Anniversary Weekend + Big Running Week

Thanks so much for all of your comments and good wishes on Friday. We had a fantastic anniversary weekend. It’s a good thing we ran 21K before leaving because it was thoroughly indulgent!

We only stayed one night this time, but we are definitely planning to go back to enjoy more of what the resort had to offer.

Sunday morning it was back to life as usual with a long run! After five consecutive weeks of 30K/18.6mi++ runs, I was due for a fall back. I was still able to tag along with my pace group since our route would take us right past my house and I could stop early there. It was another great morning to run – cool, overcast, slight breeze and just a light sprinkle of rain as we set out.

We had our most interesting animal encounter to-date on this run when we spotted two wild (or escaped?) pigs wandering along the road. There was a pink one and a black one and they were huge! At first we couldn’t believe our eyes, and then we just couldn’t stop laughing.

Our next excitement came when the road we were running along ended abruptly. We knew it would pick up again, but first we had to rough it on a seemingly endless mucky trail through the woods. We didn’t complain too much, since we knew at that very moment that one of our team mates was wrapping up her first 100-miler through the Haliburton Forest. How’s that for some perspective?

We eventually made it back to civilization and pretty soon it was time for me to turn off toward my house. I felt great throughout the run, which surprised me as I added up my weekly mileage in my head.

27.0KM = 16.7mi – 2:37:12 – 5:49/KM = 9:22/mi

Having completed my last long run/race on Monday, I ended up running almost 106KM/66mi this week! With just 34 days to go until the Toronto Marathon, I have some big runs on deck this week!

How was your weekend?

What are you up to this week?


36 thoughts on “Anniversary Weekend + Big Running Week

  1. Wow! What a great way to spend the weekend! Looks like you guys had a great one!I had a wonderful weekend as well. My sister and brother-in-law came up from the cities, and the BF came to town as well. We had a housewarming party to go to on Saturday night and the rest of the weekend was pretty enjoyable as well!Monday came way to fast…as usual!

  2. Pigs, really, pigs?!? That's funny! And I'm totally inspired by your 60+ mile week. My next training cycle is definitely going to include more mid-week miles. And, I'm new to your blog, so just wanted to say hi!

  3. Excellent mileage last week, Chica! Woohoo. So glad you had a blast at the resort, it sounds so perfect – I was laughing at the pigs, never have seen those on all my years of running either. Happy Monday :).

  4. Pigs!!! Josh has told me that one day I can get a pet pig 🙂 course then he says he will fry it up for bacon… :(You guys are a cute couple! I'm just glad you're wearing bathing suits in the hot tub. Bow chica bow wow. You know a lot of marathon runners are prego these days… 😉 I'm just kidding. I know I find baby comments annoying. Anyway glad you had fun. And you're nutso on the mileage!!

  5. oh what a fun weekend! you are a running machine, nicely done on all of it. and all very much deserved! hope you have a good week. oh and i would KILL to be able to be in a studio flailing all about shame-free…maybe someday;)

  6. First off – you look smokin' with the hubbs! Glad you two enjoyed your getaway!Second, nice work on the run! And such a huge week of running! You are crazier than me!!!You got that marathon in the bag – so excited to cheer you on! Good luck this week!

  7. You two cutie pies are so darling! I love each and every picture because anniversaries are the best!! The jacuzzi picture is my favorite…frame it for your babe!So happy to be back and see what you're up to…of course you're still a running fool and keeping up with all of that mileage! I can always count on you!!

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