It’s not often that I go a full week, or even a few days, without complaining about the weather. Lately we have really lucked out with some nice weather that I am just trying to enjoy while it lasts. This week (well, actually starting yesterday), has thunderstorms and rain in the forecast every day.
Hopefully they will be mostly at night and not interfere too much with running outside. I remember in 2016 it rained like every day during the month of May. That was tough to literally not see the sun for something like 3+ weeks!
Anyway, back to this week. Mornings were in the high 50s and it got into the 70s most days. I think there was one day that it rained a little bit on and off. What’s a runner to talk about when the weather is pretty much perfect?
I ran on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. All were easy runs (as they have been lately) but some days there was a little more humidity which made running a little more challenging. I was excited to be outside for all of my runs this week!
On Wednesday I completed a “Yoga for Runners” video that was described as “cross-training” and specifically NOT a “deep stretching class”. It moved through the poses quickly and had lots of vinyasas and chaturangas that left me shaking. Later that day I was already more sore that I’ve been from any other workouts in a long time. I think I need to continue including workouts like this regularly! Oh and even though it wasn’t a “deep stretch” class I still felt like I got a good stretch in.
I completed week 5 of my strength training plan this week so I am back on track! One more week to go of this phase.
I actually followed a spinning workout online this week for a change. I usually just hop on the bike and move my legs for 15-20 minutes, but this week I felt like getting in a workout. I followed this workout from Sweat On Demand.
Stoneleigh Stampede 5k
In 2015 and 2016 I ran in the Stoneleigh Stampede 5k. A fun, local, family friendly race here in Baltimore. I was invited to run this year in exchange for talking about the race, but I am going to be away that weekend. I still wanted to let any Baltimore runners know about it. This is a small race held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. There are some small rolling hills but overall it’s not a hard course, and it ends on a downhill which is always nice. If you’re in the area you should check it out! You never know what kind of weather we will have at the end of May but it’s a fun way to kick off the holiday weekend.
And that’s a wrap! I survived the second crazy week of the month! 2 down, 2 to go.
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Did you have nice weather last week?
Ever been really sore from yoga?
When you cross train do you like to follow a workout to take it easy?