I really don’t have anything good to say about this week at all. I struggled a lot. It’s been hot and humid out and I seriously have no idea how you people in the South do it. I wasn’t mentally engaged this week and my running slacked. I wasn’t taking care of my body and working ahead to foam roll and take care of my legs and now they are so tight I can barely walk. It was just a rough week and knowing I wasn’t in it mentally was hard for me to be motivated. Monday I ran a 5K, which went fairly well. I felt strong but my ankle gave me an issue, the same issue I had with it when I ran faster during Ragnar, around mile 2.5. I was still fairly happy with my times, though wish the splits were a little bit more consistent.
I only ran 28 miles for this week, which is a lower mileage week for me, but I am still glad that I got in one long run last Sunday and I pushed myself at the 5K.
On Sunday we did our long run which was a struggle through 10 miles. I did have an amazing donut after though.
Monday I did the 5K, Tuesday was 4 cautious miles after my ankle was acting up, Thursday was 6 and Friday was 5.75, including another 1.5 of stairs. The stairs were not my smartest idea, but the injured kids on my team were doing them and I didn’t want to just sit and watch. Tuesday we were rewarded with an amazing sunrise though, which we haven’t seen in some time.
This past Saturday, Mary Kate and I were planning to run 10 miles, we drove to our starting point and were both so tired and just threw in the towel. I went home and slept for 6 hours, so it was apparent that I needed more sleep. Even though I’m not proud of skipping that run, I knew it was best for my body and I needed to catch up on sleep. Saturday night I went through all my running clothes and realized that I have SO many. I recently bought some new capris because apparently in my mind I didn’t realize I had over 10 pairs, and needed more. I guess keeping things clean is better than buying more stuff! I did however find two visors that I thought were lost, including my tiger visor!
So I’m starting this week fresh and feeling much better about getting the miles in. Here’s to a new week, a new attitude and outlook and some good miles.