As many of you probably already saw via my Girl Goes Running Facebook page or my IG account, I have been hit with the pre-marathon plague. :( womp womp. I actually think it's too early to label it as the "Pre-marathon plague" so I'm assuming it's instead the "Welcome back to teaching 6 and 7 year olds plague." Yeah, that sounds about right. ;)
As sad as I was this morning when Matt was gathering up all of his things for his long run, his last 20 miler before Chicago, I was thankful when he reminded me that at least it's not an injury. Such true words. I've definitely seen this happen to Matt close to a marathon before where an injury prevents him from running and I really am thankful that my cold will go away in a few days. Until then...
Let's take a look at how my week 15/18 went down in terms of training:
Following the MRW 1/2 last Saturday, Sam and I biked to the Bike and Bean since it was long overdue! 30k for the day and of course some delicious food.
|Grownup grilled cheese for the win!|
What am I doing with my face here? LOL
I packed my gym bag in an effort to do a strength workout at the gym after work, but I didn't get out of there until super late so I headed home and ran 3 miles. I must show you my new repeat song. It's "Can't feel my face," by the Weeknd." 3 years ago I fell in love with their song "High for this," and this one is equally as good.
My Monday run stats:
I sort of stressed about this run at work today in that I wouldn't be able to get out until late and covering ten miles takes a long time! But you know, once I got out the door I felt awesome! I couldn't believe how relaxed I felt and was psyched to see sub 8 min miles for the run.
I have to tell you that some furry little girl doesn't like it when I leave her now after work to run. She always gets a nice long walk in first of course but turns into a mega baby after that. <3
By the time I'm mid-run these days, it's dark. :( I want to stress how important it is for runners to be SEEN on the run! These thin reflective vests are great.
"now you seee me. " "now you don't."
6 miles at 8:01 pace.
It was curriculum night at our school so I took today as my rest day. Matt picked up Lola and I got home just before 9 since I had to run to the grocery store super quick after CN was over.
As I was planning in my classroom after school I felt it. A scratchy throat and I started to sneeze. :( I couldn't really tell if it was a cold or allergies to be honest so I went about my activities as normal. When I got home I did my easy 3 mile run as planned and then started to sneeze and drip even more. Yep, a cold had hit. The same one I'm betting that several of my students already have.
|Post run pic by Matt....photo bombed by some glowing eyed furry girl, lol.|
Since I was just kind of sneezy and didn't have a fever I decided I'd try my 10 miler real easy and see what happened.
I finished not feeling any worse but glad I ran. I did highly contemplate going through with my 20 miler the next morning, but common sense kicked in and told runner logic to take a hike. Rest day on Sunday for me.
After my Saturday run I picked up Lola from her haircut. :) Isn't she a beauty?!
So even though I didn't run today and was taunted by the numerous Sunday RUNday posts all over social media, I DO get to register for Boston Tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! Even though I'm submitting my biggest cushion ever (-3:48) I am still a squeaker...lol. ;)
|GOOD LUCK TO ALL APPLICANTS!|
|This show is awesome since you get to see the actual events start!|
Thanks so much for stopping by the GGR blog on this wonderful Sunday afternoon! Have a great day :)
Please share your cold remedies with me!
How was your weekend in running?
Who's registering for Boston tomorrow????
Who is running Chicago????
Happy Running,Heather :)