Anyhow, I thought we could start out by catching up a bit. What did you do last weekend? I had a wonderful weekend that started with a longer run on Friday. I couldn't quite tell what the weather was going to do during the afternoon - it looked like a storm was on the way - so I ended up running at my old standby, the Pettit track. There were tons of people at the Pettit that afternoon for a hockey tournament but the running track was empty.
A freshly painted finish line on the Pettit speedskating track
Saturday morning, Mom and I did Brigg's and Al's Run/Walk. As is tradition, we opted to do the 5-mile walk. I look forward to this event so much every year. Mom and I always stop at Einstein's for a bagel on the way to the walk and then pop in Starbucks mid-way through the course. It's the beauty of being a walker at a large event like this one - no one notices if you step off the course for a few minutes and when walking you can actually enjoy sipping a coffee drink ;) It was a super relaxing morning!
We finished the walk!
The weekend also included heading west to Madison to get together with two friends from college. One lives in Cali and I haven't seen her in a few years so it was super wonderful to catch up. Being in Madison always makes me happy and makes me think I need to visit more often.
I also whipped up my first batch of chili this fall. This time I decided to make a chili bowl, including a spaghetti squash base, three-bean chili all topped with Monterey Jack cheese. It was super simple to make and extra delicious. I'll post the recipe for this one later this week!
Chili season is here!!
This week will be another busy one. Lately I've been runching Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and I'll continue that routine this week. Here's the training plan:
Monday: 4 glue miles + strides
Tuesday: 6 mile workout + Y-Blitz
Wednesday: 5 recovery miles + Y-Fuse + Y-Core
Thursday: 4 glue miles + Y-Blitz
Friday: 10 mile run
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: 5k Race + WU and CD miles
This weekend's race should be pretty low key. Once again, I'm treating it more as a race workout and will mainly focus on running faster from the middle to the end. It should be a fun time!
My questions for you:
- What did you do last weekend?
- What is your favorite chili recipe? OR, what is your favorite chili topping?
- What are you most looking forward to this week?
Tell me everything and more :)