Monday: Rest day. Said good bye to my mom and stepdad. Thankfully andrew didn't really understand they were leaving, so he wasn't too upset. Hopefully soon he can go visit them in Tennessee by himself!
Tuesday: Planned 6 miles with hills. Woke up with a not so happy tummy. Since both of my favorite hills are in town with no places for a pit stop, decided to just do my 6 out on the country roads and sprinkle in some fartleks. Sadly to say, that didn't even happen, as my tummy just wouldn't cooperate with the plan. Made one pit stop and had to run like hell to get home in time for pit stop number 2. Got my 6 miles in, but no speed work or hills, unless you count the fast finish to the bathroom as speed work.
Wednesday: Bike ride! Chasing the sun since it sets so early. Major sad face. I am not ready to put my bike on the trainer again! Add on the early sunset and the fact that it is still the harvest meant lots of big grain trucks on the road bringing the soybeans in to the Co-op and scaring me to death. I need to get my bike outfitted a little better to handle me riding in lower light. I need a blinky light for the back and big lamp for the front!
Thursday: 6 miles planned. Got up and it was rainy and cold, so I opted to go back to bed, which meant I had to run post work. Usually, that is no problem, except in my new lab, I was completing a project that had time points where I collected samples every 30 minutes, and our growth chambers are upstairs. That meant all day I was running up and down two flights of stairs every thirty minutes. To say my legs were dead was an understatement. My legs were super toast, and it took a lot of convincing to get them to behave for 6 miles.
Side note: I am continuing to run with Deuce, and he is doing so well! I am so proud of him for being able to step up and hold on to this mileage. Before, he would run beside me or even behind me. Now that his fitness is up, he is always right in front of me, just like his little sis. Now if I could just quit calling him Stella when we run #mombrain.
Friday: Cross training/strength training. Does holding a four year old while standing in ridiculously long lines waiting for five pieces of halloween candy count for something????