What I learned? It’s so hard to listen to your body when you are sick. This week, my cold started off with nasal congestion and a sore throat so I tried to get as much running in as possible but when it turned in to a productive cough, I backed off for a couple days. Not that I wanted to but it’s a good thing to have a running friend that will tell it to you straight. After sleeping what felt like almost all day on Friday, I am feeling better and looking forward to a better week of workouts to get back on track.
Planned: Rest Day » Actual: 1 mile + Abs & Glutes (Nike Training App)
I attempted to run today after work but once again my body just wasn’t feeling like going. After pushing through 1 mile, I came home and did a quick video on the Nike+ training app. I really like using this! They have a variety of workouts that range in length from 10-45 minutes. Best of all, it’s free!
Planned: Track Workout » Actual: 4.4 miles @ 9:30 pace
I met up with Crystal after work for a short run. This was the first day that my body felt good enough to squeeze a run in. We did a quick circuit around Shadyside.
Planned: Cross Training » Actual: 4 miles with 20 minutes at 9:05 pace
I went to meet up with Tonya tonight to explore a new trail in Monroeville. They just opened the Westmoreland Herritage trail which offers about 5 or 6 miles of crushed limestone trail. It was beautiful! And it is a nice alternate to mix up workouts in Monroeville park. This was Tonya’s last quality workout before her taper starts this coming week.
Planned: Tempo Work » Actual: Rest Day
I had planned on running 3 today after work but it was raining and I don’t need to do anything that will prolong this cold.
Planned: Rest Day » Actual: Rest day
When I woke up this morning I was just feeling totally exhausted and drained. When I came home from work, I napped. Woke up long enough to have dinner, take a hot bath, drink some tea and then went back to bed. I have found a diffuser blend that has really helped with nasal and chest congestion.
Planned: Long Run » Actual: Long Run
This morning started out by pacing the Run Shadyside 5k. It was really fun! Nice, flat course with pancakes and beer waiting for you at the finish line. What else could you want?
I skipped the pancakes and beer to continue with my long run. I was able to push through to get an extra 10. It was a little warmer than I had hoped it would be this morning but I just slogged along at a 10:00 minute mile pace. I feel a little better about staying on track with my goals by having this run under my belt.
My goal for next week is to focus on speed for my short workouts and get in a solid 8 mile long run. Fingers crossed this cold finally resolves and I can get back on track.
Planned: Cross Training » Actual: 2 mile run + cross training
This afternoon, I went out to catch up with a work friend over lunch. Got the usual housework in order. Then got my workout in. I was really surprised at how well it went today! I feel like I am finally back after this cold.
2 mile easy run plus Chisel Agility and Chisel Full Body. I may be sore tomorrow but I’m ok with that! Onward with the last two weeks of training.
Meal Prep Inspirations
Breakfast: I’m sticking to smoothies this week. 1 small banana, ¾ C greek yogurt, 1 C almond milk, 2 tsp matcha green tea, 1 scoop of amazing grass detox and digest greens. For a while, I’ve been feeling sluggish and bloated so I added this to my smoothies for the past week and I’m feeling so much better! You can also mix this in water but I find that you need to continue to shake the water bottle and a good bit of the mix gets left behind.
Lunch: Harvest Quinoa Salad (V)
Dinner: Chicken and broccoli stir-fry
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