Hi Guys! Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you are all enjoying a fun and relaxing holiday weekend. I just finished my first week of half marathon training, and as expected, I ran into a few bumps. But, overall I’m pretty happy with how it went and I’m excited to keep going.
Here’s what it was supposed to be and what it actually was:
Mon: 30 mins cross 30 mins cross
Tues: 3 miles 3 miles
Wed: 4 miles 3 miles
Thurs: 3 miles None
Fri: Rest 4 miles
Sat: 3 miles
Sun: 4 miles
Today was my first day of half marathon training! I was so excited to start! The training for today was 30 minutes of cross training. I had initially thought I would ride my bike, but it started raining so I didn’t get to do that. Instead, I did a 30 minute Tabata workout and some strength training. I did 100 squats! Later in the evening, I took Jake for a walk. Then, Jeremy and I worked on canning some more okra. I actually like doing this better than cutting it up, breading it, and freezing it. It is so much easier and doesn’t take near as much time.
I fixed breakfast for dinner around 9, and we watched Bachelor in Paradise.
Funny for today – One of my friends sent me this when I snapped a picture of my overnight oats. It made me laugh so hard! It’s the same friend that said “what the H is that?” I don’t think she likes my overnight oats. I told her they were good and she said breakfast burritos were good! LOL
I was running late, so breakfast was a shake. It was really good and it kept me full until lunch time!
It had been a week since I had run, and it felt amazing to get out there and do it! I felt refreshed and had a lot of energy. I had a really good three mile run.
It was super hot though, but I didn’t get sick! I had to run in the middle of the afternoon because a thunder storm was coming and it was either get it down now, or not at all. After my run, I took Jake on a half mile run. Which was more like a sprint. He would not slow down!
When I was finished I had some Advocare rehydrate because my legs were sore for some reason. It really helped and the soreness went away!
Jeremy had some late games and I was starving by the time he came home. I fixed breakfast and we watched Bachelor in Paradise before going to bed.
Today I was drinking a spark and getting ready to go for a run and it randomly started raining.
I thought about throwing on my old shoes and heading out anyways, but it was coming down hard! When it was over, the sun came out and it was hot and really humid so I decided to wait until later in the evening when it cooled down. Around 5 it got overcast and a little cooler so I headed out. I had some company on my run with me. Insert rolling eye emoji here.
I made it two and half miles and it started thundering and lightning. I know this isn’t safe, but the lightning didn’t look too scary so I pushed harder to get in at least three miles quickly. I actually had four scheduled, but I didn’t want to be out there when the storm hit. I luckily made it home just before it started raining again. Then I did some strength training and watched a little bit of the Big Bang (Bazinga :)) while waiting on Jeremy to get home.
Nothing happened today. Nothing. I started feeling a little sickly Thursday morning. My throat got pretty scratchy and my body got achy. A lot of people at work had had strep this week, so I thought for sure that’s what I was getting. I drank a ton of water and sucked on peppermints for the rest of the day, but I couldn’t wait to get home and go to sleep. I even tried a rehydrate packet to see if it would help my body aches. I’m not saying that it did, but I am saying that they were gone later that night.
By the time I got home, I’m pretty sure I was running fever. I could not get warm. I started some antibiotics, put on sweats, and wrapped up in a blanket. And was still freezing! I slept for several hours and felt a little better when I woke up. But, it worked out because it stormed all day and night. So, I wouldn’t have been able to run anyways. When I woke up, I did feel a little better so I canned some okra and cooked dinner. Then I went to bed early and slept all night!
When I woke up today, I felt awesome! My throat didn’t hurt and my body wasn’t achy. I felt back to normal. All day at work I kept watching out the window. It was cloudy and the wind was blowing and I thought it was perfect for a run. But, of course by the time I got home, the sun had come out and it was HOT and humid! I took Jake for a walk first because he always makes me feel bad when I leave and he has to stay. It was hot, so he didn’t make it very long. But, he had fun!
After that, I headed out. Today was supposed to be a rest day. But, since I rested on Thursday, I decided I would make up that run. I started out really good, but as I got hot, I my chest and back started feeling tight and achy, I couldn’t breathe very well, and my throat started hurting again. I slowed way down and took several walk breaks. I was determined to get my 4 miles in….and I did. Half way through, I ran into Shannon. We haven’t been able to run together in almost a month because of our schedules. So, I ran a mile with her and then headed back towards my house. It was probably not a good idea to run after feeling so sickly on Thursday, but I thought that I was fine. It was not the best run, but I’m glad I got it in.
I went home and laid in the floor for a while until I cooled off. Then I drank water the rest of the night to try and soothe my throat. If anyone has any good tips for dealing with a sore throat, please share! I would rather be puking my guts out than have a sore throat! I will try anything!
I was talking to my bestie and she reminded me about the pollen. I always forget because it doesn’t bother me in the summer. But, I looked it up and sure enough the pollen count for our area was extremely high. No wonder I couldn’t breathe! Hopefully the count will go down this next week.
As for the rest of the weekend, I will update you on my weekend recap post. I’m currently writing this post Friday night and we are heading out to meet family at the lake on Saturday. So, depending on how I’m feeling will determine if I get my runs in this weekend. This is the reason why I chose the 6 day a week training plan. I know there are going to be days that I’m sick or just can’t get a run in. And instead of beating myself up about it, I can realize that I’ve already run or worked out several days this week and it’s okay to miss one. As the training progresses, I will make sure to get in my long runs though. (My long run for this week was 4 miles. I can run that! )
I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend and enjoy the last days of summer!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation
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Seriously, help me out with the sore throat issue!