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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 5img_8631

7 rounds:
Sumo-Deadlift High Pull 7x
Front Squat 7x
Push-Press 7x

Tuesday:  6 x 400 w/ 200 recoveries (3.19 miles @ 8:01/mile)

Wednesday:  OFF

Thursday:  Turkey Trot 5K (3.14 miles @ 6:48/mile)

Friday:  OFF

Saturday:  5 miles @ 85% 5K pace (5.11 miles @ 7:55/mile)

Sunday:  OFF

Total Weekly Miles:  11.44 miles

Total November Miles:  64.57 miles

Year-to-Date:  1091.2 miles


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