I hadn’t really planned on another recovery week but well life right?
I was feeling very out of it all week. I had troubles speaking and couldn’t seem to remember anything. With working last Saturday and then the company picnic on Sunday, it just felt like the longest week ever. I was just so tired and so ready for the weekend. That said, this will not be a very long recap. 😛
Monday- Rest I got a phone call Sunday evening from an employee calling sick. With another one on vacation I knew the day was going to be straight chaos so I left all my running gear at home assuming work would run late. And I was right. I wasn’t completely lazy though, I managed to clean my car after getting home that evening. I am embarrassed at the state that it was in.
Tuesday- Rest Same situation as Monday. However I also had a meeting in another town in the AM and I had the brilliant idea to wear heels for the first time in a month. Oh my word, blisters suck. Ouch! I did make it home in time for #bibchat though. I took advantage of a discount being offered and finally ordered myself the fancy transition towel I had been eyeing on the Orange Mud site for a year. Monday’s car cleaning also aided in me finally clicking buy.
Thursday- 4.5 miles Fully staffed for the win! I taped up my blister and ran in home town. It was a little warmer than I would have liked and I started out super cautious thanks to the blister but it turned out to be a pretty good run. I have my watch set on 5 min run/ 2 min walk intervals, I am trying that these first few weeks post marathon. The first mile was super slow due to more walking and mile 4 somehow came in at 9:40. Ummm, oops? I think my new playlist may have been a little too inspiring. I felt pretty good at the end of this run though.
Friday- Rest So damn tired, is it the weekend yet? We also started a Biggest Loser type bet at work and the scale really pissed me off this morning.
Saturday- Rest. I planned on running, I was aiming for an 8 mile mid to long run and had been looking forward to it all week. I could not get out of bed. I stayed in bed past 3 alarms and could not get moving. When I finally did get moving, I was moving like a snail. Ok, running probably wasn’t the best idea. So instead I headed down to SLO for some errands. That included a stop at the Running Warehouse for some new kicks-
Sunday-8 miles. I was still tired when my alarm went off but not like Saturday. That said, I didn’t get started on this run until 9. That was stupid. I only took my handheld with 23 ounces of water- rookie move #2. Miles 1-4 weren’t bad. I was feeling tired but overall ok. Miles 5-8 were a hot mess. I was overheating, slowing down and having troubles with my asthma. I couldn’t smell smoke in the air but a huge wild fire broke out nearby Saturday night and I figured that could be affecting me. My mother met me at the halfway point, well that was the plan, I was so slow I didn’t catch up to her until mile 7. Oops. I just kept telling myself get to my car, get to my car. It felt like forever but finally I was done.
I was glad to have completed the run but things went south in the afternoon. I started to feeling very not right. I couldn’t regulate my body temp and I was burning up. I took the coldest shower possible and was chugging water. I was coughing a little more than normal and couldn’t focus on anything- which is why this post is also a day late. I texted my boss to let her know that I wasn’t doing so great. For me to text my boss, things are bad. At last check, I had 220+ hours of sick time available. Which is now 8 less because I did not make it to work on Monday.
I am feeling a tiny bit better and hoping that it was just too much sun/heat on top of being overly tired that kicked my ass. It was in the 90’s when I finished on Sunday which shouldn’t feel like a lot considering I live in Central CA but it’s better than the alternative. That coworker that had been out at the beginning of the week? Pneumonia. So yeah, I am hoping for too much heat.
12.5 miles for the week. More than the week before, that’s a plus right?
How was your week?
Do you keep your car clean?
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