Hey Canada, how you doing?In a bit of sad news this week, another electronic device of mine died. When I got off the plane in Maine (yes, that rhymes) my phone would no longer work. In addition to being inconvenient when trying to reach people when traveling, it meant I couldn't take photos and I lost all the photos I had taken. So needless to say, I recreated some photos, but they look just like the originals. Promise. Just being honest that some of these images are staged.
I came across this instagram challenge this week, and it is the perfect challenge for me. Unfortunately I got in a few photos before the phone death, but I'll be ready for the next one.Monday: A rare Monday run. Knowing I would miss a workout later in the week for travel/taper, I snuck in some Monday miles.
Planned: Rest Actual: 5 miles (9:16/mile)
Kegs and LegsTuesday: Squeezed in a quick run as I prepared for my trip. I tried to keep the pace easy as I was skipping a rest day this week.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 4 miles (9:13/mile)
It looks lovely, but it's oh, so hot out there as we learned when we sat on the tarmac for 1.5 hours.Wednesday: Got in 8 very sweaty miles before heading to the airport. For a little extra fun, I got stuck at a train that was 50+ cars long. I've never sweated so hard standing still.
Planned: 8 miles Actual: 8 miles
On Wednesdays, we wear pink.Thursday: Took a no running day, but explored the area by taking my parents dogs for a walk/hike. My parents live up in the lakes and mountains and it was so beautiful. Also, I was very excited to wear long sleeves again.
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
The dogs were so muddy. Should have cleaned them up before the pic.Friday: Down East Sunrise Trail Relay day! I teamed back up with some members of my previous relay teams as well as a few other new friends to form two 4 person ultra teams for the race, Slow Motion to the Ocean and the Ugly Sweaters. We didn't win, but we had a great time and the course was stunning. More to follow because this is a race worth checking out.
Planned: Rest Actual: 10.7 miles
The two teams still smiling at the start.Saturday: Day 2 of the relay found me running around 4am (which is sunrise during a Maine summer) and the final leg. I am proud to report I felt pretty good during the entire thing, not something that has happened during previous relays.
Planned: 26 miles (for the entire relay) Actual: 7.8 miles and 7.9 miles
Dipping our toes in the ocean post race. That is Canada in the distance on the right.Sunday: My legs felt fine after the relay, but I was rather overtired from being up all night. I took a rest day mainly due to scheduling (I was visiting family for a good chunk of the day), so I got in more dog walking/hiking.
Planned: 4 miles Actual: 2 miles Walking
Do you like to travel to races? Have you ever done a relay?