Sunday Sweats [6/1-6/7]

Still no swimming but I'm thinking about joining a gym or rec center this week? 

I didn't get on my bike at all this week. Shame, shame. It was rainy all week so that made it difficult, plus I had some work stuff come up and a trip to get ready for so it just didn't happen. But after a strong bike at Breezy Point last Sunday, I thought I could handle taking the week off.

So, I've noticed this pattern with my running. It's the last thing on earth that I want to do, until I get about 2 miles in and can convince myself to finish the rest, and I'm always really happy at the end that I pushed through.
I don't know what my problem was on Tuesday, but I just didn't feel like running. But I went out anyway (even though it was a rainy, misty day at the beach) and actually ended up having a pretty good run. After a rocky first couple miles I got it together for just over 3 more and pushed to an 8:27 average pace.
Wednesday was National Running Day and I was PUMPED to celebrate. I drove a few minutes from my apartment so I could get a little closer to the beach, that way I'd be able to do my whole run on the boardwalk. The weather was more of the same so I ran into a killer headwind from about 3/4 of a mile into the run until 1.5 miles, then I turned around and headed back to my car with the wind at my back for a nice 5k at 8:17.
Thursday I wanted to squeeze in a feel miles in between work and packing for my trip, so I went down to the boardwalk again. This time I ran down the oceanfront strip on the way out before picking up the boardwalk at 40th street. That stretch of the boardwalk is the home stretch of the Shamrock course so I was all heart eyed emoji for those few minutes even though the weather was crappy for the 3rd day in a row. I passed by my friend King Neptune and continued on back to my car again for an easy 4.5 miles total at 8:37.
Saturday I got to run with Alyssa! In West Virginia and on trails, no less. I convinced her to take a trail running class at with me at Wanderlust, and it turned out to be a little bit more than we bargained for after 3 hours of nonstop yoga (and did I mention trails?!). We ran just under 3 miles at a pace that was easily 3 minutes slower than my normal than my average pace BUT nothing about that run was in the realm of normal to begin with. I don't see myself ever preferring trail running to road running, but it was nice to switch things up a bit. And don't let the low mileage or slow pace fool you - those not even 3 miles were easily the hardest workout of my week!

Lifting weights doing anything physical was the last thing ON EARTH that I wanted to do after work on Monday but I did it anyway so yay me.

240 minutes of yoga on Saturday + 150 minutes of yoga on Sunday = Wanderlust Snowshoe 2015 = my yoga quota fulfilled for the foreseeable future. Maybe even the rest of my life. But seriously, Alyssa and I had a blast and I can't wait to tell you all about it!


  1. Three hours of yoga (and some), can't wait to hear about it!!

  2. i can't wait to hear more about wanderlust!!
    haha i totally thought that was Poseidon, glad you cleared it up for me. Why be so similar for?
    I get a bit like that with running as well. I always try to remind myself of that, I always feel good when i'm done, but lazy i don't want to run Kristen forgets sometimes. and i lol'd at heart eyed emoji :)

  3. I really outdo myself sometimes. I saw your picture and just in my own head I took a little I guess inventory and was like "Oh uh huh King Triton" as if that was totally normal and I just don't really know what's wrong with me. Especially since you've talked about King Neptune many times before and I should know better. I think I'm still delirious from the early mornings all weekend! Any time we get to run together is a fun time (even if "running together" is really just running near each other and not, like, talking or anything at all—the way it should be ;)) and I'm glad you got solid runs in earlier this week. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to attempt to stand up for the next 15 minutes because OW EVERYTHING HURTS. <3

  4. That is a ton of yoga! I can barely handle 45 minutes! Also, I hate trail running with a passion. It IS so much harder than normal running, and just not fun to me. Good job for signing up and getting it done!

  5. Girl. I am the same way with my runs!!! It is the last thing on the planet I want to do and it takes everything I have to convince myself to go down to the treadmill and get going...but once I do I am fine. I cant wait to hear about your trip this weekend!

  6. hahahahaha your yoga quota filled possibly for the rest of your life. You crack me up. Cannot wait to hear about Wanderlust. Im with you on running being the last thing I want to do ... until I actually start to do it. So so so so me!