Anyway, it’s that time of year, and we’ll want to start using it soon. He keeps it in NY, so he needed to fly up there for a few days to get it out of winter storage and into the water. He took Emily with him, giving me a few days of sweet freedom at home.
I used the time alone to deep clean the house, do a little shopping, and bake about 500 blueberry muffins and scones, give or take.
I also did some good workouts. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I think this was another big step out of the running slump I’ve been stuck in for the past couple months.
Thursday AM: 1 hr spin class, 1 mile run on the treadmill
Thursday PM: 4 mile run outside
Friday: 6 mile run, 30 mins strength training (Ok, so it was a Jillian Michaels DVD, we’ll call it ST)
Saturday AM: 1 hour spin, 4 mile run
Saturday PM: 1 hr YogaX
I slept late on Sunday, and took my time enjoying my coffee and some TV (not cartoons for once!), then finally hit the road around noon. I did a 12 miler at 7:55/mi pace and felt great. My Garmin hasn't seen many splits starting with 7's on my training runs since March.
I haven’t gotten the knack for running in a fuel belt yet. Instead I devised a 6 mile loop around the neighborhood so I could stop for some water halfway through.
I treated myself to my first Epsom salt bath afterwards. Our ice maker stopped working a few months ago, so it’s kind of a pain to do an ice bath now since I have to buy bags of it. I think it helped? I didn’t feel tight the next day. Maybe it was just the fact that I had time to properly cool down.
Man, I’d be in rocking shape (and always have a sparkling clean house) if I were still a single gal and could do that all the time.
But when I look back 5, 10, 20 years from now, would any of it really matter?
It was nice to have a break, but I love the snuggles from these two. It's worth the trade off in my opinion.
Does anyone else take epsom salt baths ? Is it worth carving out some extra time for them after my long runs this summer?
Do you and your significant other support each other in your hobbies?