Monday: Taught two barre classes in the evening.
Tuesday: I made it to swimming!!! Woop! I was so proud of myself for actually dragging myself out of bed. I only stayed in the pool for 2600m and I dropped down a lane, but it's better than not going! In the evening, I met some friends for a spinning class at one of my favorite local bike shops, Cyclelogik. It was very evident that my bike fitness has dropped off with my lack of cycling lately. Time to get back on that! A very active day wrapped up with Power Yoga with Phil. We did some handstand practice again, and I think I'm finally starting to "get it."
Wednesday: Our evening track practice was cancelled due to the tragic events in Ottawa, which locked down the entire downtown, including the school where we usually do track. For me, running is a bit of a coping mechanism and therapy all wrapped into one, so after being sent home from work, I went to a different track to do my 3x800 at race pace.
Thursday: I taught barre at 6 am. In the evening, I went to Pure Flow yoga with Phil. He slowed things down quite a bit for us, which was nice and probably what my body needed.
Friday: I got up before work to do my last training run of 3 miles at the farm. I left my watch at home, though I did set up the Nike app, and I didn't really look at my time. It was quite surprising to hear the app tell me my pace after the first mile. The legs felt great for an average pace of 7:40. We hit the road for Massachusetts around 1 pm.
|The view from our hosts' house! So pretty!|
Saturday: After a delicious breakfast, the OTC crew went out for a 15-minute shake-out run. It was a gorgeous day! We went into Boston in the afternoon for some sightseeing and cannoli from Mike's Pastry (pretty much the best thing ever).
|Pre-race fuel?? Limoncello and Chocolate Ricotta Cannoli from Mike's|
Sunday: Race Day!!! Stay tuned for a recap of my very first half marathon!