Last week was an off week and maybe I needed a break from working out all 7 days last week. I took off Monday, Thursday and Friday. And Saturday I slept in but then decided last minute to hit the gym for the 10:30am class. It was a good workout and I felt a lot better afterwards. I really pushed up the calorie burn, maybe because I was off days before but I hit over 400 calories which doesn’t happen all the time.
This week’s baking challenge – Apple cake. It wasn’t so much of a challenge as we have made this recipe before. We had a bunch of other first-time recipes to try and we also tried English muffins- gluten free of course. The muffins taste exactly like Thomas’s English muffins that i remember, but they did not rise enough so were more dense and didn’t look great. We will retry that recipe later on (not pictured here). For the apple recipe, it’s adapted from one that I used to make years ago. Apple picking is already in full swing and there were tons on the trees.
Planned miles = 27 | Actual miles = 23.9
Monday. Nothing to report.
Tuesday. Orange theory in the morning and then track workout on the treadmill. Still super hot outside so sought refuge in the basement. 2 x 1600 and 2 x 800
Wednesday. OTF. Arrived about 5 mins late but still got it done.
Thursday. zero activity
Friday. zero activity.
Saturday. Slept in and decided at 10am to hit the 1030 OTF class. All this rest must have gave me the energy to really push my limits. Over 400 calories burned (per their tracking system)!
Sunday. I was toying with the idea of doing at least 18 miles or even up to 20 but in the end I ran 13. I was feeling really stiff from overdoing it at OTF on Saturday. The Camelbak continues to work well, though there was some sloshing. I failed to get all the air out to start and the water tasted a little soapy. I cleaned it last week but needs more rinsing. Lessons learned! the weather was great and really cooled down from the heatwave of the past few weeks.
Share a Coke with Jennifer, well of course i had to partake.
Next week’s goals: Take more photos while out running. Stretch goal: Take a jumping picture. Any running blogger wannabe should be able to pull that off right? Jump up to 20 miles for the long run?
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