The weekend has gotten off to a great start!
Friday evening I declared it a rest day, but we all know rest days rarely involve rest. I went to Carowinds, the local amusement park, with most of my family after work, and we closed down the park. It was a blast, and I can say I was happy not to be prepping for a race the next day. I ate sweets and junk food with careless abandon. The only bad decision was riding a water ride last! I left the park soaked.
Saturday morning I woke up early for a no-expectations, social run with the Omega crew. Despite the fact that we’re between sessions and not actually in training right now, so many people showed up to run. I didn’t care what distance I covered, but a mile or two in I could feel the tightness in my hamstrings from the Crossfit earlier in the week. I decided 8 was a good number to shoot for and managed to convince a few other runners as well. We had a great time running together, and I was pleasantly surprised by our pace.
After the run, I called my friend Sue. She asked to borrow my bike trainer so she can get in some quick training rides at home while she is undergoing chemo treatments, so I ran over to her house to drop it off and show her how it works. She never ceases to inspire me. Most people would take chemo as an excuse (or even a necessary cause) to relax and stop working out, but Sue is determined to do a triathlon this fall. I was just happy I could help in some small way.
The rest of the day was relaxing and playful. I spent most of the afternoon playing at the pool with my sister and niece. It was the perfect weekend recovery from my recent race schedule. I love racing, but I was craving the ease of a normal weekend. This fit the bill perfectly.
Get out and play!