Sunday, July 22, 2012

Goodlife Victoria Half Marathon - Week 4 Recap

Whew...took things a bit easier this week because I was feeling like a big bag of crap, and it definitely was the right thing to do.  I'm feeling way, way better...back isn't aching as much and overall I'm feeling much more energetic!  That's a good thing, because this week's Wednesday night clinic is being held at...wait for it...

...the Observatory. 

*small shriek*  For those folks not in Victoria, apparently running the hills around the Observatory is legendary with the Pen Run crew.  I haven't been up there in a zillion years, but I do know it's one big huge mofo of a hill...see the little white thing on top of that hill?  That's the Observatory and yes, we're apparently running right to the top.  If I don't make it back, please tell my mom I love her.

Sunday - 30 mins treadmill run
After a full day of chores, chores and more chores, I got in a quick treadmill run.  I totally felt like blowing it off, but forced myself to do it and glad I did.  I almost stopped a few times because I so wasn't into it, but luckily there was something mindless on TV so it made it much less painful.

Monday - bootcamp

Tuesday - rest day

Wednesday - bootcamp
Sigh.  I was feeling pretty crappy at this point so decided to give 'er at bootcamp in the morning, and not go to the running clinic at night.  Very good choice, as I felt really tired Wednesday night and would have been dragging my sorry slug-like ass around on those hills. 

Thursday - Mindful Strides clinic
I already wrote about the great session that we had, so won't go on about it again.  Next week is our last class (sob), and Marilyn is going to videotape us.  Note to self:  wear cute running outfit next week.

Friday - bootcamp

Saturday - rest day
Whee!  Road trip...Hubs' and I headed up to Lake Cowichan to visit a friend of ours whose family has a cabin up there.  Knowing that I had a 14K run today with the clinic, we just went up for the day but it was sooooo nice to just be surrounded by nature and nothing else.  No TV, no internet...we basically sat around, ate and talked the whole day away.  SO lovely and it was amazing how just being removed from all that technology was so incredibly relaxing. 


Char said...

That hill session should be a whole lot of fun - if you're a masochist. Good luck and I hope you survive.

Deb said...

That is one brutal looking hill!

On the plus side, when you're done, it will feel amazing.

Rena said...

That's a terrible/terrific looking hill. Kill it!