If I am being 100% honest I would like a do-over on last week. It was just weird. I was great Monday – Wednesday afternoon and suddenly my heath and fitness life was wacky as if I was functioning on an uneven plane.
But a do-over isn’t going to happen, so lets just recap it and move on – mmk?
Monday – Rest day.
Tuesday – Hill Repeats
Lululemon Run Club Hill Repeats – 10 min warm up 5 x 0.5 mile hill repeats 15 minute cool down
Wednesday – 2 a day Wednesday
Run # 1 – I woke up a little earlier than usual to meet the lovely Emily for 5.12 miles. I love chatting with friends on the run, it makes my heart smile.
Run # 2 – I am a lucky lady, I was able to catch another friend a few hours later for 5.5 more miles
Thursday – Soul cycle at E63rd. Madison.
I slept about 2 hours before this morning class, had a horrible stomach night … I scrambled to get the kids ready and squeaked into Soul Cycle at 8:29 for my 8:30 class just to find out that I had signed up for the 9:30.
And that was when the week began to go south. Later that day I slipped and fell square on the sidewalk as I was trying to text and walk. Word to the wise: expect that your multi tasking skills will be horrible after getting zero sleep.
Friday – 3 very painful treadmill miles
I had some stomach pain and felt pretty awful all day and thought that I would try a slow run because sometimes fresh air and blood flow helps. It did not.
Saturday – 6.25 careful miles
I was scheduled to run Summer Streets and hang out at the Reebok tent for the morning. I unfortunately felt pretty awful still so I had to back out. Later that day I went out for a run with VC’s supervision and I felt pretty ok. Phew … stomach pain was passing.
Sunday – 14 miles
I was scheduled to go for 18 miles with Abby . Unfortunately I slipped in the dark while walking to the kids room and hit my head. (are you seeing the trend here?) I woke up with a rhealllly bad headache and couldn’t make it to Abby.
And so after sleeping for a long while I headed out with my escort, VC. We had a great run, albeit very hilly … I had to stop a few times because I just didn’t feel right, but VC was a pretty awesome sport and I thank my lucky stars that I a husband who has a ton of patience and understands that the idea of skipping my long run entirely makes my hyperventilate.
That was week 7 – I did manage to run 38 Miles which is awesome in my opinion for how much week 7 tried to beat me down.
The funny thing about week 7 was that it seemed to be completely out of my control. I will be honest with you and say that I wasn’t the sweetest person to be around but at some point I realized that stressing out about the need to control the uncontrollable was pointless.