Week 42- For Real

Upcoming Races-

  • Rock N Roll Las Vegas 5K
  • Rock N Roll Las Vegas 13.1!!!!!

Anyone else notice I skipped right past 41?  I went from week 40 right to 42 last week.  Oops.  Apparently I forgot how to count, oops.  ๐Ÿ˜›

All right let’s get to another episode of Confessions of a Chaotic Runner.  Though I tried to ignore it and live in denial, by Thursday I knew I had a problem.   When I had to put a customer on hold and pass the phone to coworker and excuse myself to run the restroom, there was probably something wrong.    Problem is, I am so used to my stomach being an asshat on the daily due to my GI disorder that it was easy to lie myself about it being something else.  I didn’t want to admit I had the  weird bug going round.  By Friday,  I was coughing, bleary eyed, and just walking from my desk to the copier was exhausting.  But I was still planning on a long run! Runners are crazy.  My coworker told me I looked like her 5 year old- running a fever and ill but trying to convince her to take me to McDonald’s.  Hmmm…accurate.


Monday- 3 miles Fairly, steady paced twilight miles.  That will be the last venture into the actual river portion of the trail in the dark though.   The most horrific, blood curdling scream rent the air just 1/2 mile from my car.  WTH?   What way do I go?  I took the shortest path back to the street only to discover the source of the scream was a child throwing a tantrum at having to leave the park.  Lady- hire your kid out for horror flicks.

Tuesday- Rest  I am sure I did something else but I can’t remember what it was.  Oh yes, the stomach troubles really started but I ignored them.


Wednesday- 2.3 miles Short easy miles as I was back at the lake and I will not run into twilight there due to previous creepy situations.   But I got to enjoy a pretty good sunset.

Thursday- Rest  I was feeling poorly but still refusing to admit that I was sick.  I did let the registration window for a potential #29 close though- Ventura- so I wasn’t being completely stupid.

Friday- Sick I was still in denial.  I took running clothes to work.  Halfway through the day I finally admitted that I shouldn’t even be at work let alone running.    But I forced myself to get through the day.

Saturday- Rest Other than running some errands, not a whole lot happened.  I kept talking about running like it was going to happen but even I knew that would have been stupid.


Sunday- 5.25 miles Not sure if I would call that a long run but it’s the longest run I pulled off this week.  I set an alarm for the morning but at some point in the night I must have turned it off.  ๐Ÿ˜’  I still felt touch and go all day but I decided to attempt a run in the early afternoon.   I maybe should have chosen a route with less hills.   I wish it had been a little cooler than 80.  I sat down on a wall at mile 4 because I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish the last mile.  But I kind of had to as I had to get home.   ๐Ÿ˜›

10.55 miles for the week.  Kind of crappy but considering half the week was spent fighting some crappy stomach bug, I’ll take it with little complaint.  I’ll save that for another week.

How was your week?

Tell me about your amazing running!

 

15 Comments

  1. runeatralph says:

    I’ve been dealing with some nagging stomach problems too. They haven’t stopped me from running, but it can be pretty uncomfortable during a fast run. I think it’s coffee to blame. Sad thing is, I still won’t quit coffee.

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    1. I could barely function so running was off the table. I do wonder how people drink before races. Don’t get me wrong- I love my morning coffee but I am not drinking it on race morning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Marian says:

    It’s very frustrating when you have your whole week of running planned and then illness gets in the way. “Slacker” or no, the way you know you’re a runner is that you’re unhappy over not being able to run for any reason. Hope you’re feeling better today!

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    1. Exactly! I’ve been trying to get back to a 4 day running schedule but it just seems to always hit a snag. I am feeling mostly better, thank you!

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  3. We are getting on track this week! But, did you look into virtual races? For your 29? I think that should be a viable option for you!!

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    1. Yes, we are! No, if I was to start counting virtual races I would already be at 30 due some Harry Potter races. So changing the rules now seems a little off. That’s not the word I’m looking for but I can’t figure out the right one. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  4. AJ says:

    I’ve had stomach issues this week to so my running sucked:( I got a couple of slow 3 milers in, but that’s it:(

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    1. Aren’t stomach issues the worst? I run through a lot of stomach issues thanks to my disorder but this was just not doable. 3 milers are better than not running!

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      1. AJ says:

        I run with them a lot due to my food allergies, but being sick in public was enough to stop me!

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  5. themostunlikelyrunner says:

    Amazing! Well done on running through a tough week! Xx

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  6. Should you be working with the stomach bug? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hope you’re feeling better now!

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    1. Yeah, probably not. That was more denial kicking in. By the time I admitted I shouldn’t be there, there was no one to come out and cover me. Boo.

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  7. Paula says:

    I was sick last week too and couldn’t get a run in, ๐Ÿ˜. I hate being sick. But I know you, and you’re still gonna shine at your upcoming RNR! ๐Ÿค—

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    1. I am sorry to hear you were sick too! I hope you’re feeling better now. I hope so, I’m still feeling a little off. Maybe I’m just tired. I need a vacation before Vegas, haha.

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