Made it to the weekend! Thank goodness. Here’s my week in review:
Monday: Work, duh. Had a really great, productive day! Went for a swim to recover from my long run, here it is:
This is just the base practice that I made up (Total 3600 m). I switched up the main set with stroke, IM work, and some kick and pull to get some variety. Then I hustled off to the gym to get to Body Pump
Tuesday: It’s finally cooled off enough to run outside after work (and by cool, I mean less than 90). So I headed out for a 5 mile run and did Body Pump and Body Attack later.
Wednesday: For whatever reason, I was super wiped out, so I did Combat and Pump and collapsed into bed.
Thursday: Ran at lunchtime (4.5 miles) on the hiking trail on the Michelin campus. It was a nice change of scenery =) I’ll have to get a picture next time. Pump and Attack later
Friday: Did Body Pump. Apparently it’s restaurant week, so Greenville has it’s own Foodie Fest thing. So I made plans with a friend to have dinner at one of these (super fancy) places! We ended up getting a reservation at Breakwater. I neglected to take any pictures at this dinner, but oh well. It was great. I had a salad, Ratatouille, and berries and cream for dessert. Also, we split a bottle of wine, which may have been a poor choice since we were both feeling it this morning =)
The Michelin sponsored 5K was this morning. I was originally not going to do it because I’m scheduled to do a 15 mile long run this weekend, and I was hoping to do it this morning instead of Sunday like I’ve usually been doing. But pretty much everyone I work with was doing it, so I got peer pressured into it. It’s a corporate shield event, so they’re usually pretty fun to go to (and a little competitive).
Looks like a nice morning! It was a little humid, but nice and cool.
Here’s some work people before the race:
Maybe not a great shot =) I ran with my friend who is usually faster than me, so I was determined to keep up with her and beat my time from last year (31:30)
And I did it! A PR for me! I’m really proud of myself because I really want to improve since I feel like I’m so slow, so it’s nice to see all that hard work paying off!
So, the day 18 topic is the proudest moment of my life. That’s a tough one for me, since I’m not married and don’t have any kids or anything like that. I really think it was probably the day I turned in my senior design project in college. The chemical engineering (at Rose) senior design project is meant to take the entire 10 week trimester, with the option of doing a AICHe contest and turning it in at 4 weeks. My team and I decided to do the 4 week option and it was 4 weeks of hell. Seriously, we worked on that thing ALL THE TIME. But 4 weeks later, we turned that thing in. And it was the best feeling in the world, knowing that we were basically done with college at the point. Whew.
I think once I finish my first marathon…that will definitely be the thing I’m most proud of.
I’ve got a pretty crazy day planned, so I’m gonna get to it!