It’s been a bad week, and a good week! Bad due to COVID at our house. 3 out of the 4 of us tested positive a few days after returning home from Colorado. The silver lining is being able to be home with my family for another week! Instead of heading to the office, I got to work at home which is very exciting for me. This week also starts my training plan for the Glass City Marathon! I decided not to be a coach for the season, but to be a sub coach again like I have in the past. Turns out that was a good decision! Out of the 25 miles on my training plan, I ran 19. My fitness seemed to drop as the week went on, and it’s frustrating to sleep so much and have no energy, but it is what it is and I know things could be much worse.
Mon – 3 miles. Granted my week and year was not starting out so hot. I went to bed with a sore throat again, felt like my throat was on fire while I slept, and couldn’t drag myself out of bed in the morning. I sent a quick text to my boss telling him I was going back to bed and would work remotely this week. But sadly, I’m the only person in my office who isn’t set up properly to WFH! I didn’t have access to anything. I’ve complained about this many times but nothing ever got fixed. Until today. People fixed it! AND, I was told I would start a WFH rotation in the upcoming weeks! Me!! I get to work at home one day a week! Yahoo!! I promptly set up my office in my favorite sunny spot of the house and did my work.
I even took a lunch break and ran on the treadmill! My official marathon training plan starts today with 4 miles, but 3 slow miles was good enough for me. My husband tested negative yesterday and went to the Dr and was given some meds to fix his respiratory infection. Things are looking up!
Tues – 3 miles running. I went for a runch today. Can’t say I enjoyed it! Typical for me, I had an upset stomach afterwards. My body is much happier when I run in the morning on an empty stomach 🙁
Big plot twist here… I tested positive for COVID! This wasn’t too surprising. My sore throat is slowly going away, so that’s a good thing because the pain was dreadful.
Weds – Sore throat is only a memory now. Phew! It was a rest day from running, but I did a Peloton barre class. Oof, that was a bit more than I expected. We got more at home tests and my daughter and husband tested positive for COVID. My son was negative and has no symptoms.
Thurs – 3 miles running. Today was my son’s first day back to school and that 6:30am wake up felt like 2am! After I drove him to school I went back to sleep. COVID is still making me tired I guess. Not surprising, I felt sore from yesterday’s barre class! And also not surprising, speedwork was really not in the cards for me today. The plan would have been for 5 miles, but I barely made it though any of the intervals and called it “good enough” after 3 miles.
Fri – 2 miles, running. After being stuck in the house I decided to try to run outside. Thing is, it was “feels like 0” outside. Not sure if it was the cold or my recovery, but I decided to call it quits after just 20 mins outside. Ugh on the frozen face too!
Later my daughter joined me for a strength workout.
Sat – 5 miles, “long run”. Once again, a mileage I deemed “good enough”. This ended up being a combo of running a mile and walking. I’m feeling pretty tired still and I had no interest in dragging this out for the 8 miles on my plan. I did get to see all of my former teammates and friends running their first long run on Strava, having a good time. Sigh.
My daughter is going a bit stir crazy and we got her another test. The one she took originally was expired. We still used the test because our neighbor gave it to us (didn’t realize it was expired) and the free tests are hard to find. So this time we bought one, but she still tested positive! (Sorry Charlie!) She has already repainted their bathroom and has been sewing clothes to keep busy!
Sun – 3 miles running. Since I felt motivated to get out of bed before 9am today, I decided to give running another try. Also, it was 39 degrees out! That’s practically tropical! I did make it 3 miles, but along the way my Garmin gave me a Performance Condition of “-11” !! Holy crap, I don’t remember it ever being that low. After my run I saw my heart rate was 189 average with 203 as a max (and 51 hours of recovery recommended). YIKES. Yep, I’ve got a long way to go still.
My daughter joined me for some weights too. Working on the gun show! 😉
Well, here’s hoping next week will be better! If nothing else, this hopefully will be the first week of a comeback training season… one that started out pretty bad!
Q: Is your new year starting out well?