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Monday on the Run #76 Road to Ragnar

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Monday – YOGA
Tuesday – 9K
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – 9K
Friday – HOME PRACTICE
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 10K

I’m back to a regular-ish schedule. Last week coming back from Jamaica, I scheduled a Monday – Saturday work schedule so I ran twice the entire week and missed yoga. Oops. Plus all the traveling had made me dehydrated so I was pretty exhausted and stressed out.

You know I’m a huge fan of medjool dates (I get mine from Natural Delights) because they have a ton of potassium and helps with the cramps (from dehydration) so I munched on those a lot last week alongside their energy bar when I’m at work to keep my energy going and my cramps at bay (combination of high fiber and natural sugars from the bars keeps me going!). So that was pretty much my week after Jamaica – lots of liquids, medjool dates, Natural Delights energy bars due to a lack of meal prepping, and not a lot of yoga.

 

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Last week, I finally got back to normal-ish. Monday I managed to make it to my evening yoga session where we paid tribute to the solar eclipse by doing sun and moon salutations. That was a very centring practice and I’m so glad I didn’t miss it. It was the first time we actually had to adjust our mats to fit more people into the class! The vibe of having a full class doing salutations right after the solar eclipse was amazing.

Tuesday and Thursday, I missed my chance to run in the morning due to rain and/or work so I took it as my chance to practice my run commute. I found it to be such a great use of my time! It usually takes me 30-40 minutes to take the public transit home and it took me 60-70 minutes to run home. It saved me from having to transit home then do my run by saving an extra 30-40 minutes from my evening routine! Not bad. Also, not a bad way to practice night time running for Ragnar Trail.

 

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Sunday, I spent the morning meeting up with my Ragnar Trail teammates to drop off goodies for the relay (Thanks Sport Chek for hooking us up with such amazing swag! Aren’t our tights cute?) before spending the day at a couple of malls (can I call that cross training?). In the photo, I’m also wearing the Salomon Women’s SpeedCross 4 CS Trail shoes which I’m quite excited to test them out! These, unlike my previous pair, are fully waterproof so I’m interested to see how different it is and if it is worth it to pay extra for the waterproof feature. A full review will come after Ragnar when I get a full feel for them as I relay my way through the woods with the #ChekSquad team! (Becky is wearing the Salomon Women’s SpeedCross 4 PCK Trail shoes if you’re curious! I love how bright and colourful hers looks!)

After a long day on my feet, it was time to go home and go run! I ran 10K in the evening despite having 11k planned but my knee was bugging me so I’m pretty excited to have a rest day tomorrow!

Let’s chat! How was your week? Did you try anything new? 

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