Oh, last week was fun. I think I slept walk (sleep walked?) through most of it.
That winter cold thing caught up to me after last week’s race. I had zero energy, my stomach hated me, my head felt like a balloon and I was coughing all the time. Fun.
And it made me stupid. I did some of the stupidest things. I should not be allowed on social media while sick. My fat fingers are liking posts I do not want to like. I’m accidentally having my Aftershokz calling guys I don’t want to call. Which reminds me that I need to purge some really old numbers from my phone and just hope that I am the only weirdo who has the same cell number they did 10+ years ago. Siri tried that stunt the previous week too. Audrey and Siri really need to work on understanding me a little better. 🤣
However, it didn’t end up being a total loss of a week.
Monday- Sick- Yah, no. It was all I could to get through the day at work. By the time I left work, my eyes were so heavy and I was dragging big time…where was my bed?
Tuesday- More of the same but not quite as bad. Just get through work and keep moving.
Wednesday- 3.1 miles It was warm in work town and even though I was feeling better, I still bundled up and headed out to attempt a few miles after work. With work town being so abnormally warm, I decided to try for a run there. Plus I missed the ocean sunsets. I was slow but otherwise this wasn’t a bad run. It was also my second run in the Altra’s. 😀
Thursday- Rest I actually planned on trying for another run but my brother offered to take the family to dinner and I wasn’t going to turn down tri-tip and sourdough rolls. I’m not crazy.
Friday- Rest For only running once this week, I was still so damn tired. I knew I had a 12 mile run and 6 mile run on tap for the weekend but also knew sleep would be the smarter choice. Falling asleep in my chair trying to watch TV on Friday night really drove that home so I turned off my alarm.
Saturday- 6 miles– After sleeping in and catching up on some much needed rest, I headed out for some afternoon miles. I had actually wanted to try for my 12 but my stomach being an asshat put a stop to that before I even started. I did manage 6 though. This was my longest run in the Altra’s since I bought them and I also wore shorts for the first time in months. Once again, I was slow but that just seemed to be the theme of this week.
Sunday- 9.9 miles A last minute decision had me driving to work town to meet a friend for a 9-10 mile run on the beach. The beach???? I haven’t run on the beach since the Asthma Drama of 2016. Not only that– the beach is flat! Well, let’s rip off the band-aid! I met H for an earlier-than-I-would-have-run-on-my-own run and we set out down the beach. For such a minimal elevation change, my legs were feeling ok. I wish I could say the same for lungs and the humidity. It was a clear day but the humidity was still higher than my lungs would have preferred particularly after being sick in the beginning of the week. So, I stuck with my theme of the week- slow. That definelty made catching up with H easier and meant I didn’t worry about the pace tanking when we had to climb over slippery rocks to get to the other side since it wasn’t low tide.
I had planned on getting in the last 2 miles later that afternoon so I could flip flop this week’s and last week’s long runs but my legs were feeling like they had had a very different work out than they were used to so I decided the morning run was enough.
19 miles for the week. For being sick the majority of the week, I actually didn’t do too bad this week and still manged to listen to my body and not do anything stupid. 😛
How was your week?
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