At the beginning of last week, after a very productive week of training, I was so excited about the possibility of another great week of training. Unfortunately my body had other plans for me this past week.
Monday, March 5th
I woke up Monday morning with a horrible migraine. My head had been bothering me on and off the day before, but the migraine was in full force Monday morning. When I got home from work, I was in so much pain that I could barely move off of the couch.
Tuesday, March 6th
My migraine wasn’t any better when I woke up Tuesday morning. I left work immediately at the end of the school day, and came home to relax before my boys arrived home. I finally started to feel some relief from the migraine early Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, March 7th
Just as I was starting to kick the migraine, my body decided that I hadn’t been through enough. I started to battle the beginning of a cold on Wednesday, and about an hour after arriving at school asked the school nurse to take my temperature, only to discover that I had a slight fever. Due to a lack of coverage for my classes, I had no choice but to remain at school and power through teaching while feeling horrible. If you’ve recently heard rumors about a sub shortage, especially in Northern Virginia, the rumors are in fact true.
Thursday, March 8th
Thankfully I woke up Thursday morning fever free, though I was quite congested. Since I was able to manage the congestion with cold medicine, and I was very eager to finally work out, I enthusiastically walked into the gym Thursday after work. It felt so good to sweat and run 4.15 miles. After my run I did 35 minutes of full body weight training.
Friday, March 9th
Despite being eager to play catch up from not being able to work out for most of the week, there were just too many errands to run and too many chores that I needed to take care of at home after work. It had been a very long week and I needed to start playing catch up.
Saturday, March 10th
The reason why I needed to spend Friday afternoon and evening taking care of errands and chores was because Saturday involved a day trip to New Jersey for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower. It was a beautiful shower, but because I left my house at 7:30 a.m. and didn’t get back home until 9:30 p.m., working out was the last thing on my mind that day.
Sunday, March 11th
During little man’s nap I was finally able to head out for my long run for the week. The weather was beautiful: it was sunny and in the high 40s, perfect for a long run. The weather wasn’t my challenge during this run though, it was the fact that I had chosen to run on a very hilly route. While it would have been easy to have chosen to run on a less hilly route, I know that running hills, especially during long runs, will make me that much stronger come race day. After my run, I completed an almost one mile cool down walk.
Total Weekly Mileage – 15.31 miles (4.86 miles less than week 1)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 35.48 miles
QOTD: How do you manage uncontrollable setbacks to your training schedule?