Funny you should ask....I have been running (lots), tapering (the Cannonball Marathon is almost here) and, on occasion, I have been downing a chai latte' (or several).
That said, it's time for our monthly coffee chat (or, as I prefer...a chai chat). You know, a time to gather among fellow (running) friends and share what's been happening on (and off) the road.
Here's what I'd share if we were chatting over chai (or any beverage of your choosing)...
First off, let me tell you how glad I am to be in taper mode. It's fun and exciting running a marathon, but the training can be a buzzkill. It takes a lot of time and, frankly, my body is tired. This past weekend, I had a 5K on Saturday and a 5.5-mile run on Sunday. I ran the 5K pretty strong, and the 5.5-miler wasn't especially fast, but it also was a strong and steady effort (with negative splits). Both outings were on rather hilly routes. Come Monday morning, my glutes/hamstring region was on fire. My #nevermissaMonday run was in slow-mo, and my body still had some residual DOMS at play for my #5at5 on Wednesday morning. I'll just suffice it to say that I have been foam-rolling like it's my job, and stretching those weary muscles every free minute I can muster.
|time for some muscle TLC|
|Cannonball Marathon miles....|
|sorry, not sorry....Fall 2018 has been pretty miserable thus far|
|Ahhhh, now that's more like it!|
|From a tank and shorts to a fleece jacket and headband|
Lastly, I have to share a funny Barb story. Most of you probably know her because I mention her quite often. We run a lot of races together and also do the bulk of our long runs together as well. Recently, we did our 20-mile long run together, and decided to go out for breakfast after we'd finished. We were sitting at our table, waiting for the waitress, and I was quickly trying (in a brain fog from the 20-miles we'd just completed) to get a pic posted on Instagram. My sweaty fingers were hitting the wrong letters and auto-correct was miserably failing me. In a moment of frustration, I told Barb that I'd set my phone down as soon as I was finished getting my post finished. She looked at me and said,"We've just spent the past 3.5 hours talking...I'm all out of conversation. You take your time." And both us immediately burst into hysterical bouts of giggles and laughter. Maybe you had to be there, but it was a very funny moment for the two of us.
So, that's what I'd share...how about YOU? Anything you'd like to share about your recent running adventures? Significant races? Long training runs? Crazy weather?
|runner friends truly are the BEST!|
I'm linking this with Meranda and Lacey and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0.
And, since it's the first weekend of the month, I'm also linking with Deborah and Coco for the Ultimate Coffee Date.