My neighbor should consider himself a lucky man this morning. Why? Because I didn’t walk over to his house at 1:45 this morning and put a boot in his hiney for being so loud. Apparently he has the week off, girl problems, needed another cocktail, was hungry, etc. I heard it all. Dude, after 10 p.m. on a Monday move it inside buddy. Next time you get the wrath of me. Trust me when I say you don’t want a mad Italian mom (or her ticked off kid) in jammies on your porch in the wee hours of the morning. The vein that runs down the middle of my forehead is BOSS (thanks Ma). No joke. Pipe down ladd. I don’t like being up all night.
After all that craziness I still managed to drag myself out of bed at 4:30 and hit the gym. It wasn’t pretty but I did it. Hey COACH, I am dedicated 🙂
Today’s Workout: 3 miles with 3 strides, strength/core
I had to switch up my training this week since I am running the Coronado Independence Day 15k. I love this run. It starts and ends at Tidelands Park and is nice and flat. Bonus that there is an awesome parade afterwards and Coronado beaches pretty much rule. Not a bad way to celebrate the 4th!
As I was saying, I rearranged my schedule and should end this week somewhere between 43-44 miles if all goes as planned. Here is what’s on the agenda:
Monday: 8.35 miles hills w/ 4 hill repeats: Done
Tuesday: 3.15 easy miles w/ 3 strides: Done
Wednesday: 15k race (9.3 miles), hoping to run it as a tempo.
Thursday: 5 miles easy
Saturday: 5 miles easy
Sunday: 14 miles
I want to finish this week feeling healthy and strong. The hill repeats on Monday were tough but I felt so good afterward. I love that feeling. I need to keep reminding myself that staying injury free is key this training cycle. I am so ready to have a good, strong race!
Now let’s rewind to where we last left off…
I started marathon training and filled you in on a few runs. It ended up being an easy, low mileage week as I traveled to San Francisco for my cousin’s wedding. We drove up early Friday morning and met up with the fam at the Giants game that night. If you didn’t know I was born and raised in NorCal. That’s home baby.
On Saturday we were up early and took a nice walk down by the bay
We then hopped on the Muni and headed down to the Ferry Building to meet up with family to visit before the wedding.
While waiting for our train to head back to the hotel we decided that doing yoga would be a great way to pass the time. In San Fran you can stand around naked and no one would say a peep. Our yoga was mild compared to some things we saw!
We were laughing at ourselves trying to get a cool “urban” shot when H-man said “Look mom, dancers pose…”
Freaking love that kid.
After panicking about how long it was taking out train to arrive we ended our sweat sesh and finally made it back to the hotel. I don’t know how but we managed to all shower and be ready to go in 1 hour. Benefit of being a low-key family I guess. Ii probably helped that I forgot makeup brushes so a little mascara and lipstick and off we went.
It was a really pretty wedding and we had an absolute blast spending time with family.
After dancing the night away we got up Sunday morning and drove back to SoCal. Sad to leave but happy to know that we go back in August for another family wedding! The best part of being the oldest cousin is all of the young ones are starting to get married. Weddings, weddings and more weddings. I.love.it.
I peaced out of work early and am going to chill for a bit before getting things ready for tomorrow. Can’t believe it’s the 4th!
What are your plans for tomorrow?
Anyone else racing? Will I see any of you in Coronado?!?!