All in all, this week was a good week. This particular day of this week, however, has been an exception. Stomach upset, botched race, failed afternoon nap…things just aren’t going my way. I also have the sort of feeling in my throat/nose that makes me think I might be catching a cold (ANOTHER ONE?!). Hopefully I’m wrong about that, and it turns out I’m just tired (which is entirely plausible). I’m feeling sufficiently sorry for myself that I really just want to eat some ice cream and call it a day. I’m not sure my stomach would be all that happy about the dairy, though, and Nat’s not supposed to be eating any sugar, so ice cream might not be the best idea. Instead, I’ll just look at this picture of ice cream. Yum.
At any rate, brass tacks:
Tuesday: Hills! 4.8 miles of hills!
Thursday: Ugh, sick. Stupid stomach.
Friday: 6.4 miles (oh, yeah, I can make up for that mileage I missed by being sick on Thursday! No problem!)
Saturday: 6.7 miles (yeah, SUPER great idea the day before a 15k race)
Sunday: 9.3 miles (I’ll do a race report sometime this week. Right now I don’t really want to talk about it)
Total mileage: 27.2 miles
I’m kind of mad at myself, because I know based on how I’m feeling today (and my performance this morning) that I overdid it this week. Instead of listening to my body and easing up on mileage to get a bit more rested, I pushed hard so that I could get 26 or 27 miles for the week, which was just not necessary. The worst part is that I have a training plan for the Brooklyn half-marathon in May, but instead of following it I look at the miles and think, “Oh, I can do more than that.” It’s not the best approach. So this week’s mini-goal will be to stick to the plan: no additional mileage, and if I do end up having to take a sick day because of my defective stomach, no scrambling to make up the mileage I missed.
Embrace:Me 30-day challenge, day 22: I’ve tried a couple things today, none of which has stuck. I worked really hard to be forgiving toward myself for my race this morning, but that hasn’t really worked; I tried to take a long nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep; I had my favorite salad for lunch, and my stomach is now feeling really off. I think the nicest thing I can probably do at this point is accept that I’ve tried throughout the day to do nice things for myself, and give myself a break.
- sunday mishmash (chasingthekenyans.com)
- Sunday rundown: March 7-13 (icametorun.com)
- Sunday run-down: March 14-20 (icametorun.com)