The skies have been crazy lately. It's very “active” weather around here that has included lots of rain, wind, hail, thunderstorms, and low temps. Yuck. I’m watching the news right now and it looks like more of the same this week. I’m over it!
Luckily I don’t mind running in the rain, so I got out there several times. I’m feeling good and I’m glad to be recovered from the marathon and ramping back up. I also practiced yoga several times so it was a good week overall despite the weather.
Here is the recap from where we left off:
Total miles for that week: 17.5
Rest, Skype yoga with Mom ♥ , Yoga with Zach at home
Rest. Wine and cheese and girl talk night with Emily.
Solo run along the waterfront in the rain and hail. Running in the rain can be fun. Even tiny hail, or brief hail is kind of cute. But pea-sized hail for 20+ minutes is kind of scary. And all of this happening while the sun is somehow shining brightly is just plain weird.
Thursday: Self Defense class with Amy. We graduated, yay! Don’t mess with us.
Thursday bonus story: On my lunch break I was surprised to see a large group of people down on the waterfront, and figured out they were there filming an episode of the Biggest Loser! I love that show and so I was very excited. I was especially surprised and excited to see Bob standing just a few feet away from me signing autographs! I got a couple pictures of him but didn’t meet him. I gathered that this will be the first episode of next season. As far as this season goes, I am rooting for Ashley!
7.0 miles/59:58/8:34 average pace
Waterfront/Springwater run with Zach. I don’t get to run with him very often, but now that he’s tapering for Newport we could work it out. It was great. We saw a very, very cool thing- a hawk caught a small mole and killed it and ate it right off the trail and we stood there watching the whole thing. We were stopped and watching the bird because it was so close to the trail, then he dove and caught the rodent. It was amazing to watch him catch and consume it right before our eyes. It was obviously unusual for him do that so close to the trail, not sure why he did. But it was awesome.
Friday: Skype yoga with Mom ♥
Vinyasa Yoga. I was going to go for a bike ride, but I was very tired after yoga and decided I needed a rest day. This week I was feeling really run down and it kind of caught up to me. Also the weather was crap. I took a 2 hour nap and watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
11.0 miles/1:33:29/8:30 average pace
Long run up on Marine Drive. I was going to go out to Hagg Lake and watch Alisa and Amy and Kristen do the Open Water Swim race, but I was still feeling pretty tired and knew I wouldn’t be able to get up that early. So about 10:30 we finally made it up to the trail for the long run. Zach did 15 and I did 11. It was rainy at times and pretty chilly but it was a great run. I enjoyed the scenery and felt strong. I was running 8:30-8:50 pace and then ran a 7:40 last mile. I did a long stretching and yoga session next to the trail while I waited for Zach to finish.
Sunday: Yin Yoga with Alisa. She’s actually on her way over right now so this hasn’t happened yet but is about to!
Total miles for this week: 25.5
I’m getting the mileage back up there and feeling great!
OH- and I signed up for a race! The Helvetia Half Marathon on June 12th. It’s a hilly course but I’m going to do my best!
Zach halfway through his 21 miler on the Banks Vernonia Trail:
Trainer and super cutie Bob Harper at a filming of Biggest Loser in downtown Portland:
Marine Drive run today (Sunday):
I was standing up on a cement block stretching so I got a pic of Zach from above: