms of my reps and weight but it was an all around great WOD.

Sunday was planned to be a long(er) run because I figured I should hit the pavement before my half marathon on Sunday.  Since the Disney Challenge, I have only done a couple runs and they were by no means long.  I am sure I could still do Sunday’s half marathon without this long run but mentally, I felt a longer run was needed to help ease my nerves.  I set out on my run with no goal in mind.  Just wanted some pain-free miles to better prepare myself for my race.  The weather was a perfect 40 degrees and I even had to shed some layers after a mile which is something I haven’t done in AWHILE.

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My goal for the run was 7 but as I got going I started shooting for 8…and then 9…and then with the little energy I had left, I pushed for 10.  It was great.  No pain. Warm weather.  and JUST what I needed.  It was actually the longest training run since Thanksgiving Day!

imageAnd after a glorious run comes a glorious breakfast.  Omelette with berries and peanut butter banana toast.

Speaking of food – Tonight’s post-workout meal was amazing.

imageSteaks on the grill with a side of Asian inspired stir-fry.  Cooked brown rice, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, onions, garlic and celery sautéed in coconut aminos and sesame oil.

That is all for now.  Time to kick this cold!

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