I did something last week I haven’t done since my first few half marathons.
I took the week off.
Well mostly, I jogged a short 2.5 mile run, did 5 Morning Meltdown workouts and took the puppy on a walk.
So not completely lazy.
I planned on running more but then I started to think about it. I used to take time after a race, then as I started running more and spending time on social, I started taking less time off post race. Even of after my first and second marathons, I was running by day 2 or 3. Why?
And I’ve been in a constant cycle ever since. So last week, I said Nah.
Don’t get me wrong- I still have 3 half marathons in October and I realize that I need to train for them. But one week wasn’t going to hurt me. Well, at least I hope so. If not, I’ll let you know in a few months.
So I was completely lazy but I did manage to catch up on some things on my DVR. Is it weird that I felt like it was cluttered?
I realize that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to training and even though I can admit that, fixing it is another story.
The week had some work stresses and some good news but that also brings a kind of stress as well. A good one but it allowed me to rationalize too much Slacker-ness. And pizza.
In nerdy news, I finished my re-watch of the majority of the Marvel movies over the weekend. Bring on Endgame!
Monday- Nada I need to run on Monday’s just to combat my own laziness for the rest of the week but I didn’t. Instead I finished my parent’s taxes. Does raising your blood pressure count as exercise?
Tuesday- 3.1 miles/ Liift4/ Transform20 I had a doctor’s appointment late in the day but I had planned on running. Then the appointment ran way late and I was coming up with every reason to skip my run. I was tired, it was late, I had to pee, it was Bibchat night, etc. I drove past run town and kept going. When I made it home town, I made a sudden freeway exit and headed for the river path. I told myself to get out of my own way and just run. It was a surprisingly decent 5K. I would have run more but I really did have to pee.
I did a few more workouts once I was home.
Wednesday-Nada I was feeling sore from doing 3 workouts the previous day but I had planned on running. However the weather changed that when it knocked down a tree which took down power lines and started a couple fires in the State Park. Which is where I planned on running. Yeah, I could have run somewhere else but that seemed like a pretty big sign.
Thursday- Rollercoaster I should stop planning. I got some great news which had me pumped and nervous. My mother also gave herself a concussion again so I spent the day checking on her via text and then headed home right after work to see how she was in person.
Friday- Still riding the emotional rollercoaster.
Saturday- 5 miles I had aimed to complete my long run on Saturday but when my cell and then my work cell both started ringing in the predawn hours, my day was thrown off. I didn’t sleep well and ended up napping more than I should have in the afternoon. Part of me considering skipping my run entirely but I laced up anyways. Blisters not withstanding, it was a surpisingly good run. I stopped twice to put more BodyGlide on my heels but the damage was done. Maybe I should give barefoot running a try?
Sunday- 6.2 miles/ yoga Long run fail. I overslept in the morning so that meant I had to run before Easter dinner. Which might have been fine except for lunch. I went to lunch with my mother and brother but we chose a place that I know tends to screw with my stomach. I ate less than I normally would but it wasn’t enough to stave the inevitable. I was sick a few times before I headed out to run. I was hoping things had calmed down but I was wrong. I was barely 2 miles into my run when my stomach protested. I tried run/walk intervals but those gave way to just walking. And deep breathing. I eventually admitted it wasn’t happening so I just slow crawled back to my car.
14.26 miles for the week. No, I am not concerned about next week’s half at all.
Seriously. I am blaming that for the lack of running this week.
However it started off as all my fault. I missed Monday’s run because work was just chaos. We are hiring one position right now and another called in sick. That dropped us to 4 people and one is relatively new to the position. It was just scrambling to survive. That kind of set the tone for the whole week actually. Monday, Tuesday and Friday were just crazy busy.
Wednesday- 4 miles/ yoga I headed to home town after work and set out for a few miles. I honestly thought I would turn around at the point for a quick 5K but instead I continued on. I was still on antibiotics at this point so I stuck to my run/walk intervals. That said, I kept the miles pretty steady and they weren’t a bad pace.
Once home, I found a yoga for runners on Beachbody and followed along. Oh man, that was a good stretch.
Thursday-2.5 miles/ yoga For some reason, I couldn’t decide where to run. I wasn’t feeling work town, headed for run town- almost pulled into the parking lot but changed my mind at the last minute. I headed for home town and ran a shorter version of the previous nights run. I should have run more but I was feeling moody and funky and figured I would make it up over the weekend. I had planned on a long run and trail day. I did the same yoga workout again when I got home.
Weekend- oops Keep me out of furniture stores. I had promised my mom a day of shopping in SLO and the plan was to finish off the day with a hike. However she has a foot issue (likely PF) that grew worse over the day and I wore stupid sandals that rubbed my feet wrong. So we headed back towards home. We detoured on the way back into a one street town that has an awesome antique store of all things. And I may have fallen for a dresser. Oops. Then on Sunday, I had to beg my mother’s help and her Explorer as there was no way the dresser was fitting in my rental car. Once home, of course I had to fill it and organize it right??? I had to be able to find all my running clothes after all!
I really need to not miss the beginning of the week runs. I was so much more organized when I got in a Monday/ Tuesday run. 6.5 miles for the week.