- Salinas Valley Half Marathon
Every time I think I have a handle on things, wham, curve ball. That’s life right? I don’t have a big opener this week so let’s get right to it!
Monday- 2.3 miles I think I got about an hour of sleep Sunday night. I was super tired after work but what else is new. I headed to the lake path because I wanted to at least get my new trail shoes dirty. That was the upside to the run. The downside was the 93* temp and the crazy high heart rate. I was practically crawling and couldn’t get it down so I made it a short one.
Tuesday- Rest Work ran late and I didn’t make it home until after 7.
Thursday- 2.3 miles. I’m sensing a pattern here. Not sure if it’s a good one. 😛 I was so tired after work I was thisclose to just skipping my run. But I made myself change and headed for the river route. I ended up sticking entirely to the paved portions and keeping it short but it didn’t suck. I was glad I squeezed in a few miles. That was until I went to brush my teeth later and my left leg buckled… and then did it again. Something hurt right where the leg and hip connect. Umm, not cool.
Friday- Rest All the crappy sleep and long hours are catching up to me and I was a little slap happy at work. One coworker thought it was hilarious and the other said she was just going to back away slowly. My leg was still not happy but there wasn’t any more buckling.
Sunday- Rest Serious rest. I slept in until almost 10. Well, kind of, I woke up a few times but refused to get out of bed. I thought about running in the afternoon but I took a long nap instead. Like passed out on the ground for almost 2 hours. Woke up, moved to a chair and fell asleep again. I decided to listen to what my body was shouting.
17.7 miles for the week. A run on Sunday would have put me over 20 but like I said my body was trying to tell me something. I know that part of my tiredness is stemming from work and part is coming from my bed. My bed has decided to die in the last month or so. I swear it went from fine to crap overnight. Sleeping has been rough. But a new bed is not exactly in the cards right now. Grrr.
How was your week?
Ever have an odd pain come out of nowhere?
Last concert you saw?