Monday: And for this week's Monday Motivation, none other than ultramarathoner, world record holder, chef, and tough as nails, Scott Jurek summitting Katahdin on Sunday.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Tuesday: We had a death in the family recently. My beloved garmin 305 finally passed away (it's been trying to for months). I was pretty heartbroken to put it nicely, but I still think it might be able to be refurbished. Anyway, I stopped by REI to begin the process of replacement, not necessarily purchase, only to find they had put the Forerunner 910 on clearence. To make it even more tempting, it was the last one in stock. Needless to say, I purchased it and went running with it that night. I love it!
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 6.2 miles (9:11/mile)
Welcome to the family little buddy.Wednesday: First runcommute home to the new location, and I started off by making a new friend! While it's not uncommon to see snakes in Georgia especially on trail runs, it was pretty shocking to see this fellow a foot or two off the side walk in a neighborhood only a block from Emory University. It's a pretty trafficky area at times and I am certain I'm not the only runner who jumped several feet in the air after seeing him that night. Other than that, it was a hot run and I ate way too much lunch.
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 6.1 miles
Snake and the city: A Copperhead!Thursday: The heat training and miles from Troop Trot finally caught up with me and I was just tired. I took a bonus rest day, but did foam roll and stretch.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: Rest
Jekyll Brewery Big Creek KolschFriday: Rest day as planned. The weather wasn't too horrible, so they Jayhawk and I enjoyed a nice cool, local brew on a shady patio. Also, inspired by last week's chips article, we had a mini chip tasting. My reviews are as follows: The Wasabi Ginger chips nailed it and I really like them. I've had dill pickle chips before, but the thick bold really add something extra. Loved them as well. I was slightly disappointed by the cheddar beer chips. While they had great potato flavor, I was kind of expecting them to taste like Wisconsin in a bag and they did not. Disappointing.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Planned: 12 miles Actual: 6 miles (11:08/mile)
Post run stretching buddy/yoga mat hog.Sunday: More heat training. While my mileage was down this week as a bit of recovery, my heat training was in full force. I did both of my weekend runs around 5pm to maximize the sweatfest.
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 6 miles (9:08/mile)
On this week's list of things I wish I'd invented, I bring you Brewery Yoga. Yes folks, you plop your mat down on the brewery floor, get your asanas on, and then enjoy a cold pint. Currently emailing local breweries.....
How was your week? Everyone surviving summer?