Guess what’s back?! I’m resurrecting the weekly workouts posts, although these past two weeks have been boring — yet again. But I ran for the first time since the marathon (more on that below) and am signed up for some spin classes over the next few weeks! Hoping to get back to a yoga class soon as well.
Saturday 10/12: 19.26 mile bike ride in 1:38:54
My husband had to drag me out on this ride. I was worried about leaving the house (this was the morning after our break-in) and my stomach was all wonky. And to be honest, I was kind of miserable the entire ride. My quads were tired, but luckily so were my hubby’s, so we took it slow. It was also cold and damp out and the sun wouldn’t decide if it was going to stay out and then my sunglasses started hurting my head. And on top of it all, my stomach continued to act up the entire way. But, once we were home, I was glad we went. Plus, it’s nice to bike with the hubs since we don’t run well together 🙂
Sunday 10/13: 1.59 mile walk in 33:51
Just a nice walk with the hubs and the dog to fulfill my GymPact pact.
Short run with Andrea
Saturday afternoon (after a failed attempt at running with Andrea — screw you, Mother Nature) the hubs and I went to see Gravity in IMAX 3D. We’re normally the small theater kind-of-people, but we braved the mall on a busy Saturday afternoon and splurged in celebration of our anniversary to see Gravity on the really big screen. Overall, I was a fan. I won’t get into it too much (there were quite a few “yeah right” moments) but I really tried to just enjoy the movie — and I really did. After the movie, we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Ngon Bistro, and had a fantastic meal.
Sunday: 2 miles in 19:02
Well, my first post-marathon run wasn’t fun — or pleasant. It wasn’t awful either. My random thoughts about this run:
- My legs felt heavy
- My foot hurt
- My hip hurt
- My knee hurt
- I was tired
OK so I use the word “hurt” loosely. (Hopefully) nothing will ever compare to how I felt for the last few miles of the marathon, so really how I felt during this run was just a minor inconvenience. But things definitely didn’t feel good — but maybe I was just feeling the effects of not running for two weeks.
After that run, I felt like I needed some retail therapy so I headed to the MOA with Mandy to do a little rainy day shopping.
Spent the rest of the day doing a little work and relaxing while watching football.
Random lesson learned recently: my husband makes amazing mojitos. And thus I’ve been drinking them quite often. This should probably stop happening soon….
Have you seen Gravity?
Have you ever seen a movie in one of those fancy theaters with the comfy chairs and the alcohol and the reserved seating? What’d you think?