Cooper is happy about this!
I don't want to get my hopes up though. But... they kind of already are up so I think that's just lying to myself.
My workouts last week aren't very impressive (AGAIN), I've been kind of lazy on my non-running days. But let's focus on the good, shall we?
Monday - 45 minutes on the elliptical
Tuesday - 2.5 miles of running in the blaring sun, + 2.9 miles of walking
Wednesday - REST (Wednesdays are definitely going to be my rest days this fall - they are way too swamped to fit in a workout, so I need to know this and plan my other days accordingly)
Thursday - 6 miles of running with some hints that my hamstring might be feeling a little bit better!
Saturday - Tons of walking on the beach, probably at least 4 miles, plus more miles walking to and from candy shops that sell caramel corn. :-)
Sunday - I had real dreams for today. I thought maybe I could run a TON of miles if my hamstring cooperated. I set the alarm early and left more than 2 hours for potential running before I had to be anywhere. And then I headed out... and it SUCKED. It was seriously HORRIBLE. My calf hurt, I had side stitches, I felt horrible. I ran maybe 2 miles and walked a whole bunch more, calling it quits after 30 minutes. I went home completely defeated. And sad.
Flash forward a 5 hour car ride and feeling sluggish and pretty off all day, and I decided to try for run #2 around 4pm. AND I RAN 8 MILES!!!!! Seriously. Besides the crazy adventure trail run I did with Lindsay a month ago, this is the longest run I've done in a long time. I thought it was since the marathon but turns out I did a few longer 8-9 milers in late July. And my hamstring didn't really bother me!
So a total of 18+ miles this week, and I feel excited! I feel hopeful. Please please please hamstring, don't let me down now.
Ever worry about jinxing yourself? How was your weekend? What did you do? How far did you run?