Greetings from Central Illinois! Preston, little man, and I flew to Illinois Friday afternoon because on Saturday my dad was ordained as a Deacon in the Episcopal Church. It was a very exciting weekend, filled with lots of celebrations and family activities, and of course the time flew by way too quickly. I’m quite proud of how well little man has been holding up, given that he has been completely off of his normal schedule since Friday, and today will be no exception, given that we’ll be flying back to Virginia today.
The whirlwind of activity, and getting ready for our quick trip, made it difficult this past week to keep up with my training routine, but I did the best that I could and am happy with what I was able to fit in.
Monday, March 20th
The weather on Monday was absolutely gorgeous, and I tried out a new running routine. I ran 1.26 miles to little man’s daycare, pushing an empty BOB stroller. Then after picking him up I ran another 3 miles. Surprisingly, it was actually easier to run with him in the stroller than with the empty stroller, because I felt like I was constantly having to push the stroller down into the ground during my run to daycare. I’m sure as Spring continues on that I’ll do more of my afternoon runs in a similar fashion.
Tuesday, March 21st
Little man had an afternoon doctor’s appointment, but thankfully it was early enough that Preston was able to take little man home with him and I was able to go to the gym on my way home from the doctor’s office. I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by a 25 minute full body weight training session.
Wednesday, March 22nd
Little man and I had an appointment at the chiropractor, and by the time that we got home it was time to start the dinner, bath, and bedtime routine. It wound up being a rest day by default.
Thursday, March 23rd
Even though we had to pack up for our long weekend away, I made it a priority to still fit my run in. The pressure of needing to get back home helped motivate me to push myself and complete a fast pace run. I was quite pleased with my speedy splits and overall pace: 9:30, 9:11, 9:34, 9:27, average pace of 9:25.
Friday, March 24th
After going to work for a couple of hours in the morning we headed to the airport. After a delayed connection, we finally arrived about 2 hours late. During our delay our gate was changed four times, and with each gate change we had to change concourses at O’Hare airport, so I did get a lot of walking in during our connection. The whirlwind of family activity kicked off right away, and by the time we arrived back at my parents’ house I was absolutely exhausted.
Saturday, March 25th
Despite the fact that it rained most of the day, and the constant family activity, I did manage to squeeze in a 6 mile run. I would have liked to have time for a slightly longer long run, but I did what I could in the time that I had. The rain and need to dodge puddles made for very inconsistent splits, but I still got my run in and that’s what was most important.
Sunday, March 26th
I woke up in the middle of the night with a migraine, probably from the constant activity and dehydration. Between not feeling well and the continued back to back activities, I had to take another rest day.
Total Weekly Mileage – 17.84 miles (1.62 miles more than week 1)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 34.06 miles
QOTD: How do you make sure you keep up with your training while you’re away?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.