Sunday afternoon workout: 7 mile run
Sunday pm workout: 30 minute recumbent bike
My run Sunday felt great! It’s not often that I get in “the zone” on the treadmill, but I got as close to it as possible yesterday. The run just felt really comfortable/easy, and the time just flew by, at least during the first half of my run. I got into this sorta rhythmic state, and it was actually really peaceful and calming as my body took over and my mind and thoughts just wandered.
At first I was listening to music when I was running. Then, my iphone battery died, and I was forced to move onto watching the radiology lectures I had planned, which I guess was good, because that was the whole reason I chose to run on the treadmill instead of outside, but THAT was when my zone ended. haha. The run still went by pretty quickly, but watching a lecture on the mediastinum and diseases of the pleura is just not as pleasant to run to as music that pumps you up : ) Mission accomplished, though, as I got my run in AND some studying.
My leg is feeling better, but I still may take some more time off to let my calf/achilles/peroneal tendon completely heal. I see no reason to push it right now, and I want to be completely healthy in 6-7 weeks when I start my more focused training. Why risk an injury now when my only goal is to stay in shape and just survive my boards? I feel in pretty good shape stamina-wise right now, and I know I won’t lose that as long as I keep up cardio training.
Guess where I’ll be in a day and a half?? Colorado!!!! I love, love, love, love, LOVE the mountains more than ANYTHING. The air is so crisp and fresh and there are no highway sounds, just wind rustling the leaves on all the trees. There is just something peaceful and humbling about the mountains. They always remind me how beautiful this world is and how small we all are. We’re just small little humans in this big beautiful planet, occupying just a tiny blip of time. Kind of puts things in perspective, you know? It’s so easy to get caught up in the moment worrying about all the details of our lives. Sometimes we need to stop, step back, and see the big picture. When I’m in nature surrounded by beautiful, majestic mountains, I do this.
Anyway, we’re going out to Colorado, because I am a bridesmaid in my good friend Amanda’s wedding!! She and her fiance Brandon are getting married on top of a mountain. We are literally taking ski lifts up to the wedding site. How cool is that?!
I’m so excited not only for her and for going to Colorado, but I am excited for Dean to experience Colorado for the first time!! I hope he loves it as much as I do!
Speaking of Dean, he is really getting back into road-biking. I am obviously passionate about running, but he is really passionate about biking, and he finally started to invest in some good biking equipment and signed up for a century ride later this fall. I just love seeing how excited he is getting about the whole biking thing! Now we can BOTH bore each other with talk about our training ; ) It won’t just be me anymore. haha.