Hello from Minneapolis! I am back in the good ol’ USA and so happy to be home. I still had one last week in India; here’s my recap.
Linking up as always with Jess Runs ATL. Join us!
Monday: I woke up to more torrential rains, a dead phone, and tired legs (post half marathon)…I was pretty grumpy.
I slogged through 8.5km (5.3 miles) on the treadmill with no music, no podcasts, nothing. Woe is me. I was feeling pretty sorry for myself.
I went to an Apple repair store before work to try to get my phone fixed. It was still covered under ‘apple care’ but it would take at least 5 days to fix it and I was only in India for 5 more days…so that meant no phone. 🙁 Sad. I purchased a cheap digital camera so I could still take pictures for the last week.
…Important pictures, you know, like photos of a mosquito in my hotel room. I’ve been taking malaria pills every day, so at least I was protected if he bit me!
Though I was grumpy and frustrated with the phone situation when I woke up, I got over it. I realized that it was not that big of a deal. I could survive without a phone for a week. It was a bit of a challenge, but I could do it.
Tuesday: 1k repeats- I did this workout outside in Mumbai on the Worli Sea Face path which of course made it a lot harder than it should be with the humidity! 2 mile warm-up, 8x 1000m repeats with 2 minute recovery, 1 mile cool down. 8.5 miles total at an 8:30 min/mile pace. I cut the cool-down a mile short as I had run out of time.
We had a little work celebration over lunch to thank everyone for all their hard work. Here’s the team. Can you find me? 🙂 I’m tall in India!
Wednesday: 7 recovery miles outside in Mumbai on the Worli Sea Face path. I started to feel really light-headed and dizzy on this run; I guess it was probably dehydration, but it wasn’t a good run. Lots and lots of water and NUUN helped, but I didn’t feel great the whole day.
Thursday: A ‘symbolic’ 6km run with the Pink City Half Marathon ambassadors/organizers. They came to my hotel in Bandra Kurla to do the run and then took some footage before a brief interview for the Jaipur news.
The man in the tracksuit is Samir Singh who ran 100km every day for 100 days! Incredible. Much more worthy of an interview than me 🙂
I’m sure I was super awkward; I definitely need more practice in front of a camera. I only have these screen grabs, not the full interview.
Friday: One last final run on the Worli Sea Face path. Of course it was pouring at first, but I managed 6 miles (and a few pictures during a break in the rain with the cheap digital camera I picked up after my phone was a lost cause.)
It was a little sad to say goodbye to running in Mumbai. It’s been challenging, but definitely an adventure!
My return flight to Minneapolis left Mumbai at 2 am, so I did have time for one last 5k on the treadmill to break a sweat before packing up and heading to the airport.
Saturday: No running. Mumbai to Paris, Paris to Minneapolis.
I landed around 2 pm Minneapolis time after a long day of traveling. I was so glad that I had my global entry to get through customs in about 2 minutes and then find Dustin outside the gates waiting for me.
A long hot shower, unpacking, and then a 2 hour nap was the rest of my Saturday.
Well, eventually I rallied to join up with my friends in Uptown for my friend Lindsey’s bachelorette party. I’m glad I was able to join in the fun even if only for a short while.
Sunday: 16 mile long run in Minneapolis.
Fresh air! Water fountains! So much green! So happy to be back in the land of 10,000 lakes. Dustin and Matilda ran with me for the first 8, then I stopped home for Gatorade and a GU before another 8 miles on my own.
16 miles total at an 8:44 min/mile pace. It was still rather humid here, but nothing compared to Mumbai. This run felt so great compared to the runs in India….I started to get tired at the end- maybe a little jet lag setting in! But overall a good run.
Summary: 50 miles of running.
A lot less than last week’s 60, but now I’m back in the US and can train (hopefully!) like normal for the last 10 weeks before NYC!
Welcome back! I have really enjoyed all of your posts from India but I’m sure you are super happy to be back home!
That video of Matilda was SO sweet! Her tail was wagging 100 miles an hour – she definitely missed you!
