Week 13 of my Run Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.
This week was a busy one. I was out of town for a conference Wednesday to Friday, so I was totally out of my element. I didn’t get in half the running I wanted to, but I tried to stay active while I was gone so that my butt wasn’t completely kicked when I returned to my normal routine. It’s been raining pretty steadily here over the last few days and has cooled things down quite a bit. I’m hoping that kind of weather sticks around a bit so that West Texas can finally start making its way into fall!
I stretched it out for about 15 minutes with some yoga with Emily DiDonato! My calves were super tight from my 10 miles the day before, so the yoga felt amazing!
I had some miles to fit in, but an afternoon curriculum meeting, so I resorted to the treadmill in the early morning. I managed about 3.75. I tried to squeeze in some upper body work after my run, but there just wasn’t enough time. I didn’t get home from the meeting until 5:45, so I’m glad I fit the run in early!
LEG (and booty🍑) DAY! Lauren Gleisberg released a new challenge as well as a new “glute guide”, so I tried out one of those workouts. Yowza. I also fit in the upper body that I missed on Monday and my triceps were screaming by the end! The combination of these two workouts left me sore until well into Thursday morning.
I was at school before 6 a.m. to head out to a professional conference in San Antonio, Texas. It’s about a five hour drive from here, so I spent most of the morning in the car. After getting to the conference, sitting through the afternoon session and then dinner, it turned into an unintentional rest day.
I tried to find the fitness center so I could get a run it, but my hotel was a labyrinth and I kept getting lost–ha. For that reason, I resorted to some body weight stuff in the room using the Jillian Michaels app on Thursday morning! I followed it up with a really yummy hotel breakfast. We were completely spoiled by the organization putting on this conference!
On a separate, but EXTREMELY IMPORTANT note… I SAW TIM DUNCAN WHILE I WAS IN SAN ANTONIO. Y’all, I’m no pro sports lover (like at all), but I enjoy basketball and if I follow it, I follow the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan was my grandfather’s favorite athlete, as well as my brother’s. Aside from that, he’s a stand up guy. On Thursday, I was touring the school his son attends and there he was. I felt my heart swell up to my throat and panicked before I could think of waving or saying hello or anything. I’ve never been so star struck! I had to tell my brother and mom immediately. Of course, they were filled with jealousy!
I thought very hard about skipping a workout, but with another half day of riding in the car to head back home, I knew I should get some movement in. I slept in later than usual and did another body weight workout with the Jillian Michaels app. So handy! We headed home from San Antonio Friday afternoon exhausted and ready for a weekend of rest. But… I still knew I needed to get a run in on Saturday.
Truthfully, I was a bit nervous about Saturday’s run after missing two planned training runs during the week. I only had 7 miles scheduled, but I just wasn’t sure how things were going to go! As I started getting dressed, Pippa was wagging her tell and trying to tell me she wanted to join. After being gone three days, she wasn’t going to let me leave by myself again! I decided to bring her along for the first part of the run and play the run/walk/run game a little bit. We did 4 minutes walking and 1 minute running and it was fantastic! I’m not sure if it was the drizzly weather, but it was the first truly good run that I’ve had in a long time. It left me looking forward to October and my last few weeks of training before my race!
Total Miles: 171.65 Miles
Question: Do you have any memorable celebrity and/or athlete sightings?