This week has been a mix bag of weather and life events. Stress isn’t good for anyone or anything, but running helps…
weekly workouts : week 7 (jan 8)
OFF 3.5 miles
When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When January hands you 3 50-60 degree days, YOU RUN WITH IT! Yeah…I went for a run on my day off. Shoot me. (please don’t)
I couldn’t help it!! The weather for today, tomorrow, and Wednesday are going to start near freezing and then be amazing in the afternoon… Just wait, the repercussion will fall on Thursday when I need the most mid-week miles this cycle…
Tuesday- 4 miles
Today’s weather was just amazing…that is all.
Be jealous 💥💥 Because I will be jealous after tomorrow…winter temps will be back soon enough. But while it is in the mid-50s in KS, I will take a moment to take it all in (ice on the river and all) 😊😊 • #bibchat @bibrave @nathansportsinc @nuunhydration #nuunlife @garminfitness #beatyesterday @aftershokz #shokzsquad @buff_usa #buffusa @champion @oiselle #headupwingsout #flystyle @uarunning @weavrun #weavrun
6 miles 5.3 mile run + 0.65 mile walk
While I planned on getting a couple of miles before work, it just didn’t happen. I went for a lunch interval run, and then took little man and the pup out for a walk before/as the sun went down : )
While I felt "overdressed" heading out, the wind made my choice of long sleeves okay. • While today's run wasn't what I wanted, I was able to get in 3-4 good effort interval miles (with 1 mile warm-up and last mile taking it a little easier…frankly I gave up for the most part). • I need to work on settling my inner demons. I can go out feeling good…but once that self-doubt (or crazy headwind) creeps in, it is hard for me to get out of the funk… • I seem to always be able to carry on, but I really do need to work on it! • @bibrave #bibravepro #bibchat @rungum #rungum @nathansportsinc @nuunhydration #nuunlife @brooksrunning @brilliant_reflective #brilliantreflective @aftershokz #shokzsquad
8 miles 6 miles
With the cards stacked against this run, I prepared as much as I could the night before (even a little too much – notice the jacket around my waist) and woke up to find sleet/hail/snow coming down. The roads/sidewalks weren’t all that slick and the freezing chill hadn’t set in too bad yet. it is going to be a snowy one today!
Slow moving, limited slipping, breathing the crisp winter air (through my double wrapped ThermoNet @buff_usa), pelted with ice balls…all in a morning jaunt 😜 • I even had to take off a jacket – overdressing at its finest! But it was alright – the pelting water/ice/hail/snow balls weren't bad MOST of the run…but there were a couple times the noise of them hitting surrounding houses/garages/trees was alarmingly loud… • Run ✔️ Street cred ✔️ Extra laundry for @sweatxsport to clean up ✔️ Questionable decision making skills 🤔✔️ • • #sweatx #xtheodor #bibravepro #bibchat @turtlegloves @garminfitness #beatyesterday #gogarmin @uarunning @noxgear_nation @aftershokz #shokzsquad
While today seem fairly uneventful (run, prep, work, etc) – little man had other plans.
After work and picking him up from daycare, I decided that we needed a couple things from the store. We headed off to Aldi. As always, he really wanted to hold the quarter – so I let him, per usual. But when we walked up to the carts, there were several carts at the front with quarters in them already – so we we used one for free. Little man was happy to keep his quarter. Once we got into the store, he proceeded to drop the quarter several times and become frustrated. I told him to just put the coin in his pocket – which he did. Over the next 15 minutes or so of walking around the store, he refused (or at least didn’t respond to me when I asked
several MANY times) to remove his hands from his pockets…
What’s the problem with his hands in his pockets you ask?
Well, when turning a corner in THE LAST ISLE BEFORE CHECKING OUT, he goes a little too fast, slips and does a header into the bottom shelf of the isle – yep, hands in pockets and cannot catch his fall… Blood. Gushing. Everywhere. The worker in the isle looks like a deer in a headlight trance seeing it happen and I was able to quickly ask her to bring me some tissues to contain the mess. SOMEHOW, I keep my calm through it all and I was able to get a box of tissues from the worker, keep the blood relatively contained, calm down the screaming child after 10 minutes of sitting on the floor with our chins in the air, clean up the blood all over my hands and his face, walk around a little more to be sure he was calmed down, and make it out of the store without losing my
shit cool… #majormompoints
I am not saying that I didn’t relive that crash and burn like a bad movie in my head several times through the evening and break down crying in a mini panic attack a couple times…because I did.
This was lesson number 2 in STOP, TALK, LISTEN with little man. This is just the second time (this year) that his action/my reaction has been a little flawed and resulted in him bleeding… I know little boys get hurt, but I would just like a little time without needing to put medicine on an owies…
While I had my winter weather clothes ready for me in the dryer, I just didn’t have the push to get up and out the door today. I have been nursing a head cold or something for a little while now and with the news of healthy people dying from the flu has me a little spooked. I don’t think that I have the flu – but I know that my body needs just a little rest this morning.
Tomorrow is a big run…possibly broken into chunks. Some miles outside because I need around 5 miles to finish the 40|80 Lulu challenge. And some inside because it will barely be above 0*F – hello winter!
Determined 👍 Dedicated • Two things (plus a thumbs up) that an older get said to me as I passed him pumping gas on my run today • Two words I don't always use when describing my running, but it fits well for my mood today 😊 • • #bibchat @bibrave #bibravepro @garminfitness #beatyesterday #gogarmin @champion @brooksrunning #gotoshoe #thankyourunning @aftershokz #shokzsquad
Plan – Run 4-5 miles to the gym, Run 10-12 miles on the treadmill at the gym, Run 4-5 miles back home
Execution – Get a ride to the gym, Run 16 miles on the treadmill, Run 4 miles home
Some days, the treadmill is "easy"…even with long miles. Today, I just wasn't feeling it! • People watching. Seeing old friends. Forgetting my phone charger (so couldn't watch YouTube videos). Excuses…but the addition of them all helped push me through this run…not I get to run the 4 miles home 😂😂 Yep! Not finished yet! • • @bibrave #bibchat @garminfitness #beatyesterday #gogarmin @brooksrunning #thankyourunning #gotoshoe #running #runner #treadmill @tailwindnutrition #gotailwind @nuunhydration #nuunlife @salomon @thefeedme @momentumjewelry #justbreathe
10 miles 6 miles
I wasn’t sure how this run (or any miles frankly) was going to happen. A “girls weekend” with come college pals on Saturday night sure made it a little more interesting! I didn’t fell all that bad Sunday morning, but my motivation was zapped at the gym… I ran 6 miles on the treadmill but really wanted to get outside to finish the last 4. i headed home to NOT go outside the rest of the day… Oh well. At least I was able to get a few of the miles in! #ifyoudidnttakeapictureitdidnthappen #whoops
Weekly Miles : 42 miles
Training Miles : 265 miles
Annual Miles : 85 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Finally! I knew a down week in miles was coming!! Last down week until the taper…oh boy! I should probably sign up for the race, huh… *facepalm*
Tuesday- 4 miles
Sunday- 8 miles
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