Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: I had 8 miles on my marathon training plan. I put on my big girl bathing suit and went to the pool for some pool running. Armed with my new waterproof iPod, I "ran" around the diving well for 70 minutes. I had some company this time. There were 3 "pool noodlers" drifting back and forth across the diving well. There was also a guy hanging out in the middle of the diving well. He wasn't moving, and he was there for the longest time. Not sure what he was up to, I kept close to the perimeter of the pool. Eventually, he got out of the pool and went to the sauna. At exactly 8 am, the lifeguards blew the whistle and I had to get out of the pool. Since it would have taken me about 70 minutes to run those 8 miles, I felt like I had an equivalent workout. Minus the pounding on my feet.
|Happy with my "run"! And my tunes.|
|Power and Endurance right there...|
|Half Moon on the bench. A balancing act. With wind.|
|Trying to take the selfie without anyone noticing...|
Friday: Rest Day. But I couldn't pass up the amazing morning sky, and stopped to grab a high lunge on my way to work.
|Yes, it's snowing! It's spring in Chicago.|
|10 miles on the bike path|
|This is actually the same spot on the bike path as my picture above. The sun came out and it warmed up during my ride. Super windy, though!|
If you've gotten this far, thanks for sticking with me. It's been an interesting journey, if nothing else.
Finally THANK YOU to everyone who suggested the pool running and the waterproof iPod shuffle. There will be pool running for a while after the marathon, and I'll be using that thing for a while. I need the music to move me around the pool. Listening to my running playlist summons up those endorphins I get when I'm on the road. The pool running has been a great backup plan.
How was your week? Anyone else training through injuries? Tell me your injury success stories! Snow, anyone?
I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly for their Weekly Wrap! I love seeing what everyone else is doing. Have a great week!
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