Week 9 of my Run Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.
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Week 9 of half marathon training and the third week of the school brought some challenges with it. It was busy from the get-go, but also presented me with my first head cold of the school year! I rearranged my schedule and took some days off to try and cope. I tried to listen to my body as best I could!
Yoga with Adriene’s Yoga for Tired Legs, as well as Hips and Core Vinyasa felt great after my speed work from the previous day!
4.3 Miles running in the early morning on the treadmill. We had a staff meeting that afternoon so a run later in the day wasn’t going to happen.
Total body HIIT on Tuesday morning! It was short and sweet. My school had Open House that evening and I went home that night exhausted.
AM: Upper body, PM: 3 miles. Most of the day Wednesday I could feel myself starting to feel pretty puny and I started praying I wasn’t sick. I forced myself to go out for my run Wednesday afternoon because I was afraid I wouldn’t have another opportunity to get it in. It was a very difficult run, but I was able to cross it off the list in any case.
Rest day. I gave myself an extra two hours of sleep that morning and then was in bed asleep by 8:30 p.m. First sickness of the school year is never fun!
I had planned to try and get up early Friday morning to workout, but I forgot to set my alarm so I got another morning of sleeping in. I came to appreciate that later in the day when I realized how tired I still was. After school I got in a traditional leg day and it was great, but my legs fatigued quickly and I’m still sore.
Rest day. We travelled home for my nephew’s birthday party early in the day, so any workout I got was just spending time with family!
Because I was feeling crappy for a good part of the week (and because we were heading out of town), I bumped my 11 mile long run from yesterday to today. In fact, I should be wrapping up right around the time this post goes live, so send all your good vibes this way!
If you missed anything on the blog this week, get caught up now! On Monday, I shared an interview with the creator of the women’s accessories company, All That It Seams, and that’s one of my favorite blogs I’ve ever posted! Wednesday brought my training plan for Septembermy training plan for September, and Friday I shared my September goals. What happened on your blog this week?
Question: How do you deal with not running or working out when you’re sick?