Weekend ReCUP (in pics)

Happy Sunday!

I’m sorry, where did the weekend go? It just flew right on by.

I had a great weekend, but a very quick one.

The Boy and I are sitting here watching Mad Max sweep the Oscars, so what better time then now to share my weekend reCUP in pics. Let’s get to it…

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Burrito Friday?! Don’t mind if I do!

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40 degrees! That beach run sure is going to be chilly.

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A race I couldn’t pass up! I’m sure you understand.

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I jump for cupcakes!

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About to toe the start line with my adorable running-sidekick.

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Celebrating an awesome run with a sweet treat.

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Black bean guacamole burger. It’s what’s for dinner!

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A sunrise run puts life in perspective. Picture doesn’t even do it justice!

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When your running buddy has double your miles (I had 10 [well actually 11.3 because I can’t count]; Don had 20!), you give them something to run for.

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Oscar watch party makes for some perfect weekend recovery time. It took me about five minutes to realize I forgot my towel buffer. Ouch!

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Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

Weekend ReCup

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all had a great weekend ringing in the new year.

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I’m so excited to see what 2016 has in store, but first we have a ReCUP to get to…

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Friday

Friday was Miss Boo’s last full day here so we tried to make the most of our time together.

Since Boo left for the Navy, she has gotten into indoor rock climbing during her off-time. So, she was really looking forward to hitting up Vertical Ventures in Tampa.

We met up early afternoon for some climbing fun! I don’t too well with heights, so I certainly wasn’t the best climber in the group.

I will give climbing credit for being a pretty killer workout. I was sweating my bum off!

We then cooled down with a refreshing smoothie from Xtreme Juice. So yummy!

I had barely enough time to get in my speedwork session that I wasn’t able to the night before, so I stopped by Bayshore and did 4 x 800m after my one-mile warm-up. Since I wasn’t at my normal spot, I tried to track the distance using an alert on my watch and unfortunately screwed up my splits when I hit the lap button.

I know that I was around my normal 4:30 pace, but I don’t have the actual breakdown.

The Boy and I met up with my parents and Miss Boo for pizza at East Coast.

After saying our goodbyes to Boo, we headed home so I could get packed up for my early morning long run.

Saturday

You know you’re a runner when you’re waking up just as your night-owl boyfriend is getting to bed.

3:45 AM wake up call. Pretty brutal!

Mandy and I met at Fit2Run at 5:00 and then rode over to Coachman Park in Clearwater. Coach Kirsten had bridge repeats on everyones training schedules.

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There were two bridges and a total of six climbs. Thankfully it wasn’t too hot, which made for a beautiful long run.

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We ran a total of 10 miles; Don did his first-ever 15 miler (though his training schedule called for 14).

We were starved by time we finished and quickly made our way over to the Beach Shanty, a cute little beach diner. I went with the sampler platter and enjoyed every last bite.

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The remainder of my Saturday was spent shopping and running errands. And, then the Boy and I settled on Wok Chi for dinner.

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By time I sat down to relax, I had racked up over 16 miles worth of steps for the day. Needless to say, I slept like a baby last night… in my CEP compression sleeves, of course.

Sunday

Our Sunday was pretty relaxing, and even better it was finally a bit chilly out (like mid -50’s).

After meeting Kat for some Jeremiah’s…

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It was time for a grocery run. Why can’t grocery shopping be fun?

I’ll be relaxing for the remainder of my night, as I have a very busy week to prepare for.

Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

SUP beach day, and I eat speedwork for breakfast 

Good morning and happy Friday!

Had a great day yesterday at the beach! Our original idea was to go to Fort Desoto, but after paying five bucks for parking and fighting with some of the worst prickly briers we left and headed over to Treasure Island.

Treasure Island was awesome and a much better beach. It was a beautiful day and the beach was not at all busy.

They had on-beach rental kiosks, and the stand-up paddleboards seemed reasonable enough. We grabbed three of those for two hours and had a blast!

It really is a good workout. After paddling around for a bit, Meag and I decided to try out some yoga on the board. I really wanted to land Warrior 2. I didn’t. And, salt water is disgusting.

I forgot to reapply sunscreen, and completely failed at being a Floridian. I will regret that for the next couple of days. 😦

After we left, I got the worst case of hangry. I didn’t care what we got, I just needed food. Firehouse Subs for the win.

After a quick nap, it was time for speedwork. Bring it on!

On the schedule was ladders; two 800s, two 400s, and two 200s. Meag even joined in!

Coach Kirsten paired us up with Mandy and Emily and we KILLED our speedwork. I love running with these girls; they push me every single time.

Our splits were:

  • 4:26
  • 4:37
  • 2:05
  • 2:09
  • 0:49
  • 0:50

Boom!

For dinner, Meag made us a super yummy stir-fry! Too yummy, I forgot to take a pic.

Question of the day

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?