Training updates, well sort of
This past weekend I also took the whole weekend off from running. I ended up pulling weeds on Saturday, and that was a pretty good workout. I actually really enjoy pulling weeds. I'm not the best housekeeper in the world, and pulling weeds is one of the chores where I can just zone out. I enjoy the smell of the dirt too.
On Sunday I made my first batch of home made bolillo rolls. A bolillo is the Mexican version of the crusty French baguette. I started baking bread last year, and it has become a stress reliever. I also enjoy eating the results.
|I think I could have worked the dough a little bit more on|
these. They were not as light and fluffy as I had hoped.
On Monday I made a loaf of sandwich bread, but I'm a bad blogger and I didn't take any pictures, The first loaf came out great. Then later on in the week- I attempted to make the same loaf again, and my yeast didn't set properly and I ended up baking a brick in the oven :(.
*Now for the running updates*
Monday 3/16- Just a little shy of 8 miles. The weather was warm, and I ran a flat loop around a busy congested area. The air quality was terrible. My allergies are bugging me, but its too early in the year for full time treadmill running.
Tuesday 3/17- 3 mile run on the treadmill, with some circuit training at my workplace gym. The gym was crowded. I did mostly body weight exercises; Planks, push ups, body weight squats, crunches.
Wednesday 3/18- I wrote the beginning of this blog post on Wednesday- Man the weather was nice that day too!
Thursday-3/19 5 miles with some tempo pace thrown in.I actually drove a few miles away from my work- Sometimes running at lunchtime can be a real pain in the ass. Everyone is in a hurry to leave the parking lot, and the surrounding roads are congested. I usually have to run 2 miles of "ugly" (business parks & industrial areas) before I find a nice stretch of road. I ran the first 3 miles up the hill, and then I was treated to two miles of downhill fun. Here's the data and elevation profile.
Friday 3/20- I'm going to head over to the gym, after work today. I'm hoping to do a short run, and some weight training.