Tuesday: 6m easy 8:40/pace
Wednesday: 8m tempo (2m warm up, 5 @ 7:30/pace, 1m cooldown), 45 min upper body
July 4th weekend were spent in Chicago for a birthday and a wedding. Friday morning I loaded up a few bags & LE and drove to the midwest! I made it in early enough to grab hotdogs & fries and head to a local NWI (northwest Indiana) fireworks show #Merica. Also just because I have to say it, the midwest does fireworks right. Best show i’ve seen in years. DC you need to step up your game, it’s quite embarrassing being the nation’s capital.
Saturday morning started with an easy eight mile run. I was so thankful this was a cutback week. I’m finally feeling these 40+ weeks! My best friend Marie (she’s been on the blog a few times before) was due with her first baby boy on July 4th. She invited me to her last ultrasound that morning. I missed so much of her pregnancy so being there at the last appointment felt very special.
Everything seemed like it was going well, we were discussing brunch and catching up on life. The doctor stepped in the room and let us know Marie’s amniotic fluid was extremely low so they had to move her into labor & delivery. I think the doctor’s exact words were, “We’re going to get things moving along.” Which made us both a little confused. Marie needed to hear exactly what was going on. The doctor clarified that she was about to be induced!
I hung out with her while she made calls and facetimed her family. My sis-in-law Trish came up to the hospital to bring food and keep us company for a few hours. Marie’s mom made it up to the hospital soon after and I felt better about going to the wedding. Induction takes a while and the doctor was confident she wouldn’t have the baby until the next day.
I rushed home to change for the wedding and headed to Chicago!
The venue was at City View Loft and was so pretty! We had a blast catching up with family and the bride and groom looked amazing!
The weekend just kept rolling on… the next morning at 9:00am Marie had her baby and little Philip entered out world!
I made a quick stop to the hospital to drop of gifts and meet little Phil then took off to the cottage for Josh Raycroft’s 30th birthday and 4th of July festivities!
The next day I turned around and drove back home. That was a FAST weekend!
Monday: 35min legs (deadlifts, kb swings, front squats, lunges)
Tuesday: 7.5m easy 9:48/pace
Wednesday: 10m easy 8:55/pace, 20 min shoulders/core
Thursday: 6m easy 9:23/pace
Saturday: 8.6m easy 8:51/pace
Total Miles: 32.1 (cutback!)
Have you had a day or weekend with several life events?