We finally got a break with the heat. The heat and humidity have been so brutal these past few weeks.
Kerry: Boot camp day for me today. Today we did a little bit of everything. Running, strength work, and core work. The weather seemed a little cooler than normal but as I started working out, the humidity really set in and I was sweating buckets.
Lara: Ughhh. I had last week off from work and today was back to reality. So sad. And the kicker – I only managed 4 hours of sleep last night. Awesome. So it was all too perfect for stretch and yoga today.
Kerry: Today was a running day for me. In all honesty, it was a tough run for me. I totally felt like I had two left feet the whole run. It was awful. I finished the run with a decent pace but it took a lot out of me.
Lara: Oh boy! It’s Track Tuesday. It’s been two weeks since I did a track workout. Do you think I was looking forward to it? Uh no, but I sucked it up. It was only 5 x 400s, so I figured I could handle it. Until one lap into my warm up, I took a gigantic spill. Like flew through the air. I landed on my hip and my knee. One hand got a tiny tore up. I had the wind knocked out of me. I eventually shook it off and finished my workout. Let’s just say, it didn’t help my attitude towards speed workouts…
Kerry: Boot camp day today. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a pic today–oops! Today’s workout started with 10 reps of the following exercises: Jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, full body extensions, and burpees. Once we completed 10 reps of each, we ran 50 yards and back and then completed 9 reps of each. We did this all the way down to one rep of each. Once we were done with that, we did some core exercises. Overall great workout. Felt like we worked every muscle.
Lara: So, I hurt myself more than I thought from yesterday’s fall. Every part of me that hid the track does not hurt at all. What hurts are my ribs. I’m thinking when I landed, my elbow went into my ribs as I landed. When I reenact it, it’s like a bullseye on the spot where my elbow hits. And it hurts!! I have so much sympathy for anyone who has broken ribs. OUCH.
Anyway, my midweek mileage has started to increase. It’s a 5 mile day. I really just wanted it to be over, so I tried to be fast. But being fast meant my breathing was labored. Which means I need to take exaggerated deep breaths. It hurt. I hated my run today. I’m so glad it’s over.
Kerry: My plan was to go on a 4-6 mile run this morning. I was heading out of the house a little later than normal and Jada decided she wanted to come with me. I couldn’t say no so off we went. On Sunday, Lara had pointed out to me that the tires on my BOB stroller seemed low. Well–she was right. I started running and it was just completely off. I only got 1.5 miles in. I was going to head back out after I dropped Jada off at the house but time didn’t permit it. Oh well!
Lara: It’s another 5 mile day. And my ribs still hurt. If anything, they are more sore. I actually got tangled up in my sheet this morning and couldn’t get out. I’m sure it would have been comical if it wasn’t 4:45am. My run was slow. It kept me from bouncing and kept my breathing steady. I was ok with that because again, I just wanted it to be over.
Oh and i took a picture with a stop sign because I was annoyed with the drivers I was sharing the road with. Just because you are taking a right at a stop sign, it doesn’t mean you get to just slow down, look left and speed off. Stop. Look right too because I’m standing there watching you wanting to cross and I have no interest in being hit by you. Thanks.
Kerry: Boot camp day for me. Today is the last day of the session and we have a 2 week break. Decided to end on a high note with a hill workout. I was a little nervous since I injured my hip last time we did these but I felt good and really strong through the workout. All in all, it ended up being almost 3 miles.
Lara: Today is supposed to be cross training day but since my ribs are being mean to me, I’m letting my body rest. I did jump right back into running after beating myself up, so I guess it’s only fair. Plus tonight Ben and I are heading into Fenway Park to see Pearl Jam perform. We are both pretty excited and heading in early. I’m just going to assume I’ll walk lots.
Kerry: Today officially starts vacation for me. I had every intention of getting up and getting a long run in but the kids had other ideas for me. Oh well. I don’t feel as much pressure since I am not training for a race but I still want to keep logging the miles so once I do decide on something, it makes it a little easier to keep up with.
Lara: This week’s long run is actually a medium-ish run. 7 miles. I wasn’t complaining about it. Until I was. I only got down the street before I decided to call it quits. Everything was in my favor – the weather was perfection. My legs were ready. But my ribs were feeling really bad. I just couldn’t go further and I was, and still am, completely frustrated.
Kerry: Another morning where I planned on running but never got that far. Oh well! It is vacation!
Lara: If you read through this whole post, I’m sure you can guess that today is another rest day.