Mr. Judy has some nasty allergy/cold thing going on (turned out to be the office virus). I had a slightly scratchy throat Sunday night, and laid there wondering if I should take an extra rest day. I didn’t, and I had a great run on Monday. And that was the only run I had all week.
I didn’t DNS the race, by the way, because I never signed up for it (you can do day of race registration). Same thing happened last year, but I wasn’t sick, I was dealing with an IT flareup then.
This will be one of my shorter weekly wraps, as mostly I laid on the couch all week long, but I’m still wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin because life and sickness happens and it’s all part of training.
- Monday: 4.5 miles speedwork (10 x 200/200m), Pahla B 10 Minute Core, YFR Foundation*, Dogwalk
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, resting all day because I’m sick (still almost 10k steps)
- Wednesday: More rest (thank God for the Olympics to watch & started Outlander)
- Thursday: Resting . .
- Friday: Yup, more resting . . .
- Saturday: I think I’ve Gold Medaled in Olympics watching . . .
- Sunday: More movies, more Olympics, not much else . . .
Mileage: 4.5 (-11.5 — ugh!)
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As bad as last week’s speedwork went, that’s pretty much how good this week went. I just went straight to the bike path. I set up my watch correctly.
Unfortunately, the lowest it will go for distance alerts is quarter miles, and of course this week I actually did the 200m — and the watch only has kilometers and miles as units, so it meant I still had to watch the watch. But it worked pretty well.
I wish I could have gotten out earlier, but of course there was that pesky dogwalk as usual. Thankfully the path is mostly shady, and my later intervals were faster than my earlier intervals, so I was quite happy with this run.
Good thing, since it was the last exercise I got all week.
Favorites of the week
I sincerely hope this week was my rock bottom.I ran a low grade fever until about Sunday. By Thursday I knew I wouldn’t be racing. By Friday I knew I wouldn’t even be getting my long run in. I was beginning to feel better, but I was still “running” a low grade fever and being a couch potato and not wanting to eat — as much as I hate missing a long run, I knew it was better to rest up and get well. I still have almost a couple of months until my half, so as long as I’m smart about not overdoing it as I get back to training, I’ll be fine.
Could I have done my long run today? Sure. But just because you could, doesn’t mean you should. And I know when I get this kind of illness the only thing that works is rest. Lots and lots of rest. And if I don’t rest, then I risk getting even sicker by pushing too soon.
It can always be worse — if I was going to be sick, this week wasn’t a bad week — aside from missing the race — but the weather was also horribly humid on Saturday — and not being able to go to my parents tomorrow, as we’d planned, since my brother and his family will be there. I don’t want to infect my parents, and this virus ran through my husband’s office pretty good so it’s pretty darn contagious.
I did, however, have plenty of time to watch the Olympics. Plus my Outlander DVDs (*affiliate link, almost done). I even did my nails today — don’t ask my why, just that I’ve been meaning to do them for quite some time now. I
I have a lot of joggers (fancy word for nice sweatpants), and I’ve been putting them to good use this week. Even though it’s been hot, I would get chilled because the AC blows right on the couch and of course because of my temperature, as well, so I found the joggers kept me warmer. Usually I’d be in shorts or a dress.
My ankle is very happy with my inactivity. My chiropractor has mused that maybe it’s arthritis (but why would it come on out of the blue?) and that running inflames it. I guess one of these days I’ll have to go to a podiatrist and get a definitive diagnosis.
And that’s a wrap!
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