Friday evening was a beautiful time to be on the boat - hot, humid, low winds and almost no other boats. The family all went out of the boat to get some good water skiing in and cruise around the lake. I jumped in second and immediately on getting up on the ski's I felt a tug to my hamstring. DANG - double DANG!
I am taking it easy AGAIN for a couple days, I ran / walked 2 miles yesterday and decided to take today off. I am going for long run Monday morning and hope that it feels OK. The Madison Mini Marathon is on Aug 20th - JUST 3 weeks away and I am still committed to running. I have come to accept that it will be tough and I probably won't be running very fast - but I am just hoping that I can run it without being in pain. My mileage has been really low to almost non-existent for July, between the heat and humidity and piriformis and hamstring problems I have not put in nearly the time I had planned. When I look back over then month I only ran 7 times with the longest run happening last week with 6.65 miles. I need to work out a new plan to fit some longish runs in between now and Aug 20th . . . oh and bike 150 miles in the MS 150 bike ride, which is August 6 & 7 . . . so obviously I won't be running on either of those days. Wish there were more days in the week.
I did put in 362 miles on my bike and feel ready to tackle 150 miles next weekend. I biked to work 9 days and went on 10 training rides all in preparation of biking 75 miles on Aug 6 and 75 miles on Aug 7 in the MS 150 Bike Ride. I am really REALLY hoping that this cross training will help me out during the 1/2 marathon.
Yesterday my husband and son biked to New Glarus on the Badger State and Sugar River bike trails - it was hot and sticky - but our goal was to make it to town in time to get to the New Glarus Brewery - home of Spotted Cow and Totally Naked, to name a couple of my favorite beers made there - and we did. The brewery stops offering tastings at 4:00 and we walked in about 3:50 and were able to buy a glass and get it refilled with a second beer before they closed the doors. Since we were there I also bought a case of Totally Naked and got my son a sampler six pack with some of their other beers that he has not tried. How did we carry a case of beer on our bikes? (My son's girlfriend works in New Glarus and had our SUV with bike rack with her - we got a ride back to Madison and actually stopped at a local bar in New Glarus for a burger and fries before heading home.) I have got to say, that I can't remember the last time I ate a burger and fries and although I know I won't probably be eating another one soon - it sure did taste REALLY GOOD - YUMMMMMMM!
|New Glarus Brewery - Hilltop|
|Joe and Todd on the front steps - it was hot and we were looking for shade!|
|Todd and me enjoying our brew after a 26 mile bike ride|
|Sample 6 pack and case of Totally Naked!|
|Totally Naked and a Raspberry Tart!|
Since the MS 150 is a fundraising event to help find a cure for MS - I have been raising money and am including a link to my fundraising page. If you know someone suffering with MS and would like to contribute towards finding a cure - check out my page HERE and leave a donation. THANKS!