My theme for this training cycle seems to be that things just don’t go as you plan or expect them to. I suppose that’s to be expected when you’re pregnant, but nonetheless, this week ended in a way that I could have far from expected.
Although my training week started off strong, I had a horrible migraine come on around 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Since we are out of town this weekend for my father-in-law’s 60th birthday, I tried not to think about the pain when it came on. Although we were out when the initial pain came on, I took my contacts out and a dose of my prescription migraine medicine once we were back at my father-in-law’s house. Its hard to say whether the initial dose of medicine originally worked, but around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning I woke up in excruciating pain, as well as nauseous. I took another dose of medicine, but it never seemed to kick in, and after talking with my OB at my routine appointment on Friday about the need to call should I get a migraine, I called the on call number. At 3:40 a.m., she strongly suggested I head to the local ER, given my history of migraines. After a dose of anti-nausea medicine, as well as a dose of steroids, I finally felt some relief. And since I had planned to complete my weekend run Sunday morning, that plan was out the window by the time we arrived back at the house around 7:30 in the morning. Though exhausted, I was thankfully able to still enjoy my father-in-law’s 60th birthday celebration yesterday, which included bowling and a family dinner celebration.
Hopefully after a good night’s sleep, I’ll be able to get back on track with working out. I don’t want to say that I’m giving up on preparing for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly altogether, but at the same time, I’m also thankful that there is a very generous 4 hour time limit for this race. I’m thankful that I don’t have any expectations for this race other than crossing the finish line, since this training cycle has gone nothing like planned.
Hopefully this coming week will go more smoothly than the last couple of days have, and I’ll be able to mimic the training I completed earlier last week.
Mon 10/5 – 1.93 mile walk with Riley
Tues 10/6 – 3.28 mile run, 0.40 mile cool down walk
Wed 10/7 – Rest day
Thurs 10/8 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, 0.48 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, arms, chest, back, legs
Fri 10/9 – Rest day
Sat 10/10 – Rest day
Sun 10/11 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 9.07 miles (0.96 miles more than week 4)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 47.02 miles
QOTD: How do you mentally adjust when a training cycle isn’t going as planned?