It is a very Monday-ish Tuesday, so I will say a 10. Lots of fires at work and I also have a case of the Mondays since it was such a nice relaxing weekend.
We got a lot done around the house but also spent a lot of time relaxing. We watched all 7 episodes of The Keepers on Netflix. It was billed as a Making a Murderer type series about a nun's murder, and while there was a lot of mystery surrounding the murder, <minor spoiler alert> there was a major left turn into child sex abuse by priests that was extremely graphic in the retelling, and I was not prepared for that </end minor spoiler alert>. Yesterday fiance ran the local 10k, and I saw a bunch of friends including Tim!
I was not at all tempted to run the race and instead snapped pics of all the people racing. Fiance managed a PR just a week after the marathon!
Then last night we rounded out the weekend with oreo ice cream cake for fiance's son who turns 12 today.
Run/workout: a creaky 3 miles this morning, my first run since the marathon. It felt good to run again! Did some minor core work and stretching after the run. Hitting the pool tonight for at least 400 yards since I have a sprint tri on Saturday so maybe I should swim once or twice before the race.
My last swim workout was in March since I was so focused on the marathon. Tomorrow morning I'll take the bike out for a few miles on the road. I took it for a short spin Saturday and it likes being out of the basement off the trainer!
Food/drink: I have chicken in the crockpot for burritos/burrito bowls for dinner. Yum!
Blather: For my Chicago training cycle, I am going to focus on strength training, core, foam rolling, and nutrition. Strength training will just help me overall, I have running muscles but not muscle-muscles. Core - same, I have no abs.
Foam rolling - I thought my right piriformis was tight and my right hip flexor was weak since it kept bothering me, but it turns out that I have some major tightness in my right hamstring which I think is pulling everything out of whack. So foam rolling will hopefully help with all of the muscle tightness. And nutrition - I want to be sure that I am fueling my training properly, so I dusted off my Racing Weight book and cookbook for guidelines to follow to be sure that I am getting enough carbs and so that I don't lose any more weight this training cycle.
Bonus: I think I prefer the Monday off. Then you go into the week knowing it's short, and you are always a day ahead. My company does offer summer Fridays, we get 4 of them and can take them in days or half days. Definitely a nice perk!