This week may have been really difficult work-wise, but training-wise it was on point!
Despite the craziness of work this week, or maybe because of it, I had the best workout week in a long time!
|I got in all my workouts and took one planned rest day this week. It was a great way to start the month!|
Besides adding the plank workout to my weekly routine, I also added a short tabata-style workout.
|Click here for the workout!|
I love when an at-home workout takes 15 minutes and leaves you absolutely exhausted and covered in sweat.
On Saturday morning, I had my LASIK consultation. It was basically like any other eye appointment. I wasn't allowed to wear my contacts Friday to allow my eyes to rest and appear "au naturale" during the check-up.
This meant running my 8-miler with Kristin without any lenses. (My glasses are too loose to run in.) She was a very good guide; I didn't trip once.
|I think my rough week made this run hard; I was dogging it the entire time, but at least we got it done. There was a time not too long ago that I would've thrown in the towel.|
Then it was off to my consultation!
Matt came with me and was highly amused by my reading of the eye-chart. (I can't hate, though; his perfect vision is what earned me the chance to finally look into getting LASIK in the first place.)
Anyway, I'm apparently a perfect candidate for LASIK. My corneas are really thick (which is a good thing) and my eyesight isn't so bad that it will cost an arm and a leg. My surgery date is set for April 2! I can't imagine waking up and not having to take the time to put contacts in, or deal with them during allergy season (which is really like 2/3 of the year for me). I've had glasses since I was in kindergarten!
After taking a nap to give my dilated eyes some time to recuperate, Matt and I headed down to the Fish House for Meg's birthday dinner! It was too dark outside by the time we ate to take any pictures of my meal, but it was the first time I had spaghetti squash and it was fantastic. I can't wait to make it at home!
|Meg's mom took this photo before dinner.|
Obviously losing an hour Sunday bites; it means less time to run errands and finish grading, but I'm glad that Saturday was a good, restful day reserved for friends. And I'm very thankful that the time change was this weekend and not next because that would mean running my next half after losing an hour of sleep!
|The course map for the Sarasota Half.|
Miles 1-5 are up and over the huge Ringling bridge and then an immediate turn-around. That's going to burn my legs a lot, which is why I've been diligently running the bridge here at home (which is a baby compared to this monster).
But the medal will be worth it!
I'm looking forward to another successful week of training! I feel like I'm on a roll!
Where do you find your favorite at-home workouts?
Did you find time for fun this weekend?