My training this week has looked like this:
Monday: 3 mile run + strength (45 minute Chiseled Physique class)
Tuesday: 4 mile run + 45 minute yoga class
Thursday: 4 mile run
Friday: Cross Training (45 min interval spin class)
Saturday: 40 minute tempo run
Sunday: 6 mile run
This time my tempo run went a little bit better. I was able to gradually build up speed. My first mile was 8:35, the second was 8:15. I only have one mile markers on the path I run, and my Nike App is not too accurate, so I simply picked up the speed for three minutes then turned around at the 20 min mark and ran back to mile marker two (getting there at 22:40 so my pace back was faster). Then I attempted to take it back down. ...I hit another 8:30 mile, but the last one was 8:20. Not too shabby for a tempo run but it should have been more like 8:40.
Today's 6 miles were a bit different. I ran with NO music or time keeping device. My daughter was biking next to me the entire way and the weather was a perfect 65 degrees and sunny. We had a great time and I was ok with not knowing my pace or having music blaring in my ears. The happiest thing though, was seeing her bike an entire 6 miles and how proud she was of herself!
Along with these workouts, I had an amazing weekend in Maryland with my boyfriend and our kids.
Friday afternoon called for a little monkey business....
Especially with some grilled pork tenderloin, a baked sweet potato and grilled asparagus.....
Saturday morning we headed out for some Fall Festivities at Bowles Farm.
The biggest corn maize EVER! I'm sure of it. This is the view from one of the lookout bridges. It was my first time doing a corn maize and the four of us ROCKED it. I would say it took us about 45 minutes, but I read that it takes people 1-2 hours.
Then we played in a straw pit and a corn box!
The kids got to pet some animals, ride a train and in a "barrel ride". It was $10 a person well spent.
One the way home we stopped and grabbed a pumpkin because I have been dying to bake one!
Chopped, peeled and roasted with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Life Changing. I'm telling you.
I'm attempting to roast the seeds tonight! We'll see how it goes!