Friday, February 2, 2018

Highs and lows of the week




This week there were some highs and there were definitely some lows. Lets get right into it shall we. 





High
I traveled with some friends to an indoor water park in the Poconos!  It was huge. They claim it is the biggest one in the country (not sure if that is true) but my friends I went with did say it was bigger than the other two they have visited. There was just as much to do here for the adults as there was the kids. There were swim up pool bars (kids not allowed) that went into outdoor hot tubs. I would definitely do that again. It did not feel like the middle of winter while we were there. It was a perfect weekend getaway! 

Low
On the way home a deer decided that he wanted to be friends with the front of my car.  DO NOT assume the worst right away. Although he caused over $1000 damage to my car, he was able to scamper away! I'm going to pretend that he recovered and will live to tell about it. 

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High
I was gifted $100 gift certificate to a yoga studio in town. 

Low
Let's just say I am glad the class was free because I would not have wanted to pay to lay on the floor and breath in and out for an hour. I've never been a huge fan of yoga to begin with but I will give it another try (because it's free). I guess a little relaxation never hurt anyone.

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High
 Saturday was Launch day at our gym. We call it pump and pedal, a combination of the New Release of Body Pump 104 and RPM 77.  It was a great turn out and our Instructors rock! I love coming together as a team every couple months when the new music comes out to share with our members.  
After we finished the two hour class, it was warming up for the day, so I couldn’t pass up another run outside (even though I was a bit tired from teaching two classes). It must have motivated me, because I ended up running 10 miles. 

Low
I did have a little pit stop at McDonalds to use the restroom and I was a bit thirsty half way through my run (because you know me, I never carry water). I was going to just ask for a cup to get some water, but I didn’t know how they would feel since I wasn’t a paying customer.  Also I didn’t want to wait in the line, so I just put my hand under the ice machine and sucked on a few pieces of ice while I continued my run. Now that I think about it, that may have been worse than just asking for a cup!

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High
With the weather being so warm, I was able to get in some good outdoor runs this week.  My mileage ranged from 6 to 13 miles per run and some days I even went out twice.  I even got to go walk at a local trail with my mom while we waited for my sister to do her run. 

Low
 Afterwards we went to Panera hoping they would still have that autumn squash soup available (I know it’s out of season, but I went in the beginning of the month and they still had it).  They didn't have it (insert sad face). I ended up getting their tomato bisque in a bread bowl instead. I normally wouldn’t do that, but after my classes at the gym and running all the miles this week, I thought I was good.  

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Low
After all my mileage this week, I was feeling tightness in my legs and could feel my shoes feeling very flat. I knew I was due for a new pair of shoes because my shoes have no wear in them anymore. If you read my post the other week about shoes, you know that I have been running in Brooks Launch for the longest time. They have put me through several marathons and my only problem is these shoes get holes in them so easily. Is it me or my shoes? I wanted to go up to the mall and try on some different pairs of shoes. I had no luck. I couldn’t even find my Launch’s that I like. I tried on a new shoe, the Brooks Revel, that are supposed to be very close to the Launch, but I wasn’t a total fan of them. I plan on going to the Running Store this week to get some suggestions on running shoes since they are the experts.

High
The trip to the mall wasn’t a total bust though, I did end up getting a massage while I was there. I had booked a massage the day before at a local spa, but that evening they called me to cancel it because the lady called out sick. Even though it wasn’t the massage I had planned for ( I never went to the massage place at the mall), it was still very relaxing and helped with my sore muscles.  

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 What were the highs and lows of your week?  -L


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