Ugh. This past week was definitely NOT my week. It all started a week ago last Sunday. My nose was feeling a little stuffy and I told Matt before going to bed that I was NOT going to get sick. I started to progressively feel worse on Monday, so I made a quick stop to Walgreens to pick up some cold medicine.
Tuesday, I woke up feeling even worse and made sure to take medicine every 6 hours or so. I was really nervous since we were scheduled to do our annual all-school Turkey Trot that day. I’ve been talking myself up to my students since they all think they can beat me. I knew that the sinus infection I felt getting worse was not going to help me beat a bunch of middle school boys. I started to feel better after lunch and went out after work with some friends for a drink. By the time I left, I knew that it was going to be a rough night and called Matt to tell him I probably should not go to his cross country banquet, which is something I always look forward to.
Sure enough, by the time I got home, I was in full blown chills and ready to just pass out on the couch. Matt took Kenna, so I turned on some Blaze and Thomas on TV so that I could rest on the couch. I got up only a handful of times to make Miles dinner and give him more food, but after I put hime to bed at 8, I was down for the count. I ended up going to bed with a 101-degree fever and feeling just awful.
Thankfully, I woke up feeling much better Wednesday morning, but not quite 100%. I ended up taking the day off and enjoyed some time at Starbucks chatting with my favorite run coaching mentor, followed up by a 60 minute message by my AMAZING massage therapist.
The rest of the week was on + off feeling good and bad. I survived the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving (more on that next week) and Thanksgiving dinner with my family, but most of the break I was just not feeling 100%, and am hoping to be feeling better SOON. Sinus infections freaking SUCK and I hate going to the doctor, mostly because I feel like it’s a waste of my time because I know it’s a sinus infection and I just need them to write me a prescription. Such a waste of my time.
Needless to say, not much running happened last week. It was probably one of my lowest mileage weeks since last summer when I took an entire week off. Luckily, I’m technically not training for anything right now, so a few extra days of rest is definitely not a big deal, and probably better since I am actually listening to my body instead of forcing it to do something it really doesn’t want to do.
Monday: Push-Press 5 x 5
Sumo-Deadlift High Pull 7x
Front Squat 7x
Tuesday: 6 x 400 w/ 200 recoveries (3.19 miles @ 8:01/mile)
Thursday: Turkey Trot 5K (3.14 miles @ 6:48/mile)
Saturday: 5 miles @ 85% 5K pace (5.11 miles @ 7:55/mile)
Total Weekly Miles: 11.44 miles
Total November Miles: 64.57 miles
Year-to-Date: 1091.2 miles
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