Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Training – Week 3

What a week! I had foot pain & then I got sick at the end of the week, but the fact that I still got 3 miles in & 2 EFX classes reminds me that I did a lot better than I felt I did.

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Sunday – I knew that I had Monday off for the holiday, so instead of running this day, I decided to rest. The Steelers won the divisional game which was exciting!

Monday – I had off work due to MLK day + in the morning I got in a 3 mile run around Carnegie. I’ve done the route so many times that it’s super easy if I want to get in something quick & generally simple. I went to the grocery store, hung around the house & then went to EFX at 6. It kicked my ass like usual, but it’s always a great work-out. Also, I found out I was accepted as a Nuun ambassador for 2017! I’m so excited – I love the product & its one of the only sports drinks that I can drink during/after/before/all day & it doesn’t bother my stomach.

 

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Tuesday – I had my first class of the Spring semester in the evening, so now starts my real training schedule. Tuesdays are my Anatomy + Physiology 2 class which goes from 530p-1040p. It’s supposed to go to 1040p, but I’ve never, ever been kept that late. Luckily, my professor is pretty cool & will probably only ever keep us til 9p at the latest. Next week I get to dissect a sheep heart! Sweet.

Wednesday – Foot pain started earlier in the week. On the bottom of my foot, right above my heel. I looked it up & it seemed like it could be plantar fasciitis. I’ve heard so many horror stories & I was in a lot of pain. I rolled with some ice & took the day off of any activity.

Thursday – My foot was feeling a little better, but I wanted to take another day off of running to be sure so I asked Jessie to join me for EFX. She definitely pushed me when I needed it! It was a great workout, although there were a few stations that I simply just couldn’t do. I tried to modify the best I could but I felt like I didn’t get as a great of a work-out this go around. Lots of squats though – & squats are always a good idea!

Friday – On Thursday, I was feeling under the weather.. the entire left side of my face (sinuses) were burning. I was hoping a good sweat session would help. Nope. I woke up Friday at 1:30am completely stuffed up & congested that I couldn’t sleep. I absolutely hate calling off of work, but I didn’t have a choice & called in around 2am. I tried to go back to sleep but had a tough time. I spent the entire day on the couch, only to get up to run down the street to Rite Aid to pick up some Sudafed. I felt awful. I couldn’t even put my glasses on (which I never wear, but had to take my contacts out because my eyeballs felt like they were gonna pop) because of the pressure in my face.

Saturday – I didn’t want to skip my long run with the group, but I was feeling so bad that I told my pace group Friday night that I was backing out. I slept until 10am & still wasn’t feeling all that great. I rested all day & finally started to feel somewhat back to normal by the evening. I’m still somewhat stuffy but I’m nowhere near as congested as what I was.

**In addition, I’ve been thinking about this all weekend! I took a lot of time off of running & general fitness in November & December because I was dealing with a lot due to my mental health. I made a lot of excuses to my running group as to why I wasn’t showing up, when in reality it was because I just couldn’t find the energy to get out of the house & put forth the effort. Telling my friends Friday evening that I was bailing made me feel terrible. I know my friends have heard more than their fair share of excuses from me & I felt like I was just giving them another one. I have felt super disappointed in myself all weekend, even though I know I did the right thing by listening to my body & resting.

Ever since January 1st, I have felt like a new person. I wish it was something I could easily explain, but it’s unexplainable. I feel like a new fire has been lit in me & I have been doing so well sticking to everything I said I would.. and I’m finally enjoying things again. I am happy to get out of the house, I am happy to work out, & I am happy to see my friends. I feel like I have a lot to look forward to… so skipping this long run freaked me out to where I felt like I was sliding back down the lazy slope again.. but I refuse to! I’m writing this Saturday evening, so I’m going to do my BEST to go on a short run tomorrow.

Thanks for listening to my rant 🙂 Tell me something good about your week!

*Linking up with HoHo Runs + MissSippiPiddlin

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6 thoughts on “Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Training – Week 3

  1. Rebecca Jo says:

    I need that fire that’s under you – send me a match with a spark on it, will ya?
    I hate when I’m on a roll & sickness slows me down. UGH – but such is life.
    Stay on top of the rolling & stretching if you do have PF… my hubs had the hardest time with it – its staying ahead of it as much as you can.

  2. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    The awesome thing about the running community is that we all support each other, so I’m sure the group understood you were sick! When we’re sick, we need to take care of ourselves to get better first and foremost, so you did the right thing! Hope you are feeling better!

  3. HoHo Runs says:

    My general mood correlates to the amount of sunshine available. Seriously. I’ve known it for years. So even when the LAST thing I want to do is go outside and run or bike on a dreary day, I know I’ll feel better if I do. I’m glad you are feeling more energized and motivated to get out and do things again! But, if you are sick you can’t feel bad about resting. Thanks for linking, Ciara!

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