With less than 80 days to go to Vegas, I figured it was about time to add it up top. 😛
While this week was better than last week, it was still very lazy, a little too Slacker like even for me. I was still taking it easy after last week’s UTI and antibiotic fiasco. Truthfully, I have no idea how long I am supposed to take it easy. ” A while” is very unspecific.
Then, I’ve been blaming all my tiredness on either the conversion or the fact that my bed is crap and I’ve only been averaging 5ish hours of sleep a night. Found out last week there’s another possibility. Thanks to some blood work ordered by my neurologist, we now know my thyroid is in the crapper. Which is not cool as I am already on a high dose thyroid medication. The call your primary now call is not a lot of fun. The blood work trip was interesting- the tech couldn’t find a vein and the man in the room next to me almost passed out. I hate needles.
So what did I actually do?
Monday- 2.3 miles I headed for the lake path after work thinking that it was nice and flat and would be a good place to try and run. My body was not on board. I struggled for 2 laps of the lake before deciding that I was dong more harm than good and called it.
Tuesday/ Wednesday – Nothing– Called it rest. My bed is starting to make my body hurt in the oddest damn ways though. Blood work on Wednesday.
Thursday- 3 miles Headed for the river path and planned to go soooo easy. Walked the first 14 minutes and then ran 1 minute, walked 1 minute, repeat. Even on the downhills. It felt so much better than Monday. Even though my legs were very confused on the downhill walking portions. 😛
Friday- Rest I had a little dizzy spell- 1 of 3 this week actually- yay hormones. So I treated myself to a very large burger at lunch. Didn’t feel guilty at all.
Saturday- Rest Tried to catch up on my sleep. Dinner the night before hadn’t agreed with me so I decided to just run errands and avoid the heat. I could do a longer run on Sunday. I went bed shopping. So many options! I have no idea what to choose and man are they expensive.
Sunday- 3.3 miles Except I hit snooze a few too many times. Then it was 103. Then 105. I was losing all motivation to run. I was tweeting about. I knew that if I waited until it cooled off I would not run. But it was too hot to run. Oh wait, I have a gym membership I never use. Seriously. Haven’t been since last November. I Hate the treadmill. But I changed and drove myself across town. I walked the entire first mile just to be sure I was going to be in massive pain like my last treadmill run. No pain, so I started running. It wasn’t horrible! Only had time to squeeze in a few miles before Sunday dinner since I procrastinated so long but it’s better than nothing!
8.6 miles for the week. Twice last week so at least they are going up. Which is good because there is a list of races up there! Here’s hoping I can get an actual long run in this week.
How was your week?
Any bed buying tips? Anyone have a memory foam bed?
Running to find joy and a few beers along the way
5K, 10K, Half-Marathons, Fun Runs, & Obstacle Races!
A Blog of Running Exploits
living, loving, and running are what keeps me alive
How I wander and where it brings me
A place to soak in tips and stories from life, running, and anything in between.
I like running and singing, but not at the same time...
My journey from being injured and out-of-shape to a 5k, half marathon and ultimately a sprint triathlon... and seeing all 7 continents along the way.
Sharing all things running and racing
running, drinking & our life online.
Slow runners make fast runners look good - you're welcome.
writer | traveler | food❤️er | yogi | runnin' fool
Learning to love myself, one run at a time