Week 5 Marathon Training has come to an end. It was a good week of training, and I stuck to my plan pretty closely.
Monday – Rest Day – I really needed this after all of the holiday festivities.
Tuesday – I was supposed to run 3 miles. But, I didn’t. We went shopping all day. I did get up early with the intention or running before we left, but the temperature was in the 20’s and there was ice on the road. So, I went back to bed! I did get a good workout in from walking around all day!
Wednesday – I was supposed to run 5 miles. But, I didn’t realize that until after I ran 4 miles. About an hour after I got home, I looked at my training plan and realized that I had looked at it wrong so I only ran 4. The first 2 miles of this run were really good, but then I started having some pain in my left leg. I walked/slowly jogged the last 2 miles. I went home and iced, massaged, and foam rolled my legs. I think my leg was sore from wearing my Uggs and walking around all day on Tuesday.
Thursday – I was supposed to run 3 miles, but I ran 6! I figured I would make up some for missing Tuesday. My leg felt so much better when I got up, but to be safe I decided to run on the treadmill. I thought it might be easier on my legs. It was, and once I hit 5 miles, I decided to just go one more! This way I kind of made up for missing Tuesday.
Friday – Rest day! I thought about running today to make up for Tuesday, but my leg was a little sore. So, instead I foam rolled and massaged it. I have found that a heating pad seems to really help it too. I am starting to think it is a shin splint. It only hurts when I am running, and not all the time. The only thing I’m not sure about is that the pain is in the top of my ankle. It’s totally different from the injury to my right leg. That one hurt from the bottom of my foot to up in my shin, and it throbbed all the time. There were days that I couldn’t even walk on it. So, hopefully this is just a sore muscle, or a shin splint.
Saturday – I had 10 miles to run today. I had to do it early in the morning because we were going hunting. So, it was really cold outside. I decided to run it on the treadmill since my leg had been so sore all week. I ran 10 miles on the treadmill! It was definitely more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge. I had a good playlist, but I still got really bored. If anyone has any advice for how to make the time pass on the treadmill please leave me a comment. Any good audio book recommendations or podcast recommendations?
After running, we went hunting and I didn’t get a shot. Then we went out for Mexican!
I was starving by the time we went! Sometimes after a run, I am hungry all day. On Thursday, I was like a bottomless pit. But, after my run on Saturday, I wasn’t hungry at all. I forced myself to eat a granola bar before we went hunting because I thought I would get hungry while we were there. My stomach did growl a few times, but it quit and I just wasn’t that hungry. But, by the time we got to the restaurant I was really hungry. We started with chips and salsa and goat cheese dip. It is so good!
I ordered the Carne Asada dinner. ( I did not realize how blurry the picture was until I put it in here)
Jeremy ordered the Pollo Loco dinner with chorizo sausage.
We shared both dinners. This place has the best grilled chicken breast, and we get it every time we eat there. I ate everything on my plate!
After dinner we went to pick up a few groceries.
I found these new to me foods that I am really excited about!
I tried both of them and they were delicious!
I also found this random guy!
Then we watched Train Wreck. It was pretty raunchy! There were parts of it that were funny, but most of it was just dirty talk.
Sunday – Today is a cross train day. I walked on the treadmill for 45 minutes. I’m really excited I got my own treadmill….finally!
For this weekly update I’m linking up with Holly of HoHo Runs and Tricia of MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. I’m also linking up with the other Weekly Wrap bloggers.
Do you have any good advice for making the time pass on the treadmill?