Running Variety & Kermit!

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Running has been so much fun this week! My training plan had a track workout, hill workout and today I have a long run.  It feels great to be back on a schedule that includes variety, especially since I have only been building my base mileage for the last 2 months. My body has never handled a ton of mileage well. The most i’ve done is a 32 mile week, i usually cruise at 25 on average, but my coach and I think if there’s ever a good time to try and increase, it’s now. I’m much healthier than in the past, my base is there, I strength train & focus on flexibility much more than in the past, and I want to run more! Especially with a marathon on the schedule this May I’m going to have to get used to it.

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Cameron and I have been trying to get some wedding planning in and let me tell you, that shit is exhausting. I am the most laid back person when it comes to “party planning” and If i had it my way, i’d fly our family out to Costa Rica and get married on a beach then stay for a vacation. We found a happy compromise and are planning on having a small, intimate wedding. Which i think can actually be harder to plan for. Since we’re finally in the working stages of planning we decided it would be a healthy thing for us to take breaks from wedding talk and get out of the apartment and do something fun each weekend.

Yesterday we ended up at the Smithsonian American History Museum. We’ve visited before, but it’s been a while and they had a lot of new stuff.

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not the museum, but it was a clear, beautiful yet COLD day!

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The real slippers! 🙂

Later we went to our favorite Thai place out here. Ruan Thai (Wheaton, MD). If you haven’t been–> GO. Some old dude came up to us while we were ordering and said, “This is the best Thai i’ve had since I was in Thailand 10 years ago.” He seemed super happy about it so i’m glad we keep returning to the same place.

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I also had a Thai Iced Tea, then I drank Cameron’s tea, which we lovingly started calling TIT’s. I had two TIT’s at dinner. Keeping it classy Washington!

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We grabbed “We Are the Millers” from Redbox and ended the night with a little wine and chocolate. I’m heading out for my 9 miler right now, wish me luck and I hope everyone is being productive this weekend!

Workout Summary (Keep in mind I’ve been stretching, foam rolling & using the Trigger Point tools like a mad lady trying to keep loose and flexible. I’m not going to put this into my summaries any longer, BUT i will be posting my favorite stretches & techniques soon!)

Monday:  4.5m easy 8:37/pace

Tuesday: 15 min chest, 10 min abs

Wednesday:  5.3m track workout, 20 min back, 10 min abs

Thursday: 20 min glutes, 10 min abs

Friday: 5.5m hills 7:49/pace (7:55, 7:48, 7:44, 7:17, 7:53 & half mile cool down)

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 9.4 easy  8:14/pace

Total Miles: 24.7 

What were your weekend workouts like?

Favorite wine? Red/White?

RED all the way…Cabernet Sauvignon’s are my go to 🙂

Author: She's Going the Distance

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8 thoughts on “Running Variety & Kermit!

  1. Oh I LOVE Thai Iced Tea! I had Thai roommates in grad school and they cooked amazing food literally every single day, I’ve been so spoiled with great Thai food and I never get sick of it. I really like a good rosé but white over red if those are my options. Most of the time anyway, I drank a lot of great red in Italy and I tend to go through phases where. Want red only for a year or so then I go on a white kick. Currently it’s white 😉

  2. mmm, Thai food is one of my favorites! We always order Pad Thai and Curry – so yummy! Can’t wait to hear how your long run went! And I am not much of a wine drinker but every once in a while I can go for some pink (white Zinfandel is my fave) haha.

  3. I usually prefer red wine, but when its hot out I tend to go for white. Nice training this week! Looks like you rocked that hill workout!

  4. Awesome that you had a great week in running!

    I am definitely a red lover – grabbed a couple of bottles tonight – we were out and my wife and younger son have been sick over the last week or so …wine wasn’t a priority!

    As for wedding planning – the biggest stress-reliever we did was to portion out things. Lisa’s Dad wanted to feel important, so we gave him something to do and let him deal with it (the reception hall). We’d picked it out and decided basics already, so we let go of the rest. By making sure we had the things we cared about lined up, letting go of other stuff, and ended up actually relaxing and enjoying.

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