The first day back at work after a long weekend is always tough. That alarm clock this morning sounded like the screams of a million infants (overly dramatic alert). Although, the alarm clock going off at the same time yesterday morning didn’t feel so bad
Look at all that beautiful Sasaktchewan grass! So alive and healthy!
But it could have something to do with the fact that I was waking up to go golfing instead of going to work. Small detail.
Mike and I were golfing machines this weekend. We played yesterday and Saturday because Mike has officially named this summer “The Summer We Get Really Good At Golf”, or TSWGRGAG for short ;) My game improved this weekend, but it’s easy to improve when you play the worst you’ve ever played in your life aka my game on Saturday.
I’ve seriously have lost all ability to drive and I have no idea why. Time to hit the range.
I may have also lost all ability to run a decent half this weekend. I had my long run scheduled for Sunday and after fuelling up
Blueberry pancakes and bacon - nom nom.
I headed out to do 12 out and back miles on the farm road that’s behind our condo. That same day, Mother Nature decided to throw 40-60km winds at us so I spent my first 6 miles leaning into the wind and feeling like I was running up a massive hill. I seriously had to check a few times to make sure I was actually moving because it sure didn’t feel like it. The last 6 miles were way better since the wind was at my back, but I was dead tired that afternoon.
Doesn't everyone take angry selfies after a horrible long run? No? Oh.
Pro Compression and Veronica Mars were my BFFs that afternoon.
Fast forward a few hours to our regular Sunday night slo-pitch game and I attempt to sprint to 1st after batting....and immediately felt sore in my hip flexor. Add in sitting around, waiting, batting and running again and more sitting (it is baseball after all), and both my hip flexors were so tight and sore, it was difficult to walk. The next morning, I still felt stiff but was able to do a golf swing (tough life). This morning, they’re still stiff. I’m hoping that my stretching is helping and that I’ll be able to do a great taper run this week and feel fine. Fingers crossed! Glad I’m not going for a PR with this race.
In addition to the normal amount of anxiety I always feel before a race, I will also be filled with some regular old test anxiety this weekend – MY CANFITPRO PT EXAM IS ON SATURDAY!
So this week should go by FAST! I’ve set some mini goals for myself to keep up with my UA What’s Beautiful timeline – and it will also force me to take a break from studying/freaking out about things and relax.
How was your weekend?
Did you set any mini-goals this week?
See you guys later!