An Incredible 4day Weekend (ALMOST) Staycation

After long run Wednesday, Thursday was a rest day and that evening began my husband’s 4 day weekend

ImageFriday was a suuuuuuuuuper lazy day watching episode after episode of Supernatural until about 5pm when it was time to visit Imagethe box with a WOD I designed and then hit the pavement with Paul (the hubby).ย  We did “Bring Sally Up” as a squat challenge warm-up. He used 45# and I used 35#. That was fun and no joke. You warm up fast. I promise.ย  We did 5 minutes of other variations of stretching. Then it was time to work on some strength. We were searching for the one rep max (1RM) bench press. I completed the ugliest 95# possibly ever, but by golly, I got it. Triple digits seem to elude me though. I have 95 pound 1RM for bench, push press, and power clean (push press and power clean haven’t been tested in a few weeks). Anyway! Then we moved onto the mini-WOD. 15-12-9 Box Jumps, 53# Kettlebell Swings, DB Push Press (18#), and butterfly situps. It took both of us just over 6 min (I won, not that that matters. haha). Then we headed out for a 5mi trot with the pooch. 45 minutes later we were finished and headed up the road (on foot) to grab a burger for cheat meal! ๐Ÿ™‚ We earned it! I had a DELICIOUS burger with egg, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and some veggies. Words cannot describe how heavenly it truly was. Paul had a surf & turf burger which consisted of a deliciously seasoned burger (perfect for a seafood buddy) with crab meat and grilled onions. His was good, but mine won that battle. ๐Ÿ™‚

Saturday I worked a ballgame at Auburn University and then went for a 3mi run with the dog that evening.ย  She was acting strange so it was not a fun run.ย  My dog seems to think that sewer drain lids are toxic or unstable or something. There were many on the route that I ran. No bueno.

Sunday was another lazy type day. Breakfast was delicious. Eggs with bison italian hot sausage, grilled peppers, grilled onions, and eggs… There were some household chores completed, grocery shopping did happen (and it was almost 100% clean. somehow M&Ms snuck in there. weird), and then we prepped a meal for the days I may not be able to and made dinner together. There were lots of Supernatural episodes again and I also finished a book. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a good day.

Ah. This brings us to today. Monday. Long run day thanks to work. Only 5 days after the other long run. I got up at 530… I had prepped all snacks and fluids the night before. I slept in my sports bra and shorts… less room for excuses.ย  I had forgotten to get GU or something similar… so my run fuel had to be creative. I took some plain dry roasted almonds, sprinkled some water and then salt on them to allow them to soak and soften overnight.ย  I also grabbed a piece of homemade protein bar.ย  Drank my cup of coffee and was out the door at 0700 without having to drag myself out.
ImageIt felt good to be “ready” to go.
ImageIt was a cool and gorgeous morning.Imageย  I spent the first 6 miles running towards the sun. Watching the fog lift up off of the river. It was incredible. I chugged along at a happy little pace. Came across 3 Alligator warning signs… that’s always nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ I walked while I consumed the salt-water almonds (DELISH!) at mi 6. Off I went again. The best part of the run truly was around mile 9-10 when the air smelled like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. I SWEAR IT DID.

ImageImageI have to give this area some credit. They are working wonders on the riverwalks and things. This is a new pedestrian bridge that opened last Wednesday.ย ย  It’s lovely. I ran across it Friday for the first time while running with Paul and Roxanne (the pup). I saved my favorite little loop for the end of my run because it rejuvenates me a little and I did some exploring. The goal was 16 mi in 2:45…. I got it done in 2:44. WIN. ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, yes I did wear my lucky neon green compression socks. I get compliments onย them every time I go out in them. I have officially completed 4 runs in them (10, 13.1, 14, and 16mi). I will invest in more as soon as I have 50 dollars to spend on socks. I need new running shoes first. This Muzinos have been supporting this body for 3 years. ImageImage

I did run out of water right at the end. You can see the distress on my face. Haha. All in all… it was a good run.

Then when I got home, the hubby made me a delicious breakfast while I showered.ย  Dinner was my favorite… buffalo chicken meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, and california veggies with simply salt and pepper. ๐Ÿ™‚

I enjoyed Paul’s staycation. I had to work so we can’t call it that for me… But I had an incredible (almost) stay-cation. ๐Ÿ™‚