Saturday Workout: Lower Body and Shoulders Boot Camp / 60 minutes
Sunday Workout: 8 mile run / 1:23:15
Isaac status: Our power came back on Friday night so Mo and I frantically started washing stinky sheets and clothes, cleaning the refrigerator (we had already emptied it) and in general got the house mostly back in order. We will have to wait til the insurance adjuster and then the contractor comes to get a better idea of how serious our storm damage is.
It felt so good to go to boot camp yesterday. Jess is out on maternity leave so her Saturday sub, Tracey was there and it was my first time working with her.
I am now a huge Tracey fan.
There was only one other girl there with me. We were all pretty storm weary but it felt great to be doing something active and to be doing something normal. There were lots of squats and lunges and hill work and today and I am definitely Camp Sweat sore.
Afterwards, Cate, Mo, and I got a little hurricane relief at Liuzza‘s, which has had power since Friday afternoon. They were working with a limited menu, but there famous frosty mugged beers were in no way limited!
This morning I ran 8 miles and it is the start of a shifted “season” for me. We let our gym membership lapse, purposefully, so I don’t have pool access any more (plus, our school’s swim team practices there, which would have been a little… awkward). In the fall and winter I will be focused on half marathon and long distance run training. Hopefully I’ll be updating the Upcoming Races page with some exciting races this week.
Yam City was my last tri for the year. I am a little sad to be done with triathlons for awhile, and I admit that I am still sneaking onto trifind.com looking for just one more race, but I am also ready to start focusing on long runs with cycling for cross training.
Today’s long run was important. It was the farthest I have run in months and although I knew I could do it, since I did 5 and 6 milers consistently over the summer, I just needed the confidence boost of having 8 in the books. I also needed to set a standard for my long runs this fall and winter season. I didn’t particularly push my pace at all; I just enjoyed being out running for a long time.
One thing that I did notice was… New Orleans stinks right now! Trash is being collected all over the city yesterday and today and the trash trucks definitely didn’t make it to our neighborhood. Everyone has cleaned out their refrigerators, including all the restaurants and it doesn’t smell like jasmine in bloom around here. Just another Isaac effect to work through.
Do you have “standard” distance that you run daily? For a long run?
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