Weekly Workouts: {8/26-9/1}


so, i have a new favorite run-related picture of me – like, ever. this is very exciting in my world.

i had no idea this picture was being taken, mid-stretch, pre-beach run on a gorgeous morning in Santa Barbara, and i love it. hi, new Weekly Workouts photo. i’ve been needing you.

new fave sports bra: Lulu’s Free To Be *Wild Bra in Floral Sport Multi.

i decided it makes more sense to go from Wed-Wed with these workout posts, so i can recap what i’ve actually done rather than have to forecast some of them. totally uncertain why i didn’t come up with this ingenious idea before. i think the California air made me smarter.

Wed, 8/26: lovely morning 5-miler , before going to California that evening!
Thurs, 8/27: my first run in SB, a (somewhat hilly) 3-4 miler that looped down to the ocean.
Fri, 8/28: a glorious, perfect morning barefoot beach run (commemorated by the above photo). not sure mileage — 3.5, 4 miles — but i was so unconcerned with numbers and just completely caught up in the beauty of running along an almost-uninhabited beach on a pristine morning with my feet in the ocean. it was absolutely the most beautiful, enjoyable run of my entire life and i’d probably consider moving to SB solely to be able to enjoy that again with each sunrise.


Sat, 8/29: so, i went on my first hike in years. i was stoked for it, even though i didn’t feel well at all… and i wish i could report that it went better than it did. i sooooo wanted to enjoy this, but to be honest, i was a struggle show for most of it (and so thankful that my friend showed me so much grace & patience). it was so hot and so buggy and i felt so awful and it was more like rock climbing than hiking, and i got scared at one point and almost cried. not my finest moment. however, parts were really pretty, and i was glad i went (when it was over). i DO want to hike more, and love being out in nature; that just wasn’t my morning. girls.

FullSizeRenderit was worth it for the pictures, though. anything for a photo.

Sun, 8/30: rest day. we went on a leisurely pre-church morning walk along the same beach from Friday morning, and that was lovely and more than enough.
Mon, 8/31: my last morning in SB — i went on a solo 3.5ish mile run down to the marina and back. nothing crazy, but just needed the “me” time at the end of a full trip.
Tues, 9/1: my first night run in a long time — 6 miles along the Hudson in brand new sneaks (same Asics i had before). i felt good, although i certainly didn’t miss the NYC humidity.

reflection from this week: i didn’t do any long runs or anything really strenuous at all, but i felt so good and happy and balanced and enjoyed the runs i did do. i think it was really good for me to be able to let up on myself a bit and take it easy, and have my days feel full and happy (and not think of my workout as the only good thing from that day, which happens pretty frequently in my workweek life). i’m looking forward to a long run this weekend though.

How were your workouts this week?
Do you run/workout when on vaca?
Beach running: yay or nay? YAY here. all day every day.


14 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts: {8/26-9/1}

  1. Oh my gosh I love all the pics, but that 1st pic of you stretching!! So freaking cute!! I love it!! I’m glad you had a fun, beautiful time in California! I’m actually not a beach runner at all but I absolutely would love nothing more than living in the ocean.

  2. Um hiii I’m obsessed with that picture and that sports bra. Love! I definitely love working out and running while on vacation. It makes exploring a lot of fun πŸ™‚

  3. It’s so beautiful there!! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Beach running, while beautiful, can be so tough. Great job getting in some good workouts while on vacation πŸ™‚

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