After finishing my last double digit training run last Sunday, it was nice to have a lower intensity training schedule this past week, especially since I started the week off not feeling well and needing to take some extra rest days. As the week went on I started to put my packing list together, and yesterday afternoon starting putting the first couple of things aside to eventually put into my suitcase.
Monday, February 12th
Monday afternoon after school I had a chiropractor appointment, and by the time I arrived home just prior to dinner I was incredibly run down. I was very worried that it was the start of me getting sick, but thankfully I felt a tad better the next morning. I wasn’t feeling 100% better, but well enough to still go to work.
Feeling very run down tonight. Please don’t let me be getting sick! Princess weekend is right around the corner!!! #donthavetimetobesick
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) February 12, 2018
Tuesday, February 13th
Since I still wasn’t feeling completely myself by the time I arrived home from school I decided that spending another afternoon and evening resting was a better option than trying to push myself to exercise. With me heading down to Disney Thursday evening for Princess weekend, I did not have time to risk getting sick.
Long day at school + still not feeling 100% = unplanned rest day 😔
— Kathryn (@Dancing2Running) February 13, 2018
Wednesday, February 14th
I felt much better by Wednesday morning, and after school on Wednesday headed straight to the gym. I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears when I walked into the locker room around 4:30 to change my clothes. The news was on the TV in the locker room, and the coverage of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was getting underway. I was in shock, and decided to dedicate my workout that evening to all those affected by the shooting. That evening I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical followed by 30 minutes of full body weight training.
Thursday, February 15th
I finally went for my first run of the week on Thursday. My legs were very heavy after Wednesday’s workout. Even though my run was very slow going, I was ecstatic that it was in the 70s and that I was able to run in shorts and short sleeves in mid-February. I ended my run with a mile walk, which I ended at daycare. Preston pulled into the parking lot there just before I arrived. I was very excited to see my boys at the end of a physically challenging run.
Friday, February 16th
Preston and I decided to go out for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner, and in order to celebrate I opted to take a rest day. We had a very early sushi dinner before picking up little man from daycare.
Saturday, February 17th
On Saturday there was snow and sleet in the forecast for the afternoon, so I knew that in order to avoid running on the treadmill that I needed to push myself out the door in the morning for my long run. We’ve had some very lazy weekend mornings at our house recently, so pushing myself to get out the door was much easier said than done. Thankfully, I only had 6 miles on tap for my last long run before next weekend’s races, and I got to enjoy running in the beautiful sunshine before the weather turned only a couple of hours later. After my run I walked another 1.19 miles.
Sunday, February 18th
Sunday afternoon’s weather was the complete opposite of Saturday afternoon’s. It was 50 degrees and the sun was shining brightly when little man woke up from his nap, so the entire family headed outside for a 2.75 mile walk.
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.99 miles (14.58 miles less than week 8)
Total Princess Half Marathon Mileage – 192.30 miles
QOTD: Has the weather in your area been on just as much of a roller coaster ride as our weather here in Northern Virginia?