Sunday, June 17, 2012

Disneyland Week 4 Training

I'm TIRED this week. I think its a combination of the early wakeup calls, increased mileage, and not getting a real day off in awhile. I definitely a relaxing weekend after a whirlwind few weekends of travel, guests, and console shifts. I feel like I've been going pretty much nonstop since May began and here we are in the middle of June. Yikes!

Monday- 6am wakeup call. 4 mile run.

Another sweaty run. It was about 80 degrees by the time we finished and SO humid. Summer is certainly coming. It's amazing to see the effect that the weather has on our runs. I didn't think it was possible to "run" a 13 minute mile, but a few times I looked down at my Garmin and saw that pace. I certainly felt like I was running, but I wasn't getting anywhere in that thick air.
That tomato killed Dan! Oh, that tomato is me!
Came home from that sticky run and collapsed on the floor under the fan... we waited until we stopped sweating to get ready for work. Otherwise, you sweat all day.

Wednesday- 6 am wakeup call. 3 mile run.

Thursday night- Yard work and some walking

Went out to pull the weeds. Then decided to test the sprinklers and found a broken pipe spewing water into my yard at an alarming rate. Sigh.
Got mail and found envelopes for TWO different neighbors on the next street over, so I walked it over to them.  Decided I had enough excitement for the night and that this could count as my "cross training" for the week.

Saturday- 6am wakeup call. 4 mile run. 1 hour nap.

Added the 5th mile we slacked on last Saturday so this was actually a 5 mile run. It was definitely a struggle to complete and we took a walk break after 3 miles. I'm starting to formulate a half marathon strategy and I think that doing 3 mi run/0.5-1 mi walk would be doable.
After the run and breakfast, it was naptime! When I woke up the second time, I started cleaning. My sister is coming next weekend for bridesmaid dress shopping, so I needed to ready the house for company. Spent the afternoon cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry.

Sunday- Sleep in day!
First time I have gone to bed without an alarm set in a month. Seriously, I looked at my calendar and the last weekend I didn't have an early wake-up call was May 14th. So of course I woke up at 9am. French toast for breakfast, some wedding planning stuff, and then vacuuming and tidying up for company.

Meal of the week:
I took the advice of Jenn over at Peas and Crayons and bought Veggie Patch brand falafel, from the fake  meats section of my grocery store.

I whipped up a quick Israeli salad- diced onion, tomato, and cucumber with a splash of red wine vinegar and some salt and pepper. Refrigerate while the falafel balls cooked. Yum! Added the falafel, Israeli salad, tahini, and spinach to a pita. Quick, easy, and so good! Served with a glass of wine. :-)

Sunday Set-up:
Monday: 4 miles
Tuesday: I want to give summer shape up a try, if I get a chance to buy the equipment.
Thursday: 4 miles tempo
Sunday: 6 miles

Monday: Fish Tacos
Tuesday: Blackened tofu salad (I swear I will make it this week, I have even bought the tofu!)
Wednesday: Dan's choice
Thursday: Beet salad pizza
Friday: After an afternoon of dress shopping, I think we're going out!

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