Hello! Happy Monday to you! I had a pretty packed week so let’s review what I’ve been up to lately, as well as the interesting (to me) topic that is my marathon training.
Monday included 4.25 miles. It was ridiculously hot out, like 80 degrees. Yes, it’s October. I’ve decided that weather in Virginia is overall really nice but also really random. One day it’s 80 degrees and sunny and literally overnight it will become 50 degrees. Figuring out what to wear is difficult because an outfit that works in the morning might not work in the afternoon. That’s what workout clothes are for, right?
Tuesday was a nice little unplanned rest day for me. I had an almost entirely free afternoon, with class ending around 1:45 and work not starting until 6, so I took advantage of some gorgeous weather and sat outside drinking iced coffee at one of my favorite coffee shops. Reading blogs, doing some writing…So good for my soul.
Wednesday included 6 miles. It was really hot again. Lots of sweat (again). Wednesday included a cake date with my roommate and it was spectacular. I wish I’d taken a picture of my chocolate strawberry cake. It was as good as it sounds. That night I also got a call over whether or not I got a little sister in my sorority. I was so nervous but it worked out better than I could ever have imagined. I’m worried that they’ll somehow find this blog so I’m going to stay quiet on this one for now, but expect more on it later!
On Thursday I had my sorority’s philanthropy event. It was a really fun event filled with baked goods, s’mores, and lots of musical acts. I was responsible for organizing/booking a bunch of on-campus singers and a cappella acts. It turned out to be really great, and one of my friends did a lovely Taylor Swift medley and even I (not at all a huge Taylor Swift fan) LOVED IT.
Friday involved a 3.75 mile run. I couldn’t handle anything more. But it was followed with grocery shopping at TJ’s (my favorite place), and a dinner with three of my best friends that I haven’t seen in forever. It was so fun to just hang out with them and catch up and enjoy a good meal. I also had to go to a dance performance for one of my classes and it was spectacular. Wow, I could go on and on about the spectacular choreography, but dance is so visual that I don’t think I could describe it and do it any justice!
On Saturday, I participated in an Alzheimer’s Walk. There’s a really great story behind this! My dear friend Kate lost her father a few years ago to early onset Alzheimer’s. For her 21st birthday, a large group of her friends and I decided to donate funding to Alzheimer’s research and participate in the local walk. The initial goal was to raise $2100 but we far surpassed it. This event was so moving and I feel so blessed that I was able to walk with her and in her father’s memory. She is one of the most inspiring and amazing people I know.
I spent the rest of Saturday doing homework, going to work at my on-campus job, and doing some crafting for my little’s clue week! Crafting is one of my favorite relaxing activities.
Sunday was supposed to include 18 miles. Didn’t happen. Only 10 happened because my body couldn’t fathom running 18 miles. I ended up sleeping in later. Usually I love doing my long runs and spring out of bed ready. Not today. So I listened to that. Also when I read “only 10” I want to roll my eyes! 10 is still a lot and only us crazy runners underestimate our accomplishments like that. The rest of the day included work, dinner with one of my best friends, and mass.
It was a busy week but definitely a good one. My training wasn’t what I wanted it to be, but hey, my plan is to just finish the marathon. The friendship time I had this week was excellent and I’m so thankful for that.
Linking up with Megan for Week in Review!
Highlight of your week?
Yes or no to Taylor Swift music?
Best thing you’ve eaten this past week?