Hello hello beautiful people! How was your weekend? Hope you had a little fun this weekend. My morning started at dark thirty with my breakfast club cycle crew as always. 55 minutes of attacking those rolling hills. If that won’t wake you up I don’t know what will.
My weekend was crazy busy as usual! Wouldn’t have it any other way though.
Saturday started off with my longest run of the training season. It’s almost MARATHON time!!
It was hot, humid, sticky as per usual. 85 degrees, a million percent humidity…heat index 3,837. 4 mile warm up on my own, then 14 miles with my running group including some hill repeats. Did the last 4 miles on my own and finished strong. Overall pace was slow and easy but I picked it up at just under a 9 minute mile to finish things off. Overall this was a GOOD run and I felt the best I’ve felt on a long run in a few weeks. I was happy about that.
I was definitely spent at the end but I went home and got some amazing yoga stretching in. Hydrated and decided to take a last minute ice bath.
If I could give you any advice on this I would say to take an ice bath with a glass of wine. So relaxing! Well that and get in the tub first with cold water before dumping a bunch of ice in there. I stayed in there for about 10 minutes to cool the muscles off. These really do make all the difference and I honestly don’t love them but they really are an important part of long run recovery.
I laid down for a bit then my friend was having a little daytime pool party so I decided to drop in. Love these ladies.
Had a quick bite with them then went home to relax a bit longer and meet up for some more fun with my homies. I can’t get enough of these 3. We’ve known each other since middle school so every time we link up we like to reminicise about old days. Did a little karaoke fun and stayed out til mad crazy late.
Sunday I slept in and it felt lovely. Went to the 11 am church service and did basically nothing all day. Got a massage, ordered a margherita pizza from this place and watched the VMAs. Did anyone see it? Loved JT’s performance.
How was your weekend? Do you like karaoke? What was your favorite part of the VMAs?