I am calling this “wedding weekend #1” because I have two weddings this spring for friends I have known since Kindergarten. The first was this past Friday: my friend who we call Williams (it’s his last name, but really that’s all I know him by!) and his new bride Sherrie. I’ll share a bit about the weekend and then my weekly recap.
Rob and I took the day off work on Friday because the wedding started at 6pm in New York. We took an 11am train so we were able to take our time in the morning before heading out. I ended up running 12 miles, which felt good but is not the smartest move before traveling all day and dancing all night.
We made it to Long Island around 3:30, grabbed a small late lunch, and headed to the room to rest up and get ready. The traveling went really smoothly and wasn’t bad at all, but sitting for 4 hours straight after a long run is not ideal!
6:00 was wedding time! There was a short ceremony followed by a cocktail hour and then dinner and dancing. It was great to see all my friends, many who I only see at weddings now!
I think it was around 12:30 when the wedding finished up and we headed up to our room to pass out. Even though I didn’t drink a lot (although more than I usually drink anymore) it’s really the staying up late that wears me out! Of course we woke up by 6am, tired but unable to sleep in. We had to leave at 9 to start our trip home.
One of the nice things about a Friday wedding is being able to come home on Saturday and still have a day to recover. I was really glad that I didn’t have to go to work the next day!
So, here is how my week of workouts looked overall:
Monday: 6 miles with 6 hill repeats, core and hip exercises
Tuesday: 3 easy miles plus strength training, PM: Yoga
Wednesday: 5.6 miles with 5 x 5 minutes hard, and 2 minutes easy in between
Thursday: 3.3 miles easy, core and glute work
Friday: 12 miles + lots of walking and dancing
Sunday: 4.1 easy miles, core work, plyos, foam rolling
Total: 34 miles
Walked: 22.4 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 910/2016
Do you prefer Friday or Saturday weddings?
Are you able to do a long run before traveling all day?
How were your workouts last week?