- I had the delayed feet DOMS (from hiking)
- I was fighting off/had a cold from Sunday till Thursday
- I slept ridiculous amounts most nights all week
- I still felt sluggish!
- I posted blogs 3 times
- My jeans felt super tight Thursday even though, I have been eating better
- I didn't do any push ups, core or weight work until Sunday. I am turning to mush.
- I was in a funk all week because of my Tues/Thurs run schedule
- Wednesday all I could think was, I have only run once all week and it was a rough one at that (STOP brain!) and the week is almost over...blah, blah, blah...
- As soon as I ran Thursday my anxiety lifted ")
I really prefer Mon/Wednes as my running days.
I did ride my bike Monday morning, a nice easy recovery ride, but it just doesn't hold the same impact for me.
Morning Recovery Ride 6.03 mi
Fretful Five 5.01 mi
0.20 mi 0:07:08
Struggle to Sufficient :) 6.50 mi
Eleven Making Me Question 11.02 mi 2:13:01
Treadmill Mile 1.00 mi 0:10:57
Mish Mash Weights 1:35:07
I had to ice the feet quite a bit early in the week, but by Thursday they were close to being in their normal state.
Tuesday when I ran it was super sticky and hot. I knew when I opened the door, I needed to start preaching to myself, I GET TO run! I get to run!
I could still feel my fatigued glutes from hiking and running down the mountain (((which I love))) so my mindset was just get 5 and be done, and I really didn't feel well.
Oh, let me tell you this...
I wore my Hoka trail shoes to hike. Hokas are hard for me, I like that bottom of my feet feel SO protected, that works for me, but the model I have are probably just a tick too narrow and even the slightest pressure on my feet anywhere, sides, toes, seems to send my feet spiraling. While the Hoka sole has its advantages, the upper material doesn't really give. They start off feeling great, but as the day progresses and my feet get puffier, the shoes feel a bit restrictive, so I have decided to retire them. I am sticking with Merrell's .
|My Hokas - that is a lot of sole peeps!|
Tuesday morning I made the critical error to run in older pair of shoes that have a thicker sole, because my feet were still hurting a bit, again I could feel just a slight pressure on the sides of my feet and I struggled. Hot, sticky, sore feet, and I had to stop for the first time in a veerry long time and just stand still (mile 3) and let my feet calm down. I still got 5 miles done though, I was too far from home to walk.
Thursday when I headed out I had my Reebok's on and went very easy. I was feeling kind of stiff all over, I guess from sitting all those hours during the day and sleeping so much!
I was sluggish the first mile, and by mile two I dropped the pace even more just trying to hang on. I thought about stopping, I wondered if I should just do loops by house in case things got worse, and then I said "No". Today is the day I get to run! I said it on repeat.
I headed toward my sprinkler stops and my first few weren't on - uh oh! Luckily, about mile 3, I spotted one and doused my back and head. I got rolling again, and that was all I needed. I ran strong all the way back home.
A good lesson in never give up, because sometimes things can really can flip for the good!
After I rested Friday, I felt fine and wanted to tackle a long run, but I am going to post more about my 11 miler in my next post. That crazy run needs its own space.
Overall, I feel a little lackluster about last week, I guess because I didn't feel well for so much of it, but looking back, it really wasn't that bad. I am glad the weekly wrap makes me think that through.
I am linking up with my awesome running gal pals for the Weekly Wrap
When is the last time you had a good endorphin fix?
Had a "bad" run gone good?
Do you have a summer mantra?!
I get to run! I get to run! I get to run! ****that is mine!
The heat waves continues, I am really going to need that mantra this week.