Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Marathon: Week 10

My schedule is so wacky this semester, I feel like I’m having a hard time getting runs in. But in reality, I’m doing the best I can. I get most of my mileage over the weekend because that’s just how the week pans out – so even though during the week I feel like a slob kabob, I’m usually working my buns off on the weekend.

I switched my week to start on Monday instead of Sunday because truthfully, I just prefer it that way.

week 10

Monday – I went to my usual EFX class. I worked my ass off in this class – I had had a stressful day & I was taking it out on my workout! It felt amazing & I was dripping sweat by the end of the hour. I’m so excited to continue working out at FASTER. It’s truly become my favorite new workout!

Tues + Weds – class

Thursday – It was a beautiful day & I knew that snow was coming & that I wanted to enjoy the weather before it got shitty again. I headed out to the Panhandle Trail for 4 miles. I haven’t been here in a super long time, but running on the crushed limestone was good for my legs. I ran into Katie towards the end which was so nice!

Friday – I woke up Friday to a few inches of snow on the ground & a neck spasm. I’m starting to get really tired of my neck being in pain. Neck spasms started about 4 years ago for me & at first I was even going to PT for it. Essentially, my posture is so terrible & my neck is so weak that if I’m not properly supported in bed or I move the wrong way in bed, I’ll get a spasm. This is the 3rd one since the beginning of the year so something isn’t right. I’m going to have to go back to the chiropractor in hopes he can help me!

For lunch a few coworkers & I went to the Milkshake Factory & it was divine. It was my first time & I was not disappointed at all! It’s kind of pricey, but as a treat every so often it’s perfect. I had the cookie dough brownie – but there were so many amazing sounding flavors to choose from!

Saturday – Since I hurt my neck, I took the day off. I laid in bed til around 10:30am & when I finally got around to getting up, I made some coffee & went back to sleep until noon-ish. Slob Ka-bob, ya’ll. Honestly, I’ve been go go go since before my birthday & I let my body get the rest it needed. I headed to the grocery store in the afternoon (where it was SO busy) & I got a pot roast to make for a few days of lunches next week. As I’m writing this, it’s cooking now & it smells amazing!

Sunday – I met up with Joanna for 6 miles. It went by so fast, we had some great conversations & the weather was cold, but manageable. I dressed perfectly, only taking my gloves off (which always happens, my hands warm up so fast).

I know that even though my schedule is making me feel like I’m not working that hard, I know that I’m doing the best I can with what I’m given. I have 2 more months in the semester, then I start online classes. Although I will still be so busy with classes, it will give me the flexibility of making my own schedule. I have been feeling some type of way about not getting any speed work into my schedule, but I frankly don’t have time for it. And since I’m not training for a PR, it’s also probably not a big deal.

How did everyone’s week go? I have 3 wks until my half! WOO! How long til the race you’re training for?

Linking up with Steff for Weekly Training Recap


9 thoughts on “Rock ‘n Roll Raleigh Half Marathon: Week 10

  1. Steffany R. says:

    I must go get one of those milkshakes! I’m proud of you for finding a balance. Do what you can when you can! Great job!

  2. Jessie @ The Acquired Sass says:

    I usually just get ice cream at the milkshake factory – but it’s still SO GOOD. They have a cake batter flavor with chunks of cake. Mmm.

    I know you feel like a slob during the week – but truthfully, you’re running about the same mileage I am, over 2 days, versus 3, so, I know you’re putting in hard work.

    This isn’t an easy season of life, but it will ALL be worth it!

  3. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    Glad that you connected with Joanna Sunday! I missed you Saturday but glad you got some much-needed rest.

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  4. Rebecca Jo says:

    How can someplace called The Milkshake Factor be bad?!?!?!?!!?

    Yep – sometimes you just need to let the body rest after all the go-go

  5. amanda (@runningresident) says:

    The Milkshake Factory! Totally forgot about that place, add it to the post-blizzard to-do list. Or heck, I can milkshake during the blizzard #YOLO. Brave soul for running on Saturday! I seem to have hit a wall with really cold runs for the season, blech.

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