So this past week was hard. My husband came back from a business trip last weekend with a cold, plus we’re having our bathroom renovated…which means our house is a dust pit. I’m not complaining. Trust me. I don’t take bathrooms for granted and am absolutely not going to complain about anything. Having a new shower and tub is a blessing and one most of the world doesn’t have, HOWEVER…ya’ll the dust is killing all of us. So we are sharing a cold and I didn’t wan to get really sick, so I took 3 extra rest days. Which means I hardly ran, according to the Hanson’s method. Ugh. But I’ve decided after a great long run yesterday and a great workout this morning that it’s totally ok. So, here’s what I did…
Monday: Scheduled 4 easy and skipped, mainly because it just didn’t happen that day. Bathroom reno started which means my treadmill is off limits because it’s in my room where all the construction is going on. Plus the dust. My treadmill is now white. So no run or workout of any kind on Monday. Awesome.
Tuesday: speed day with a scheduled 6×800. I did 4 of the 6 but due to some heart issues(I think it was just my body fighting getting sick)I slowed down and cut my run short. No one likes to feel their heart beat in their mouth while they’re running. Zero fun.
Thursday: Um….scheduled 5 tempo, but rested instead. Exciting week right?!
Friday: 4 easy progressive miles to see how I felt. Splits ended up being 10:30, 9:40, 8:54, 8:30. I felt great besides the humidity making my breathing a little more labored.
Friday night we hit the Ranger’s game with some friends and left Lila and our friends little with a babysitter and spend some time with the bigs. It was so fun!!!
Saturday: 6-8 planned but ended up missing. Totally not on purpose. I had planned to run on the treadmill in the afternoon, but the bathroom guys showed up at 12 and were there all day. My treadmill faces the bathroom where they are working, so running on it with the guys in there working is just awkward. So, I missed my run. But going out for our 13 year anniversary to our fave spot made up for it…
Sunday: 10 scheduled…10 complete!!!
Finished yesterday with a 10 mile run with my bestie, Candace. We’ll be running Chicago together and we booked our hotel yesterday!!! I felt great and recovered really well. Managed a great run this morning with a strength workout that I’ll post tomorrow along with some of my favorite long run tips.
Today is our 13 year anniversary. Crazy how fast time goes. Seriously ya’ll. We met in 7th grade homeroom. We were best friends by the time we turned 16 and engaged by the time we were 19, married at 20, first kid at 25. What a crazy life we’ve built and I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s so fun having someone to share life with and we’ve learned so much through this crazy thing called marriage. It’s beautiful and wonderful and HARD and challenging and humbling and awesome. He’s the biggest blessing of my life.
So that’s my week! Can’t believe week 9 of Hanson’s starts this week. I have seriously gone insane. Happy Monday!!!
Does it drive you crazy when you take unplanned rest days?
Do you run with a buddy on long runs or solo?