Hi Friends! I have been a little MIA from the link ups and from reading and commenting on your posts. But, I’m back! I can’t believe July is already over. That means that fall is just around the corner. That makes me so sad. I love summer! This year is flying by so fast! I have some new goals for August to share with you. But first, let’s see how my week went. We had some sickness in our house and that kind of put a damper on working out and running. I still managed to get some in, but was super tired during all of them. Here’s how my week went.
Monday – I woke up at 6:45 so I could get a run in before it got way too hot. I texted Shannon, but she didn’t answer me back so I headed out alone. I was a mile into my run when she answered me, so I met up with her and we ran 3.5 miles.
Once she left me at my house, I got Jake and took him on a half mile walk/run. He was loving the cool air and wanted to run! Then I went home and did an ab workout and a workout from Simply Taralynn’s July Fit Challenge. And then I stretched for a long time.
This was the best workout day of the week. Monday was mine and Jeremy’s 7 year anniversary! I can’t believe it’s already been that long. Time sure does fly by! We went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, but Jeremy didn’t feel very good so we just watched TV before going to bed early. Vacation was our real celebration.
Tuesday – I slept longer than usual this morning. Shannon texted me at 8:30 asking if I had run because she slept a little longer too. I told her no and we agreed we’d run Wednesday. I lounged around for a little while and then took Jake for a walk. While walking him I decided that it wasn’t that hot. I took Jake home and got my running shoes on. It wasn’t bad at first, but the longer I was out, the hotter it got.
I made it almost three miles and then I got sick. I had to walk the rest of the way back home. Even though it wasn’t a great run, I was happy that I got it in. I came home and cooled off and then stretched for a little while. My back and hips were super sore and tight. I also used my foam roller and it helped a little. But, I was so achy. Jeremy came home from work early and was really sick. He had been working outside Monday and Tuesday and I think he got way overheated. He went to bed around 4 and didn’t get back up.
Wednesday – I woke up at 7 and texted Shannon. She wasn’t ready to run yet, so I read emails and answered comments until she was. Then we headed out. It was overcast and nice until we got to the big hill. Then the sun came out and was beating down on us! It got really hot all the sudden.
We walked a little bit and then finished our run. My body felt tired and sore the entire time! When I got home, Jeremy was still sleeping. I was really starting to worry about him. I stretched until he woke up. My hips and back were still hurting. I finally got him up and to the doctor later in the afternoon. They ruled out flu and strep, but sent us to the ER to have blood work done. They were concerned because he had gotten into a bunch of ticks at work on Monday and because it had been so hot. We had been in a heat advisory. The ER determined that he was dehydrated and gave him fluids. They also sent him home with some antibiotics just in case it was some kind of tick disease. The results of that wouldn’t be back for a week. We had to stop and pick up his medicine so I picked up some powerade’s.
He seemed to be feeling a little better once the IV was done and he ate when we got home. But, about the time we were going to bed, he got sick and was up all night. We didn’t go to bed until almost 6 am.
Thursday – I woke up at 10:45 and I wasn’t feeling that well. I don’t know if it was from the lack of sleep or if Jeremy had a bug that I was catching. But, I was super tired, my stomach hurt, and I was so achy. Around 2 I finally got hungry and ate a little bit of cereal and then Jeremy and I went to town to get him something to eat. We went by sonic and then headed right back home.
He went straight back to bed and I laid down to take a nap too. I felt so much better once I got up. Around 7, I headed out for a walk, but that turned into a run. I walked about a half mile and then ran three.
Friday – I took a rest day from running. I slept in a little bit and then did an ab workout and a lot of stretching. I spent the day doing things around the house and grocery shopping. Jeremy had to umpire the American Legion State Tournament and I was planning on going with him so I could make sure he had something to drink and didn’t get too hot. But he didn’t want me to sit out there all afternoon and night. So I dropped him off and then went and washed and cleaned out his truck. Then I went out to the games around 8.
It was the longest game ever! It wasn’t over until around 11:45. I was super bored! By the time he changed and gathered his things it was close to 12:30 before we headed home. Neither of us had eaten anything since lunch, and I was feeling sick so we ran through McDonald’s and got an English muffin. I got in bed around 1:30 so I slept in a little on Saturday.
Saturday – I had plans to run with Shannon this morning, but I never heard from her, so I stayed in bed. (I heard from her later in the day, and she was sick.) I headed out around 10:30 and it was already too hot. I started out running, but that didn’t last long at all. I settled for a walk. I was shooting for an hour, but made it 45 minutes. It was so hot that I was getting dizzy. I went home and drank a Powerade and laid in front of my fan until I cooled off.
When I checked the weather it was 98 degrees but the heat index said it felt like 102! It was way too hot to be outside. I spent the rest of the day cleaning the house and catching up on some scrapbooking.
And, I finally jumped on the Netflix train (don’t know why it’s taken me so long!) and I watched One Tree Hill all afternoon! I used to love that show!
Bill and Sandra came to town to visit, so I met them at my favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. As soon as I pulled out of the driveway, it started storming which was very random because there was a 0% chance of rain. It was crazy though because one side of the sky was sunny and the other side was dark and cloudy and it was pouring! Jeremy’s games got cancelled because of the storm. We brought him home some food and we all sat around visiting until bedtime.
I have some new goals for the month of August. I feel like during the month of July I got off track a little. We had a really busy month with the lake, vacation, and birthdays. And even though I tried, I didn’t eat as healthy as I should, or workout as much as I should. I also feel like even though I have been getting in a lot of early morning runs, the quality of those are not where I want them to be. I need to work harder and get my mileage back up. I’ve still been having some trouble with my stomach, but it is getting a little better. I just feel like I haven’t been pushing myself very hard and I want to do better.
So, my goals for the month of August are to get back on track with healthy eating and to get back on track with running. I’m starting August 1st with a 10 day cleanse from Advocare. I’m hoping that it will help my stomach troubles and then I can get my running back on track. I’m also hoping that doing this cleanse will help me get my eating back on track. I feel so much better when I eat healthy and workout. I’m excited to get started!
As far as running goes, I am wanting to up my mileage. I have wanted all summer to get in half marathon shape and stay that way. That obviously didn’t happen because my stomach bothered me so much. I am crossing my fingers that I can start working on that. It may take me longer than I want it to, but if I can get there without getting sick every time I run, I will be happy. I am planning on a half marathon in November, so I am going to allow myself plenty of time to build up to that. (I know it shouldn’t take that long, but in case you haven’t been following me – Since April I have been getting really nauseous when I run. I can’t run fast anymore, and I have been having a hard time making it past three miles. And, for a while I couldn’t even run three. So, I think I am slowly making progress.)
I’m really excited to start this month with new goals. I tend to stay on track and am more focused when I have a purpose or a goal to work towards. I hope you follow along my journey this month and see how it goes!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation
What are your goals for August?