People, I ran twice last week. Twice! That was not the plan. Not all.
Although last weekend’s long run of 8- should have been 10- had gone well and my back wasn’t any worse after it, I was doubting San Jose. The idea of sitting in a car for hours, then sleeping on a hotel bed then running a race on a course that is purported to flat and fast ( I hate flat) just sounded bad. So I let the registration window lapse and canceled both of those hotels that I had booked.
It was the right decision. That’s not to say I didn’t race last week. No one ever said I was that smart. 😛
In all honesty, I needed more miles than I got in last week. I took a chance on something work wise and didn’t get the best news. I needed to get out of my head for a while. Still do, so hopefully that can happen this week.
Monday- Rest I planned on running- it was Monday after all and I try not to miss Mondays but work ran almost an hour late and I haven’t quite prepared myself for night runs yet. I need to find and charge both Knuckle Lights and get a better reflective vest.
Tuesday- Rest Oh crap, ouch. I was trying to show something to a customer when I felt a sharp pull in my back. I spent the next 5 minutes helping them and trying not to cry actual tears. When it still hurt even more than the normal level these days at closing, I took another rest day.
Wednesday- 3 miles Nice and easy miles. Running actually makes my back feel a little looser, I wish I could have run a few more miles last week. And funnily enough, the sharp pain of the day before seemed to have really loosened things up in my back. Who knew?
Friday- Haha. Another open to close so no to running. Although I did think about it and that was before the not so good news dropped. Then I really thought about it but ending up indulging in a giant quesadilla at a Mexican restaurant instead.
Saturday- Packet Pickup And some wandering around SLO doing some shopping. While I didn’t get in a shakeout run, I definitely got my steps in for the day. Packet pickup was at the Running Warehouse and the place was nuts. Of course I had to go inside- I somehow lost my Body Glide and I needed to replace it. 😛 Then I may have done a thing at Best Buy on the way home. Who said you needed to relax before a race? Besides I was treating it like a training run, right?
16.2 miles for the week. Which over only 2 runs doesn’t suck but isn’t exactly smart either. My Slacker handle really fits these days. Maybe I should rename myself- Confessions of a Chaotic Runner. 😛
In other news, I did get my PT referral started last week so I am finally on track that way. We are also changing the dosage on my thyroid medication so it’s time to ride that roller coaster again. That said, fingers crossed I have a more consistent running week. The thoughts in my head still need it.
How was your week?
Any head clearing tips?
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