|wonky ear says WHAT?|
|we lost another tooth!|
Thursday: An easy 6, GOTR coaching, and my 3rd On ramp. I am not sure if that should be in all caps, one word or what, so cross fitters, please feel free to hit me up and correct me if I am writing it wrong. Several people on FB asked if I was working out on an On ramp on the road so... Run was nice, coaching was fun other than having 3 girls fall (uh, we aren't running on ice ladies, stay on your feet), and the On ramp was fine until I did my timed thingy again. This time it was 10 deadlifts, a number of kettle bell swings (i think 14), and 21 jump ropes (single under thank goodness). I was fine during my first round, got to the kettle bell swings during the second round and the blinding headache came rushing back. WTF????? My coach asked if i wanted to stop and I said no, so she substituted a strict press with dumbells and I was fine? We are thinking vertigo of some sort at this time, but really not sure. I am pretty sure that the going all the way down and getting all the way back up in the burpees was what got me the first time, but not sure. Eliminating that swinging of my head and body sure did cure it this time, so who knows. This is super frustrating because how am I going to know what moves aggravate this and how am I going to substitute constantly? I am in need of a good total physical, so I guess this motivates me to get it done and make sure I am okay. I have done strength for years now including classes where you are timed or pushed and or just doing this kind of stuff in my bedroom and NEVER had any issues so really puzzled. It was very hot in the gym again and I was pouring sweat, but none of the other moves bothered me so who knows?
|Billy Joel at the K!|
Saturday: Soccer, sleeping, and being outside, oh my. We got in from the Billy Joel concert around 1:30 am, so sleeping was the first thing I tried to accomplish. Of course the puppy was up at 6 am, but I managed to let tony sleep a little bit and then trade out for another hour or so. Back up again, the concert was AMAZING! Billy Joel has been on my bucket list for years, so when I saw he was coming to the K, I was like sign me up, here is my credit card! We had amazing seats and had such a great time. Tony and I really need to get away more often. Minus the horrible traffic in and out of the parking lots, and the wall to wall people going into the stadium, it really was the perfect night. After getting some sleep, we headed out for soccer and then we attended a Mine craft event at target. While the soccer game wasn't that great in that we just couldn't score and the other team was full of awesome players and the mine craft event was just eh, we headed to firehouse subs (new in our town) to eat and then back home to nap. I had some inkling that I would get my easy 6 in today, but that just didn't happen. I ended up cleaning and doing laundry and then taking it easy and going to bed early.
Sunday: Volunteer for Konquer the Konza and easy 6. I had my usual spot on top of the monster hill that we runners lovingly call the stairs. We had amazing weather, but the humidity was tough and I saw many runner soaked coming up that hill. Most of the runners this year were in the 10K and the weather being nice helped get the 25 K runners to the finish line much quicker than previous years in my opinion. I enjoyed ringing my bell and cheering those on because I know how much it means to me to hear a cowbell ringing and encouraging me on. My plan was to run to my post which was about a mile away, cheer till the last runner came through, run a mile back to my car and drop off some stuff and then get 4 more miles to finish up my 6. I got the first two runs done but when I went out to get my final 4, I got a raging headache that just wouldn't go away (different than the ones i get from working out). I got my 4.5 and called it good. I think lack of sleep finally caught up to me and i am hoping this week will be better.
|i love races that give out things other than shirts. I LOVE this hat!|
Short on sleep probably was my enemy this week and maybe even caused my headaches. I can't win right now with a puppy that is up bright and early every morning and then activities that keep me up late at night. I am looking forward to a light week this coming week, my last on ramp, and my fall goal race! Flat rock 25K, here stella and I come!