Yikes, last week was a little rough. I still can’t pinpoint exactly why but if you read my last post you know I was feeling massively out of sorts last week. The feeling only went away when I ran. Or tried to nap but that was rare. I started the week with a migraine and my stomach was being its asshat self. I also admit that my food choices were less than stellar. Boo.
Anyways, let’s get to the workouts! Or what resembled working out. 😛
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday-
Stress– Rest In all seriousness, I foam rolled and stretched every one of these nights. Between all the rain and the longer commute, job stress and just life, I was freaking out. I knew I was only running one evening during the week due to my weekend running plans so I kept pushing it back due to the weather. I really needed to run.
Thursday- 3 miles Oh thank goodness, a break from the rain and I ran. I was planning on running at home but knew that the longer drive home zaps my energy and willpower. I changed into my running clothes after work and made the last minute decision to run from work as I was walking out the door. I always treated my work route as off limits in the dark but I decided to chance it. It was just what I needed. It was slow but also oddly the fastest 3 miler I’ve done in months. Considering I was dodging branches, I’ll take it! The smell of the eucalyptus trees and the sun setting on the ocean was just what I needed. For a blissful few moments, my brain was quiet for the first time all week.
Friday- Rest Jacked up my back again while getting ready for work, it hurt just to move. So I spent the day deciding how crazy I was. Which also probably contributed to my stress level this week.
Saturday- Road trip! Up early on the road heading towards Carlsbad. My back was super sore but not outright painful. Guess I am crazy. Bonus to this trip was that my uncle recently moved to that area- so added perks were staying with family and no hotel fees! Even if the grounds of his new house made me feel like I am doing something wrong with my life.
16.2 miles for the week. I kept my work week miles low as I knew what was coming in Sunday. I may be a little crazy but I have been trying to up my weekly mileage in a sane way. But still, doesn’t everyone jump their long runs from 7 to 13? Looking to this week, I am hoping to be a little calmer. Rain is still coming and my road is still closed, man I miss it, but I’m hoping that I will deal with it better this week. Fingers crossed!
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