This has been a week full of ups-and-downs.
This has been a week of new accomplishments.
This has been a week full of rest.
Who knew so much could be packed into one tiny week?
It all started Friday with a great workout. I had no idea where things were headed. Saturday morning I found myself fighting for motivation (again!) and with the rain coming down, it wasn’t any easier to find but by the time I convinced myself to run, the rain had stopped. My Twitter friends were even encouraging me to just go brave the elements!
Well turns out that aside for a minute or two of light sprinkles, I had a rain-free run. But that didn’t mean it wasn’t pouring. It may not have been pouring rain, but I was pouring light, excitement, and happiness. The runner’s high was strong and started before the run was over. I was that girl running down the street with a giant grin on her face, loving every moment and every step she took. Every step that led me to my new best distance, 8.30 miles. Almost like it was nothing.
That runner’s high lasted the rest of Saturday. I walked into madness at work Saturday afternoon and a shift that stayed busy while working with our newest employee, but I was smiling through the whole thing. I made my way into the city for a friend’s show Saturday night and that was when the congestion started but I didn’t think anything of it. Sunday, I still didn’t think too much of it but knew to keep it easy and took the day for rest. By Monday morning and a near 102* fever, I knew I was gearing up for several days of rest. And that’s what happened.
But this is really where my concerns lie…I’m 1/2 marathon training. I’m pushing for new distances and challenging my body. I’m trying not to let a week off scare me too much. I’m trying to remind myself that this week may even be beneficial to my training. But I’m also going to be smart. I’m going to ease back into it and see how my body responds and if my lungs are ready to tackle another long run. Tomorrow is supposed to be 9 miles. I understand that may not happen and a shorter distance may be better. I’m going to listen to my body, but this isn’t easy. In fact it’s scary.
Now you see where those highs-and-lows of the week come in. But regardless, here’s my training…
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How were your workouts this week?
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