Remember how I ended last week with that awesome race? Well I paid for it this week. I also remember the days when running a 10K wouldn’t set me back one bit! Oof. Not this week. I had weird pains and couldn’t walk normally. I was really struggling and wishing I felt better. Only 2 more weeks until my half marathon! I did get 27 miles of running, and 2 miles of biking (on a track!).
Mon – 4 miles, treadmill. I slept in a little later this morning, and then felt my hamstrings still being grouchy. Decided to use the elliptical. But after 20 mins, I got bored and thought I was feeling better. I called that my warmup, and ran 4 miles on the treadmill. The run seemed ok… until a few hours later at work. I was having a hard time walking down stairs due to a pain in my hip. WTF? Not good. 🙁
PM, strength workout. This is exciting – I’ve started doing workouts with my son again! He has been busy with school stuff, but now that marching band is over I plan on working out with him. This helps both of us – he needs exercise, and I need to keep up with strength work. And his company is wonderful 🙂 I’ve got a whole list of YouTube videos to follow.
Tues – 30 mins elliptical. With my angry hammies and leg feeling wonky, I’ll be doing elliptical until things settle down! Unfortunately things were still odd with my leg and I had a deathgrip on the handrail as I walked down stairs at work. I was afraid my leg wasn’t going to support my weight and I’d fall! yikes 🙁
Weds – Rest. My alarm was set for me to do the elliptical again, but I started thinking about the problem I had walking on stairs. I figured it was best to skip the elliptical in case that aggravated the problem. I thought I was feeling better, but sure enough I had problems the first time I walked down stairs at work again. Waaaaaaaa. My knee/leg still feels like it’s going to give out as I’m walking down. I was able to take a little walk after work to keep my legs moving.
PM strength workout with my son again. Mon & Weds are going to be our days to get swole!
Thurs – 5 miles, treadmill. “Test run” to see how I was doing. Not bad, not the best though because by the end of the day, I was feeling crappy. Literally. Angry stomach, enough said. Not sure what was up but I was glad to go to bed and sleep it off.
I did get to take a 2 mile hike with my husband and soaked in the fall weather. Beautiful trees in the park!
Fri – 40 mins elliptical, 4 miles running. A much better day. Weights at the gym. I even decided to run home from the gym, 4 miles. My husband had an appointment to go to, and running home was a good use of my time.
We finally got around to carving pumpkins!
Sat – 13.1 miles, long run. Yep, I did it. Got home and my watch said 12.69 miles to I just went down the road to get 13.1. We’ve all done it, right? My original plan was just to run around my neighborhood in 4 mile loops to get maybe 12 miles done. I was really unsure how I was feeling and how the hammies would be doing. I ended up venturing out of the neighborhood because it felt like a relatively safe choice. I’m so glad I did because the trees were dropping so many leaves that it looked like it was snowing! It could have been snow because it was only 29 degrees 🙂 I could even hear the leaves fall. So cool!
By mile 10 I wasn’t so excited to be running and was a bit sore but I got it done.
2 miles biking. Next up, we went to a new bike park! It’s called a pump track due to the ability to be able to pump your bike over the bumps. I did not do that, but someone I still ended up falling off my bike. DOH. Yeah, I am a doof when it comes to biking sometimes. Got a big bruise on my leg!
And finally, took a long trip down to the Regional cross country meet. My daughter is still an alternate and did not run, but the girls team did awesome and got 2nd place. That means they are heading to the State meet next week!! Woohoo! The extra cool thing about going to States? The kids leave on Friday and get to miss classes. I think that’s a pretty fun perk 🙂
Halloween isn’t quite the same this year mostly because the kids have outgrown it (boo!) but we did make it home in time for most of trick or treating. Had about half the kids we normally do.
Sun – Rest day! I am actually feeling pretty good considering yesterday’s run and bike fall. Just chilling today. Might not even get 5,000 steps today 🙂 [EDIT: forgot to include the kittens who think that the daylight savings change makes for the longest day ever…]
Q: Did you have many kids trick or treating at your house?
Q: Did you play any sports in high school?
Does concert band count? Well then nope, I did not! 😁