|This is me enjoying some sweet tea sitting on my parent's back deck|
Monday: Cross fit fun. I decided last time I was in Tennessee that I would just do my WOD and strength at my mom's gym. They had bumper plates and all the fun things I needed to get it done. The only problem, not exactly all the things I use, but good enough. The jump rope was too long, I had to go to a different section of the gym for pull ups, and no rings I could reach, but I made it work. Strength was back squats with my new max and the WOD was totally modified to get what I needed. I had to cut it short too, but I got some sort of WOD in and later when we were at the playground and I did some knees up on the monkey bars.
Tuesday: 7 miles. I actually did 7.8 to try and have to run less the next day, since we would be with Tony's mom again in Martin (Grandma and Pops). I got to pound more pavement and more hills. Hopefully these hills will help, even if it is pavement. I am excited, I actually have a watch tan!!!!! I had to laugh though. We run over a bridge and there is always tons of broken glass on the sidewalk. We hit a section that was pure broken glass, so I just picked Stella up and started running with her in my arms. A couple pulled over because they thought Stella was hurt. Glad that Cross fit has helped me be able to run carrying Stella, and glad that people in this world still care :)
Wednesday: Back to martin to see Grandma and 6.2 miles. Since I have a new loop that I like in Martin, I was pretty excited. I figured the loose dogs would all be up since everyone would be at work. WRONG. I had two different sets come after Stella, and i and one that I thought was NOT going to back down. I got some good hills in and the humidity was lower. Post running we headed to the Discovery Park in Union City. If you have never heard of this place, it is amazing! Luck was in our favor because they had a Lego exhibit which consisted of some awesome Lego creations, but more importantly, you could build your own, and that is what we did the majority of the day!
Thursday: Rest day. Boy, did I need it. Peak week is no joke! Also, I had promised little red some trampoline jumping time at Sky Zone, and some skating time at Magic Wheels. We had so much fun and I thankfully didn't get hurt falling:) Andrew still prefers the trainer for skating, but that is okay. We don't go enough so if he needs to use them for now, we will do whatever to make him have fun.
Friday: 20 miler. As luck would have it, one of my running buddies was in Memphis for the week/weekend and we met up with another lady that we had met on the running with Dogs FB page. I had hoped to get the majority of my long run on the trails, but ended up with 15.5. It was TOUGH. The trail was leaf covered and stick covered, and one jumped up and bit me pretty hard. Pretty much did a superman sprawl face first on the trail. I don't think I have ever fell face first so that was a first!