Training Tuesday: One Week Post-Cleveland

It’s been one week since the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon events (I did the 8k and half marathon).

I’m feeling some of those post-race blues. That’s right, I’m feeling a little sad. I’m sad that the races are over, the training has ended and that there’s no big race to look forward to for me yet. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the feeling of not having any training on my calendar. To just go out for a run and enjoy it and not worry about pace, distance, time, etc.

And I DID enjoy some runs this week! This week (starting with Sunday’s half) included 27.7 miles of running.

Monday/Tuesday: I took Monday of and had planned on taking Tuesday off, but when B went for a run that afternoon I felt runner’s envy and had to go with him and so we took the stroller on a path and ran together. My legs were sore but it felt good to be outside!

Wednesday: And then Wednesday morning I decided to loosen up the legs a little more on the treadmill. I got in a slow 5k but was happy to have gotten it in!

Thursday: Thursday I made it 3.5 on the treadmill and felt a lot stronger.

Friday: Finally, I was feeling good! I made it 4 miles on the treadmill and then got to 5 with a cool down.

I’m ready to kick off June and hopefully get in some runs outside in the nice weather and get used to running in the heat again!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you like running in hot weather? 
  • How soon after a race do you sign up for another one?


Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

❤️ Three-Day Weekends

Who doesn’t love a three-day weekend?

Three glorious days of spending time with family. Being outside. Going for runs and walks. And eating some good food?

Well, that’s what my weekend was like. And I loved every minute of it.

Friday evening included some drinks at a local bar…

And playground time with FW. He’s not so sure how he feels about grass yet – it’s pretty new to him. 

Oh, and some good Vietnamese takeout.

Saturday morning included a nice walk with FW and a croissant. Apparently he likes almond croissants!

And then a stop at a local brewery. Where FW napped while we got to try some new local beers.

And homemade pizza!

Sunday morning started off with a run as a family … FW fell asleep and we enjoyed some miles at the park. 

And in the afternoon, since it was so nice out, we had lunch on a patio!

We visited some friends at their new house in the evening and on the way home saw a FULL rainbow.

Monday included some “baking” – I made some muffins for FW. They were just egg, banana and strawberries. And he ate them!

Followed by a quick 5k by myself to get outside and enjoy the weather. FW was happy when I was home :)

And then a nature walk with friends! 

The evening included some great food and a Memorial Day cookout with B’s family … and then some work, cleaning and blogging to conclude the three days off.

showing off at the bbq

And now for the work week! Some questions for you:

  • When was the last time you saw a rainbow?
  • Did you get in any good runs this Memorial Day weekend?

I’m linking up with Katie and the weekly wraps.