Before I get into this week’s recap, I just wanted to remind everyone that Wednesday June 3rd is National Running Day! I am planning to write a post about why I run, and I encourage others to do the same! You can click here to make your own customizable “Why I Run” bib. I was also thinking of adding a link-up to my post on Wednesday so we can all read each others’ posts about why we run. Let me know if you would be interested so I can decide if its worth hosting a link-up or not! You can check out my post from last year here.
Ok, so on to today’s post!
I’m sitting here in a hotel lobby writing this post wondering how in the world another week has gone by and how it is the last day in May! June is one of my favorite times of year, so I am hoping to be able to really slow down and enjoy it. I’m planning to recap the month of May tomorrow!
Here’s how last week’s workouts looked:
Sunday: 90 minutes hot yoga
Monday: 6.23 miles
Wednesday: 15 minutes elliptical, BodyPump, CX WORX
Thursday: 4.34 miles with hills
Friday: Iron Strength Workout and 2 miles easy
Saturday: 7 miles- I followed Meredith’s workout idea from Friday. The plan was to do 3 miles of negative splits, then a recovery mile, then 3 more miles of negative splits. The only problem was that my recovery mile was on a downhill so I went faster than I needed to (although it still felt really easy) and mile 6 was a long, steep uphill so it felt harder than any other mile! Still a great workout though, and it flew by!
Did I mention I did this run at 4:30am? I had to be ready to drive with my family to NY for a wedding by 6:30am. Not ideal, but I will do what I have to do to get my run in!
Sitting in a car for four hours is not an ideal way to recover from a hard workout, but at least I had my compression socks. (If it wasn’t bad enough that I dressed like that in the car, then I had to go and talk about my headlamp. Even though my family knows I am a crazy runner I can always find new ways to surprise them.)
Total: 24 miles
So, the reason for the road trip was to celebrate a wedding! My dad’s brother’s wife’s brother (did you follow that?) was getting married on Long Island on Saturday afternoon so we headed up there for a quick visit. Rob was still in Florida visiting his dad, so he wasn’t able to come (he booked his trip before knowing about the wedding) so I went with my parents, sister, and her boyfriend.
The wedding was held at Harbor Link’s golf course and there couldn’t have been better weather for an outdoor wedding!
The beautiful bride!
The ceremony was perfect- their cousin was the officiant and made it very personal. Close family members participated in telling a “love story” as a way to lead up to the vows. It was a very special celebration!
I’ll tell you this- drinking wine during the day is exhausting! Well, there was also champagne and sangria so it’s really no surprise. On Saturday night we hung out with my family for a bit before heading back to the hotel and crashing by 9pm. It was a long day but really fun! I have two more weddings in June- it’s definitely that time of year!
How often do you go to weddings?
How were your workouts last week?
Ever incorporate a “workout” into your long run?
Would you join a link-up on Wednesday to share a post about why you run? (Or any other day over the next week)
I’m linking up with Tara for the Weekend Updates!