While I've generally averaged ~20 miles/week for the last decade or so, the last 5 weeks totaled 58 miles. Less than 12 miles/week. Most of it walking, often as a tourist (so stopping and gawking and not getting much in the way of cardio).
Yes, I've experimented with some alternative fitness options, but truly, fitness has been low on my priority list. So, I'm looking forward to getting back to my regularly scheduled 20 miles per week, while cringing at how annoying it is to rebuild fitness when you've lost it.
You know what? When you've been light on mileage, even after years of regular effort, it's actually hard to get moving again.
Last week, I totaled 11.46 miles, running 1 mile by myself and another 3 miler with E and doing the rest walking. I was so sore after the 3 miler (and lazy with being at home after so much travel) that I scrapped my Sunday run and slept in before brunch with the inlaws.
Because, of course, E's parents visited, and there was much food and wine debauchery, which contributed to my laziness.
|A beautiful day in San Francisco with E's parents. Couldn't ask for better weather.|
Sunday, we shared a stereotypical "we are actually home" weekend treat of farmer's market, ramen, a lazy unplanned afternoon including a visit to the De Saisset Museum followed by winetasting at Pichetti and finally a light vegetarian dinner of farmer's market bounty with an oldie-but-goody from the wine cellar.
|First Raid of the Wine Cellar.|
|2nd Raid of the Wine Cellar. Plus Ice Cream Pie with Whipped Cream. Heaven.|
Happy running and fitness to all!