My goal last week was to add an additional day of running each week. Slowly I’d like to get back to 5 days of running, but I’m still adjusting to balancing my new job, and new live in status with the bf. While my mileage is still low I am motivated by the increase in days, I know if I stick with it, it will all fall back into place.
I had wanted to run after work, but discovered mid day that I had to attend a class for DPS. By the time the class was done and I was back home, I spent my evening semi-lesson planning and unwinding from a busy Monday.
Tuesday: 3 miles@ 9:39 & 5 mile bike commute (to/from DBC)
I am a fan of the Denver Beer Co and decided I would try their run club. Some how, I managed to be there on a day that they were doing a fundraiser for all of the natural disasters which included outdoor spin classes, yoga classes, and run club. The Lululemon test truck was also there & if you ran in their shoes for 2 minutes, you walked away with a black t-shirt. ( I did wait in the line to run & get the shirt ) The run club was massive. I ran well & much faster than I have but with it being such a giant group, there was no one to connect with. After the run, I ran on the test truck and left. It was a bit disappointing in terms of meeting people, but I did like the urban route.
Wednesday: Yin Yoga Class
Over the weekend I joined the most Denver gym. Movement Climbing & Fitness. I am wildly overwhelmed by the facility, but I am hopeful that by attending a few classes and using their equipment, I may gain the courage to start to rock climb/ bolder. I’ve never taken a Yin style class before and while it was okay, it didn’t quite reach my needs.
Thursday: 3 miles @ 11:07
I put J to work to cook dinner and headed out with Mdog for a few miles. Within the first quarter mile I rolled my ankle and felt my it band strain. At first I thought I was much more injured, but luckily after walking for half a block, I realized it was sore but okay to run on, and so I did. The run wasn’t impressive, it was hot & I was tired but plugged along around the football stadium.
Friday: Rest & 5 mile bike commute to Joy Ride Brewery
Since pulling my ankle the day before, I decided to take the evening off. Somehow J and I manged to muster up the energy to bike over to a new brewery for food truck & beer. We also played the most epic round of rummy before heading home.
Saturday: 3 miles @ 9:44
I was suppose to do closer to 10 with Amanda, but my stomach was not a fan. I had to cancel and went back to bed. J and I ended up sleeping until nearly 11. (which is wildly unusual for us) and it was awesome. After we ran a few errands before tackling our house for some solid cleaning/ organizing. J’s collegue from Belgium is visiting for a few days. By the time we were all squared away, I had enough time for a quick run before we headed to see a show a Red Rocks. My splits were awesome (10:19, 9:49, 9:16) I fully credit the huge drop in temperatures since earlier in the week.
Sunday: 6 miles @ 10:08
The concert last night didn’t end until midnight. By the time we got home had a snack & some water it was well near 2am. I don’t know the last time I was up until 2am. I forced myself up around 9 but was only working at 65% for most of the day. Most of the day was dedicated to lesson plans & course work for DPS. I would have skipped my run, but I was determined to add day 4 of running. J had taken the lead on cooking dinner so Mdog and I headed over to Sloan lake park for some miles. The temperatures were in my favor again and I felt great despite how over all tired I felt. We executed beautiful negative splits and my running confidence is slowly building back up.
I still have a long way to go if I think I am going to PR at Carlsbad but I am eager to continue to build on & up!