I am amazed that you were able to go to a bachelorette party just a few hours after landing back home!
Thank you Kimberly! It’s great to be home. It was a wonderful experience, but there’s no place like home 🙂
I made it out for my friend’s bachelorette party for just about an hour…it was tough, but she’s a good friend and I’m glad I could still be there for a little bit.
Wow what a cool experience you had! Even with the huge mosquitos. Loved all your photos
Thanks Deborah! It was definitely a memorable experience.
What an adventure overseas! And without your phone…that would be a double whammy. I love your comment about being tall in India…I’m already tall in the USA, so i’d look like a gargoyle 😉
I have been meaning to join your link-up, but every week I forget….so I’m gonna add your info and image THIS week to my week-wrap up post so it’s there LOL Thanks for the opportunity 😉
Welcome to the link-up Kimberly!
I’m kinda tall here, but way taller compared to women in India 🙂 If I buy a small shirt here, it’s a large there! All relative.
Thanks for commenting!
Sounds like an amazing adventure in India! I absolutely loved your video of your sweet pup greeting you at the door! We were in Hawaii all last week and when we picked our lab up at the kennel, he was so excited that he could not stop wiggling and kissing me! There’s nothing like the love of a dog!
And 16 miles after only one day post-overseas trip??? Impressive! I’m still recovering from our little trek home from Hawaii 🙂
Nothing like the love of a dog 🙂 They’re the best. Welcome home from Hawaii!
What a week for you! Congrats on getting all of your workouts in while you were away. Your dog is just adorable!!
It was definitely challenging. I’ll never take the ease of running in Minneapolis for granted again!
I can’t believe you went to a party after your trip home. I would have stayed in that night.
It was a good friend’s party, I felt like I should rally for at least an hour!
What a great week! It must have been an amazing time in Mumbai, I love the picture of you posing for your last run!
But there’s no place like home, right? Hopefully you’re not too jet-lagged!
I felt okay yesterday but going to work today was TOUGH…so tired I felt ill! I hope I adjust quickly…
Definitely no place like home. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Been following your posts and Strava runs while you were in India; what an experience! I’m not so sure I would have been able to marathon train there! Welcome home! You are a rockstar for going to a party and running long after all your travels!
Thanks Kim K! Training there was definitely not easy…way easier to be a runner in Minneapolis 🙂
I am so amazed by your dedication. One week in Hawaii and I missed like 5 training runs. I have NO motivation or discipline when I am out of town. Go you!!!
And OMG the Tilda greeting! LOVE LOVE! I<3
She couldn’t contain her excitement! Dogs are the best.
Welcome back from Hawaii- you must have missed your furry friends!
What an adventure you’ve had. Super impressed that you made it out to see your friends AND managed a long run when you must have been sooooo jet lagged!
Ugh, it’s catching up to me now…I fell asleep at like 6 pm today, I was so tired I felt ill….Jet lag is no joke.
Oh my goodness, Jessie, that Matilda reunion is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen! She really missed her human, that’s pretty clear. Welcome home and welcome back to running in Minnesota weather! Maybe I’ll see you out around the lakes one of these mornings – just a few more weeks of long TCM training for me!
Thanks Rita 🙂 I missed her too! But I don’t think she would like India very much…
Oh, just a few more weeks! Let me know what your goal is or what you’re wearing so I can look for you on race day, we’ll be cheering around mile 5, 13, and 24!!! Can’t wait. It’s my favorite running day in Minneapolis!
What an interesting week! I’m new to your blog, so I’ll have to go check out the other posts about your trip. I have never been to India. Love that you are pretty easy to pick out in that office picture 🙂
Enjoyed your recap. I would have been so bummed about the phone not working!!
Thanks Lisa! Yes, I posted quite a bit about my experience in India, it was definitely a memorable trip!
UGh, yes, challenging without a phone..I use it for so much, but especially pictures and instagram 🙁
Great recap and a belated wecome back! It’s great that you were able to experience so much during your trip and document it. What a great opportunity!