This week was a week to be lazy and not feel bad about it at all. How nice is that!?
The day after my first half marathon. If I’m being completely honest, on Sunday night I thought I wouldn’t be able to walk on Monday. My knees felt like someone had taken a baseball bat to them…and there were tons of other aches and pains!
I woke up on Monday and was pleasantly surprised my knees felt much better! My right hip was bothering me (has been a struggle with that hip the past few months) and my left Achilles was very angry with me. I pretty much waddled around at work all day. I was also surprised at how much my back hurt.
Monday was a complete rest day for me. I came home and sat on my butt.
I felt significantly better! Tuesday was a Danny night. He knew I was pretty sore so he had an easy stretch/recovery session planned.
After a foam roll progression, we did two sets of the following:
Walk and squat
Danny night. I went through my foam roll progression, then jumped on the elliptical for a quick half mile before working out with Danny. He has this new favorite piece of equipment that I had to google to figure out what it is. Its called a Fitball Seating Disc. Its a great tool to help with balance and developing those stability muscles. We did a variety of exercises using this as a support for either my hands or my feet.
Another rest day, and I didn’t feel the least bit guilty. Friday was 6 months with the boyfriend. He got me some beautiful flowers and a sweet card. I am so blessed with such a sweet man.
We went out to celebrate at a nice seafood place in Rudee Inlet, called Rockefellers.
We came after dinner and went for a walk. It was so beautiful out and we were so full, so a walk seemed to be in order 🙂 Just the recipe to make me nice and sleepy!
Since I’ve been in serious training mode for the last few weeks, we haven’t gotten an opportunity to see our parents much. Michael’s parents live in Elizabeth City, so we went down there to have lunch with them. His mom said she had made a special dessert but wouldn’t tell me what. She had this cake made to celebrate my accomplishments at Shamrock. His parents are the absolute sweetest.
I haven’t seen my mom and stepdad much, so we had dinner with them. The weather was amazing, so we got an opportunity to sit out on the deck and eat lots of food and drink a nice cold beer!
Church in the morning – I only missed a week, but it feels like forever! We went out with my Dad and stepmom (who I ran Shamrock with) for a lovely night on the town to see comedian Gabriel Iglesias. He was testing out some new material – so it was nice and refreshing. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! For those of you who haven’t seen him, youtube him. His tagline is “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy!” I’m happy to report that last night he talked a lot about how he’s dropped over 100 pounds in a quest to be healthier (he found out he had type 2 Diabetes). He said if he stops being “fluffy” because he’s so buff, we can just call him “buffy.” He rounded out the night with some older material which the audience promptly recited along with him. Good times 🙂
All in all, a pretty great relaxing week! This week should be relatively uneventful, then I leave for nice, warm Florida on Saturday 🙂 Did you do anything fun this weekend? What are you looking forward to?