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Week 4- Drag

Well, last week was interesting. Or more of the same depending on how you look at it.

Monday arrived and I was still feeling sick. So no exercise for me. However I was oddly productive as I did my taxes, vacuumed, grocery shopped and cleaned my closet. Not how I usually like to spend a day off from work.

Tuesday was back to work and one more day of rest after work.

I really did plan on running on Wednesday. Really, brought the gym bag into work and everything. Then my brother texted that he wanted to take the family to dinner. Running is awesome and all but I don’t turn down free food!

Thursday dawned and I was exhausted. Like dragging my feet, struggle to get out of bed tired. I did make it out for a slow moving 3.3 miles that evening but I was very sluggish. I felt better for having run but still so tired.

Friday was more of the same exhaustion. Even coworkers were commenting on it. I was hanging on by a thread.

I slept in on Saturday in hopes that I could kick the tiredness. I made it out for a miserable 3 miles in the afternoon between errands and laundry and running down to SLO for some dinner and wandering. The run was rough from the get go and the way my stomach cramped a mile in, I am honestly surprised I made it 3 miles.

A migraine started to roll in on Saturday evening and I just hoped sleep would keep it at bay. No such luck, I awoke on Sunday and knew I didn’t even want to open my eyes. Once again I was wondering why I don’t have blackout curtains in the bedroom. My hope that the pain would ease as the day went on did not come true. Instead of running, I napped. Oh and a trip to the emergency vet for the cat.

So, 6ish miles for the week….yay. Shockingly enough, even though my month has been rough going, I have surpassed the miles I ran in January 2019. Ha!

How was your week?

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3-Sick

Well, this will be short.

Last week did not go according to any sort of plan. And it was not because last week was Quitting day- which ever of the many days that was or however it was referred to. I think I saw it referenced 3 or 4 different ways online.

Monday– I was a little sore from the weekend so instead of running I hopped on the bike for 8 miles. I used one of the pre-programmed workouts and yeah that makes a difference.

Tuesday– I was hoping to push my post work run to 4 miles instead I called it just before mile 2 and took the short route back to the car. My ankles and achilles were so sore. They would not loosen up and I was concerned I was going to hurt something. They hurt so much I took the shortcut to the car. Never again. It was complete blackness and kind of sketchy. 2.6 ish miles.

Wenesday – Intentional rest and I may have worn compression socks to work.

Thursday– Insane rain and wind. Besides another day of rest wouldn’t hurt right?

Friday– Ha

Then it fell apart. Even more than normal. Saturday was cold and I was feeling super tired. Then I ended up going to the phone store with my brother to upgrade his phone. I still have my entire family on my phone plan to save money but I’ve never added any of them as authorized users so any phone upgrades have to go through me. Maybe I should be less of a control freak? Nah. But the point is those things are never quick.

Sunday dawned and I was still really tired. Then I was nauseous and ill. My stomach felt like someone was trying to punch their way out. Instead of 7-8 miles, I slept for 3 hours. Actually think I spent a good chunk of 24 hours asleep, yay. I don’t have time for that.

So that was a useful week of training. And so far week 4 is starting rough too.

How was your week?

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Rambling On 64

It’s 10 days into January and what have I accomplished?

No, I’m kidding. However I have quit Hulu, Ipsy and Beachbody. All good things in my book and a step in another direction.

I’ve been tracking my food mostly every day. More as a way to just get a better understanding of how deep my denial runs. And it’s deep, very deep. Why I am carrying extra weight? Because I eat too much! And too much crap. Reality slapped me in the face.

Oh and I have a race I’m completely unprepared for this weekend. Even if I’m running it as a long run.

But I did have a run this week with a pretty awesome sky.

And how are we 10 days into 2020??

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Rambling On 63

It’s the last Friday of the year. Hell, it’s the last Friday of the decade!!

Well, depends on who you ask. Anyways, my point is, how????? I am both in denial about it being the end of 2019 but ready for 2020. Makes no sense.

I think I may have reached my quota of Christmas movies this year. I think I watched a record too many. Even though I did squeeze in my last favorite one on Christmas Eve.

It poured here on Christmas Day… yay!!! I gave up long ago on a white Christmas so now I just hope for cloudy and cold. Not Sunny.

I tell myself every year that my December miles will improve. Then I barely run 20 miles. I don’t know if it’s the cold or the dark or the fact that I’m usually sick but my mileage in December is just sad. It’s not like I have a race anytime soon…. oh, yeah, 2 weeks.

Oh and have you seen the Flannel collection from Brooks??? Needs. Ok, want. Serious want.

I mean they would look great with my new pizza socks, right?

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Week 50 – Caution

Ok, somewhere along the lines I messed up the weeks. Oops. Not gonna worry about it now.🤪

I started last week with some lingering pain in my right foot from the trail race. Also some super tight calves but those didn’t worry me. The foot pain on the other hand…

I ended up resting Monday through Wednesday. I couldn’t even make it through a day of work without switching to my stretchiest work appropriate flats.

Thursday dawned and I went for a few test miles in the evening. As night runs go, it was fairly speedy. There was a fair amount of walking interspersed- the trees on half the path decided to dump ALL their leaves and after almost eating it twice, I walked every time there was a pile on the sidewalk.😂

Friday dawned with a super sore throat. Of course, I just get back running AND am about to go on my first full week vacation in over a year and I wake up sick.

The weekend saw me hiding from a cold snap and hibernating. People, I was sick for the better part of 3 months starting in December of 18’ and I’m not going back!!!

So, a whopping 3 miles for the week. I suck at running in December.🤷‍♀️

How was your week?