Happy Friday to you! I hope Kate has this link up all ready for us, but if not head over to her blog anyway because she is one cool lady and you won’t want to miss out.
What is Top 3? Well, for me it’s a chance to remember why my week was so fantastic and appreciate a few things that happened this week.
Top 3 Runs
Tuesday: MP tempo run
Instead of doing another long run with marathon pace in it, I’ve decided to do shorter tempo efforts to maintain my fitness without burnout. I enjoyed this run (45 minutes at 6:40 pace) with a warm up and cool down because my ankle felt good. It’s still a bit tender, so I’m babying it for now.
I seriously love this group of women. They go at a nice conversational pace which keeps my mind off my problems. I was riding the struggle bus here for a while, and if they weren’t there I probably would have shortened the run. I almost got 17 miles, but my ankle felt sore. Still gonna be careful about this.
Ok now things are weird. My ankle feels better when I’m going faster. I think when I run at a higher speed the impact down there is less. The best past of this for my ankle was the speed work, the most uncomfortable was the cool down. However, running that fast was a bit taxing on my lungs. Gotta stay tuned up and not running this pace for two weeks made it more uncomfortable.
Top 3 Moments
1.) I got a new computer. I went for the all-in-one desktop and it was a good choice. However, I now do not let my cats in my bedroom. Sorry guys, but you’re horrible to my things.
2.) My marathon shoes came in, so I feel more ready now. After destroying my previous pair on trails, I needed a new pair that my feet are comfortable with. The Kinvara recently undated to the 7…but my amazing boss was able to get me another pair of the 6s
3.) I finished the second book in the Shadowhunters series called The City of Ashes and started the City of Glass. I really love this series, but wish I had read it in high school. It’s at that reading level, but the creativity in it and storyline is gripping, so I’ll finish the series. Gotta love reading while you bike.
Top 3 Instagrams
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