Happy Monday! My morning has already taken off to a great start. I taught a power packed spin class at 5:45 a.m. and we did lots of speedy intervals. Pretty sure this is my new favorite song for cycle. Especially when they say ‘drop down and shake it shake it’. Haha. Also I’m sure sometimes my early morning cycle peeps think this about me. It’s all good…they’re probably right.
How was the weekend? I did a couple of fun things but mostly my weekend was low key. Just what I needed.
Saturday morning I was out in Frisco for Abby’s 5K run to support the Dandy Walker alliance. That little girl, Abby, is such a fighter! You can read her story here.
I was so happy to be out there to run for such an amazing cause. A bunch of my running buddies were out there running and supporting as well.
That morning I was actually feeling kind of blah energy wise and really felt depleted after my workouts that week. Even after a complete REST DAY on Friday (which I needed like you wouldn’t believe) I still woke up Saturday pretty sore and tired. Even after stretching and foam rolling on Friday – after a long week of running, teaching 3 spin classes and having my hiney handed to me from my personal trainer…I was spent. But I lined up at the start line ready to see what my body would do. The course was 2 loops of the same course which was a little dull but I had a feeling it had more to do with my energy level than anything else. It was also pretty windy that morning and extremely humid. I really did not have any goals for this race other than just to finish at a strong (for me) pace and I had no idea how I was going to perform that morning. It sure was fun though getting to see a lot of my friends out on the course. That’s what mattered the most to me. Some of them I had not seen in a minute so I just enjoyed it for what it was.
I finished 24:59…not half bad considering how BLAH I was feeling. 1st place in my age group and 4th woman overall. Thank goodness for small races…haha, they can be a nice little confidence booster sometimes. A couple of my buddies also won in their age groups. We all felt like rockstars.
It was fun getting the ceramic medal and a free movie pass! My mom came out to support me so I gave the free movie pass to her. She goes to the movies more than me anyways.
After the run mom and I went to Jakes for brunch and split a delicious omelet with mushrooms, onions and cheese. And then of course, I had a mimosa. Because, why not.
Sunday morning since I had done church the night before (AND had the most marvelous hour long massage) I got up and felt like running more. So I did 8 miles in the wind and with a little bit of rain.
After running I went to yet another amazing 75 minute yoga class at Karmany. Amy was wonderful and I got all of the kinks out. Oh and I am still making some amazing progress with the yoga poses. Hello bird of paradise pose. I’ll have to show you one day. Next I will master the backbend once again. I’m getting there.
And lastly a little inspiration for your Monday. Have a good one.
How was your weekend? Did anyone go to brunch? What did you have?
Have you ever won your age group at a race?