This week was kind of a blur. I spent a lot of time out of the house, at the hospital, and just busy doing other things. Workout wise I ran 38 miles and biked 20 miles. There are two more weeks of training left before the Erie Marathon. I really hope the humidity and temperature goes down because this week was another sweaty one!
I mentioned last week that my Dad had a reinfected knee and had to have surgery. The surgery was originally going to be an amputation of his leg, which was a scary thought. The Dr discussed options with my family and my Mom thought it would be better to have a different surgery. They inserted a rod in his leg which goes from his hip to his ankle. He came out of surgery in good shape on Monday. As the week progressed he really had issues mentally, but his vitals were still good. He’s quite confused and has been in the hospital for two weeks now. We are still waiting for him to get better, but he was doing a bit better on Sunday compared to Saturday. I’m keeping positive thoughts about the whole situation.
Mon – 5 miles, with speed bursts (6 x 20 secs, 10 secs rest). It’s time to bust out the glow vest again! Whomp whomp. That means my days of hiding in the basement for my morning runs will be coming soon too! But until that time, I showed up with my glow on!
The morning was spent with my Mom at the hospital while my Dad was in surgery, but the afternoon was spent moving our daughter in to her college apartment. I think she is going to have a great year!
Tues – 4 miles. Can you believe I turned off my early alarm and slept in?? I was dead tired this morning and slept in. Then I had to rush out the door, was late for work… but it’s all good. I needed my run to get the positive vibes for the day!
1.1 mile evening run 🙂 Toledo Roadrunners club picnic. I had planned on running 3 miles at this event, but since the loop was 1.1 miles, my husband and I decided it was good enough to cut this at one loop! I was feeling achy and beat. Not good!
Weds – Rest day! This was a for real rest day. My only activity was crafting. We started working on the senior banner for my son.
Thurs – 8 easy miles – but speedy because I wore my Endorphin Speeds again!
My husband and I went on our annual “school’s back in session” trip to Cedar Point. It was a great day to ride the coasters. I think the longest we waited in line was 20 mins. It was just the break I needed this week.
Fri – 4 easy miles. Just a run around the neighborhood before visiting my Dad at the hospital.
Tonight was date night and we headed to Detroit for a concert. So exciting!! It was at the Fox Theatre which was really beautiful. The opening act was The Damned. I only knew two of their songs, but the crowd loved them!
Blondie was the main act and they played all of the favorites. They sounded great!! It was so much fun being at a concert again. We had a fun night! (oh and we didn’t get home until 12:30! 😉 such a late night for me!)
Sat – 16 miles, long run. Oof. I was hoping my last “long run” was going to go better. There are several reasons this could have been a better run – better carb loading on Friday, lower humidity, more sleep, earlier start… but those didn’t happen and I ran out of fuel mentally and physically after 6 miles! But I finished it. The most exciting thing that happened on this run was that I saw a snake. haha! And with that, the hard work is done and it’s taper time!
Sun – 20 miles cycling. I made time to go for a morning bike ride.
Here’s a happy note to end this post on – Gizmo and Gadget are almost ready to find a forever home! They will be leaving us this week. Too bad because they are irresistible!! Such well behaved cuties.
Q: Are you a Blondie fan? How about The Damned?