compared to the 16 I did last week, but I felt the miles. Are my legs finally tiring from training? I think that's a yes.While the miles felt hard, I wanted to maintain a "race pace" and finish with negative splits. We did! Hooray! Mile 11 was 9:11 and mile 12 was 9:00. Before we could party on Saturday afternoon, I had to get in my long run for the week. My brain thought 12 miles seemed pretty tame
Total Miles - 12 - 1:53 - Average pace - 9:27 per mile
A special shout out to my running buddy Mel who celebrated her 30th birthday with an early morning run, a ninja roll on the brick streets, and one gnat treat. :) Happy birthday girl!
After the run I rushed over to Rosen's Shingle Creek resort to clean up and get ready for the party. You know you're a runner when you check into a hotel wearing compression sleeves! Once the official festivities were over we headed to the resorts pool for some libations and sun. I had my first "Straw-BER-rita" and it was pretty good. A wonderful summer drink.
We joined up with some of Kyle's friends from USF and our intern Adam for a steak dinner at A Land Remembered. I thought the setting sun was the perfect light for a few pictures.
Kyle had the steak (shocker!) and I went for the Chilean Sea Bass. I think I've said it before, but the sea bass here is the best in town. I had it pan seared with lemon and capers. It literally melts in your mouth.
Sunday we slept in and enjoyed breakfast at the hotel before heading home. It's always a little bit of a bummer when a weekend you have looked forward to for months is over.
We cleaned house, napped, and went to Kyle's cousin's house for dinner. Taina and I are both BIG Real Housewives fans, so we decided that an Italian feast was needed to celebrate Teresa's upcoming court date . I had a tomato salad and pasta with crab, olive oil, arugula, and tomatoes. It was simple and delicious. I have some leftovers that I can't wait to eat later in the week.
Monday was back to clean eating, work, and fitness. Kyle and I both got in BIG workouts that focused on legs. We did sets of leg press, hamstring curls, leg extensions, and heavy squats and tried to work on finding our best working weight.
I hope your week is off to a productive and fit start!
What's your favorite way to start your week healthy?
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Carissa & Kyle