Monday, May 12, 2014

week in review; may 5–11

Monday, May 5: rest day

Tuesday, May 6: (unplanned) rest day

Wednesday, May 7: rest day

Thursday, May 8: rest day

Friday, May 9: 2 miles, speed walking

Saturday, May 10: rest day

Sunday, May 11: 6.1 miles at 14:11 pace

Nothing too exciting to report from this week. I took a lot of days off after the half marathon. I had gotten the worst blisters of my life (and coming from a former dancer, that's saying something). I'm not sure why, since I've worn the shoes and socks before in long distances and haven't had any problems before. Anyway, I wanted them to heal because I have another half on the 18, so I rested my feet a bit more to try and speed the process up.

Before adding the top layer of crust and putting in the oven.

The finished product. Not too bad, right? The top half definitely looks better, but it all tasted great!

Saturday evening, my family came over to celebrate Mother's Day. I spent the entire day cleaning and, for the first time ever, baking a caramel apple pie. It was a bit messy because of the caramel, and it looked a bit off, but it tasted delicious (which I believe is the only thing that matters). I definitely see more pie baking in my future. I enjoyed playing Wii with my oldest nephew and hold my youngest nephew, along with joke around with the gang. It was a fun evening.

Sunday I went for a 10k run in the neighborhood. It was a warm, sunny day, and one of the warmest days we've have so gar this year—it was in the upper 60s when I started, and mid 70s when I ended. I drank some Nuun fruit punch about an hour before leaving the house, and with it being so warm, I figured any inkling of having to go to the bathroom would just sweat out. Unfortunately, around mile 1, the Nuun caught up to me. I was in the middle of a loop, so decided to finish that and then head home for a bathroom break. I also added some ice cubes to my handheld water while I was home, since my water had gotten disgustingly warm. 

After a quick break around mile 2, I headed back out and decided to just wander the neighborhood, rather than going back to my usual loop (which gets boring). Shockingly enough, there are still a lot of streets in the area that I don't know where they lead to, so it was kind of fun to explore. Somehow, I managed to get exactly 6.1 by the time I reached the house. I was impressed with myself. My average pace was a bit slow, but with the heat, along with conquering more hills than usual, I was fine with it. I even tried some new products on the run and I think I've finally found my favorite brand/type of shorts. I plan on doing a separate blog post regarding said items — so look for that later in the week :)

After the run, I had a quick bite, showered, and headed over to my brother's for an early dinner with my mom and my sister-in-laws family. I got home right before the big storm hit, then spent the evening on the couch with the dogs watching the "Once Upon a Time" and "Revenge" finales. So good! I can't wait for "Revenge" to come back in the fall. I can't handle cliff hangers! When this show first started, I wondered how they could sustain the storyline to fill more than one season. Once I started watching Season 1 on Netflix, I was hooked and have been watching ever since, never disappointed (well, maybe once or twice). Ohhhh, the drama! Haha. 

Anyway, it was a great, family-filled weekend!

How was your weekend? Did you have any races or runs? What is on your Sunday night TV line-up, if you have one?


  1. Ouch! I hope those blisters heal up fast! I just recovered from mine and I even have a nice blog post on things to try to avoid those nasty blisters. No Sunday night TV for me.

    1. Thanks! I thought I did ok – I remembered to put on some Body Glide, and wore socks and shoes that have done long distance with me before, but at mile 3 I could feel them forming... it was really annoying. I've gotten blisters in that same spot before, but never so early in a run. I'm going to try some mole skin or duct tape next time and see if that works. Then I'm going to the running store to see if there is a pair of shoes that might work better. I'll check out your post to find some new tips :) I fear that I might just be prone to them, but I'll never stop looking for ways to prevent them!


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