There have been so many things going on with training over these past few months that I don't even know where to begin. I decided that a Friday 5 would be a great idea to avoid my running rambling...we'll see!
1. The IT Band Shout out!
No, I'm not giving it props. On my 28k workout with my Road Hammer teammates at the end of January I felt that ever familiar twinge in the left knee that no runner wants. The IT Band let me know that I was not doing what I should be with it if I expected it to do its job properly.
|Thanks Jillian for this...lol|
Training didn't come to a screeching halt as I thought it would and to be honest I handled it way better than I did the first time this happened a year and a half ago.
I visited Jeff and Jillian at Nova Physiotherapy and they treated my symptoms AND Jeff made sure I was back on track with a solid strengthening program. Mileage was reduced on Coach Lee's advice and I have been diligently doing my homework. Now I just have to keep it happy for another five and a half weeks...(fingers crossed)!
2. And then comes Bronchitis! Seriously, just days after I was permitted to try speedwork (modified, but still!), I came down with what I thought was going to be the plague that would kill me. Matt and I were both sick with fevers, coughs, aches, etc. It was just peachy...lol. The doctor informed me that I had bronchitis and would require antibiotics and a puffer...again. The joy of teacher life.
Lola was a great nurse! <3
And Matt delivered me a blizzard!
3. Returning to workouts!
Once I felt better and slowly worked my way up in mileage, Coach Lee permitted me to try a full workout!!!!! I was thrilled to endure the pain, lol. If that makes sense.
My first 30k run of this Boston Marathon training cycle!!!
I have to cover my face in the cold air to not irritate my lungs further but I don't mind as long as I get to run!
4. Winter training: I am so over it!
We have been blasted with ice and snow for what feels like forever. Sometimes I have to get creative with my running routes and timing is everything - especially on those sunny days when there is a lot of melt followed by sunset freezing temps! Black ice is not cool!
And even this thin layer of snow is so slippery to run on!
|I've even had to whip out the trail shoes a time or two.|
5. It was Staff Appreciation week at school and we were treated like royalty! It was incredibly thoughtful of the TESPA folks to take care of us. Thanks!
When you see my friend Christy you need to give her huge props for completing the six star marathons after recently finishing Tokyo! She is amazing!
Thanks Chicago Marathon for this cool photo!!!!
I didn't even know this picture existed until I got tagged in it so many times yesterday! I love it!
Of course Lola says, "hi."
Thanks so much for not forgetting about me, the absent blogger, lol. Have a wonderful weekend. :)