It’s amazing how tired one gets after a 70.3 and putting it all out there. The day after races, I’m always still full of energy. I swear caffeine just stays in my system for a long time. So, hiking Zion, I was still all jazzed up. But, then all week, this past week, I’ve been dragging. I’ve been sleeping 10-12hrs and then this past weekend, I took a 2hr nap on Saturday and a 2hr nap on Sunday, and was still sleeping like a baby at night. Like seriously, black out style sleep. I can’t tell you one dream I had, which is abnormal for me. I usually remember dreaming every single night. Nope, not this past week. I don’t have any major races lines up pronto, so I decided to not worry too much about it, and take as much rest as I could. So, this week has been kind of boring to be honest. The other thing, I like to do on these weeks is do things I don’t always have time to do. Fortunately, it was a fun week with lots of social things, so it lined up perfectly!
Monday – REST DAY and drive back from St. George. I’m pretty sure I got home, ate dinner, and crawled in bed at about 7pm.
Tuesday – Swam 2400yds. And then went to a friend’s to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Carne asada burrito and margaritas was just what this girl wanted.
Wednesday – Unexpected rest day. I was just zonked. Book Club! I hadn’t been to book club in a few months, so it was fun to see all the girls. I hadn’t read the book, but who cares, I was there for the socializing. I mean we usually spend the first hour just chatting anyway.
Thursday – Swam 2800yds and then had all good intentions to go to dinner with friends, but was exhausted. Was asleep by 7:30pm. ha!
Friday – Again, an unexpected rest day. I was just beat. And got my hair did. 😛 LOVE going to the salon!
Saturday – 2hr ride – felt great to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Followed that up with a 2hr nap. haha. Then went out with my friend Courtney who was in town visiting.
I had been wanting to wear these pleather pants out for awhile, so having Courtney in town was just the excuse I needed to rock them out!
After a mini photoshoot, we then felt like getting blow outs, so clearly we had to do a take 2 😛
We then met up with some friends, had a drink, and then went out for sushi!!! It felt good to just go out and hang! Courtney and I have known each other since we were 3. It’s always good to see her! We can pick up right where we left off, probably cause we still talk almost daily. 😛
Double Trouble. 😛
Sunday – 1hr 30min run – again, felt awesome! But, it really took it out of me. Had brunch with Courtney, and then when I got home, again, I took a 2hr nap. Ugh!
Brunch at my fave…Naked Cafe, and then a stop by the beach. 🙂
And, of course, a Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful and inspiring mother! She has taught me so much about life. How to be loving and kind and give until it hurts. I love her to pieces! She is my hero and my inspiration. This photo says it all about who she is as a mom. She is my biggest fan, and I am hers. Love you!
So, that was my week this week. Not a whole lot of training, but a lot of sleep and a lot of FUN! Eventually, the energy comes back, it always does, but damn, I’ve been tired. Cheers to a new week! My next race is in 3 weeks, the Rock n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon.
Hope everyone had a great week!