It was a good week for workouts despite leaden legs. I ran 3 days this week and had 2 days of full body workouts. The biggest run of the week was Sunday, where I had mile repeats on the plan. I am going to be away next weekend for a wedding, so I have had to switch some weekends around. Last week I did 8 x 1 mile repeats and nailed them all. This weekend I had 10 x 1 miles repeats and only one came in on time, and one came close. The objective was to run them in 10:15 and most came in between 10:25 and 10:50. I felt I was running really fast, but just could not hit the time. My legs felt so heavy. Oh well, that happens.
Here are some pictures from my run, knowing I run by these places all the time, but I thought it might be more interesting than my typical lake picture :
The Paris zoo is about 2 miles from my house :
The Vincennes castle is about 3 miles from my house :
And these rowboats are about a mile from my house. If you want a major upper body workout you can rent one, but hurry up, they will be putting them away for the season soon :
When I looked back at this week’s pictures, I noticed that I wore the same shirt all week (though rest assured, it was laundered). It is one of my favorite long sleeve shirts. Fall is in the air !
Highlight #1 : The best.discovery.ever of the week, is the revamping of the walkways in my park. They are widening them, leveling them and resurfacing them. Before it was rocky, uneven and relatively narrow.
Highlight #2 : I changed my orthodics. It had been almost 18 months and with all the running I have done, it was time for an update. I ran with them 3 times and 1) I have absolutely no knee pain and 2) I have absolutely no shin pain. I have one (minor) niggle so I will go back and have him tweak. I also had the podiatrist give me a foot and lower leg massage. He worked out some killer knots in my shins. #painfulbutworthit
Seriously, my podiatrist is the best.
Highlight #3 : My hubby and I had a date night. With the craziness of back to school and back to work, we haven’t had much time to connect. So yummy :
Avocado and crab with a citrus fruit sauce :
Grilled salmon and green beens (cooked in a ton of butter) with red pepper sauce :
I hadn’t had alcohol in 5 weeks due to my carb cycling program, but I allowed myself 2 glasses on my date. #noguilt #worthit
If you missed it, check out my La Parisienne recap :
And that is a wrap !
Tell me one thing about your week! Do you wear the same clothes over and over ? Do you wear orthodics ?