The first full week of May I had to say good bye to those lovely, cool, dim mornings for awhile.
I had my last run that started in moonlight and ended with daybreak. It's light now, even at 5:15 a.m.
I didn't feel well most of last week. The pollen here is very thick and my allergies wore me down. I was fighting a cold and sore throat. By Wednesday, I just felt achy from head to toe, but I tried to keep pushing on. Friday my workout reflected it, I couldn't wait to get home, shower, and go to sleep.
Ran 22 miles last week
Monday - 5 K run, 10 min. walk
Tuesday - 6 mi run before work, 8 min. walk - Evening, 4 mi treadmill run and 30 min. leg strengthening
Wednesday - 15 min. elliptical and a good upper body weight session
Thursday - 5 K run, 10 min. walk
Friday - 2 mi. treadmill run, 15 min. elliptical, and 30 min. walking treadmill w/incline (felt pretty blah the whole time)
Saturday - slept in and rested, I was aching head to toe
Sunday - 4 mi treadmill run and a good upper body weight training session
Not feeling well a big chunk of the week seem to steal my inspiration to write, and Friday I probably should have skipped the work out, but hey, all work outs shouldn't be full intensity anyway.
Mother's Day I woke up to a thick layer of humidity, we just headed to the gym
and worked on being beastly...
Then I got cleaned up and dressed long enough to go to a great lunch at Longhorn :)
Andrew has a fish eye lens, it takes cool pics
We decided to try these compression socks - as seen on TV, Brett Favre endorsed, miracle copper compression, and they work really well. A big $$ savings.
The Pro Compression were a little gift to myself. They are a lot cuter. I can wear the miracle copper to work for recovery.
My favorite Mother's day dessert
and of course, my hubby has to get something to make me laugh...
and this book...I have no idea why the cats have guns lol
I started reading my running book already. I hope it holds some wisdom to how I can stay healthy.
I love my little family
We all share a dry sense of humorAs May rolls on, I need to find a balance with my running. I do not feel like I am managing my recovery very well. I love running before work, but often because of time constraints I can only get the 5K distance in, which seems to give me the urge to run more frequently. If I can get 4 or 5 miles in, it's easier to be content with less days, but I am still working on discipline...some days the snooze button wins. 4:45 a.m. is so hard.
More miles - less days...
Shorter distances - more days...
I wish I had a running genie who could say, "Follow this plan and run healthy my friend..."
Cheers to a wonderful week,
Did you have a nice Mother's Day?
Have any thoughts about frequency of running, verses distance? Ever read Running Strong?
Ever purchased an as seem on TV item?