I’m linking up with Running with Spoons again for Thinking Out Loud. Thanks for hosting, Amanda!
Remember how I wrote about slacking on strength work last week? And how I was ready to turn it around? The good news? I did it. The bad news? I am so sore. DOMS is real. I woke up early this morning for my scheduled 4.5 miler (day 2 after all my weighted squats and lunges) but couldn’t drag my tight, tired legs out of bed. I am going to try and squeeze the run in tonight or leave it for tomorrow.
I can’t stall too much, however, because my first half marathon is officially four weeks and change away. If the countdown doesn’t make it feel real, this week’s 8-mile long run will. At this point in the plan, each week’s long run also corresponds with my personal longest distance run to date.
I can’t describe yet how it feels to finish each long run because I have waited so long to be strong enough to do it. It’s incredible to see those numbers rise on my Garmin.
On a different note, I have been enjoying a few small things that have made all the difference while I chug away through training. Here’s a little round-up…
Listening to the Run to The Top with Tina Muir podcast.
Trying Blue Apron. One of A’s coworkers had a coupon for a two-week trial (three meals per week) and the first box arrived on Tuesday. I was a little skeptical, but I’m impressed with the quality of ingredients that arrived and the vegetarian recipes selected. Tonight I’m making Heirloom Tomato & Fontina Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Dijon-Dressed Summer Vegetables. Yeah.
How long is your upcoming weekend run? Have you ever tried a food delivery service?