Running By the River
Monday, May 20, 2013
I actually had a pretty good weekend. I am glad I didn't let my grumps get the best of me- especially because Saturday was my 6-year anniversary with my boyfriend which I definitely thought would depress me for the whole weekend. Last year I made him a beautiful card and got him an amazing gift which he never used, so this year I said eff it and didn't do a damn thing. He did remember it was our anniversary- I am not sure how, perhaps a friend tipped him off... anyway, he said happy anniversary, but that was it. I just said "yeah" or something and went about my day. Whatever, I guess it's just another day, right? Like a birthday.
We did go see Star Trek which was INCREDIBLE and I cannot WAIT to see it a bunch more times. I also made muffins for today since I have been catching hell all week for 3 muffinless Mondays in a row.
I didn't work out Saturday, but Sunday I was still kind of sore and tight, so I decided to go for a moderate run/walk. I mentioned it to boyfriend and he said, "OK! I know a great place we can go!" I was thinking to myself, okay, that wasn't an invitation... but whatever. We went to a nearby state park and ran along a river. It was actually very beautiful, and the trail was nice and squishy and completely shaded by surrounding trees. I did get slightly snacked on by some mosquitoes, but it's a river, what do you want?
We did one minute intervals- one minute running, one minute walking. I had intended to just lightly jog, but I felt really good and had some new music (Kid Rock is finally on iTunes!) so I ended up running pretty hard during each interval. There were signs on the trail that let us know we went 4 miles. It felt great. Felt even greater afterwards to stretch. I really loosened up and a lot of things cracked and popped when I stretched. I had been really tight in my back and hips and some running was just what I needed, apparently!
Oh, and couch potato boyfriend kept up really well actually. He seemed to be suffering greatly but he didn't complain. He only needed one extra walk break the whole time, which I thought was really good. I was impressed.
It was a very pleasant workout- back to CrossFit tonight for an AMRAP of burpees, pull-ups, box jumps and situps!