After last week’s half marathon and strep throat I took 9 days off. I had to for a few days. I didn’t have the energy to do anything. And then one or two for good measure. Also because I was still coughing. And for the first time in my training I missed a weekend long run. It was a tough mental challenge.
Monday morning I was ready to hit the Y for Group Power, but I had a sick kid who stayed home from school. So I was not off to a good start. Luckily there is an evening class and since bowling league is over I was able to go! Yay! Oh, it was tough. I had to reduce my weights a bit to get through it, but it felt good to be back.
Tuesday was a beautiful morning and my big kid was feeling better and off to school. So after she got on the bus Pumpkin and I set off in the neighborhood. It was a tough run. My legs were still a bit in denial about what was going on and there was a little wind to battle. I logged 2.6 miles (9:47 min/mile) which I thought was a good start.
Wednesday was a day of highs and lows. I happily marched off to the Y for Cardio, Strength Intervals only to get my butt kicked! It was tough. I took a few modifications. And I came home to discover that my Fitbit died. Not like I didn’t charge the battery because I had done that twice in 3 days. It would not longer hold a charge. RIP Fitbit. You served me well for almost 4 years. And then I was off to trail run in the evening. We had some new girls show up and it was so much fun! Though I missed a few of the regulars.
Yesterday I had lots of mommas join me for a run. Several difference distances were represented so people came and went. It was fun! Rotating runners. 🙂 I felt a little better about the run, compared to Tuesday. 5 miles (9:52 min/mile). So, here’s hoping I’ll feel normal soon and be ready for Indy Mini next week!
I decided to take an extra rest day today. I thought about going for a swim, but I have to work this morning and my to do list is a mile long. I’m still trying to catch up from missing so much last week. And I thought an extra rest would be good before my last long run this weekend. I’m hoping to stay busy because I’m eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new Garmin!! It’s going to take the place of my dead Fitbit and then some!
Have a great weekend, everyone!