Well, I am so thankful my husband and I have scheduled our summer vacation this week because after a busy weekend, I am ready for a couple of days to relax, rest, and enjoy some down time!
I finally got my mileage up to 20 miles/week, which I have not run since my my injury in February. I am ready to build up my mileage this summer so long as I can stay cool in this summer heat!
- Monday: Rest
- Tuesday: 5 miles
- Wednesday: Hot Yoga
- Thursday: 5 miles
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: 6.5 miles
- Sunday: 3.5 miles
I ran with Varsity Sports on Saturday morning and since I have been running either before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm, by the time we finished our run at 9:00 am I was super tired from the added heat/humidity. I ran home, took a quick shower, changed, ate breakfast and took my toddler to the splash park which she loved. My husband was doing home improvement projects all weekend, so I was watching little Miss all day and by the afternoon, I was pretty pooped! Little kids have so many energy and lately with her short naps and 6:00 am wake up calls, I was pretty tired. I was dreading my run Sunday afternoon but after I finished I was glad that I was able to get in a quick 3.5 miles to finish up my mileage for the week.
This Thursday, my husband and I leave for a long weekend cruise to Cozumel!!! Little Miss will be staying with her grandparents while we are gone and I am super excited about having time to relax, run, sleep in, and enjoy some food that I don’t have to prepare! In her short 21 months of life, I have not been away from my little one for over twenty four hours so I am a little nervous about being so far away but I know she will be in good hands while we are gone!
So, I am looking forward to some time away and hoping to come back well rested and ready for some summer training! Now, I just need to start researching and experimenting with hydration, electrolyte replacement, nutrition, etc. There are so many options to look into: Cytomax, salt tablets, GU/gels, shock blocks, sports beans….
What type of products do you prefer for hydration and electrolyte replacement? I could never stomach GU and have used shock blocks but they really bothered my stomach when I took them during my marathon so I am may look into salt tables, cytomax, or nuun.