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Rambling On 32

Everybody party, it’s Friday.

Dude, this week has been so odd.  Maybe it was the migraine that stuck around until Wednesday but I was just not on this planet half the time this week.  Heck part of me is trying to figure out how it is even Friday but I don’t want to complain.

Maybe I can blame the odd weather? The weather app has been wrong for work town every day all week.

Parts of me are super ready to run post marathon and other parts are super not. Those parts are fighting each other.😛 Hey, body, pick one and stick with it, ok?

I have a Yeti obsession and they have new colors. Someone tell me I don’t need a $30 tumbler. No matter how pretty it is.😂

I had this problem after my first marathon too… instead eating ALL the food, I’m like on a mini shopping spree. There are a few packages arriving soon. Send help.

Is it Saturday yet?

What are you doing this weekend?

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Week 18- Recovery is a Migraine

Upcoming Races-

  • Rock n Roll San Diego 13.1

The upside to starting your marathon training plan with the first week of the year is that it is real easy to slip back into your typical weekly recap patterns.  😛

Coming off Big Sur, I knew I needed to rest but with a race in a month, I also knew I couldn’t exactly become a sloth either.  I also wanted to run so it’s not like I was forcing anything.  I was trying to walk the line between being smart and eager.

Too bad my body had other ideas…

Monday- Rest We had actually checked out of the hotel late Sunday afternoon and headed home.  As much as I appreciated sleeping in my own bed Sunday night, my back was still pretty cranky on Monday.    My legs felt fine…except when I had to walk down my driveway, haha.

Tuesday- Rest I took the beginning of the week off from work and I meant to run but I let laziness get the better of me.  Plus I went and saw Infinity War.  😯

Wednesday- 2.25 miles New shoes! You have to run when you have new shoes, right???  My legs felt pretty good but I had some discomfort in another area that I wasn’t anticipating.  And we’ll just leave it at that… no need to get too TMI here. 🤣

Thursday- Rest Hi ho, hi ho, it’s back to work I go.

Friday- Migraine hell Any movement made me want to cry or hurl.  How I made it to work, I don’t know.  I’m stupid.  I turned the break room into a cave and napped on my lunch.  I only made it until 4 before I threw in the towel.  Before I left, I had to promise to text my coworkers that I made it home and one took inventory of my outfit “just in case”.

Saturday- Second verse, same as the firstI didn’t even get out of bed until I could lift me head without wanting to scream.  So, yeah that was almost 11.   I went to lunch with my mom and she drove so I could do some errands and she pointed out that at least the migraine was this weekend and not last weekend.  Yes, mom, very good point.  That afternoon, I took a long nap, kept feeding the migraine as it was the only thing that helped and went to sleep with an ice pack that night.

Sunday- Rest My head was better in ways but still not normal.  I hoped to get a run in but life and plumbing (literal) got in the way.

So, sloth like it was.  2.25 miles for the week.

How was your week?

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Week 47- R.I.C.E

Boo.

But, first things first- I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

Ok, back to the boo, maybe boo boo would be more accurate.   Grrr.  Remember how the week leading up to Las Vegas was spent mostly resting due some leg pain after a long run.  However Vegas was mostly fine and I had 2 good runs the week after.  Followed by a not good one.  Then last week happened.

You know that feeling when you’re wearing form fitting clothing but have a band-aid on and that band-aid starts to come loose?  Kind of like it’s not quite flapping around but definitely is not right either.

That’s how my left leg felt on Monday during my run.  Thing was, I wasn’t wearing a band-aid.  So what the hell was I feeling?!!  That’s not normal!  I have a pretty high pain tolerance but Monday’s run attempt pretty much resulted in me slamming on the brakes for the rest of week.   But my leg kept hurting.    Grrr.  There are words I refuse to use that kind of rhyme with best tractor.  😒

So what did I do?

Monday- 2 miles A slow, painful crawl in the dark.

Tuesday– Of course just as I decide I need to take some time off, super pretty new shoes arrive.  I forgot I ordered these after getting home from Las Vegas last week.

ThursdayI vicariously enjoyed everyone else’s Turkey Trot’s while I iced my leg from the couch.

Friday– Does putting up the work Christmas decorations count as a workout?

Sunday- 8 miles on the bike.  I really wanted to run but I can still feel oddness in my leg so I talked myself into being smart.  I was tired of being a lazy lump though so I decided to test the leg on the bike.  I tried to keep a steady pace and not push things.  If I felt even a twinge I backed off.

So yeah, that was a crappy week.  As for the week to come.  I packed my gym bag and as of right now, we’ll just see what happens.  Fingers crossed!

In other news, I have already watched so many cheesy Christmas movies thanks to the Hallmark/ Lifetime channels.   My DVR is getting the workout that I am missing.  😛

How was your week?

Did you run a Turkey Trot?

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Week 46- Vacation

I currently have no upcoming races.  Say what?

With that in mind, I planned to take a step back week- run 4 times but no long run.  My thought was to have my longest run be 6 miles.  I was also on vacation so that would change if I randomly threw in a hike (I didn’t) but I didn’t want a return of leg pain from last week.

Other than that, I had a giant list of things I needed to do while I was on vacation that I can’t get done regularly.  Spoiler alert- I didn’t get most of them done.  Slacker.  🙂😛

Monday- Travel day  Between leaving the hotel and getting to airport, then the flight and driving home from San Jose, all of Monday was spent traveling.  I didn’t make it home until after 8 that night.    Plus after the stress of the flight being overbooked, then finding out it was a TINY plane, all I wanted to do was take a shower and go to sleep.

Tuesday- Rest  I had a blood work appointment to get done before an appointment on Thursday.  I also completed the mountain of laundry that I came home from Vegas with.  The highlight of the day though was the DMV- after months I finally have the Slacker plates back on my car!👍

Wednesday- 5 miles  I headed for the river path around 3, taking advantage of daylight and the near 80 degree temps.  I kept the pace super easy but randomly threw in a 9:20 mile just prove I still could.

Thursday- 4 miles I left at a similar time to the day before but talk about a temp change- it was about 30 degrees cooler than Wednesday.   I ran a surprisingly peppy, progressive 4 miler.

Friday- Rest I can’t remember what else I did.  That’s kind of sad.

Saturday- 4 miles The downhill slide.  Same route as Thursday, 2 minutes slower overall and a drastically different run.   My calves and achilles screamed for damn near the entire run.  2 miles in my stomach started yelling in an entirely not good way.  This run was so not pleasant.

Sunday- Rest  My lower left leg was talking all day.  Walking and sitting were uncomfortable.  I have no upcoming races in the near future and hadn’t been planning on a long run anyways so I saw no point in making things worse just to add 5-6 miles to my weekly total.

13 miles for the week.   I’d be happier with the low mileage if it was due to laziness but this is the second week in a row I’ve backed off due to leg pain.   That is not cool.

How was your week?

Anyone planning a Turkey Trot?  

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Week 31-Of Concerts and Poor Sleep

Upcoming Races-

  • 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.


Wednesday- AFI!!!  One of my favorite bands came to town and I wasn’t missing that.   The concert was awesome.  It was a late night but it was awesome.


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.


Saturday- Salinas Valley Half Marathon That was an early morning.  Race recap to come.  🙂

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?