The theme of this week? Sick, sick, sick. First, Christopher was sick the end of last week, then the girls were sick – and sicker (they had ear infections) – and then, I was sick. Christopher and the girls are almost back to normal, while I’m straggling a bit.
I basically threw my training plan out the window so I could fight off this cold in time to still do my long run for the week.
- Monday –
yogashoveling snow – 50 min.
I had planned to do some at-home yoga, but I shoveled snow for 50 minutes and called it my workout.
- Tuesday – sick day.
- Wednesday – sick day.
- Thursday – sick day.
- Friday – sick day.
- Saturday – 5-mile run – 5 miles, 52:27/10:29 pace. Treadmill. Completed mid-morning.
Just like last week, I did not think I had this run in me. I was still feeling under the weather, but I was itching to work out again and get back on track.
We all made our triumphant return to the YMCA, and while the girls played in Wee Care, Christopher and I hit the treadmill.
I started out nice and easy at 5 mph and slowly worked my way up to 5.3, 5.6, and 5.9, then I played around with speed for the last mile or so, staying faster than 6 mph. I felt remarkably awesome. My body felt good, and my breathing felt comfortable.
I averaged 10:29 per mile, which is amazing, considering I hadn’t run in a week, I felt a little rough around the edges, and I ran on the ol’ ‘mill. Huzzah!
- Sunday –
restshoveling snow – 40 min.
It finally warmed up enough to melt a lot of the residual snow on the roads and in driveways and on sidewalks, so I capitalized on it and cleaned up our sidewalk and driveway and cleared a better, more accessible curbside route for the mailman.
Here’s what’s on tap for this week:
- Tomorrow – yoga
- Tuesday – 3-mile run
- Wednesday – Zumba
- Thursday – 4-mile run
- Friday – Body Pump
- Saturday – 9-mile run
- Sunday – rest
Here’s to feeling better!