Hello Everyone! It has been a week. It’s not been bad, it’s just been busy, busy, busy (!!) and next week is even more busy! But, I’m still managing to get in some good runs and hopefully next week I will be able to as well. But, let’s talk about this week. I hope you all had a great week and let’s get you caught up on what’s been going on in my life!
Here was my training plan for the week.
Mon: Rest Rest
Tues: 4.5 mi 5 mi
Wed: 7 mi 9 mi
Thurs: 4.5 mi 2 mi
Fri: Rest 2.5 mi
Sat: 4 mi 7.3 mi
Sun: 9 mi Bike Ride
Monday – I started this week off much better than I did last week! (No migraine!) I had a rice cake with chocolate PB2 and half a banana on top for breakfast. (My friend snapchatted me and asked if it was a banana pizza. LOL)
I took some yogurt to work with me in case I got hungry, but I never did. For lunch I had a salad with spinach, rotisserie chicken, and Olive Garden dressing.
Today was a rest day from running. I really wanted to run though, but I didn’t want to overdo it. I really struggle with this a lot. Whenever I take a rest day, I always feel guilty about it. But I really I needed it. So instead of running, I took Jake on two long walks and did some stretching.
Tuesday – I had a follow up with my doctor today about my new inhaler. We discussed how it and the new allergy medicine are working. Since I’m still using my rescue inhaler almost every day, she upped the dosage of the steroid inhaler. She is also changing up my allergy medicine because the new one gave me really bad headaches, and even a rash so I couldn’t use it every day. She said it’s just a process to see which combination will work best together. So, we’re going to try this new stuff for a month and see how it goes. Overall, I’m happy with it so far because usually by now I already have been really sick and have respiratory infections that I can’t get rid of until spring! And, since you probably don’t care about any of that, I’m going to pass along a tip that she shared with me. She said that she recently found out that new studies are showing that people who have asthma or are prone to respiratory infections need to take a probiotic because it has been shown to help prevent the infections. She said having a healthy gut means there’s not unhealthy bacteria inside, so it keeps sickness away! I was excited because I already take one! It’s from Advocare and it works! (you can get one here if you want to try it.)
After my appointment, I went home and got ready to run. I had 4.5 miles scheduled, but I rounded up and did 5. It was nice out and I was enjoying being outside. Plus, Jeremy took Jake to work with him, so I didn’t need to walk him which meant that I had more time to myself.
After I ran, I walked for a while before going home. When Jeremy and Jake got home, we watched Married at First Sight while we ate dinner and then played with Jake until he was too sleepy to play anymore. He’s so sweet when he goes to bed.
Wednesday – Today I was like a bottomless pit! I have no idea why, but my stomach growled all day! I ate the same breakfast that I did on Monday and Tuesday (and it filled me up then). But today within 30 minutes or any meal or snack my stomach was growling.
I had 7 miles scheduled, but I decided to run 9. I had 9 scheduled for my long run on Sunday, but we were planning on being out of town with family. I didn’t want to have try and do it while we were all hanging out, so I thought I would get it done today.
When I started, it was 77 degrees, but when I finished a cold front had blown in! It was cold! I ran 3 miles by myself, and then Shannon met me and we ran 4 miles together. Then I left her at her house and ran another 2 miles by myself. It was nice to have some company!
After my run, I rode a couple of miles on my bike. (After I put on some warmer clothes!)
Thursday – I had a busy day today. So, that called for lots of Spark! I had some oatmeal for breakfast. With a side of Spark!
I worked until around 3:45, and as soon as I could get out the door I did. I headed home and quickly ran a light 2 miles.
I got finished a little before 5, and I had to be back at work by 5:30! I took a super fast shower, because I’m sure all my co-workers would appreciate that, and I headed back to work. We worked until 8:30 and then I headed back home to eat dinner. I was starving and all that sounded good was a grilled cheese.
Friday – Today felt like the longest day ever! I had a really long and busy day at work and when I got home I headed out for a run. I had thought about running 7 miles since I still needed to get that in this week. I had some Spark and headed out, I even had plans to meet up with Shannon. But I had to bail after 2.5 miles. It was warm and very humid and I couldn’t breathe. So, I headed home and got ready for the weekend.
Saturday – I slept in a little and then we I headed out for 7 miles. It was hot and extremely windy! The first 2 miles were uphill into the strong wind. It was hard! I was so bored. I could not get my head into it. I ran the route that Shannon and I do, but I have never run it by myself. Jeremy came to check on me a few times and I almost just quit and let him drive me home, but I knew I would regret it. So, I finished my run and then went home and cleaned up. Our plans changed, and we weren’t going out of town, so I unpacked all my stuff and we made other plans.
Sunday – As I’m sitting here write this post today, I’m thinking about running 4 miles. But, my back is bothering me a little bit and I don’t want to overtrain and get hurt. So I’m thinking about riding my bike for a little bit. As of now, I don’t have anything planned for today other than cleaning my house and spending some time outside because the weather is beautiful! Follow me on insta and snapchat if you’re curious what I’m up too. username: runandlivehappy
I hope you all are having a fun weekend!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation