I’m currently in San Diego. I flew down to visit my grandparents and the trip happened to coincide with the birth of my cousin’s baby girl Zoe. Very exciting! She’s totally adorable and already has incredibly plump cheeks. In addition to family stuff, I’ve been trying to relax a bit with some yoga and retail therapy. It’s been fun wandering around my old neighborhood. So many cute shops and yummy things to eat. I almost bought a dress, but decided I should save money. Boo! Oh, and there are palm trees…because it wouldn’t be Southern California without them.
In other news, intensified training ended Friday. I am rather excited that the fitness study is almost over! While it isn’t really reflect in this week recaps (because study week goes Thursday – Wednesday), I enjoyed skipping long run on Saturday in favor of not working out. I was back at it today though with a lovely run through my old neighborhood. I miss having hills to run everywhere.
Monday – Run 5.6 miles. This was the day after Golden State triathlon. I usually take day off or do easy 2 miles day after race, but would not have been able to get miles in if I had taken day off. I worried that it would be a horribly painful run, but it actually wasn’t too bad. Fatigue set in on Tuesday.
Tuesday – AM – 3 miles running ; PM – 3 miles running + 20 minute on bike trainer. Ouch. Running was slow…and I pretty much hated every second of it. 11 minute miles with lots of doggy potty breaks? Yes, please. I did find renewed love for my bike trainer. Watching tv while biking = win.
Wednesday – Run 3.8 + Swim 52. I calculated the exact miles + minutes I need to hit weekly goal and stopped there. I was thankful to have a friend along for the run through the UCD Arboretum as it distracted me from the task at hand.
Thursday – Rest
Friday – V02 max test. Ug. I want to push myself but it is so hard with helmet on. Fear of falling off treadmill doesn’t help either.
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 2 miles running; yoga 1-2. Love the yoga studios in San Diego. While they may not have early morning classes (fail), there are so many advanced weekend classes to choose from. I love challenging myself with standing poses and arm balances. I did, however, skip Bound Half Moon as I am not about to strain any muscles this close to finishing up the study. I can already tell I’m going to be sore tomorrow.