Sunday, March 24, 2013

And the training week that wasn't.

Last week I felt worn down and was barely scraping by.  I did manage to get in all of my workouts, but I didn't feel like I had done any quailty work. Then this week hit.  After all the fun of the weekend, a cough crept up on me and flattened me.

Monday I had to take care of my cousin and was unable to make it to my regular kickboxing.  I did make myself do 20 minutes of Jillian Michaels 30 shred level 3. 

Tuesday I had dinner plans but didn't have enough energy to running and dinner, so I went home and took a nap.  Sometimes life wins over running. (Dinner WAS excellent)

By Wednesday, I was wiped.  I was having coughing fits nearly every 15-20 minutes so at that point, running wasn't an option.  I was going to try to do Pilates  (since Joseph Pilates was a sickly asthmatic himself) I also had a lot of work to get done before heading to Boston for another weekend of Montessori seminars. I spent Wednesday night getting work done and coughing. Lots of coughing.

Thursday I went back to work and was absolutely exhausted.  I had initally planned to drive directly to Boston after school, but was still so worn out that I went home and slept instead.  

Friday I woke up at 3:45 to make it to my Seminar on time.  My cough started to ease up, but a standard cold came in and I spent the whole workshop sneezing and bowing my nose.  (Everyone else in the workshop probably wish I stayed home.)

By Saturday I felt quite a bit better.  I was still coughing all night and occasionally during the day, but I had to get moving.  Spending my whole weekend in workshops makes me really antsy.  (Not only are the classes 8 hours, I have about an hour commute each way) So during lunch I changed into running gear and went for an easy 3 miles.  I was still coughing quite a bit, but it felt so good to get outside.

I know Boston has gotten a lot of snow, but come on, shovel it already!

short run on the beach 

and then I got lost.  Oh darn :)

So I officially missed every workout this week.  I'm not going to completely stress about it, I have quite a bit of time until my race. I'm still not 100% but I'll go back to my regular scheduled training this up coming week. 


  1. Hope you get to feeling better sweet is hard to miss workouts when your sick or injured, I am nursing a sore hamstring and having a hard time sitting

  2. Nobody shovels the sidewalks here. You get used to it.

  3. Sorry about your sickness but I hope you are feeling much better by now!