Week 39- Keeping On

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Week 39? How did that happen? It’s October people!  How did that happen?  Anyone else feel like this year is flying by?  Damn that’s a lot of questions, I’ll stop.

My back was better last week but still very present if that makes sense.  I went with 3 days of running instead of 4.  Thought about adding a 4th on Sunday but ultimately decided not to.


Monday- 3 miles  My legs were feeling a little tight from the previous day’s hot mess of a long run so I kept things nice and easy.  And short.    My legs were a little stiff in the beginning but they loosened up.  I ended up walking more than I would have liked at the end as a man had 2 large off leash dogs running around on the river path.   They looked friendly but I don’t take that chance.  I don’t have the best track record with dogs.  😛

Tuesday-  Rest Holy crap, I was walking out the door to go to work and I was hit with the worst charlie horse!   I get them occasionally while sleeping but this was a first while moving.  Weird.

Wednesday- Rest  My back was cranky and it was 90* in home town at 6.  I had changed and planned on running but when my mom called and suggested we meet up for pizza, it didn’t take much convincing. 😛


Thursday- 2.8 miles ish Maybe?? Work ran late so I had a late start.  It was still almost 90 in home town when I started running.  I forgot my hat, luckily I had a visor.  Should have worn shorts not capris.  Probably shouldn’t have started a run when my Garmin was at 8%.   Thankfully the changing seasons had the sun dropping quickly.  Less cool was that my Garmin died completely around 2 miles in.  1 tiny buzz of “low battery” to black screen.  No!!! I stopped and said a few colorful words but I only had myself to blame.  I pulled up Strava and tried to squeeze in what I could in the dying light.  Running wise- it was a decent run.  It also told me that I really need to start carrying my Knuckle Lights with me.

Friday- Rest Open to close.  Let’s be real, by Friday- I’m a little loopy- nothing extra outside of work is happening.  😛  I was looking forward to sleeping in the next day.


Saturday- 8 miles  I swear I was planning on sleeping in but somehow I was turning off my alarm and getting ready to run.  I planned on running 10 miles from my house and ending at my mother’s tennis practice.   However a couple of wardrobe malfunctions had me crunched for time.  I first realized that the shorts I wanted to wear were dirty so I went with my second choice.  Except when I went to use the bathroom one last time before leaving the house I found a huge hole in leg.  WTH?  Ok, what is my 3rd choice?  I ended up running in a skirt.  Which I use to run in all the time but I don’t anymore because I feel uncomfortable in them being that I am a little overly fluffy right now. Thankfully,  it didn’t suck.

By the time I got out the door, I figured I would only have time for 9 miles.  That said, it was a surprisingly even paced run.    I was feeling pretty good.  My back was cooperating and so was my shin.  Halfway, I see someone running my way and think I recognize them.  I do!  It’s NikeC!  So we stop and chat a bit before going our separate ways.  Then I ran on knowing I now only had time for 8 miles.  Fine by me.  In fact it was barely 8.  I was coming up on 7.7 trying to get to the high school when my mother called.  She had finished practice and wanted to know where I was.   I’m trying!   I ended up having to run a circle in the parking lot to hit 8 miles.  😂

Sunday- Rest This time I did sleep in.  It was awesome.   Less awesome was the 90* temp of the day.  My back was a little fussy, not hugely more than usual but with the higher temps I kept pushing a possible run back.  I finally cleaned my car and sadly it was so dirty that it was quite a work out.  😛

13.8 miles for the week.  Still low but the back is feeling a little better.  I do have a doctor’s appointment this week and I am still going to ask for a referral to a PT.  Can’t hurt right?

How was your week?

 

 

 

13 Comments

  1. Rae says:

    Hey, three runs is better than no runs! And you got a long run done, so good job!

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    1. I figure 3 is a good number to stick to while I figure out this back thing. Granted my upcoming race is now in 6 days so ummm, fingers crossed?

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  2. Can’t hurt at all – and you know me, this time of year, anything close to 14 mi counts as a Win in my book! 😀 We got this! I’m taking this week off – the doctor looked at my crazy when I asked about running, on 2 antibiotics! The fun nurse I had came in later, and I ran it by him, just in case and he goes “no, don’t, you’ll fall over and end up back here (ER) with us giving your face stitches!” So, okay, fine. Rest week.

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    1. No more ER trips! You to rest and relax as hard as that may be. I just had that antibiotic enforced break so I get it. Just think of how good your legs will feel when you get back to it!

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  3. Getting in an 8 mile run is great! Good luck at your doctor’s appt. and hopefully you’ll get some relief after seeing a PT (assuming your doctor gives you a referral)!

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    1. Thanks! I won’t let me not give me one! Downside is that will still put me a few weeks out from an actual appointment but getting closer!

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  4. Glad to read you have an appointment for your back, you’ve lasted way too long without having it looked at.

    And heck yeah, 8 miles!!

    Cheers to a great week!!

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    1. The appointment is actually a follow up for my thyroid but I am going to hijack it for my back. Luckily my doc is used to me doing things like that. 🙂

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  5. Angela says:

    I had to Google Charlie horse?!
    Hey 8 miles is great, there’s a woman in my running group that doesn’t use any race tech, apps or watches she just runs on time legs, sometimes it’s good to not obsess about mileage!

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    1. If you had to google it hopefully that means you’ve never had one. They suck! I felt it in my calf all day long. I wish I could be one of those chill, relaxed runners but I don’t know how to get there.😂

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  6. Holy crap. I’m three weeks behind on reading blogs. I really like how you plan your runs where you end up meeting someone at the end. That’s way better than just going out and back. I’m always tempted to just run a shorter distance knowing I have to go back the same distance. lol. 🙂

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    1. Exactly. Sometimes having someone waiting helps when my motivations is flagging. It also helps that I know I can get a water refill at the high school if she’s having a tennis practice. 🙂

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