Week 46- Vacation

I currently have no upcoming races.  Say what?

With that in mind, I planned to take a step back week- run 4 times but no long run.  My thought was to have my longest run be 6 miles.  I was also on vacation so that would change if I randomly threw in a hike (I didn’t) but I didn’t want a return of leg pain from last week.

Other than that, I had a giant list of things I needed to do while I was on vacation that I can’t get done regularly.  Spoiler alert- I didn’t get most of them done.  Slacker.  🙂😛

Monday- Travel day  Between leaving the hotel and getting to airport, then the flight and driving home from San Jose, all of Monday was spent traveling.  I didn’t make it home until after 8 that night.    Plus after the stress of the flight being overbooked, then finding out it was a TINY plane, all I wanted to do was take a shower and go to sleep.

Tuesday- Rest  I had a blood work appointment to get done before an appointment on Thursday.  I also completed the mountain of laundry that I came home from Vegas with.  The highlight of the day though was the DMV- after months I finally have the Slacker plates back on my car!👍

Wednesday- 5 miles  I headed for the river path around 3, taking advantage of daylight and the near 80 degree temps.  I kept the pace super easy but randomly threw in a 9:20 mile just prove I still could.

Thursday- 4 miles I left at a similar time to the day before but talk about a temp change- it was about 30 degrees cooler than Wednesday.   I ran a surprisingly peppy, progressive 4 miler.

Friday- Rest I can’t remember what else I did.  That’s kind of sad.

Saturday- 4 miles The downhill slide.  Same route as Thursday, 2 minutes slower overall and a drastically different run.   My calves and achilles screamed for damn near the entire run.  2 miles in my stomach started yelling in an entirely not good way.  This run was so not pleasant.

Sunday- Rest  My lower left leg was talking all day.  Walking and sitting were uncomfortable.  I have no upcoming races in the near future and hadn’t been planning on a long run anyways so I saw no point in making things worse just to add 5-6 miles to my weekly total.

13 miles for the week.   I’d be happier with the low mileage if it was due to laziness but this is the second week in a row I’ve backed off due to leg pain.   That is not cool.

How was your week?

Anyone planning a Turkey Trot?  

8 Comments

  1. I took a total rest day – went out Saturday and hit 10k steps… and totally felt that pain! This week I hope to try the stationary bike 3x, and am walking a Turkey Trot Thursday! 🙂 I hope your leg pain goes away, poof, and all is better!

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    1. Rest! 10K steps, I think I only hit that when I ran last week. 🙂 I need to try the bike. At this point, most things hurt, boo.

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  2. Angela says:

    I hope your pain gets better soon!! I have NO race planned for the rest of this year, I’m happy to just run free, but that might change lol!

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    1. Running free sounds pretty awesome! I am babying my leg but it is not being my friend right now. 😦

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  3. Paula says:

    Oooo, I hope your leg pain clears up!

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    1. Fingers crossed! I haven’t run in 5 days. Grrrr.

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  4. Sounds like the perfect time for your leg pain to go away with no races in sight, I hope it does anyway!

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    1. I keep hoping. The RICE has helped a little but nowhere near as much as would like. I haven’t run since Monday and it’s making me a little cranky.

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