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Week 50- Behind

Barely running and I still can’t get these recaps up on time lately.  Oops.   End of the year ennui, maybe?  Embracing the inner Slacker? Hmmm.

Maybe I can blame the darkness?  Even though I actually did run more miles in November this year compared to last.  Fingers crossed that pattern holds for December!  Though considering I had the flu from hell last year, that’s a low bar.

Last week saw me starting PT, so you’d think my body would be feeling better.  And it kind of did… on Monday.     And mostly Tuesday.  Too bad I didn’t run those days.  🤔  Instead I deliberately rested since I had run Saturday and Sunday and then had PT.    I completed my PT exercises 3 days last week and would have twice more but my stomach was being a total asshat.   Kind of hard to focus on moves that rely on your core when your stomach is behaving like a demon.   Grrrrr. As for the other 2 days, well that was just me being a Slacker.

So what did happen?

Monday-  Physical Therapy  Why is my right side such a problem child???  And I’m so glad I had the forethought to change into running pants first.  Some of those exercises were awkward enough in pants- what would have happened if I had left my skirt on???  I also experienced a TENS device for the first time.  Kind of odd.

Thursday- 8 miles bike I had planned on running.  Took all of my gear to work with that intention but then the day just ran me down.  Work ran over and I was exhausted and my right leg was oddly sore/ numb.  My head was hurting but I told myself to suck it up and run so I changed into my running clothes and headed for home. Where I somehow put my shoes on the wrong damn feet.  Ok, universe, message received.    I went home and rode the bike instead.

Saturday – 6 miles 6 was always the plan but I underestimated how much smoke was in the air.  Again.  I also may have overestimated what my back was willing to do.  That or it just isn’t used to carrying water with my pack again.  It has been a while.  😛  I felt like I was huffing and puffing more than I would like.  My leg felt tight.  Everything felt rough.  Then my headphones died.  Grrrr.   Of course as I headed towards home, my leg loosened up.   When I looked at my splits later I may have been running a tiny faster than I should have especially considering the air quality.

Sunday- missed run Planned on Christmas shopping and running.  Failed at both.  Went shopping- ALL day but bought nothing and missed my run.

So, 6 miles run and 8 miles bike.  Blah.    Here’s hoping this week is a little better.

Except I already know I have issues.  How is it less than 7 days to Christmas?  I still need to finish shopping.  I haven’t made cookies.  Oh and my replacement bed is coming this week.     Ok, I will gladly miss a run for the bed if the new one is less of a brick compared to the rock I’ve been sleeping on for the last 3 months.  😛

How was your week?

Are you done shopping?

9 thoughts on “Week 50- Behind”

  1. Feeling your pain. I’m blaming my running funk on the darkness and the cold. I just blogged about it yesterday (runtraveldream.com)… I’m trying to fight my way through before I start getting deconditioned!

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  2. My left side is the problem child for me, so I know how you feel! Thankfully I am DONE shopping and ready to relax and enjoy the holidays! I hope your replacement bed works out better than the last one.

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  3. 100% done shopping. Monday I went out at lunch and hit 2 stores, bought almost everyone an extra gift – went slightly over my budget – but felt so much better!
    I ran 3.9 this morning – but Monday and Today the runs were almost as slow as when I started running almost 3 years ago. And it bothered me for a bit, but then, I realized that it didn’t matter how many walk breaks I needed right now, I was building my base back up and it was okay! But man, my calf hurt, then that felt better and the other ankle bothered me. That stopped hurting and holy GI cramps! By then all I could was giggle and take the shortcut home! 🙂

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    1. Yay- congrats on being done!
      I am slower right now and that’s fine. My stomach has been acting up too which isn’t too much of shock considering how I’ve been eating so there’s that.
      Be careful- don’t push too much and hurt yourself again!!!

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  4. My fingers are crossed this week is better for you. My run totals for December suck so far too between being sick and holiday stuff, I just haven’t got them in:(

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