Another week of R&R in the books! My main goal was to do something everyday, and not to do anything that I didn’t feel like doing. Success!
Monday, 11/16: 1600 Meter Swim + Core + Pole Fitness
I felt much better in the pool on Monday, and even started my swim with a 500 meter warm up! I still didn’t get there early enough to do more, but I got in a mile and got to sit in the hot tub. After work, I did core and headed to pole. It was a pretty successful night and we worked on a lot of new combos, and I learned a move called an Iron Crucifix:
It was pretty tough but once I figured out where your legs need to hit your arms, I got it! I was able to lift right back up into my Ayesha from it. I was really excited!
Tuesday, 11/17: Core + PT + Strength
A rough day on Tuesday. After pole class on Monday one of my kitty cats, Zola, seemed a little off and not like her usual self. I woke up Tuesday and she just seemed worse. I took off of work and took my poor little girl to the vet. Turns out they think she has some sort of liver infection! How does that even happen? I let them do blood work, give her shots of vitamin B12 and vitamin K, and a round of sub cutaneous IV fluids to make sure she was hydrated. I took her home with two antibiotics but she just did not seem well. I spent the day feeding her baby food, water, and unflavored Pedialyte through a syringe. She is only three years old. She is not her usual perky self at all, and she is so mad at me because all I do is shove food and medicine into her mouth right now. Ugh!
So, after feeding her I went to the gym and lifted my legs and did core. I needed to get out of the house and leave her alone to digest to see if she kept the food and meds down. She did, but no improvement. It was definitely a crappy day!
Wednesday, 11/18: 4 Mile Recovery RUN!!!! + Core + Pole Fitness + Vineyasa Yoga
I got up super early so I could get my run in before work. Yup, a run. I gave myself a 10 day time out from running post Indy to try to heal up my calf. I want this thing 100% HEALED for Boston training! I was so nervous to go because I was afraid I would make it a mile only to have my calf pain resurface. I reluctantly got dressed, grabbed my headlamp since it was before 5am, and headed out. Four miles! No pain! Now, I’m fairly certain that my legs already forgot that I used to be a runner just 10 days ago but other than that, I ran! Overall pace, 8:42. My legs were also wondering why I thought it would be a good day to start lifting legs again the day before my first run back. They were pretty sore and confused. It also felt like someone removed the stick up my ass. I get cranky when I can’t run.
I did some core when I got home, including a 6:40 plank. I headed to pole class and yoga. Both were fun but relatively uneventful.
Thursday, 11/19: 1600 Meter Swim + Core + Pole Fitness
Between waking up just a little late and having to feed my poor sick kitty, I almost didn’t make it to the pool. I made it with enough time to get about a mile in, which was fine by me. I did some core after work before heading off to pole class.
Pole class was awesome – we learned something called an Icarus, which is done on spin pole and it’s so pretty!
Friday, 11/20: 5 Mile Recovery Run + Pole Fitness
I wanted to run before work so I could go to pole after work, so that meant an early morning. I felt exhausted and tired but it was decent weather outside and knew I could wear shorts and a t-shirt. I don’t know how many more days we’ll have like that, so I took advantage of it and headed out. I felt much better running on Friday, and averaged 8:19 for the run.
I headed to pole class, and I finally got my Fleur Di Lis! I could do it on static and on spin pole, which was exciting because it looks so pretty on spin pole. This one took a few classes to master:
Saturday, 11/21: Pole Fitness
My body felt tired and beat up, so I slept in and met my sister in law for pole. We were both pretty beat up from the amount of classes we took all week so we worked on some different moves that we learned recently but never spent much time on. We both finally got this tricky leg hang spin (no idea what it’s really called) that we learned about two weeks ago but never had enough time to master. I had really good intentions of going out for a bike ride, but I just didn’t feel like it. I embraced laziness in the spirit of recovery and chose Nextflix and Thai food instead.
Sunday: 11/22: General Aerobic Run, 7 miles
I still felt pretty tired and lazy, so it took everything in my power to get out the door and run. Once I got out, I felt pretty good. I ended up doing my longest run of the week and my overall pace was 7:52. It felt nice to just go and run and not worry about pace – I just ran whatever felt comfortable and didn’t worry about it being too fast or too slow. I really didn’t need my watch, but I’m a nerd and like to upload my miles into my Garmin Connect so I wore it.
It was about 48 degrees and overcast, so I wore a t-shirt and shorts. I was perfectly comfortable and actually sweaty by the time I finished, but I went running at a local park and every single person I passed running was bundled up. Cold gear, hats, gloves, jackets. One guy was wearing shorts, but he had on a winter jacket, hat and gloves. I was so confused because I didn’t think it was that cold out! It was overcast and a bit breezy, but totally fine once you were moving.
I didn’t go back to yoga on Sunday morning, but mostly because I wanted to go to church and out for breakfast with my husband. We don’t get to do that often during marathon training. Normally, I’m running long really early on Sunday and go to a later mass instead. It was nice to just go with the flow. I was also more interested in getting out for a run and didn’t feel the need for a double workout. I was tired and I felt like spending the afternoon cooking dinner and being lazy, so I did!
Swim: 3200 meters ♥ Bike: 0 miles ♥ Run: 16 miles
I still want to be doing 5-6 days of core work and at least two days of strength training, but I wasn’t really feeling it. My main goal right now is really just to do something everyday, so I’m not forcing myself to do things that I just don’t feel like doing right now. It’s a nice change of pace!
Ever deal with a sick pet? What do you wear running when it’s in the 40s? Am I the weirdo?