Monday, July 6, 2009

The long weekend end is near

It was nice having Monday after the 4th off of work. Added bonus - a much nicer day outside than Friday :) Not much happening on my day off; slept in (of course), went to lunch with the hubbie, made a much needed trip to a nearly empty Target (over $200 later on what I'm not sure), laundry, worked out, and read my Runner's World on the front porch. Overall a nice day off after a fun weekend. I love long weekends!

Once again I found myself putting off the long run. It took until Sunday night to lace up the shoes. Both Friday and Saturday found us "partying" in the suburbs. More like sitting around drinking in the suburbs on decks and patios. Friday night we went to see our friends new gorgeous home. Since we were celebrating the holiday and the new place I may or may not have mixed beer, champagne, and margaritas. oye... not a good idea. Saturday I woke up early but decided to forgo the long run until Sunday morning thanks to the mixture from the night before and the crappy weather. Instead I tried out the suggested at home strength workout in the Advance Marathoning book because I didn't want to be a total lazy bum. I worked up a sweat but didn't find it impossible/unable to finish while performing the exercises which had me feeling good.

Saturday afternoon we headed out to our other friends place in the 'burbs and had some delicious ribs as well as a few more beers and intense games of bags (in the drizzle) and bananagrams. Bananagrams only sounds dirty ;) Another late night had me waking up even later on Sunday. I felt fine after drinking however my butt muscles were BURNING! Here I was thinking the at home strength training from A.M. wasn't too bad and I find myself in pain less than 24 hours later. Guess I worked some muscles I haven't been hitting at the gym!

After putting planned 13 miles off all weekend I finally headed out around 4:30 pm on Sunday. The weather was nice however trying to dodge all the people wrapping up their holiday celebrations along the lakefront was not so nice. I had absolutely no problems keeping the long slow pace thanks to my delayed onset soreness and general lethargy from the weekend. I felt relatively good the first 6 miles then my butt started to burn. Never again will I do new strength training moves the day before a long run! I also tried clif shot bloks for the first time. Much nicer on the tummy than gels and the cran-raz is pretty dang tasty as far as gels/blocks go. I was happy they were easy to chew and didn't get stuck on my teeth like the luna moons. I'm looking forward to see how they treat me on the longer distances.

Tuesday is back to the weekly grind. Headed down to Dallas for the week, back to Chicago for a night then home to Cleveland on Friday to visit my dad. It's going to be a long, short week :)

12 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

glad you had a great weekend, and a better weather monday off! Enjoy the shorter week, bet both you and your dad are looking forward to some time together!

aron said...

haha really how come its so easy to come out of target 200 poorer and dont know what you bought? same with costco :)

sounds like a great weekend girl!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Having the extra day is sooo nice.

Great job on the 13-miler. I would never have gotten out the door at 4:30. For me, it's moring or BUST!

runner26 said...

yes, "partying" in the suburbs may be a bit of an oxymoron ;)

glad you got in the 13! enjoy the time with your dad.

D10 said...

You'll be all over the place this week. Hope all your travels go smoothly.

kristen said...

Finding new muscles to be sore is good. Work it out girl.

Have fun hanging with your dad!

J said...

I totally understand about the target thing! i really have to watch myself when i go in that store! Glad you had a good weekend! Enjoy your shortened week!

Jeri said...

Glad you had a great holiday weekend, and still got in your 13 miles. I could use some booty moves, I swear mine is pancake flat since I started running again. :(

MCM Mama said...

Great job getting the long run done. I've been totally slacking lately and haven't done anything longer than 10 in a while...

Hope your crazy week goes well.

kilax said...

I've had some clif shot bloks in my pantry for a long time. I need to finally try them!

It would have been hard to get a long run in this weekend, with all the partying! Good for you! :)

Michelle said...

I am glad you had a nice holiday weekend!! And a 13 miler too!!!

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