The week itself has been rainy but the kids and I did sneak in some gardening time. Our spinach was ready for its first harvest and the garden was a jungle in need of weeding. E said he wants to be a "master gardener" when he grows up!
Spinach fresh from the garden just tastes SO much better...
On Friday, we hit the road for a camping and wedding adventure and, honestly, marathon training had to go on pause.
So, yes, this was a "free week" for training. With all of the wedding stuff going on and not having a super safe route to run on, I thought it was best to put things (mainly a 16-mile run) on hold for the weekend.
The wedding was beautiful and truly God-centered. Marriage is under heavy attack in our country and I feel so blessed and encouraged to see godly marriages beginning and then being lived out for God's glory!
"Love must be God-centered or it is not the greatest love; it leaves people without their deepest need and only hope." John Piper, Taste and SeeThe wedding weekend as a whole felt long but everything went smoothly. We didn't have any major meltdowns (that I recall), RV camping with Grandma was a blast and the kids both hung in there at the wedding dance until 10 pm. Pretty good for a one-year-old and three-year-old!
P.S. I love dressing our little ones in matching outfits :) #cheesymomproblems
Starting tomorrow, training for the Wild Hog is back on track and I want to introduce you to the FXC Butterfly Compression Socks sent to me by SLS3!
Compression socks are one of my tricks for speeding up recovery after a hard/long effort. They increase blood flow and help my post-long run lead legs return to their more lively normal state.
I wear my compression socks on running days and on non-running days (I'm actually wearing them as I write this!). The fit is nice and snug plus the nylon/spandex material is very breathable.
Don't you love the butterfly design?! This compression sock line comes in some wild colors, too. Might as well keep it fun!
Check them out! The FXC Butterfly Compression Socks by SLS3 are available on Amazon for $29.90 (as of 7/14/16).
Do you use compression clothing for recovery or during workouts?
Wild Hog Marathon Training Week 2:
Monday, July 11Rest
Tuesday, July 12Easy-Effort 7 mi, 01:02 @ 08:51 avg pace.
Wednesday, July 13Speedwork: 4.1 mi, 00:31 @ 07:40 avg pace. 4 x 1k @ 7:05, 7:05, 7:08, 7:09
Strength: Planks, hip hikes, leg raises, bridges. And "ball wars" in the basement with the toddlers (which means throwing every ball we have back and forth across room).
Thursday, July 14Packing for our camping/wedding trip.
Friday, July 15Tempo with double stroller: 6.25 mi, 00:53, 08:26 avg pace. WU, 5 miles @ 8:24/mile, CD
I took the kids out for a run before loading up the van and leaving on our camping weekend! Rehearsal dinner for the wedding was that night followed by the groom's supper. We ALL slept well that night!
Saturday, July 16I decided to skip the long run this weekend and just enjoy the morning playing with Grandma (my mom) and the kids while Daddy was away for wedding party pictures. We were off to the wedding that evening and then the dance. It was another long day but very fun!
Sunday, July 17Headed back home and resumed normal life.
Total Mileage: 17.35 miles