This weekend, Tim came into town. YAY! 😀 We hadn’t seen each other for about 2.5 weeks so just seeing him was great. But the real reason I’m writing about it, is that for the first time since last summer, I was well enough to go with him in the mornings to work out. Originally we planned to run together on Saturday, but it was all rainy so I did a workout on the trainer. Those who know me well, know that I have a certain competitive/stubborn streak that tends to dictate much of my life. So naturally, even though Tim was sitting on the couch watching TV, I pushed myself insanely hard on the trainer (it’s in the same room). I went hard for 30 mins and felt pretty good during the work out. I knew I had pushed myself a bit too hard shortly afterward. I was completely drained of energy. I took a 2 hour nap to try to get some energy back, but it didn’t help. I spent the rest of the day semi-cranky and devoid of energy on my couch. 😦 Ok…have to take it slower. Lesson learned. Jeez.
Then today, Tim and I went down to the river trails to go running. It’s a long day for both of us…except my “long” at this point is 2 miles whereas Tim had 6 miles planned. So we started together, but ran in different directions ( I think we’re both a little self-conscious/ competitive) and at different speeds. I’ll admit, the run was pretty tough for me. It was much colder (I’m a cold wimp) than I’m used to, the wind was in my face, and my legs were completely shot. All excuses aside, I managed to run a full 2 miles, walking a bit for a total of about 2.2 miles.
All in all, I’m happy with the weekend. My pace on the run was faster (most of the time) than the pace I ran last week. Also, I was able to push myself hard on the bike, and complete a “long” run the next day.
Tomorrow, I add swimming. Let’s just say “interesting” will probably not suffice as an appropriate adjective for my swimming skills. I’ll post sometime this week and let you know alllll about it.