This week is going to be getting back on track. Between the long weekend, and Dad's visit, I got out of my routine. Thursday I jumped right back in with a 30-minute run, strength training Friday, a 33-minute run Saturday, then Pure Barre yesterday. It's not easy, and I am a little sore. I think part of that is a new exercise my chiro gave me to get my back to loosen up. I don't know what I did, but when I saw my chiro on Wednesday, both my low back and hip flexors were tight. I wasn't stretching either so I'm getting everything back in my routine: running, strength, and stretch.
Since I'm still on the treadmill, I've been mixing up my intervals to make things interesting. I'll do some 1/1 intervals, then 2/1 intervals, back to 1/1, then 2/1. It mixes things up while I start to build again. I did 2.5 miles a couple weeks ago, the first I hit that distance since Tink, and I did 2.5 again on Saturday. I'm feeling good, and the Rock Tape on my knee helps too. I know I shouldn't run all the time with the Rock Tape on, but my knee cap floats a little, so it's there to keep everything in check. I actually need to order more soon... Amazon!!
I also did a little shopping this week. I got a start on my Christmas shopping list for my cousin and her husband, so one down, a few more to go. I have no idea what I'm going to get the others on my list, but those two are done! I don't know if they read the blog so sorry, no pictures. What I can give a picture of is the new Sweaty Band I bought. They released their Halloween designs, and since I grew up with a black cat (and other cats, and currently own a cat), I had to get this one.
It reminds me of the French black cat poster.
The new book I ordered also arrived on Friday. It's a mystery that was released in March, so I'm a little behind, but better late than never. It's the latest book in the Mary Russell series by Laurie R King, and I've been saving it for my lunch break today. I like to read, or relax, during my lunch break, before doing stretching and rolling out muscle knots. Good thing I have an office.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.