It is time once again for another edition of Saturday Stories, a collection of some of my favourite stories and blog posts from the past week. As always, if you came across anything you feel is worthy of mention here feel free to post a link below.
Here are this week’s stories…
Tips to keep eating healthy while training.
Info on the importance of sleep and tips for sleeping better.
Tips to revamp your running routine now that spring is on the way.
How races contribute to the economy.
This week I had planned to get back into a regular running routine. While I managed to get in a few runs things did not go quite as planned.
I started off the week as planned, getting in 8 and 9 km runs on Sunday and Monday. Both runs went well and had me feeling like I was easing back into a routine after the Philadelphia Marathon two weeks ago.
My week starting to go off track Tuesday when heavy rain caused me to cut short my planned run. As mentioned last night, I was sick Wednesday and a run was out of the question. Last night I was able to get in a quick 5 km run.
Today I was planning to get in a run after work but I washed my running clothes late last night meaning they were still wet this morning when I left for work. Since I could not run home from work I had every intention of going for a run later tonight but a day of poor eating habits has made that idea out of the question.
As a result, I have only run 26 km, 16 miles, so far this week. Right now I am planning to get up early tomorrow and get in a good run with my daughter in her Chariot. That should help get me back on track.
Signing up for upcoming races would probably also help. I have not made any final decisions yet but am close to deciding on a couple of shorter races.
How did your training go this week?
Over the past year I have developed a regular routine for my Saturday morning runs. I load my daughter into her Chariot and head out for a run. On our way home we stop at the farmer’s market to stock up on produce we don’t grow in our backyard, eggs and even meat.
As you can see from the picture above, our Chariot stroller can hold quite a bit in the rear pocket. That picture does not even do justice to what we were able to bring home yesterday. Here is a shot of everything out together on the patio table:
After 11 km of running we stopped at the market and ended up picking up eggs, peaches, apricots, plums, blueberries, cookies and a loaf of bread.
This has become a regular part of Saturday morning runs from spring to fall and has become a great way to stock up on supplies we need for the week while I am out for a run.
It also helps that my daughter loves stopping at the farmer’s market, especially when she gets free samples from some of the vendors!
Do you have similar routines that allow you to combine running with other activities?