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.
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.
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!