Saturday, August 23, 2014

Workouts (and life) August 11-17, and why I haven't been blogging as much

Because I have so much to talk about, I will be adding some life recaps in with this week's workouts!

Monday, August 11 - AM Gfit

Tuesday, August 12 - PM 3 mile run
UGH.  Double UGH.  You'll see a trend over this week and next week's recap that I've been slacking on the morning this was one of those days.  I then ran at 5:30 pm and it POURED on me.  I was supposed to run 4.5 and I stopped at 3 and had my mom pick me up.  Yeah....

Oh and my hair did not have a good time getting rained on either...

Wednesday, August 13 - AM 4 mile run
Today's run was better...the day before when my mom picked me up, I was waiting at the gym at my old high school.  I hadn't been there in FOREVER and noticed they got new treadmills (the old ones were so ancient it wasn't even worth it to use them).  So on Wednesday morning when it was still pouring I went up to the gym to run.  It's nice to work out there sometimes because it's so close.  All in all though, I hate the high school gym.  The run was fine though.  I was again supposed to go 4.5, but I ran out of time...

Thursday, August 14 - REST
Things got a little switched around last week because I took my long run on Friday.  OH YEAH - I should probably mention that I skipped the Bryn Mawr Midsummer Night 5k that night...

Here's why: My mom was leaving for England again, and I wanted to drive her to the airport (it was at the exact time I was supposed to be running).  Also, I was super sore last week - I really need to look into why my right leg has been to bothersome.  Although I was feeling better by Thursday, I didn't think that racing hard would be conducive.  Lastly, I knew I wanted to run my long run on Friday morning.  I wanted to be well rested.  So, I skipped it.  I didn't look back, and turns out it POUREDDDDD at the time of the race.  I was driving my mom to the airport at that time and got some cool pictures of the rain near Philly (I was in the passenger seat).

Friday, August 17 - AM 9 mile run
This run was fantastic!!!  I took the day off work that last vacation day of the summer...womp.  It turned out to be the PERFECT day off though, starting with a great run.  I decided to run around my town rather than driving somewhere, which I usually don't do for longer runs.  It was okay though, and I'm actually going to do the same route for this weekend's run.  There were tons of hills and I ran up all of them - WIN.  My leg/glute did hurt like crazy by the end though...

I tried out a new camelback my dad gave me, and I felt like such a goober running around town with such intense gear, ha.  It came in really handy though.  I hate being thirsty on long runs, and the handheld water bottle wasn't my favorite.  This also has a pocket for my iPod so I didn't have to use the armband!

I spent the rest of the day getting my hair done by my good friend Marguerite, getting a mani/pedi with Sierra, and going to dinner with Sierra and her dad.  It was literally a perfect day :)

Fresh blonde hairs FTW

Saturday, August 16 - AM Gfit
I don't remember the Gfit workout and I forget a was a good one I'm sure.  


My friend, Kylie, got MARRIED!!!!!  Kylie has been a friend of mine since pre-school.  I have only had a few close friends get married so far, so it's very exciting!!  She and her husband have the most amazing love story - long story short, they met in Australia when Kylie was abroad, and Jamie was working there (he's from England).  They were together only a few DAYS and fell so madly in love they kept a long, LONG, distance relationship for over 2.5 years.  He's been living here for a few months, and now they are MARRIED!  No more long distance love...I'm so happy for them.

Here are a few pictures from the reception:

It was a happy night for all!

Sunday, August 17 - REST
Nothing more to say about that...ha.

And on to why it's been taking me forever to get these posts up...turns out my evenings have been taken up by something else: STUDYING.

Yes, I have decided to take the GRE in a month.  Now before you jump to conclusions, I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do with it.  I know I want to go to grad school (obviously) but I don't know when it will happen.  GRE scores are good for 5 years, and I've been putting it off long enough.  So on September 20 I will be checking that off my Grown Up List!  The blogging may be sparse until after that's complete...sorry!

1. When was the last time you cut a run short?

2. Have you taken the GRE?  Was it scary?!?!?

3. Best workout this week?

4. Last wedding you went to?

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