Fitness Friday: Marathon & Flood Recovery Edition (+ a Giveaway!)

Workout Wrap UpSaturday: MARATHON!

Sunday: 2 miles (14 min pace)

Monday: 2 mile walk

Tuesday: 30 minute bike + 15 minute elliptical

Wednesday: FLOOD CLEANING all day

Thursday: 4 mile run (10:50)

Friday: Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack + walk

 Well, this has been an interesting week! My workouts were pretty light given I was recovering from the marathon and then dealing with the flood.2014-04-26 12.49.30My marathon soreness was gone by Tuesday so I went to UWF to use the stationary bike and elliptical. Then the floods came and after spending 5 hours on my hands and knees cleaning/fighting water my soreness came back! I went for my first real run post-marathon on Thursday and it felt great. I needed to get out of my house and clear my mind.

So, this week involved a lot of compression socks (use code RNRNASH for 40% off!)... 2014-04-30 18.26.31-1Lots of chocolate and protein ice cream ...2014-04-30 18.34.59And lots of kitty cuddles. 2014-04-30 18.36.12Most of my house is back to normal except for my office. I have books covering the floor trying to dry out, and I still need to mop the floor with bleach once I weed through and trash the books that have been damaged extensively. My yard is still flooded (two days later) and my car is still wet (after spending hours trying to get it out.) Good news is that an insurance adjuster should be coming out soon to see if I can get the carpet replaced. I'm not sure if there's damage beyond cosmetic as I haven't been driving it around much. I've worked really, really hard to keep this car in good condition since I paid it off last year and want to hold on to it as long as possible. I know if the insurance guy says the car just needs to be replaced I'd get maybe $3,000 for it. What the heck kind of new car could I get with that? So, cross your fingers for me that the damage is only cosmetic and I can get some shiny new carpeting out of this hot mess!

I'm hoping to go on a run with a friend tomorrow. It's her longest run ever (she's working toward a half now and full in January) and we are planning to do 7 miles at a 11:30-12 minute pace. I'm looking forward to a relaxed run and good company. Poor thing has no idea how much she's going to have to listen to me vent.

Thankfully, I get to end this post on a very positive note - with a giveaway! I'm working with Vacation Races again and will  be running their virtual Memorial Day run this month. I even have a registration to give away to one lucky reader.

medal shirtFor all active duty and veterans you can register for this race for only $20 (yes that includes the shirt and medal!) using code: MILITARY. If your not military you can save $5 by using code: ERICAVR5. So, be sure to save those codes and register Monday if you don't win the free entry! To ensure you get the size shirt you want delivered by Memorial Day you must register by Monday, May 5th. So, I will announce a winner on my blog Monday morning.

To enter: leave a comment below telling me why you'd like to run this race. Good luck!

WINNER SELECTED! Please email me ASAP to get your code.

VR winner