Last week was spent recovering from the Under Armour 25k, as it should be! As most people know through ole’ Instagram by now, I’ve spent the last 10 days out of my house either traveling to Colorado, seeing family or Virginia, or this weekend going to the Taylor Swift Concert in North Jersey. I won’t lie, it has been one of the best and most fun weeks I’ve had all year. However, my focus hasn’t been running.
This was a great week to have a running down week, since I needed it anyway, after the trail race. I do firmly believe taking both the previous Sunday and Monday off and not doing any workouts (minus the long run), has kept me healthy. I have recovered well from it and so far no issues.
|Tuesday:||Easy 30 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy run with my husband/father in law (Charlottesville)|
|Thursday:||Easy run with my husband/father in law (Charlottesville)|
|Friday:||Easy 60 min run at my house|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes at Overpeck Park (North Jersey)|
|Sunday:||15 miles/7 miles fast finish|
I always enjoy going to visit my husband’s grandparents in the Charlottesville area. The time there was both relaxed and peaceful. I was lucky to share two runs with my husband and father in law which was nice. I am always thankful I can share runs with a lot of my family (father, father in law, brother, husband).
After Charlottesville, we stayed back in South Jersey and headed to North Jersey for the Taylor Swift concert. It was a great concert, and she performs live well, but I only got 6 hours of sleep into Saturday. I know, not sleeping is a weak point of mine, and I don’t function well without it. Lack of sleep can be a huge trigger for both my anxiety or migraines (not the only one but it can be). Despite not getting much sleep, we ended up running at Overpeck park (where the Irish Festival 5k was last month) and having a good run.
Later in the day, we walked over the George Washington Bridge! I’ve run over several of the NYC Bridges during the marathon but I’ve never walked over the George Washington.
From Saturday to Sunday, I got nearly 11 hours of sleep which was perfect. I was needed it and felt much more recharged!
The last 10 days have been incredible, but I know the next few weeks will be busy. I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine!
Posts from the Week:
Brooks Glycerin 16 Shoe Review
Hiking High Mountain with a View of NYC
Questions for you:
Do you workout while traveling?
Do you prefer to workout alone or with someone?
Wow! You have been having some fun girl and it’s so deserved! I loved following your birthday race adventure in Colorado – just amazing – and I’m jelly of the TS concert! I bet she was amazing!!
She was great and a great performer live if you ever get a chance to go!
Jealous that you got to see Taylor Swift! It sounds like the last few days have been great for you! 🙂 do you take gels or anything on your long runs?
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