Let's check in! How did training week #2 go??
I added 1.00 mile to my weekly total AND I cut my average pace/mile by over a minute! I have to say... antibiotics for bronchitis made all the difference!
During the middle run for this week, I was able to run for 75% of the run, including the entire first 2 miles. That was the first time I'd run 2 miles continuously without walking breaks. It might not sound like a lot, but as a relatively new runner (ok, it's been almost a year, but a lot of this year has been trial and error) its huge. I have no athletic base to build off of, and so I was literally starting from scratch. Running 2 miles continuously as a 10 min pace is pretty good.
I also took a hot yoga class at Pure Yoga on Tuesday night. The class itself was okay - it was a community class and my friend and I felt it was a very advanced class. I'll write a full review this week... but it was not up to the usual Pure standards that we've seen in other classes.
What's coming up for this week:
I'm added 1 more mile to my weekly today during my long run. I'm excited for this because I work 5.5 miles from home, so this means I can use my commute home as a run... I might have to overshoot home, but at least I'm saving some time.
The rest of the week is going to be tight - I have a very exciting and busy weekend coming up! We are going to the sample presentation for the florist for our wedding and then on Sunday, we're going to see Book of Mormon with my family. My sister-in-law's parents got us tickets for Christmas, and at the time, July 22 seemed ages away. Now it's here.
Thursday I'm going to get my orthodontist in NJ to get my Invisalign taken off... I think. Yes, I have Invisalign. When I got my initial braces off when I was 14/15, my teeth were great. I wore my retainers through my freshman year of college and then stopped. My wisdom teeth came in/were impacted and pushed all of my teeth - particularly my bottom teeth - all out of sorts. When it came time for the wedding, I decided to go for Invisalign because I didn't want pictures of my teeth to look terrible. It's a little superficial, but there were always pictures of brides with their mouths open laughing or talking, and I just kept thinking, "oh gosh, these pictures are beautiful, my teeth are going to ruin these pictures of me!!" However, I have noticed that as a result of the Invisalign, I have been much more meticulous brushing and caring for my teeth, and I have also found that my teeth are easier to brush and floss as a result of my teeth not being on top of each other. It has definitely had it's benefits, but I am excited to get the little brackets (yes there are little brackets even though its Invisalign) taken off and to not have to wear them constantly!
To sum up, I have to run 3 out of my 4 available days, which isn't that big a deal, but it just shows how inflexible my schedule will be for the next few weeks. I have time to fun, but I can't be lazy/procrastinate because I don't have time to make up that run if I decide not to go.
How are you doing making progress towards your goals? Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend?