What. A. Week! If you read Friday’s post, then you already know that the first half of last week was long and exhausting. On both Monday and Tuesday I was out of the house for about 12 hours each day, and on Wednesday I was gone for about 11. By the time I got home each day, I was beyond exhausted. Wednesday morning, I woke up with a scratchy throat, only to have my worst fears confirmed on Friday when I woke up congested. This is the second time since little man started daycare six weeks ago that I’ve gotten sick, so I can only assume that its the germs that he’s bringing home with him from daycare that are causing me to get sick. Thankfully, this time around I haven’t battled the fever or the general tiredness and achiness that I did when I was sick last month.
On top of getting sick, the theme of rain also continued this past week. Although we had a couple afternoons of sun, by Friday night the rain returned, and it proceeded to pour all day Saturday and Sunday. This made for an interesting Fit Foodie 5k on Saturday, which I’ll recap later this week.
I also completed my 14 mile training run yesterday on the treadmill at the gym. It was a very tough run. Running for that long on the treadmill is never easy, and then adding being congested to it made it especially difficult. But with some extra walk breaks and keeping my pace slow for the majority of my run helped me get through it.
Now that its officially taper time for ZOOMA Annapolis, and the weather forecast is looking better for later in the week, I’m looking forward to spending more time outside with little man on walks, as well as devoting some more time to strength training. Although I’m far from meeting my goals for the month, all I can ask of myself at this point is that I end the month on as high of a note as possible.
Mon 5/16 – Rest day
Tues 5/17 – Rest day
Wed 5/18 – 3.70 mile run, 0.33 mile cool down walk
Thurs 5/19 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of strength training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Fri 5/20 – Rest day
Sat 5/21 – Fit Foodie 5k
Sun 5/22 – 14.00 mile run on the treadmill, 0.5o mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 21.23 miles (7.38 miles more than week 15)
Total ZOOMA Mileage – 263.13 miles
QOTD: How do you manage to fit your workouts in during busy weeks?