Hi guys! Today was my first day on the new job and I must say, I think I’m in love. The office is beautiful, the vibe is creative, the energy is good, there’s cold brew superfood coffee on tap and the bathroom is stocked with organic tampons – I mean, c’mon, what more does a girl need?! There’s also no dress code (hello yoga pants!) and I can set my own schedule (bye rush hour!) so yeah, it’s quite fabulous. I trusted the universe on this one and it totally panned out.
Okay, so let’s get to last week’s recap. It wasn’t the best week but it definitely wasn’t the worst. My solid long run and stellar mile repeats made up for the decrease in overall mileage. I had a beautiful weekend full of rest but also a lot of coffee, green smoothies and long reading sessions. It was exactly what I needed for those two days between jobs.
Here’s what the week looked like in running:
Tuesday: 6 miles
Wednesday: 8 miles (4 mile repeats @ 6:24 pace)
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: Rest (was on my feet the entire day before)
Saturday: 18 miles (8:12 pace – finished with a couple miles around 7:49)
Sunday: 6 miles (super duper easy)
Total: 44 miles
This weekend I am going to the Natural Foods Expo in Anaheim and then on Sunday I’m running the San Diego Half Marathon along with Sheri, Lauren and Jenna. I’m planning on running it at race pace (if not slower) because I am not rested enough to push it any more than that. Plus I’m peaking next week with mileage and training and then it’s taper time. Already! 42 days and counting… I better book a place to stay ASAP.
A client of mine who lives in Texas shared the greatest visualization with me in one of her weekly check-ins and I used it today during my run. I thought I’d share it with you because it’s just so good. Her words: “One day I was pretty anxious and during my run/walk on the treadmill I envisioned my anxiety piling up at the foot of the treadmill, and it worked!” Whether it’s anxiety, stress, worry or just negativity, picture it leaving your body as you run and just piling up behind you where you’ll leave it all behind. #LetThatShitGo
What’s your favorite way to recharge your batteries after a crazy week?
I like to stay home, be introverted, read, journal, take naps and go running.