This week was ruled by sunburns, migraines and then peeling. Oh yay!
That said, it surprisingly wasn’t a complete wash on the workout front. I was feeling a little adrift after the Liift4 challenge was done so I joined another challenge group but this one is less focused and you pick your own workout so I was a little slacker-like in that respect.
The plan called for a 4 mile run, 30 minute pace run and a 10K race. It was kind of a step back week. There weren’t any 10k’s locally so my original hope was to sub in a 10 miler.
The sunburn from hell kept me from doing anything too active. I wore one of my loosest dresses but even that made me cringe anytime I moved at work.
Tuesday-4.2 ish miles
I headed for the river path to get in a few miles. I really wasn’t feeling it but I told myself to just get started and see what happened. I felt better once I got started and even threw in some tempo bits. I guess I should say fartleks. I was glad I didn’t bail and followed through with my run like planned.
Wednesday- 21 day Fix- upper fix
What the hell? After 8 weeks of Liift4, I figured 21 Day Fix would be a walk in the park. People, I was sweating in the 2 minute warm up. 10 minutes in, I was like what the hell is this????? I finished but need to reassess my fitness level.
Thursday- 3.6 miles
The plan called for a 30 minute pace run. The migraine that rolled in had other plans. I still headed to the lake path for a few miles but I wasn’t optimistic. The pace run didn’t happen but I did get a few easy miles around the lake. Took a few walk breaks whenever I felt like I needed and just kept putting one foot in front of the other.
I meant to do another 21 day fix but the migraine was still hanging around and by the time I got home after 7, I was done.
Saturday- 21 day Lower fix
I was supposed to do my long run. I was supposed to go to my boss’s boss retirement party. Instead I didn’t get out of bed until 10 AM and I took a 2.5 hour nap in the afternoon. Damn migraine, you can leave anytime now. I did manage to complete another workout in the evening though.
Sunday- 7.2 miles
I woke early to run but my head was still fuzzy and I admit when I saw the temp was 42*, I wimped out. Where did the cold come from?? So like an idiot, I put it off until the afternoon. Where I rode the struggle bus. I had hoped for 10 miles but yeah no. My headphones died just past mile 2. My stomach cramped horribly around mile 4. Cramped like I started walking a lot- there were no bathrooms on my route. I had the driest mouth ever- even though I was chugging all the Gatorade. I called it at 7 miles.
15 miles for the week and 2 cross training workouts. Considering how I felt for most of it, I am calling that a quasi-win right now.
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