Week 17- Surprise Race

Upcoming Races:

  • Destination Races Santa Barbara 13.1- May 13
  • Rock N Roll San Diego 13.1-June 4

I had a plan coming into this week but was thrown an unexpected curve ball towards the middle that slowed me down.  And left me craving burgers- seriously, I ate 3 this week.   πŸ˜›   Maybe I should avoid the scale for a bit?   Or should I just call it carb loading?   Except that’s a bit excessive.

We got new alarms at work this week. Which would be awesome if we didn’t keep setting them off.  Grrr.  Speaking of work- a few weeks back I mentioned that I hit 10 years but I thought with the company change it would go unnoticed.  On Friday, I learned differently-


Monday- 2.5 miles  Since Sunday’s run had been such a hot mess, I kept this short.  I also ran in the Sayonara’s again for the first time since the knee pain.  I wanted to see what happened.   It’s official, the shoes are toast.   Even 2.5 miles was too far in them.  Boo.

Tuesday- Rest  Yeah, my knee was not happy.   Sayonara Sayonara’s.

Wednesday- Rest Surprise!  I recently randomly quit birth control for some heath reasons and it’s been an interesting ride.  I’ve been taking it since I was 16 so I’ve been feeling a little all over the place.    Wednesday was the start of my first real time of the month in years.  And it jacked up my week.  πŸ˜›  Plus sent me into a burger craving spiral.

Thursday- 3.55 miles  This run felt so hard.  I kept an easy pace throughout but it felt so damn hard and I was so tired.   I blame hormones.      I also changed the way  I lace the Brooks to see if that helped with my arches.  Why it took me so long to remember to do that, I have no idea.  I did it with all my PureFlow 4’s, these would probably be similar.  Silly Slacker.    It was also insanely windy for this run.

Friday- Rest–  This week just felt long and it was time to prepare for my weekend plans.  I had some odd leg pain though.  I have it every time I up my mileage though so I wasn’t overly concerned just more annoyed.

Saturday- RaceSLO packet pickup  I needed to run 12 miles this weekend but we all know I haven’t been doing so well with following through with that.  So I figured why not add a mile and run a local half on Sunday instead?  Sounds like a great idea right?    I did enjoy some amazing carb-loading though.  πŸ˜›

Sunday- SLO Half Marathon- 13.1 miles  Recap to come but let’s just say that my morning started like this-

19.2 miles for the week.  Much better than last week if still a little rough in places.   I have a work heavy week this week so getting in the miles is going to be tricky so let’s see how I do!

How was your week?

What did you eat this week?

10 thoughts on “Week 17- Surprise Race

  1. my diet has been crazy the past week too, not really cravings but just making bad choices… oh well there’s always next Monday to start again, ha!
    Ha, I’m imagining you racing to race start line!


  2. Oh man, I would not know what to do with a real time of the month. I’m so used to my regularly scheduled meetings. Haha. You ran more miles than me this week! πŸ™‚ I was craving all sorts of things – duck, breakfast burritos, French fries, etc. Have a great week!


  3. I was 10 miles short of my monthly goal – but I’m still on par for the overall year. But, I purposely didn’t run. My body was hurting, and so I took days off. It was weird, but I felt better after my short break. I’ve been doing an intermediate fast… It helped me pin point my weakness… I would eat well all day, but at 7 or 8 pm, that’s when I go fix a massive snack!! So, now I just have to tell myself that I can’t have the snack, I’m fasting. But, today I got in 3.8 miles and plan to get back on track no matter what. πŸ™‚ I have to meet you in Vegas after all!
    oh – and we need outfits. I think we all get fun (if not similar) outfits!!


    1. Sometimes rest is best. I’m taking 3 dad post race😐. I know I have a snacking issue. It used to be at home at night but now it’s at work in the mornings. I tell myself I don’t eat that much but then I think about it and I really do!! 😀.
      Woot woot, Vegas! I’m down for that, I just know I have to wear my Bibrave shirt. πŸ˜€

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        1. I’m going to start branching out with the colors too- I’ve only been wearing black with the orange but that’s boring- time to liven it up! Plus it’s hot out here now and I need shortsπŸ˜›


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