Week 4- A Little Early

I am kind of liking these weekly recaps.  I feel like they are helping keep me on track.   Particularly this week, I ran the gamut of craving a run to feeling like doing nothing but stuffing food in my face.   Yes, I am a stress eater.  There were donuts involved this week.  And those Sweet Potato Food Should Taste Good chips.  Both so yummy but so not on the approved list of foods.    😦

I alternated between heels and flats all week but my legs are still pissed.   I rarely get to sit while training and I am feeling it.  I don’t think my legs ached this bad after my first half marathon.  Then I just couldn’t sit down…or get up without help.   🙂    I normally stand the good majority of the day but would usually sit for about 2 hours through out the day.  Now I just fall into the comfy chair exhausted on my lunch.   Trainee #3 starts on Monday so I need to figure something out.  Unfortunately running shoes are not an option.

Monday Actual- 3.5 miles -12:13, 10:39, 10:13 and change

I had to do some rearranging this week, which meant a Monday run.  Oof, that was hard.  Monday running just seems harder.   Plus I don’t think my legs appreciated running the day after my long run.  I usually rest the following day.   I tried to treat it like a recovery run and keep the pace easy but I was all over the place.  I even wore compression socks since I knew I was sore.  Truthfully, I wore them all day.    I might have to do that more often until things calm down.  IMG_1034

Tuesday- Rest

I had blood work planned for the morning.  This was part of why I switched up my running days.  I didn’t think they were going take a lot but I figured I better err on the side of caution.   Ugh, I hate needles.   I got to the lab at 7:04, they opened at 7.  I was the 15th person in line.  Seriously?!   I was actually late to work.  IMG_1051

Wednesday- Speed work- sort of

The plan called for a 25 min warm up followed by 3 minutes at HMP, 1 minute easy jog x5, then 16 min cool down.   Sounds easy enough but I just wasn’t feeling it.   As I drove north, I was trying to decide what to run and where to run it.   My mom called and she wondered if I would head out with her.  No speedwork-yay!   So we headed out for a short 3 mile jaunt.   That turned into 4+ for me with some random intervals.   I was planning on taking it easy but then I decided to just run whatever I felt like.    So I ended up up with really random speed intervals while I looped around and occasionally met back up with my mom but it was fun.  🙂

Thursday- Rest

Hmmm, I am sure I did something interesting this day but I can’t remember anything so I guess not?  I know I posted this.

Friday- Rest

I was at work by 7:30.  I am on vacation Monday and Tuesday so I wanted to make sure I did everything I needed to do before leaving.   I was out a little after 5:30 and I though about running a few miles but I did all my weekend errands instead.  One less stress this weekend right?

Saturday- Rest – more than likely. 

I am torn between running or walking a couple miles as a shakeout for tomorrow or resting.  My legs are still super sore and I can’t decide which one would be the smarter choice.   I also need to decide exactly what shirt I am running in tomorrow.  And I am procrastinating packing my change of clothes while I type this.  For some reason, I am can’t decide what I am going to want to put on after tomorrow’s race.  #decisionsdecisions  Whatever it is, it needs to be comfy enough to get me through a day of walking and shopping.  Ok, maybe hobbling and shopping.  🙂   I had helping making a new playlist though-IMG_1071

Sunday- Shoreline Half..and my birthday  🙂

To be continued…

Happy Saturday!!!

What do you like to do after a race?

How was your week?

Do you stand or sit at work?

20 Comments on “Week 4- A Little Early

  1. Omg your half is already here!! Good luck, have fun and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! 🙂


  2. Yay! Happy Birthday!! And have a great race!
    I hate running on Monday’s too and usually rest, but I have found when I do run on Monday’s, I do better at sticking to my plan for the week.


    • Thank you!
      It was odd, I ran all the required workouts but since I was done sooner in the week I felt kind of lazy. I kept wanting to run more but figured that might not be smart before a half. 🙂


  3. Great job this week! I always think Monday running seems harder – I love when I can do some cross training instead! Smart that you didn’t run when you had blood work to do! Your kitty is sooooo cute!!! I’m such a cat lover. looking forward to hearing about your half marathon – hope it went well!!


    • Cross training Mondays would be a good idea. I really need to implement some sort of cross training schedule. He doesn’t usually like to hang out so I was surprised to see him by the computer. Guess he thought I needed help. 🙂 It did go pretty well, thank you!

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      • I like to swim on Mondays because it’s low impact after a weekend of high miles. The water just feels good. You could go swim in the ocean 😉


  4. Monday running does seem harder for some reason. I tend to sit too much at work, so I asked for a wooden shelf thing that would turn my desk into a standing desk, but it turns out the height isn’t right and I’ve been too lazy to adjust things. So I either stand and hunch, or sit. Neither is great. One of these days maybe I’ll get it sorted!


    • Mine isn’t quite the right height either. When they built the new cabinets for me there was some reason why it couldn’t be a little higher. I think it was more work for them but for the most part it works for me. I just learned that I need to sit a bit throughout the day or my legs get super sore. That’s just not possible with 3 trainees right now. I hope you get yours squared away!


      • Thanks! Me too. I’ve definitely found I can’t stand the whole day though, either. It’s either my hamstrings and hip flexors taking a beating from sitting, or my feet and calves and knees hurting from all the standing. Yeesh!


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