Wednesday, May 8, 2013

To Just Be and Way to Go Wednesday

Working Out
This is one of those weeks where Wednesday feels like Thursday. Anyone else having that kind of week? I guess I'm still thrown off after returning from Long Beach last week. It's always hard to get back on track after any vacation.

You spend so much time just trying to play catch up that you don't really even get to rest up. Luckily, I have another trip coming soon. We'll be heading to FL for a super lazy week on the beach in a couple of weeks. I always look forward to this particular trip as a way to completely unwind. No agendas, no scheduling, no set plans other than to enjoy.


While I enjoy checking out new sights, scenery, restaurants, shopping, etc. on vacations, sometimes it's nice to not have any plans. Just "be." Do you prefer to "be" or "do" while on vacation? Maybe a combo or maybe just depending on where you go?

One thing I've been doing is keeping with my workouts at least. I may not be able to keep the house spotless, laundry folded, dishes put away. But I can schedule in my workouts!

Saturday I got in a really good 10 mile run. Jason ran 6 miles with me, then I headed out to finish the last 4. Sunday we ended up going for a bike ride. I was honestly still really nervous after my fall the last time. It was kind of hard to relax and enjoy. But, I we got in 19 miles without any mishaps.

Monday Jason ran with me again. We did a short, quick 4.5 mile run during lunch. I always love getting in a lunchtime workout when I can. It really refreshes you for the rest of the day. Then, after over a week of not being able to run together, Amy and I got in 7 miles Tuesday morning.

While I was looking forward to running with her and catching up, I was not looking forward to the 5:20 am wake up call. It came entirely too early after a night of tossing and turning. Somehow, even though I felt exhausted, it was a great run, and a great way to kick off the day.

Funny how sometimes exercise can actually wake you up (well, until about midday). And speaking of midday, I used my lunch time to get in a biceps/shoulder/ab workout.

Sometimes I like 2-a-days for that extra energy boost. But I can't do them more than a couple of times a week. Are you a fan of 2-a-days?

Way to Go Wednesday
Since I was out last week, I missed passing along Way to Go Wednesday shout outs. If you had a great shout out for last week, or this week of course, please share!

Christine from Love Life Surf  for completing a great 10-mile race (pain free)

Brian at Pavement Runner for a new marathon PR. Seriously on fire.

Krysten at The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail for her first half marathon 12-weeks post surgery.

Laura at Mommy Run Fast for another awesome PR at a recent 5K. Fast!

Meg at RunFitKin for an awesome PR at the BMO Vancouver half marathon.