My morning started at the shiny happy hour of 5:45 am teaching my new spin class at the gym. My peeps were all fired up and ready to go…they had more CRAZY energy than I do. One lady explained to me that the right side of the room was the ‘party section’…they were hoopin’ and hollerin’ and having FUN! I love the balls to the walls energy so early in the morning. Definitely woke me up. After class I had showered at the gym, grabbed my Starbucks bold brew fix and jetted off to work.
This past weekend I got over the hump of my 2nd 20 miler of the marathon training season!
I ran with my Luke’s compadres who are all training to run MCM in October. We are officially 5 weeks away from domination! For some in my group it will be their very first marathon. I could not be prouder of these chicas.
I recovered rather quickly from the 20 mile run! Saturday I went home, and rested all day. Got some cleaning done in the apartment. Felt all kinds of productive. The next morning I got up and busted out a 4 mile shakeout run which really helped loosen me up.
Sunday was my annual fall brunch! I started this tradition of having a fall brunch at my place to celebrate the autumn season. We had cheese & crackers, turkey sausage, fruit, and I made some breakfast crescent rolls I found off of pinterest. Yum.
We sipped mimosas while the fellas watched them some football! So fun. My sweetest friend Shirley (in the pink) made the cut and is running the Boston Marathon in 2013!!! All kinds of awesome.
This week I will be hitting it hard at work and also getting up early to get some running in. I got in 41 miles of running last week and this week is recovery week! I will be running the Taco Run 10 miler on Sunday, totally looking forward to racing my little runner heart out! First 10 mile race ever = instant PR!!
Oh and how about it’s National Coffee Week!! Einstein’s Bagels is celebrating with coffee specials all week long. Get after it!!!
How was your weekend? Anyone have a race coming up? What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?
15 thoughts on “Spin, Brunch, Run, Repeat…Wknd Recap.”
loving those football eats! What an accomplishment, I know 20 miles is nothing for you though!
haha…dunno about that but after doing it a few times it becomes a little bit more do-able! Definitely helps the miles tick by to run with friends too 🙂
That food looks great! Good job on the 20 miles!
Nice work on that 20 miler! What # marathon will this be for you?!
My favorite Starbucks drink is not a coffee, but the iced chai ….YUM! I think I might stop after work and get one 😉
mmm omg I love chai! The Starbucks at my job has a pumpkin chai and I’ve been getting it a lot. This will be #5! Do you have any more marathons in the horizon?
No marathons in the near future….but someday!
Aw, sweet! I know where I’m getting my java fix this week 🙂 Congrats on the 20-miler!
Favorite Starbucks in the fall: Hot Caramel Apple Cider (the sugar free one). Soooo good and reminds me of fall! 🙂
So I’m freaking out a bit because I haven’t run basically at all since my 20 miler over a week ago. And now I feel a cold coming on. Crraaaaap. I always go out and drink and then wonder why I get sick while training for a race haha
Oh nice, never tried the cider sugar free, I’m sure it’s good! I have been enjoying pumpkin soy chai tea lattes the past couple of days… 🙂
As far as training goes…I am sure you will be fine! Your body and mind need a break from the rigors of training every now and again. As long as you can jump back on track that’s all that really matters!
My weekend was awesome, I ran with the bulls (a Texans 5k)and did it under 40 mins. I’m a slow runner, but hey! I complete my races and I shaved a minute off my time! I am participating in the Susan G Komen Race in a week and some change. Starbucks I like their Mocha’s but I have a love for Seattle’s Best!
Great job on the 5K girl!! And good luck on your next one. Seattle’s Best is some good coffee…nice n strong! 🙂
5 weeks away from domination! I LOVE That! You are exuding confidence! So proud of your run, girl!
Aww thanks Nichole! 🙂