Monday: Rest day. Oh boy. Not the way I wanted to start out the week. Okay, so long story short, on my way to Manhattan to work and to deposit our house payment check, not only did I find out I needed to go back home to let the heating and air guys in to do some work, but also my van broke down at a red light. Add on to the fact that I still have a raging cold AND I really needed to get to KSU to talk to my boss who has been out of town, and you get one messed up Monday. As I always say, at least I have a very understanding boss and a very flexible job at the moment, with lots of vacation time I need to use up. There was a lot of this while the guys worked down stairs.
Tuesday: Mile repeats. Yep. I knew they were coming in the cycle of speed work. My coach can be pretty predictable, so logically what comes after 400, 800, 1000, 1200 meter repeats? You guessed it, the one I hate the most, the mile repeat. I am sure this time i will get to do some 2 mile repeats as well, as I somehow missed out on those last training cycle. Except, I didn't get much sleep the night before, and when I woke up at 3:30 am feeling like total dog doo, I sent the girls a message saying I was a no go. I stupidly went to work, even though I felt horrible, and thought I would get my run done that night before wrestling. I don't skip runs often (well I guess I did skip the day of the wrestling tournament, but this is a first in a long, long time), but there was just no motivation in me to run at all, like not even easy miles. I have got to get this cold under control and get rid of it. I now have horrible sinus pressure and pain and am worried that is is going to morph into something else.
|100th day of Kindergarten! He is suppose to be an old man and I think we kind of got it:) Do you like the suspenders? They are made from the lanyards you get from going to meetings!|
Thursday: Progression run. I got in bed super early two nights in a row, and was feeling much better, but still not up for some super hard speed work. I decided to get some easy miles with the girls instead. We did 4.5 at the rec complex (meaning loops) in some pretty crazy wind, and then I headed back and hit the mill to finish my full 6. I seriously am at the point where I want to binge watch Ozark, and it is taking every ounce of my fiber not to watch it when I am not on the mill. BTW, off subject, if you don't listen to Another Mother Runner podcasts, you should. They are using the term "insteadmill" for dreadmill and I just love that word!
Friday: Rest day. I had family here from Colorado via Texas and my focus was solely on them. Their son (who was 5 when I lived in their basement when I lived in CO) is now looking at colleges and is VERY interested in KSU. Let's just say I feel super old! We did lots and lots of touring of the town, my town, and the college. I hope they liked it and I hope that he chooses KSU!!!
|Triple chins anyone LOL!|
Sunday: Easy run day. Got family sent off first thing back to Colorado. I so hope we can go out and visit them sometime this summer! I really miss Colorado and wish we could some day relocate back that way. Since we were suppose to get not only snow, but also horrible wind chills for the day, I had already planned on hitting the mill for my run.
What was suppose to be a "dusting" ended up being a couple of inches. While I love a good snow run, I don't like negative wind chills! I am super duper glad I had my mill and Ozark to help me out. I will admit I got off a few times to change out laundry, a perk and a downfall of having your own mill.
I am ready for a regular week of good health and healthy motivation. I also have noticed my body has noticed I didn't get my strength training or my prehab/rehab stuff done this week. I goofed and ran in the wrong shoes Saturday for my long run, which didn't help. With two days of predicted snow storms, this week may be mainly on the mill, but I am ready to give it my all!!!!
Have a great week!