This week was essentially a recovery week after last Sunday’s race. I was out of town all week for work in Virginia Beach. Of course I had to get out a few days to run in the area, and I did a few workouts in my hotel room as well.
Monday- Rest day/6 hour drive to the beach day. My legs were so stiff and sore after being in the car that long!
Tuesday- AM: Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred level 1 workout. One of my coworkers said she wanted to workout with me this week, so she came over to my hotel room in the morning so we could workout. It was fun to have a cross training buddy.
PM: 2 mile run at First Landing State Park (trails) with the same coworker. I was excited when I realized we were so close to the state park and I would be able to explore the trails a little bit.
We ran on the Cape Henry Trail, and saw several areas that I think were Cypress groves? They were really neat looking, whatever they were!
Wednesday- 3 mile run in the morning on the Virginia Beach boardwalk on National Running Day! My coworker joined me for the first half of this run. I had no idea it was National Running Day until we ran past a J&A Racing tent at the King Neptune statue, where they were handing out hats in celebration.
So we both got free hats and a nice morning run! I love how many people are out on the boardwalk, too. Everyone waves and says good morning, which is a lot of fun.
Thursday- Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones workout DVD (57 min.). This was an evening workout that I did in my hotel room with my coworker. Once again, I really enjoyed having a buddy to do my Jillian workout with. We groaned together during the abs circuit 🙂
Friday- 3 mile solo run on the VA Beach boardwalk in the morning. I was very tired from not resting well all week (it was noisy around the hotel, and I’m used to it being practically silent at night), but I wanted to get up and get one last run in at the beach.
One neat thing I saw on my run was all of the sand soccer fields they had set up on the beach. For the entire mile and a half there were fields set up for a tournament taking place this past weekend. That’s a lot of soccer fields! Right at the very center there was a large field set up that I think is where the final games would be played.
After some Googling, I found out the tournament taking place this weekend was the U.S. Open of the North American Sand Soccer Championships. There were teams from twenty states across the country, as well as from other countries. Who knew there was such a thing!?
Saturday- Rest day. Although I should mention I spent the entire day walking around the North Carolina Zoo in flip flops. I went down there for the day with a group of girls for my friend Jessie’s bachelorette party (she’s getting married next weekend!!).
In total, we walked at least five miles. My legs were definitely feeling it, especially since I wore flip flops!
Sunday- 4 mile run in the morning with Kim on the Dora Trail. Kim brought her baby, Hannah, along, and it was the first time the three of us have all run together (Hannah is nearly 6 months old now). I had a lot of fun running slightly ahead and looking at her in the stroller to see what she was doing.
For awhile Hannah just looked at everything, then she took a nap, and then she woke up and played with a toy for the last half mile or so. My legs were a bit tired, and it was humid outside, but it felt good to shake out my legs. They were sore from Saturday.
Total Miles: 12 miles