Hello!Sunday November 10 – Wilson Bridge Half Marathon – 13.1 miles – 2:17:11 – 1879 Calories Burned (23 APs) You can read my full recap here - but the short of it was that I PR’d, had fun, and can’t wait till next year. The course is gorgeous. Monday November 11 – Rest Day I ate everything that was put near me today. I was insatiable. I think it’s because when I went to sleep the night before, I was still in the hole by about 1000 calories. I had obviously not eaten enough (which is odd) to fill me up. Oh well. Tuesday November 12 – 3.1 Mile – 31’33″ – 401 Calories Burned (5 APs) First run back out there, it was painful, hard, and I was slow. I had to stop a few times and stretch. My calves were screaming, and my breathing was off, and I pretty much wanted to shoot myself. I couldn’t believe that a week before I was running sub 30 minute 5ks and now, I am like limping to my house. I know I know. I just came off a long race with a hard route, I’ll bounce back. But for now – compression socks. Wednesday November 13 – 3.1 Mile Run – 31’21″ – 400 Calories Burned (5 APs) This one was slightly easier than yesterday’s run. I did something during the run to my hip – either stepping off a curb wrong, or pushing too hard too quickly – and now it’s in pain. Actually so much so that turning over in bed was a challenge. YAY. I’m going to take Thursday off and see how it goes, and then see on Friday if I can run. If it’s still screaming, I will take Friday off and then try again Saturday and Sunday. Thursday November 14 – Rest Day Oh my hip hurts something fierce today. I hope it’s just a warning to slow down. I really hope I haven’t screwed it up again. I have too many plans! Silly hip. I wish it would just not hurt. Or I wish it would hurt and then stop hurting. I don’t get what it’s problem is. JEEZE. Friday November 15 – Rest Day Part Deux I had two excuses today…I had no time because I had to leave work and immediately take the dogs to the vet for their shots and checkups. By the time I got home, Jason was only like 10 minutes away and I was hungry. I felt like if I had gone for a run I would have felt better, but then my hip would have been screaming. Excuse 2 – my hip. MY DAMN LEFT HIP. Saturday November 16 – 5.2 Miles (Running) – 52’08″ & 1 mile (Walk home) – 18’04″ = 729 Calories Burned (9 APs) So I decided I would run. I WOULD RUN DARN IT. I set out with the intention of at least 5 miles. I wanted to do the full 10K once I was out there so I saw that as a good sign. But alas, after eating less than 2 hours before, I was feeling pretty gross and my hip was being a B again so I walked a lot. A LOT. Then I decided at 5.2 to just give up. I made it that far, right? I was good. I walked the mile home and called it a day. My goal this week is 15 – 20 Miles. I just need to get back into running, and stop having these set backs. My plan is as follows:
- Sunday – Rest Day – I woke up sick as crap, and was sneezing and congested all day.
- Monday – 3.1 Mile run
- Tuesday – Strength training
- Wednesday – 4 mile run
- Thursday – 30 minutes of Sprints and recovery on treadmill
- Friday – 3.1 mile run
- Saturday – MCM Turkey Trot 10K
- Total Mileage – 16.4 plus whatever the sprints are.