Another weekend come and gone! Man, this summer is flying by! My kiddos even start school in about three weeks (my last one is starting kindergarten…sniff sniff…they are growing up toooo fast).
My first week of Half-Marathon training went off great and without a hitch. My goal for the week consisted of the following:
Monday – 2 miles (ended up doing 2.23 miles)
Cross-Train I ended up running a bazillion errands and didn’t get to work out 😦
Wednesday – 2 miles (ended up doing 2.17 miles)
Thursday – 3 miles
Cross-Train (again with the dropping the ball on the cross-training)
3 miles (moved my long run to Sunday because of my last-minute plans to hang out with the St. Louis Rams 🙂 See story below)
Rest Day 4.05 miles
Total Miles =
10 miles 11.47 total!!!!!
On Saturday, in lieu of my long run, I went instead to the inaugural St. Louis Rams Ladies Football Camp. I was lucky enough to be asked to go by my fellow friend/blogger Lindsay of ItzLinz. Definitely go and check out her post of our fun-filled day!!
We were able to tour Rams Park where the Rams practice, got to check out their locker room plus their weight room (WOW!!! Jealous of them!!).
After the opening ceremonies, we spent some time warming-up and stretching on their outside practice field and meeting their adorable mascot Rampage! Look how cute we are together!
After the warm-up, we all headed indoors, broke up into groups and got a chance to see just what being a professional football entails. Once inside, we participated in sessions led by some of the amazing players, Title Boxing Club and Elite Football Academy. There was some running, some jumping, some fancy footwork and some football throwing/catching! It was a blast! I will say though that I was mighty sore the next day and I completely blame Title Boxing Club for that with the workout we were
tortured with given. I just might have to go check them out because if I hurt this bad, then it must be good for me 😉
Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch that was provided by Subway, which I gladly scarfed down! I was starving after all that! We also all left there with an awesome St. Louis Rams’ shirt, hat and a bag full of goodies and info! I must say that I had the best time!! I also must thank Lindsay again for inviting me to this event. I had a BLAST!!!
Afterwards, I went straight home, showered the sweat away and then laid on my bed for a good hour and a half. I had to rest up, because my sister-in-law’s bridal shower was that evening. Went, had great food, played silly games (even won one of them…Jackpot!) and got to visit with some of my hubby’s awesome family and their friends. The bride-to-be was as beautiful as ever and full of smiles!
Sunday was spent running my long run!
The plan was to get in 4 miles which I did and felt great the whole time. My legs did feel super tired afterwards to I headed over to Fleet Feet – St. Charles as soon as they opened and picked me up my very first pair of compression sleeves! They are hot pink and awesome! Put them on as soon as I got home and loved how they made my legs feel! Will definitely be purchasing some more of these along with some compression socks! I also had a Personal Rewards certificate (you earn 1 point for every dollar spent) so I got $15.00 off my total bill which is super awesome!!!
Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free entry in The Color Run – St. Louis. Go here to find out details and to enter!!!! There is also a coupon code for $5.00 off that is good for any of the locations for The Color Run
Question(s) of the day:
What football team do you root for?
What is your favorite game to play at a bridal shower?
What is your take on compression sleeves/socks? Love or hate them?