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?
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