Every Other Day

With Monday being a day off for me and my team not making the volleyball playoffs, it was the perfect day for a run.    However after running on Saturday and hiking on Sunday, that would be the third day on my feet.  I haven’t run back to back days in months.  Since cutting back a little I have been trying to run every other day.  So I wasn’t too sure how it was going to go.

Get away from the zombies!! You run!! lol
Awe, Pinterest, you rock

It was kind of warm when I headed out but better than last Thursday.  Once again I as running from Zombies.  Actually I noticed that I have the chase feature disabled in the app so mostly I just listen to the story.  Oops!  Oh well, I will save that feature for when I feel up to speed work again.  Sounds like it would be good for fartleks.    My legs were tired and I was a little warm so I kept it to a short 3 miles.    I clocked a low 11 mile for mile 2, woo hoo!

I admit that this week’s workout were planned around washing my hair.   Is that pathetic?  I have an all day work trip tomorrow, and getting up around 4:30 means I want to be ready as soon as possible which means no flat iron.   I have to say that running every other day has helped my hair feel a little healthier.  🙂  But that’s not the point.  A lazy quicker Thursday morning means no workout on Wednesday.   Which in turn meant running on Tuesday.  4 days in a row?  That was either going to be the worst run ever or not.

stormy weather
yeah, it never rained

Sometimes the craziness of Tuesdays after a 3 day weekend makes me wish we had worked on Monday.  I was late getting out of work and there was chatter of a storm coming in.  By the time I got back to town the light was fading rapidly due to clouds and the wind had picked up.  The river path runs adjacent to the street, so I figured I would try to squeeze in 3 miles.   With my slower pace I wasn’t sure I would have the time and I also thought I might get cold since I hadn’t packed for a temperature drop.    But bonus for packing a neon colored shirt!    After walking a bit, I started running but still took walk breaks when needed.  I thought I was going to have a problem breathing since the humidity was 63% but all was good.  Maybe I finally figured out my inhaler?   When I turned around and headed back it was pretty dark.  I had the aid of a slight downhill section so I booked it.   My lungs and stomach held and I ended up clocking a 9:47 in mile 3.   Best mile I’ve run since August, woo hoo!    I’m not sure if it was the weather or feeling rushed or if it’s because my stomach has been slightly better but I’ll take it.  🙂

Now it’s off to bed for me, I have a long drive in the morning and I do not like long drives.  Let alone ones followed by a day long seminar.    Any tips for staying awake?  I slept through almost every college class, something about enclosed places and no air.   I’ve already plotted the locations of McDonald’s along the way.  🙂  Not for the food but for the cheap Diet Soda.  Caffeine is a must tomorrow.

How has your week been?

Run any awesome miles lately?

Tell me I’m not the only one who washes their hair every other day?

Seriously, tips for staying awake at a seminar?  Oh that’s followed by an exam?

15 Comments

  1. Martha B says:

    I’m so happy you’re having such good runs! Hope your seminar today is more fun than mine! I don’t know how I’m going to stay awake, but I’m already looking forward to going to sleep tonight 🙂

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    1. Yes sleep tonight already sounds amazing. I don’t know about fun, I dozed off in last one. Good luck at yours!

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  2. WalkToRio says:

    You girls have it bad when it comes to getting ready.
    I don’t have to worry about allowing extra time to get ready. But even some guys with longer hair gotta have those extra 10-15 to fix it.
    I stopped buying shampoo, use shower gel to wash my head too.
    Since I started cutting my hair really short I’m a happier person lol

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    1. Haha, yeah I wish my hair was that simple. Sometimes I miss the restaurant days- no flat iron or curler needed, just wash and cover under a hat. So easy! Buying less product would be nice too. 🙂

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  3. Glad to hear you had some good runs. I could never run back to back days like that. I typically always have at least 1 day between runs.

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    1. I don’t usually and probably won’t again anytime soon but it worked for this week, so score! But yeah, yesterday’s rest was pretty nice.

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  4. FLRunnerBoy says:

    Way to persevere with the runs!! Hope you survive the seminars all I can say is … CAFFIENE!!! lol 🙂

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I’m waiting for it to start and I am already tired. Oops!

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  5. Glad you have had several good runs! And I only wash my hair every other day, I wash my hair one day and shave my legs the next and just keep rotating 🙂

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    1. That’s a pretty good schedule! In fact maybe I should try that! 🙂

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  6. Yay for good runs! I’m like you – if I’m sitting in a dark room I will fall asleep. Coffee is the only thing I can’t think of. Good luck!

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    1. The room actually wasn’t dark and had a wall of windows but it didn’t help. I kept dozing off!

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  7. Yep, I slept through many a college class! I love McDonalds coffee so that’s one tip & I keep my car freezing when I’m really tired. Have a safe trip!

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    1. I actually really like their coffee too but sometimes it doesn’t like me so I stayed away from that today. I had the windows down and the stereo cranked up there and back today but man am I glad that’s over. 🙂

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