On our way to the Jail Break 5K in our Brooks ID attire.

On our way to the Jail Break 5K in our Brooks ID attire.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A little road, a little trail and a little yoga-weekend review

Hard to believe a super long weekend of fun workouts, great meals and a sleep in is over!

Friday morning 11/25/11 we met some friends at the gym for a 75 min spin class then hopped on a treadmill to do a quick 2 mile transition run.  After our cardio was done we headed to the weight room for an hour upper body workout!  We had a blast and challenged ourselves with heavier weights and of course more pull ups!  We concluded with abs and headed home for lunch.  We spent most of Friday relaxing at home.  I took a nap and then we rented two great movies-Bridesmaids and Soul Surfer.

Saturday-we did not set an alarm!  I slept until 11:30am and William to 10:30am-12hrs of sleep for me and I felt great!  Rest is important and really as strange as it sounds is how we get stronger.  We had a great brunch at home which we normally have on Sundays but knew we would not be home Sunday so had it Saturday instead.  Pancakes once a week is a must, whole wheat of course!
Go Cocks Saturday evening against Clemson too!  We had plans to watch the game with friends and got home around 11:30pm.  We did some last minute prepping of fuel/clothing to be all ready for Sunday morning.

Sunday 11/27/11-Dan Hartley the Race Director of Habison 50K was having a preview run at Harbison Forest at 9am.  Having run this race last year and knowing the beauty of the course plus a lot of our friends locally and out of town were going to be there we really wanted to go.  I wanted to get in 20 miles today and not being a HUGE trail fan I asked William instead of going early and running 5 on the trails if we could do 5 road miles before we went to the preview, of course he said yes and thought that was a great idea. 
Up at 6:30am-breakfast, coffee--60 degrees at 0630 on 11/27-SCORE
out the door at 7:20 and drove to the Irmo side of the Dam.  Ran 5 miles at 7:30am across Dam and back-40:00 mins legs felt fresh after day off yesterday-7:41 last mile.
Finished up and headed to Harbison Forest.  Great to see so many friend out to run this morning (23 total!)and of course always great to meet new ones.  We had loads of fun chatting and running with friends.
16 miles 3hrs 30mins (tough, challenging but beautiful course)  best part this little not some much a trail girl did not fall at all!! "not a worry in the world, toes in the leaves, ass above the knees, not a worry in the world!"
After running some of us runners and the RD went to the Ale house for lunch and a post run beer. Upon finishing up William and I got talking about what to do this afternoon.   Pink Lotus was having a free 4pm class to promote yoga in the community.  After 21 miles, 16 on trail, yoga sounded perfect.  We stopped at the Grocery, home quick to get ready and off to yoga we went.  We had a great time and it was perfect to stretch and just have an hour and a half of mat time.  Heath was teaching and his passion for yoga shows through his practice. My teammate yogi continues to amaze me and do so well in yoga!  Pink lotus is a great addition to our community and Nicole the owner is so welcoming..go check it out.  Until next time---namaste


  1. great seeing team Schmitz today.. Namaste :)

  2. I can't believe I am just discovering this blog! Great stuff! Wish you guys had been in Newark for Thanksgiving! Oh, and totally with you on the whole wheat pancakes. It's what I had for breakfast today.