Thank goodness I’d planned for this to be a “do what you can” week in the training plan, because my on call week was nuts. I worked 12+ hours every day last week and 6 hours a day through the holiday weekend. I definitely had a physically active week, with loads of walking and loads of stairs, but no actual runs. It definitely leads to a different kind of soreness than running. I’ve got a lot more soreness in the front of my hips than I do on weeks I’ve run a lot. Honestly, I’m physically a lot more run down after this week than I am after high mileage running weeks.
One of my more entertaining walks this week was in heels. Ugh. We’re still adjusting to kindergarten. O and Darrell forgot his water bottle and snack. I had to take it to school, park a couple of blocks away and walk it in to the office. In heels. I walked away from the school behind a dad who was dropping off his children, clicking away along the side walk. He turns around and says “Wow you’re walking a long way in heels!” Welcome to working mom life. 🙂
My NSV was recognizing that I made bad choices Saturday (pizza in bed – ugh – been ages since I’ve done that!) but rather than letting it go further downhill, I picked myself up Sunday and made better choices. Make the next best choice.
Mostly this week, I’m grateful. I’m grateful that my kid is a sweet boy, who told Darrell that he needed to save the PB&J crusts for me on Sunday when I was working because “that’s mama’s lunch.”
I’m grateful that my kid is healthy. Our good deed this week was donating to Tubie Friends to make teddy bears with devices like G-tubes, etc, because lots of kids have lots of challenges.
I’m grateful that my lupus is so well controlled most of the time because wow has this week been bad. I hurt everywhere and by the end of the weekend, my hands were so stiff and swollen I had a really hard time shredding chicken for my lunches. I know it’ll be back to normal in a few days but I’m grateful for how far I’ve come.
This week will be better in terms of activity. I have two three mile weekday runs (both scheduled for the evening on the treadmill as I have 7 am meetings those days, but don’t want to miss the runs!). This weekend I have 9 and 10 mile back to back runs for my I-35 challenge. I have only one more set of back to back long runs after this before I get to race weekend. I can’t believe I’m running back to back half marathons in just a little over a month! I’m running a ten mile race on Saturday and then a 9 mile long run Sunday. Fingers crossed that weather is good!!
How has your week been? I got out all of my pumpkins for my fall decor (no frankly Halloween stuff until October) and my weather is about to take a turn for the cooler so I’m excited about the next couple of weeks!