So yeah. This week was kind of a wash. I was prepared for July to be busy. I planned this week of workouts out accordingly. It was a good plan, like I said I was prepared. Until reality showed me otherwise. Life just laughed at me.
Work was busier than I expected. I wasn’t sleeping well, 5 hours a night if I was lucky. Then I got sick or exhausted, something like that. Summer has fully arrived after a late start and temps have been above 100 in home town most of the week. That brought power outages and way too many damn fires with it.
Monday- Rest I knew work was going to be crazy busy so I didn’t even bring my running clothes. I was not wrong. By the time I made it home, my brain was fried. For it only being Monday, that should have been a sign.
Tuesday- Rest/Sick The start of the downhill slide. I was supposed to go hiking with my dad at a new trail but my stomach was a giant ass hat all day. Nothing active happened. I did enjoy some lovely 4th of July hot dogs with my family though.
Wednesday- Rest This was partially planned. I knew work was going to be insane after the 4th so the original plan was to rest. I took running gear though since I had failed to run or hike on the 4th. However my stomach was still being an asshat so running did not happen. It was also 100+ at home when I got off work.
Thursday- 3.1 miles I woke up with a sore throat and major headache. Oh hell, no, I don’t have time to be sick. It was a calmer day at work and I was hoping that a few easy miles would help run out the oncoming head cold. I ran in work town as it was like 103 in home town. I kept the miles easy- well they felt easy-ish but they were too fast. I didn’t feel worse after the run but I didn’t feel better either.
Friday- Rest With my boss on vacation- I’m open to close on Friday’s so no working out. Plus home town was 107. And the air conditioner died.
Saturday- Rest I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a truck. Combine that with the 105 temps and the heavy smoke from the 3 huge fires burning in the county and I was not even attempting a run. Instead I lazed around. Did spend some time looking at refrigerators as a power surge on Thursday half killed the refrigerator. Yay. By evening’s end 3 more fires had started.
12 miles Rest I set everything out for a long run but when my alarm went off after the first decent nights sleep I have had in weeks, I just couldn’t do it. I still didn’t feel great and I know the next 2 weeks are going to be crazy at work. Being in sick is not an option. Plus the sky was so thick with smoke, I had a hard time telling that it was actually blue.
3.1 miles for the week. Ouch but it is what it is. Moving on I need to be a little more flexible during the next 2 weeks as we move through this system conversion at work. I am now a little hesitant about my 10K next weekend. I knew July was going to be interesting so now to see what this week throws at me.😀
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