First off ~
Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow momma runners, no matter if you have four legged or two legged babies! I hope you enjoyed your day.
|I miss my Mom - she is 3,000 miles away|
Join in the fun and share something from your week!
Remember Chandler, the cute puppy at my work...
Look at him now
He is so grown. He was watching over the kittens who were visiting at work last week.
Look at this little cutey, falling asleep trying to eat ツ
I dyed my hair Mother's Day morning. I should have been exercising! I wish I would have went and just exercised...the color is about two shades too dark...but you can't win them all.
I changed to a different dye mix and it is always a little challenging to get the color perfect on the first try. It always fades some though, so I am not that worried about it. I think it looks better in the pic, in real life it is looking a little mousey brown to me.
I really wanted to get back on my bike this week and it ended up being rainy every flipping week day! Ugh...I need that biking time, my endurance is seeping away right now.
Monday morning my feet still really hurt when I tried to run, so I rested Tuesday. I did get in to see my Doc Monday after work, and got my orthotics fixed.
Snooze Button Won 2.01 mi 0:19:15
Walking 0.23 mi 0:03:41
Four Was the Plan 3.06 mi 0:30:48
Cool Down 0.30 mi 0:05:16
3.00 mi 0:14:33
Upper Body Work 0:47:11
Got My Four
4.02 mi 0:38:37
Cool Down 0.66 mi 0:10:49
Stair Climber 0:34:04
Elliptical 2.00 mi 0:18:00
Warm Up 0.33 mi 0:05:35
Four More 4.05 mi 0:39:19
0.55 mi 0:11:07
Honey and I did about 70 min. of weight work :)
Wednesday morning when I ran, I really wanted to get four miles. I felt extremely challenged, it was very humid with a light drizzle (62 degrees). I was huffing and puffing and I could barely keep going...that loss of fitness is catching up to me. I made it three miles and called it a day. My feet weren't feeling superb still, but later that day I noticed a switch, that tenderness was subsiding.
I woke up Thursday and it was only 52 degrees and not as humid. I was determined to my four miles!
I was exhausted by mile two, but I was telling myself... no way you are stopping, you can run four miles, quit thinking about walking, suck it up, hurry up, keep moving and it will be done sooner. This self talk went on for two miles, my body just wanted to walk...
I was SO surprised when I got done, my splits looked good and I had done a nice progression run. WTH? Mentally it was a draining run. I was just barely hanging on for two miles (probably because I was running tooo fast LOL ). I was thrilled I got it done. Trying to build the fitness back up is tough!
|Look how craptastic I look after I run!|
Friday I got on the stair climber. OMG, nauseating! LOL... for real, I had to look at my feet almost the whole time or I would miss the step. Maybe I will get use to it??
Friday night I slept eleven and a half hours. My energy levels and the need for more sleep continue to be a challenge. I just barely make it until I can crash on Fridays...it is annoying.
I woke up Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It was daylight when I ran and it felt so strange, I am so used to the wee morning hours. It wasn't raining, finally...and my feet felt pretty good. I chose to go the hillier route and got four more miles in! I about died during mile three, and I had to slow up and regroup, but I held on.
I felt so good when I was done.
These shoes are working for me :) Yay!
and I started wearing compression socks again because my legs feel tired :) because I can run...finally!
Fingers crossed, this trend continues ❤ I don't want to pile on the miles, I just want run with a little more regularity.
Do you have anti nausea tips for using a stair climber?
Anyone have any supplement tips to help with energy?