Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Running and Getting Crafty

I'm a bit behind on a weekend recap, so this will be more like a training lately and things I do other than running kind of post. In other words, random. Random can be good though, right? Ok, good. Glad you're with me.

This weekend started off nice and early for me. I knew it was supposed to be really warm again, and humid. Maddie decided to also assist as my early morning alarm clock. Since I was up, I headed on out the door just after 6 am to get in my long run.

It started off fairly decent, around 67 degrees with some clouds. The clouds of course ended up clearing off, but thankfully that was near the end of the run. I managed to get in 12 pretty good miles. The last mile and a half was where I was sort of just ready to be done. But, I had some nice views to get me through the miles.


I ended up hanging out on my patio reading and recovering for a bit. I mean, keeping your feet propped up on the lounge chair or in the pool counts as recovery right? My sister ended up stopping by a bit after noon and headed out to run some errands with me. Then she, Jason and I went to have a late lunch.

Later that evening, she came back over with her boyfriend for dinner. By this time I needed to be in my compression sleeves in full recovery mode. Thankfully, my sister totally understands. Her boyfriend likely thinks I'm a nut job, but that's all good. He'll have to get use do it!

Perfect attire for having company over for dinner

Sunday I headed out for an easy run and took it slow. By 7:15 it was already in the low 80s so taking it slow wasn't that hard. I hung out in my pool for a short bit before taking on one of my latest home decorating projects - recovering our office chair. I've been tackling some repurposing projects for the office.

I am also making valances with this same fabric that will tie together my filing cabinets that I painted as well as my found on the side of the road and painted desk. I'm all about repurposing! I plan on sharing all the office redo projects just as soon as I get the curtains done. See, I do other things than run!



Yesterday was a much-needed break from running, but I was back at it this morning. Amy decided to join me for speed work - 6 x 400s. They were tough, and always remind me that I am not a sprinter, not at all. But I know I need to do the work, and sometimes having company during times of pain and misery can help. And as if the speed work wasn't enough, we ran up the bridge to catch the sunrise before heading back to the house. Gluttons for punishment indeed.


Runners, do you flaunt your compression gear for company? Anyone else like to think of themselves as crafty? 

Pinterest is both my friend and foe. I always think I can do some amazing projects. They don't always turn out quite as I'd like though.