Happy Sunday! Well I’m happy to save I survived this week – barely. To say it was quite a week would be an understatement. Combine that with getting hit with a lovely summer cold on Friday was the icing on the cake 🙁 Needless to say, I’m currently down for the count.
Here’s how my workouts went this week:
Monday, May 13
4 mile run + Strength Training (30 minutes)
To my surprise this run felt pretty good, and I loved getting in a total body workout after my run was done.
Tuesday, May 14
Hip Hop Spinning (45 minutes) + Strength Training (15 minutes)
You can never go wrong with a hip hop class! I needed to jam out after a long day at work.
Wednesday, May 15
Strength Training (30 minutes)
I only had time for a quick workout so I tried to maximize my time with a full body workout. Also, it was my dad’s birthday!
Thursday, May 16
Work had been stressful ALL WEEK. Combine that with two projects launching on this day and I was toast by the time I got home. All I wanted to do was watch TV and view funny videos online, so that’s what I did.
Friday, May 17
8 mile run
Switch my WFH (work form home) day from Thursday to Friday, so I decided to knock out my long run that morning. The run felt hard, which I found odd since my pace was pretty steady.
My run probably felt hard because my body was coming down with something. By the time I logged off work I felt like crap. I could tell it wasn’t allergies so I took some cold medicine and took a nap. I skipped dinner and took so more cold medicine before going to sleep. The rest of the night was spent falling asleep for a little bit, coughing and sweating (I had a fever).
Saturday, May 18
I was supposed to get in 5-6 miles but barely got through a one mile walk. Saturday mornings are when my mom and I meet up with a few ladies to run. Basically I drove us to the park, did my one mile walk while they ran, then went back in my car to sleep while I waited for my mom to finish. The rest of the day involved more medicine, cough drops, sleep and some food.
Sunday, May 19
I feel like I’m on the upswing of whatever this is, but still not 100% so I took another rest day. My fever and headache are gone, but my cough is still pretty bad. Since I’m taking the day off on Friday, I really don’t want to have to take a sick day tomorrow so I hope that my cough gets better.
Total Weekly Mileage: 12 miles
Summary: 2 runs, 1 spinning class and 3 strength training workouts
Grade This Week – B
Well that’s not the week summary I was hoping for but it shows the reality of the week.
After a really stressful work week I was looking forward to enjoying the weekend, especially since the weather was beautiful. My weekend plans didn’t exactly involve spending a majority of my time in bed but it is what it is. Even though it sucks to get a summer cold, I am very happy that it happened this weekend and not next weekend (I guess this is what you call seeing the glass half full). I’m going up to Boston on Friday to run the Run to Remember Half Marathon on Sunday and being sick then would really suck.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a way better week next week. I’m also really looking forward to the long weekend – how are we almost to Memorial Day already?!
That’s it! I hope you had a great week 🙂
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