Weekend Recap

This three-day weekend was just what I needed to help recover from the Canyon. (If you missed my R2R2R recaps, visit here first and then here.) My husband had a rare day off on Monday and it was so nice to have him home an extra day.

On Friday, this happened:

Double digits!

Double digits!

I can’t believe that in two months my son will be ONE!! Time is a-flying!

We celebrated his 10 month birthday by getting a haircut 🙂

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It was a perfect rest day.

Saturday morning I met up with my run club for an early morning run. We started our summer schedule which means runs now start at 5:30 a.m. It was hard to get out of bed when my alarm went off lol!

I planned for 6 miles and knew I wanted to take it slow. It would be my first run post Canyon so I really just wanted to shake out my legs.

It was tough.

I started the first two miles pretty easily and felt good. I think it was the excitement of being back because once I got to mile 3…..I felt sluggish. And I never got it together after that. Miles 3-6 were a slow blur as I just wanted to get the run over with.

SPLITS:

1-9:13
2-9:27
3-10:05
4-10:35
5-10:29
6-9:30

Avg-9:53/mile

I reminded myself that this was a recovery run and that I wasn’t out to break any records here. I wanted simply to get my legs moving and ease myself back. The run definitely helped get me ready for the day though–one of the reasons why I love running in the mornings.

Sunday we had another get together with friends–it was my little guy’s first time in the pool 🙂

Looking serious for the camera but he was having a blast in the water :)

Looking serious for the camera but he was having a blast in the water 🙂

We got back from the BBQ and I was pretty exhausted having run around after my two kids all afternoon but I knew a quick run would relax me so I went for a 4 miler around my neighborhood.

I felt a lot more like myself with this one:

SPLITS:

1-8:42
2-8:51
3-8:41
4-8:30

Avg: 8:39/mile

My run club had a fun 5k run set up for the next day, Monday, and I planned on going. But as night set in, I was pretty exhausted from being out in the sun all day so I decided to sleep in. Big mistake.

I found out later the next morning that of course the fun run was a blast. Two of our members who organized it made the 5k into a Barkley-esque run. If you remember my post about the Barkley Marathon, there are specific criteria involved with the run. They made the 5k into 3 loops with stops at certain points. I’m SO bummed I missed it. Stupid sleep.

I love having my husband home so him having the day off was the best. We did some more shopping and my daughter was in absolute heaven in the light section at Lowe’s:

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She wanted to know where the switch was ja!!

I ended up not running at all yesterday:( but I had such a fun weekend with my family 🙂

–How was your weekend?

–Did you race or run?

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12 responses

  1. I’m glad I read your Canyon posts before I ran my marathon this past weekend. It helped me power through. It was a hot one! I have run in that kind of heat before but not for a long time. I hope I can get used to them again this summer.

    Glad you had a nice relaxing weekend!!

  2. B looks so grown up with that haircut!! Both of those kiddos are so darn cute. 🙂 I’m so glad your legs are feeling better and you had a great weekend with the fam!

  3. Sounds like a great weekend! And don’t be too hard on yourself with your recovery run…you definitely needed to recover! I ran once this weekend. I worked a lot unfortunatley!

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