IMG_9968Whew! This week I recognized that my bucket was empty and I needed some time to refill it, so I took some time off work and recharged.

Training log:

  • Monday: 3 mi easy run + 1 mi walk with a friend early; 5 mi on the treadmill at lunch; 10 min of yoga in the evening.
  • Tuesday: 8 mi total, with a mixed speed + steady state workout that included 5 minutes of short, fast intervals and a 3 mile tempo. The best time for me to do this was around lunch, which was not a good time to be outside. But, the shorter intervals aren’t ideal on the treadmill. I split the difference — did the warmup and shorter intervals outside, then transitioned to the treadmill during the recovery for the tempo and cool down. Taught Pilates in the evening.
  • Wednesday: 5 mi easy, 10 min of yoga.
  • Thursday: 2 mi walk with a friend in the morning and then 8 mi with hard intervals of 5-4-3-2-1 minutes all around tempo effort.
  • Friday: 5 mi easy then taught Pilates at lunch.
  • Saturday: 4 mi easy then taught Pilates.
  • Sunday: 12 mi LR with 3 mi easy, 3 mi a little faster, 4 miles of cut-back miles, 2 mi cool down. Taught Pilates in the afternoon.

Total: 50 miles

What we ate:

  • Soup & grilled cheese — it’s not always fancy y’all
  • Gnocchi w/ garden greens — this isn’t really a recipe; I sauté greens from our garden and some cauliflower and combine with store-bought gnocchi, finishing all together in the pan with some cream, butter and Pecorino Romano
  • Pulled mushroom sammies — from Jamie Oliver’s Ultimate Veg
  • Faux chorizo tacos — MorningStar chorizo crumbles sautéed with onion and served with elotes-style corn.

What I’m reading:

  • “You Were Born For This” by Chani Nichols
  • “Me and White Supremacy” by Layla F. Saad

Gardening log:

  • We’ve gotten a lot of rain this week which is great for the garden. More june bugs than previous years. Spraying the plants regularly with an organic garlic spray.
  • Daily picking of green beans!
  • Kale, chard both harvestable and we’ve been cutting as we go.
  • Picked our first jalapeños and have more on the way; the other pepper plants are also going bananas.
  • Eggplants are blossoming!
  • Strawberry plants are producing but having a hard time getting them to ripe without something else eating them first.


Pilates schedule:

  • 6 p.m. Tuesday
  • 12:30 p.m. Friday
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturday
  • 4:30 p.m. Sunday
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