Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to Back

Last week was a bit rough for me workout wise. They were pretty non existent  most of the week. It was a week that was mentally and physically exhausting and I felt like any minute I was going to get sick. I was in bed most nights by 8:30PM and asleep before 9PM.  I finally started to feel normal on Friday and Saturday I decided it was time to get back on the workout track.

Saturday the little one and I went to our local farmers market. She goes for the rock guy (he sells polished rocks for .25) and the face painter. We usually by a little produce  and flowers. I wish we had farmers markets like other states where the produce is an amazing deal, but we don't.

Later in the afternoon we took our dogs on a small hike down to the lake. It is .43 miles down to the lake if you take the straight path. We decided to try a few other paths and clocked approximately 1.25 miles to the lake and back. That was enough distance to wear out my 4lb and 12lb dogs. The short walk made everyone hungry, we headed to lunch. I was eating lunch I told Sean to drop me off at a local trail as I wanted to see where it went. I knew I was about 3 miles from home, so after I explored the trail I would just walk home. The trail was short  and uphill, but it was paved and shaded. Most of the trail had these great rock walls as the short switch back went from the lake to the freeway. Once I reached the freeway I turned around and headed for home.

I had 24 ounces of ice water at the start of my walk, by mile 3 I was down to just under 8 ounces and the ice had melted.  While I had water and the right clothing on I was not prepared to be walking in the heat with very little shade for most of the walk. Bad planning on my part.  I was thankful when I made it home. Total mileage yesterday just over 6 miles.

This morning I woke up at 6:30AM, I argued with myself about getting out of bed. My training plan called for 5 miles and today it is supposed to be warm out. I finally got up and out the door by 6:50. I took my Nathan Handheld as I woke up feeling dehydrated. I love walking around my town early in the morning. Its peaceful and really the only people who are out are bikers and runners. I did a 5 mile loop and returned home a sweaty mess. Even though it was cooler out it was already stating to get humid. I am thankful I got my workout done early, now I can enjoy the day instead of worrying about when I am going to fit it in.

How has your weekend been treating you? Do you go to Farmers Markets?


  1. My favorite time to workout is in the cool mornings...we have a farmers market that I absolutely love.

  2. Way to get your miles in, especially in the heat:) glad the weather is good there. I'm on vacation in vegas and it's 110 outside. Yikes!

  3. we love the local farmers markets around here! GReat produce and fun to look around! WAy to go with your workouts...mine came to a halt due to my back injury...ugh! hope to kick them back up this week!! i love morning workouts when its not blazing hot!!!

  4. Nice job getting in the 6 miles and then 5 miles the next day! Are you feeling more hydrated now?