We finally got some cooler weather this week! That along with the darker mornings makes it seem like we are really running out of summer now. Also, when the title of this post came to mind it reminded me of when my blog was called “Running Out Of Wine”. It’s been two years since I changed my name! Sometimes I miss it but I was really in the mood for a change and I had felt like I outgrew that name at the time. Anyway…
This week of workouts wasn’t anything special. I kept up with my routine and added in a farlek run on Wednesday. It was really similar to the fartlek runs I did last fall when I was pregnant. One of them popped up on my TimeHop this week. (Why am I being so nostalgic in this post?) My run this week was like 2 minutes/mile faster than last year, but probably similar effort! It made me realize how far I’ve come since returning to running postpartum and also how much all that running probably helped with my comeback.
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Strength Training
Wednesday: 6 mile Fartlek Run and 20 minute walk
I did a warm up for 8 minutes, then 2/3/4/5/4/3/2 minutes hard with 1 minute recovery intervals in between each set, and ended with a cool don that got me to 6 miles.
Thursday: Strength Training and 30 minute walk
Friday: 3 stroller miles
It was 50 degrees out and I had no idea how to dress myself (or Grayson)! I felt like he would get chilly easily especially since I was going to block him from the sun so I had him in his warm pajamas, a fleece, and a blanket. I was in shorts and a long sleeved t-shirt.
Saturday: 8 mile run
This was done bright and early once again. It was kind of tough to get going at first but it’s always rewarding to see the sun rise. (Even though runs at this time make it really difficult to take pictures…)
Sunday: 4 mile stroller run
There are some things I love about summer running and I always feel a little sad when it ends. But I also really love fall running, so this is such a great time of year. I’m usually feeling done with the heat and humidity and can really appreciate the cooler temps. Unfortunately here we usually bounce around quite a bit so it never really stays at this perfect temperature for long before suddenly jumping to winter weather.
On another note our treadmill had been making noise again starting a few months ago. We haven’t really been using it so it was one of those things we kept forgetting about. It’s still under warranty so we had put in a request for support. After not getting a response, I reached out to Nordic Track on instagram. They responded right away and I was able to be in communication over E-mail with their support person. A tech came out on Monday and got it fixed pretty quickly. So that’s good news! It’s nice to know that we have the treadmill as an option. I didn’t want to run on it when it was making such weird noises.
This was a busy week outside of working out. We had Grayson’s 9 month pediatrician appointment on Thursday. It went great but he had some shots and was a bit cranky for a day or two after that (I also think his top teeth are getting ready to come in). We had another appointment for him on Friday so it felt like those two days were just a little hectic.
On Saturday we went out to lunch and I got a beer that I was craving after finishing my run earlier that morning. We like taking Grayson out to eat once in a while just to have him practice being out in public lol. He doesn’t get out much so it’s good for all of us. He is in this phase where he has discovered new (loud) noises that he can make which gets interesting when we are in public.
On Sunday we met my parents at a nearby farm that had some fall activities. Except it didn’t feel like fall! We went on a hayride, saw some animals and pumpkins, and ate some food in the shade.
It’s definitely feeling like summer is on it’s way out, but still trying to hang around juuuust a little longer!
How were your workouts last week?
Are you feeling like summer is ending?
Do you struggle with figuring out what to wear this time of year?
Do you find that some companies are more responsive on Instagram/Facebook than reaching out to them directly?