On the drive to the rendezvous point my stomach told me I should have taken a few more minutes in the bathroom this morning. I was praying for a port a potty at the park and ride, but alas, I was denied! Having worked all those years in surgery, I decided I would have to institute operation "Bodily Function Control". Luckily, exactly one mile in, there just happened to be a Port-A-Potty...I did not care what shape it was in, I just cared that I would have relief!! I am by far the most lucky girl in the world! Not only was there a Port-A-Potty, it was clean, it had toilet seat cover, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer!! I felt like I had just won the lottery!!
Saturday means it is time for my long run/therapy session with my BRF Michelle. We have been growing our running group, but something in my gut just told me it needed to be Michelle and I today. I am so glad it was just us! I have realized I have a found not only a running buddy, but someone who truly gets what I am going through! It is life changing to not feel alone or like you are the only one going through these crazy life challenges. I could go on and on and on about my excitement having met Michelle, but I don't want to start sounding creepy (and by the way, I am still kind of on my running high)
The week in general has been very inspirational and motivating. I have been feeling fast and I decided I needed to start working on a little speed. It paid off! I have come to the realization that I am running almost as fast as I was at my peak fitness. I can't believe that last year at this time I could not even run a mile non-stop...that is if I had even put on shoes to even TRY to run!!
Let's recap the week just because it felt so good.
Monday: Cross Training- Skiing with my husband!! First time on ski's in four years...it was heaven
Tuesday: 3 mi outside, in the rain, on purpose! I felt good to just get out and do it
Wednesday: 3 mi Speed work on the treadmill. 8.5 actually felt good
Thursday: 3 mi Another great treadmill run. Fairly fast and with some incline!
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 7mi run with Michelle. Lots of hills, but a great way to start the day.
Sunday: Cross day...not sure what I will do, but I think it is high time I got my bike back in some sort of order and on the rollers at a minimum.
Next week will be back to no hubby at home, so also back to all runs at 6am on the treadmill :p Not Awesome!!!
One thing that is Awesome...Next years running re-TREAT is on the schedule!! August can't come soon enough!
How about some pics to finish off the week