August 17, 2014

Weekly Roundup - Aug 17th

Getting back into the swing of life after vacation is never easy and this week was no exception.  While Mom and Dad are still in the UK on a hiking adventure in the Lake District, I was doing laundry, making the daily commute to work and logging miles on the treadmill.  Sounds glamorous, doesn't it?!  Well there were some fun things this week - I registered for two races as you probably saw on Instagram, Facebook, and this post.  That gave me a renewed sense of motivation to keep pushing during training!

This week, I ran my fastest 400 EVER on Tuesday evening!  And to do that after not doing speed work for several months was a big surprise.  I think it was helpful that it was my last interval so a) I was definitely warmed up and used to running hard and b) it was my last interval so I gave it my all. 
Pam hiking the Lake District of England
Wore my new RnR Dublin race shirt for cross training
on Monday
Instead of running, I gave my runner feet a pedicure on the
deck on Thursday night

Sunday, Aug 10th
Pam: Hiking in Lake District
Christine: 11 mile run with 10 at 8:57, last mile at 8:30

Monday, Aug 11th
Pam: 10 mile hike with 3300 feet climb
Christine: 40 min elliptical, stretching

Tuesday, Aug 12th
Pam: Hiking in Lake District
Christine: Speed work with 1 mile w/u, 1200, 1000, 800, 600, 400 with 200 rest in between each, then 5 min cool down; stretching; abs

Wednesday, Aug 13th
Pam: Rest day
Christine: Rest day

Thursday, Aug 14th
Pam: Hiking in Lake District
Christine: Unplanned rest day - knees were really achy

Friday, Aug 15th
Pam: Hiking in Lake District
Christine: 15 min stationary bike, 20 min elliptical, 100 push-ups, Abs, stretching, 1 hour yard work

Saturday, Aug 16th
Pam: Travel day
Christine: 4 hours house improvement projects, 100 push-ups


  1. All that hiking Pam is doing sounds like a blast! Great job on your runs and workouts this week too Christine!

  2. Pam looks like she is having a glorious hike! I've been wanting to give myself a much needed pedicure too! -M

  3. I need to give my scare runner's feet a pedicure too.
    They are looking not so hot.