Wednesday (24,370 steps) - Work in the office. Left work a few minutes early to go to Boulder for my "2 hours" on trails. I had mapped out a pretty cool route that had a few segments I hadn't done before. With the snow we had gotten on Monday I was REALLY surprised to see the trails were in pretty good shape!
There were very few sections that had snow and ice - which was nice!
It had been a few months since I had been out and doing "really long" stuff - and the last time I still had to use my headlamp. Going up Fern was a little sketchy, but it seemed to go much faster having poles and still being light out.
I was definitely glad to have some sections that were not as technical to run down (and up) as I'm still babying my foot a bit and it seems like I roll my ankle EVERY TIME I run where there are rocks.
By the time I got to Bear I realized the route was going to take me a bit longer than expected, but I got to see a pretty sunset!
Did a yoga video then it was time for a (late) dinner - and Ben and A had waited for me.
Thursday (9,590 steps) - Work from home! Took Pika for a walk at lunch.
After work I did a (very long) Peloton ride. Ugh - doing anything low impact on the bike is NOT my favorite - I find it boring and hard. Plus I used a new instructor that I didn't care for.
Friday (12,496 steps) - Wash Park and coffee with the gang before going to work. Ben mentioned that we should do something since it was our 18 month wedding anniversary. We headed up to Westminster Brewing, where Tyler met us for a bit, and then picked up Qdoba for dinner.
Saturday (48,734 steps) - Up early(ish) for my long run of the day. I had five hours planned, and I was hoping to do the Dirty Biz loop that had been closed since the Marshall Fire. Really excited to wear a new pair of adorable Zensah socks!
Ben messaged that he had a stop to make in Evergreen, so I headed home to take a shower and get something to eat. Since A was at a friend's house we went up to 4 Noses for a beer. We ended up sharing a table on the deck with a really fun couple! (We are even Peloton friends now, haha). Picked up pizza for dinner.
Sunday (7,626 steps) - Slept in! Was doing some random stuff around the house when I remembered (sadly) that I had a long Peloton ride to do. I don't know why, but the 75 minute mark seems impossible - every time. I was also supposed to do low impact, so I did a power zone endurance ride on mute and just watched a movie on Netflix. Took Pika for a walk and then met Ben at New Terrain. Tyler came over for happy hour.
Monday (18,556 steps) - Work from home. Took Pika for a walk at lunch. I had 6ish miles on schedule and had to do it after work - when it was 76 degrees. 76! (That's literally 40 degrees warmer than last week). I just felt totally blah during this. 2 miles warm up, 10 intervals - with my fasted pace being 8:50 - and that felt pretty damn hard. My recovery wasn't great either. Last week I jogged all but two of them, I think I only jogged 1-2 TOTAL. Weirdly, though, my overall pace was only a tiny bit slower than last week. I really hope that after doing this for a while I will get back some of my speed that I lost... ten (?) years ago? Dinner and Ozark.
- 130,750 steps
- 37.6 miles run
- 210 minutes of cardio
- 17 minutes of strength training