Playing Catch Up – Part 2

Ok, so I’ve gotten up to speed with the Photo Challenge. I’ve put my winter clothes in the attic (finally!). I’ve hiked to the twin peaks of Mt. Piles o’Mail, and Piles o’Laundry and now it is Friday and I am feeling back in control of my house. I know it’s a fleeting feeling. What with the never ending doggie detritus, dust, fur, pollen, muddy paws, toys, etc.

So no time like the present to recap my running workouts. I have neglected lots of things as I mentioned, but not my running. I have been making an effort to get out there and pound the pavement at least 3 times per week. I am on week 10 of my 10K training plan, and my 10K is on Sunday! I’m feeling as prepared as can be. And I must admit I’m just a smidge proud of myself for making it this far.

My long runs the past 3 weekends have been at least 60 minutes. Last Sunday I did 75 minutes. Not fast, mind you, but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m more concerned with my endurance. And because of all this running, my foam roller has become my new best friend. It hurts so good.

Side note – This week I started using a great new app: Road ID. I just type in the length of my workout and it sends Bobby (or whomever – up to 5 people) a text letting him know I’ve gone for a run. He can then see where I am by following eCrumbs. It makes us both feel a bit better to know that someone knows where I am in case I fall and break my ankle. Or worse.

I’m also still into my kettle bells and made up a killer workout this week:

 

kettlebell workout (#innercouchpotato)

kettlebell workout (#innercouchpotato)

It’s a pretty good one – sore muscles guaranteed.

Today’s P.O.D. is to clean out my spare bedroom and return it from its current state of laundry way station to the workout room it used to be. Go for an easy-breezy 20 minute jog. Help Bobby with some yard work. Make some sort of sweet concoction to bring to my parents’ since my sister is in town this weekend. I’m thinking strawberry-cheesecake monkey bread…

And here’s today photo:

Day 27 (shorts) #shrinkingjeans

Day 27 (shorts) #shrinkingjeans

There’s all my running clothes drying on the line, and Dio, who is never far from me. You didn’t think I’d post a photo of me in those shorts, did you??

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