Sooooo where did I leave off?
Here is a quick (I will try to be quick, can’t promise anything) recap of last week:
Wednesday May 2 –
I started off my day with Day 2 of the Yoga Challenge.
Yoga for Runners – pretty hard but I felt good. A lot of nice running stretches thrown in there so that was nice.
Then I drove down to Philadelphia with the pup. Traffice was insane…tis the BQE. Hate driving in NYC more than anything. Worst worst worst…but I digress.
I got to my parents house, changed,
Had a banana & headed to the gym.
Speedwork was on the schedule…so guess what I did?
If you guessed speedwork – you were correct! 4m – W/U, 2 x 1600m 9:01 pace w. 800m jogs, Cool down. Harder than I remembered my last bout of speedwork…prob because of my slacking. But I did it.
Went home & foam rolled…
I’ve been focusing on my calves & shins the most because I tend to have more issues with that area than anywhere else.
Then I was tired & went to bed.
Freck had second hand tiredness.
Thursday May 3
I woke up early, ate another banana & headed to the gym
2m @ 11:11 pace per my training schedule. Nice, easy & short.
Then it was off to work…
Where I hydrated,
& compressed. (I know, business attire, heels & compression socks are SO HOT right now.)
Oh, & I also worked.
Then it was back to my parent’s house & day 3 of yoga
Ab Strength – Hard!! My core is not as strong as I thought! Woooo I had to take quite a few breaks.
& that was Thursday. Next!
Friday May 4
Rest day from running so I did some lunges, crunches, squats, planks, etc.
Back Challenge Yoga – loved. Not so difficult and super relaxing. It was a nice relaxing rest day.
& then The Office & foam rolling happened. Hurt so good.
Freck was excited about the foam rolling…
Saturday May 5
On Saturday morning, my whole family drove up to State College, PA to watch my little brother graduate from Penn State University (my alma mater!! We are!!). It was a long drive but it was also BLC’s first time at Penn State. I drove him past my senior year house & through campus but it was definitely too short of a trip.
The little Bro’s graduation took place in the Bryce Jordan Center. There were about 1500 students graduating with him!
We got nose bleed seats but that’s okay.
Little bro was in the far right section with the Kinesiology graduates.
Mom & Dad with little bro
Me & bro – so proud of my little baby bro!!
Go Ed!! Love you!
I tried to take a picture of the Pennsylvania State University sign…you get the idea. Being in State College definitely made me nostalgic – I heart Penn State. & now both my little brothers have graduated from Penn State, as well. We are a Penn State family, that’s for sure.
We all went out to dinner at Garfield’s at the Nittany Mall & then headed our separate ways. BLC and I to Brooklyn, the rest of the fam to Philly.
The drive was beautiful & green.
BLC, Freck & I did not get home till about 11p, but guess what?!
I still did 30 minutes of yoga! Then passed out.
Sunday May 6
I did some more yoga…with Freck. She is always all up in my grill when I am doing yoga on the floor. Evidence:
And then she completely took over. Silly goose.
I went through this yoga book & tried to go through all of the poses.
Now that I have gone through my first week of May…I will give you a break from all things Alex for a minute.
But please come back because Monday was an exciting day! 10 miles, celebrity sighting & a makeover?! Could it get any better?