I'm really starting to love Mondays! My friend Holly met me at 5:30am so we could start out on our 5+ mile run. Once again I was able to get in a nice "tempo" run, keeping a bit faster pace than I normally run for the whole 5 miles. I'm very optimistic that doing these faster runs with Holly once a week are going to help me with my marathon pace...at least, I'm hopeful. After our run, we did the Jillian Michaels 6 pack abs video again, like we did last week, and followed that up with 20 minutes of a core/legs Pilates video and then about 15 additional minutes of legs and core work doing circuits.
As if that wasn't a great enough workout, my husband and I hit up an evening spinning class when we went into town to pick up a few groceries. Between the continuing and unusual humidity and the high temperatures today, I'm pretty sure I lost at least 5 pounds through sweat! ;)
As for yesterday (Sunday), I took a full rest day. In the morning we went to church, but in the afternoon I just did this:
So, I didn't get a mile in running, walking or otherwise, but I am still going to keep on with the running streak on all of the other days. Sometimes a little rest is just as needed as exercise.