Hi All! I hope you all had a great 4 day work week! I had a busy week, and I was exhausted after the holiday weekend. This was not a good running/working out week. I did get some runs and workouts in, but I also had to get a lot of rest. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body before you get sick or hurt! Here’s how my week went.
Monday – Happy July 4th! I hope you had a great day and were able to celebrate! I had a great time celebrating with family. You can read all about it on my July 4th Weekend recap.
Tuesday – I had plans to run with my new friend Shannon today, but I had to cancel. As bad as I felt about canceling, I really don’t think I would have been able to run. I was super tired and I didn’t get much sleep. I got up early to go with Jeremy to take care of some work stuff. He had to go out of town for the morning. We got back around noon and met his dad and aunt and uncle for lunch at a local cafe. I ordered breakfast. I had an omelet with bell peppers, bacon, and cheese. It was so good!
After lunch, I rode with Jeremy to look at a couple of new jobs and pick up supplies. By the time we got home, it was almost 4, and I had a lot to do. I still had to unpack from the weekend and I did 3 loads of laundry. While the laundry was going, I
did suffered through a 25 minute tabata workout. My cousin has me hooked now! It’s quick and I feel like I’ve done a lot. It’s not easy, so I enjoy the challenge too. I’m going to keep working on it, so next time we’re together I can keep up with her!
I also had to run to Wal-mart for a couple of things, and I picked up some sushi for dinner. This was a different kind than they had last time. It was shrimp and avocado. It wasn’t very good at all. In fact, I didn’t eat very much of it, and then my stomach hurt.
We have a new Japanese restaurant in town and they have a sushi menu. Next time I want some, I’m going to order it from there! When it cooled off, I took Jake for a long walk.
Tuesday night I tried to get to bed early, but Jeremy had to umpire and his games ran late. He didn’t get home until after 10. Then we watched Arranged. Has anyone else seen this show? It’s on FYI and the different customs are so interesting to me. It’s about how people enter into an arranged marriage and it follows three couples. It’s another reality tv show that I’m addicted to! It was close to midnight before we got to bed.
Wednesday – I woke up at 7 this morning to meet Shannon for a run. I felt awful when I got out of bed! My whole body was achy and I was so tired. I think not getting any sleep this weekend finally caught up to me. But, I ran anyways. It turned out to be a pretty good run. I got 4 miles in. It was overcast and there was a cool breeze blowing. So for most of the run it was nice. Towards the end, the sun came out to warm us up and it started sprinkling, which was really nice!
Once we got done running, I took Jake for a walk and we went to pick blackberries. He loves to eat them off the vine, so I have to keep an eye on him to make him stop! I quit when he got too hot.
After I showered, I took a nap. I needed it bad! I slept for 3 hours! When I got up, I figured I would be hungry but I wasn’t. I hadn’t eaten anything all day! I really hoped I wasn’t getting sick. So I made sure to drink a ton of water. I still didn’t feel good, even after my nap. So, I took it easy and spent most of the day on the couch.
I didn’t even have any kind of appetite until 6:30! I snacked on some blackberries until dinner. Then I made breakfast because it was the only thing that sounded good. I also went to bed early and slept all night.
Thursday – When I woke up today, I still wasn’t feeling great. And, on top of that, I was wheezing and my inhaler wasn’t helping. I decided against a run and went back to bed for a couple of hours. When I got up, I took Jake to pick blackberries again. He got hot and laid in the shade in the middle of the bushes.
I’m trying to get enough to give some to my mom and grandma. It was pretty hot since it was the middle of the morning so Jake didn’t last long. We only stayed about 20 minutes.
I went home and got ready to meet Jeremy in town to run some errands. Then I baked some banana nut muffins from Simply Taralynn. She posted the recipe that morning and when I saw it I knew I was making them right then! She used walnuts in hers but I only had pecans so I used those. These muffins were awesome! And they were so easy to make! I whipped these up in about 30 minutes!
I was still feeling a little under the weather so I took it easy again today. I watched a lot of tv and got ahead on some blogging. Later in the evening, I attempted a tabata workout. I made it 20 minutes. Then, once I rested I did some light ab work before dinner.
I got a text from my dad today that said he had decided to not start training for the marathon in November, but to wait and run one in April. I was actually relieved! My body is not ready to start training again. I’m still struggling some with getting nauseous when I run. Before we start training, if I’m still having a hard time, then I’m going to see my doctor. (I’m stubborn and keep thinking it will go away. And, it has gotten better, but it’s not gone yet.)
Friday – Yay! TGIF! I slept all night, which is unusual, but I felt great when I woke up at 6:30! I texted Shannon to see if she wanted to run and she was in! We headed out early and it was cloudy and windy, which was so nice! I ran 3.5 with her, and then I ran another 1.5 on my own.
When we finished, I took Jake to pick more blackberries. I took him a bowl and a bottle of water today. He drank all of it in the first 10 minutes we were there. So, we didn’t stay long again because he was hot. The rest of the day was spent helping Jeremy work in the yard and resting some more. I did feel a little better today, so hopefully that was a good sign. But, I had Jeremy pick me up some Propel when he was in town. For some reason, I was really sore after my run. I downed it! 🙂
I’m going to take it easy until I feel 100%! I’m also going to eat a lot of fruits and veggies and take some Vitamin C. I don’t have time to be sick! This week flew by, and I guess it’s because it was a 4 day week. I rested more than I ran, but my body was screaming for it! Next week will be better!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation
How was your working out/running this week? Do you listen to your body when it tells you to rest?