It’s Sunday afternoon, and that means it’s time for the Weekly Wrap! This is how my week went down:
Monday: 45 minute strength training
Tuesday: 12 hour work day
Wednesday: 15.1 mile bike ride
Thursday: 3.1 mile run
Friday: 25.3 mile bike ride
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: 400 meter swim, 13.3 mile bike ride, 3.1 mile run
It’s been a fantastic week! I’ve been pretty consistent with my workouts and added more miles on the bike leading up to today’s sprint triathlon, which I will recap later this week. The weather early in the week was much more pleasant, but once again it got extremely hot and humid these past few days.
So about that tri…
As I’ve mentioned in some recent posts, I can’t swim. Sure, I can stay afloat and paddle enough to save my life, but that’s about it. But being the person whose first race ever was a marathon (for which I didn’t train), I didn’t let that fact stop me. I signed up for this race last August and fully intended to get in a pool and learn. But I didn’t. And of course this was a sprint triathlon, not an IronMan. And I loved it!! So much so that I will be signing up for next year’s race later today!
As you might know, the Tokyo Marathon lottery opened on Wednesday, so of course I threw my hat in the ring. My hope is to do all the World Marathon Majors, and I’m not getting any younger, so I need to get these races in sooner than later! Word on the street is there is only a small chance of getting in (I read 17% somewhere), but since I haven’t hit the regular lottery yet, maybe this will be where my luck lies.
On Friday we attended the wedding ceremony of one of my eldest son Mark’s best friends (who happens to be a 2:35 marathoner, and whose new bride will be running with Mark at Chicago this year for his attempt at a 3:00 Boston-qualifying finish!) I snagged this photo from the groom’s mom’s FB page. These guys have been friends since elementary school and it just warms my heart to see all of them together. Three of the five of them have gotten married in the past year. It is so awesome seeing how these guys have grown up to be such fine young men!
My two youngest sons attended Lollapalooza this weekend (a huge annual outdoor musical festival in Chicago that spans four days). If there are photos of my youngest son, David, I haven’t seen them yet. But I had to share this photo of my son Michael here. Cracking me up since 1994.
How was your week? Are you still dealing with this relentless heat an humidity? Who all put their name in the lottery for the Tokyo Marathon?
I’m linking up with Wendy over at Taking the Long way Home and Holly at HoHo Runs for this week’s wrap-up. Be sure to check out their blogs, as well as those of some of the other linkers on their sites. You never know just what you might find!