Monday, January 14, 2013

Marathon training week 3

Miles: 26
Martinis: 4
Runs skipped: 2
Overall outlook:  Not so good.
Strength training:  None.  But i did have to make multiple trips up and down the stairs carrying heavy things at work one day.  Close enough, right?

Last week felt abnormally hard for me.  The runs not only left me fatigued, but sore.  Like really sore.  Post-marathon sore.  Seeing as i haven't run a marathon, or anything remotely close to one, it really only leaves two possibilities.  

a. My body has figured out what i am up to and has decided to quit.
b. Fighting the flu epidemic and cranking out immunity has taken its toll.

Either way, it was a rough, off week.  Everything i ate didn't sit right, and every time i went to sleep i was restless.  I ended up skipping two runs, and i feel like crap about it.  If i can't hack it now, i am in major trouble the next couple months.  Thus, the four martinis.  Balance.

Some other major weekend events?  I went to see my mom, who decided to adopt a dog.  This is a whole world of drama which i am happy to discuss offline with people.  Regardless, he is a husky-sheperd mix, and being introduced to a house with three cats, i figured he could use another canine to pal around with.  I was wrong.  He was not a fan of waffles at all.  The only time he didn't want to destroy her was when they were both on a walk.  So walk we did!  for like two hours.  
We drove back to the city so that Banner (the new dog) could calm down and have his space back.  When we got home, our friend Jordan was over, and Waffles happily slept in his lap while the boys played guitar hero.
I played with my iphone - i am still trying to figure out SIRI and instagram.  The only picture i could get Waffles to hold still for was when i stole her chew toy, and she gave me a ridiculously dramatic horrified look.
Chill, you'll get it back in 10 seconds.
So most of my weekend was spent resting and napping.  I was not sick, but i felt so tired and run down that i just needed to reboot.  I had almost forgotten what a life suck training for a marathon can be.

Almost.

And, did anyone watch the golden globes?  If i can be 1/100th as funny as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, i will die a happy woman.

16 comments:

  1. We all have bad weeks, days, and moments...don't get too down about it! We all support you!

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    1. Thanks! It's always nice to be reminded :)

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  2. One bad week out of what like 18 for your training isn't a bad omen. Now if it continues to happen the next 3 weeks, then I'd say something bad is up.

    Waffles is so stinking cute! And yay for your mom adopting that cute pup :)

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    1. well, i am already starting to feel a little better - we'll see if that translates to running too :)

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  3. I honestly was looking at husky/shepherd mixes online today. That's pretty much what I want. Hope you feel better ASAP!

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    1. He's smaller than i thought! But i suppose it just depends on the dog. He definitely has a husky personality - he kept running side by side with waffles like they were pulling a sled :)

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  4. Uhh, that does sound like signs of a cold bug or something. Are you feeling any better today? :(

    We need to meet up for a run so I can hear all about the new dog ;)

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    1. yes! its hard with the lack of daylight, but i could always meet you on a sunday! Or early AM on a weekday :)

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    2. Cool! Good idea! :) Hmm. I am going to scheme something up and get back to you. I have been meeting Anne to run Monday nights at El Famous in Vernon Hills because it is right by a lake with some trails ;)

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    3. dangggg, that is right by where i work. Don't make me crash this against your will. DON'T MAKE ME DO IT! :)

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  5. hahahaha!! Your posts just make me laugh....so many good points that we all feel when feeling blah or under the weather.

    So glad to hear you thought Tina and Amy were bad too...the ladies from THE VIEW yesterday said they loved them and I was thinking...they were pretty BORING!!

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    1. I'm just glad it's not the flu - knock on wood, KNOCK ON WOOD!

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  6. Speaking as someone who's dealing with a nasty little bit of plantar fasciitis and is about to start my marathon training cycle next week.........relax! You had an off week......the good thing is, you still managed to get decent mileage for an early week in your cycle, and you've got lots of time to get back in the groove. You'll be fine, Sara.....you got this!

    BTW, I loved the way Tina and (particularly) Amy cracked on Ben Affleck and the Boston connection.......hilarious!

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    1. YOU THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME?? i went home and re-watched it, haha.

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  7. I hope you aren't coming down with anything and that this week goes better for you. At least you did run so it wasn't a complete failure. Lifting heavy boxes + stairs is free cross training so that counts too!

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  8. From bad weeks come life lessons, hang in there!

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