The beginning of the week was crazy. The middle wasn’t much better.
A heatwave- all days above 100*- rolled in on Friday.
A migraine followed that for Saturday and Sunday.
I did not run at all last week. Zero. I didn’t do any workouts.
Hell, even my step counts look horrible. I work in a 2 story building with a stand up desk and I was never anywhere close to 7500. Which is the goal set by my calorie tracking app.
To add to that insult- our bathrooms broke on Wednesday at work. So that meant each time I needed the restroom, I had to go outside, cross 2 parking lots and an alley to get to the bathrooms in one of our other offices. Which I did twice. I still didn’t hit 7500.🤦♀️
The weekend brought more than heat and the migraine. Severe dry lightning sparked several fires around the state- 3 in my county- which brings the smoke into the county. I usually sleep with my window open a bit and my fan going full steam but after waking up choking, I won’t be opening that window anytime soon.
So here’s to hoping for an improved week to come….although the heat warning is still in effect. For at least another 7 days.
And here it is. This past week did not go according to plan, not even close. After a good day and race on Sunday I was optimistic for this week. Or I was trying to be. In reality I was in a funk. No real reason for it, but I was feeling very woe is me this week. Like I said, not sure why. But let’s get to the training- or lack there of.
I was feeling a little sore post race so I figured a rest day was in order. Monday was also a vacation day for me and I usually love running on vacation days but thought rest was best.
I woke up feeling pretty rough but managed to drag myself out to the high school. My mother had a morning tennis practice and asked for my help. All I wanted to do was sleep but I lasted for a little over an hour. I never really felt better so I wasted another vacation day by resting. I told myself I still had Wednesday and Thursday after work. I did get further on my craft swap project though. And I had a few helpers even if they were breaking the rules-
Last week I was smart and made sure that the day I had blood work done was a rest day. This week that common sense escaped me. I had a CT scheduled for the morning but other than the fasting I had to do on Tuesday I didn’t think anything of it. I went to work right after and felt fine. It wasn’t until3ish that things went south. I suddenly felt the opposite of fine, I thought I was going to pass out. I spent the next hour sitting in the break room feeling very off. I don’t know what caused it but it meant no running that day. On the upside- my boss got me a great birthday gift-
Thursday- 3.5 miles
I was looking forward to this run. After 3 days off, I really needed to run. I changed after work and headed for the lake path. My warm up walk ran a little longer as I missed a call from my dad. It’s odd for him to call, so I made sure to call him back. I didn’t want to wait so I just walked while I called. Once that was done, I started running. My goal was to keep an easy pace so I was obsessively watching my watch to make sure I stayed around 10:30. I’d really like to get back to running without so many walk breaks so I know I need to slow things down. However that wasn’t my biggest problem. I hurt. Specifically, my left knee, calf and ankle. My calf was so tight, it hurt so badly. I stopped after the first running mile and just tried to stretch it out. I then attempted to run another mile. More pain. Both miles I ran were at a 10:30 pace but after completing the second running mile I decided I was done. I spent more time stretching before walking back to the car. Grr.
Started work early and since we weren’t open I wore my Sayonaras until we were. I don’t run in them since they are too big but I may start wearing them more to and from work and on the weekends. I need to figure out what is up with my leg. I put them back on after work to run errands. I was looking stylish. 🙂
Saturday- Rest- sense a pattern here?
My mother was throwing a little dinner party for my birthday that evening so I knew I had to run early. Except I woke up feeling poorly and my leg ached. We had hoped to go on an 8 mile hike on Sunday, so I skipped another run. 😦 The party ended up being super small but fun. My birthday is pretty much the only time I drink alcohol and I admit I was looking forward to sleeping really well that night. Life of the party right? It’s one of the reasons I rarely drink, I get super mellow and sleepy. Mother Nature had other ideas.
We had the mother of all thunder storms roll through in the last 24 hours. I don’t think I have ever seen so much lightning before. The house rattled all night long. So much for sleep. The power was going and coming back making that lovely surge sound every time. Kimi somehow knew each time a really big batch of thunder was going to roll through and would start crying in warning.
Running or hiking in the rain I can do. Lightning? Not so much. There were reports of it hitting cars. Power was out all over the place, lines were down and the flood damage was all over town. And more rain was coming. We received more rain in the last day than the last few years. Which is amazing and needed but the land was too dry to absorb all that water. The town is kind of v-shaped so the water flooded down to the river bed but so much mud and gunk are strewn across town now. There’s still a flood warning in effect as I type this. Grrr.
Weekly miles- 3.5
So yeah, that was less than stellar. Luckily my goal race is in October so I have some time to figure things out. I’ve also rethought my next few races but more about that in another post. More rain is expected for tomorrow but hopefully I can get back on track this week. Fingers crossed.
How was your weekend?
Do you like thunder and lightning? There are very rare here.