Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I can’t believe the Olympics are finally over. I have to admit I’m glad I get my life back, and now I’m seriously thinking about heading to Tokyo in 2020 – they’re going to have a blast!
I am now entering my fourth week of marathon training – time is flying by! Things are still going pretty well, but I’m getting anxious to start running 4 days a week. It will still be a few weeks before that time comes, but the nice thing about 3 days a week is that there’s no excuse to get it all done!
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So it’s official: I am finally a member of the 30 club! I had a really great time celebrating my birthday. While I didn’t go on a fancy trip like last year in Charleston, SC, I still had a few great days.
On Wednesday night, I celebrated the last day of my 20’s with a Happy Hour with coworkers and friends. It was a really nice time with fantastic cocktails and great food. My sister even drove up from Maryland to celebrate with me. I hadn’t laughed so much in a long time!
I was so thankful for the sweet gifts and kind gestures I received from friends and loved ones – I was even gifted a bottle of Polish vodka, haha!
My sister got me a crossbody Coach bag that is SO nice – I love it! She also got me a bracelet from Alex and Ani with a charm for buying a house – super cute!
Bret really surprised me. I got some great Nebraska gear to wear during football season (which is almost here, a gift and a curse!), but he sent a bouquet of roses to my office and got me a German chocolate cake from a local bakery that is absolutely delicious!
I really felt the love for my 30th so I have no complaints. I already feel older, wiser, and not dealing with people’s nonsense anymore. Certain things just aren’t bothering me the way that they used to. What a relief!
Monday 8/15: Hill repeats! This time, I had to do 6 repeats as part of my 5-mile run. The weather was a little less miserable so overall I felt good during the workout, but pretty tired once it was complete!
Tuesday 8/16: I took a mixed level vinyasa yoga class at the local studio – the previous week I took HIIT barre. This class was just as intense! There were only 2 of us taking the class but the instructor kept us busy! Everyone was really friendly, but I realized I’m pretty rusty with my yoga right now! I need to get back to a weekly effort.
Wednesday 8/17: Since we attempted some headstand(!) moves in yoga, my upper back was pretty sore! No workouts since I was having Happy Hour that evening for my birthday.
Thursday 8/18: Finally, it was my birthday! I kicked off the day with a 3-mile run which felt great but was actually pretty darn slow. Morning humidity strikes again!
Friday 8/19: No workouts since I had a very busy weekend ahead of me!
Saturday 8/20: City Fit Girls’ annual FitRetreat! It was a VERY intense day of working out (I am still sore on Monday!). I’ll be sharing a recap on the blog tomorrow, but you can check out last year’s FitRetreat recap.
Sunday 8/21: I went for my 8-mile long run in the morning. Prior to the run, I took a UCAN snack bar and during the run used the Honey Stinger chews for fuel, 3 chews every 45 minutes. I’m not sure if the fueling plan worked perfectly, but minus a couple of slower miles on a trail, my pacing was great!
I did a lot of workouts this past week! In addition to my 3 training runs, I was able to do yoga, cardio kickboxing, and a killer upper body-focused boot camp class. And plenty of pushups, planks, lunges, and squats were had over the past week!
The weather continues to be a drag and I’m completely soaked after each run, but I have to remember that I’m working really hard. I recently talked to my boss about training and he admired that I can run longer than 5 miles in the heat. I may be extremely slow out there, but I’m doing my best. And I feel fitter and stronger than I have in a long time!
With all of that said, I’m giving Week 3 an A! This week I’ll be doing a 12-mile long run, so I’m hoping the weather will be less miserable so I can get through it!
How was your week? What do you like to do for your birthday?