Week 4 of 16
This week I was a total stress case. Not only I was planning a surprise party for my mom’s 60th birthday at my house but also my aunt and uncle were planning an even bigger surprise by coming out for it. I was cleaning like a madman every free minute I had and even more stressed about getting in all my runs.
I kicked off the week with a workout by Craig in the gym after work. It was cold and dark but I wasn’t feeling the treadmill post-workout so I decided I would just head home and skip the run. Maybe I was feeling guilty. Maybe I was worried about not getting to make up the miles. Maybe it didn’t feel bad when I walked down my driveway to get the mail. Whatever it was I decided to suck it up, bundle up and grabbed G for a night run. She did great. I was hoping for 2 miles but she made it 3!
I did opt to stay inside and skip run club on Tuesday. I wanted to get home and clean so I banged out 5 miles on the treadmill with a 1 mile Fartlek in the middle. Wednesday was another lift session and night run with G—this time for 2 miles.
Thursday night I found out that my aunt and uncle wouldn’t be making the weekend trip for the party due to the 1-3 feet of snow predicted from Albany to Buffalo. I was bummed but probably the only good thing about them not coming was that I didn’t have to long run on Friday morning. Instead I went to the gym for a quick 4 miles before picking up the food and heading home for last minute cleaning and decorating.
In non-running related news, the party was a success. I think the total count was 23 people with 9 last minute cancellations. My mom was totally surprised. She said she had no idea. Some of her friends stayed past 11:00 which made for a very tired Jen and Georgie on Saturday!
I waited until almost noon to run. I was only planning on 10 miles but I had a really hard time getting myself out the door. Once I started running, I felt pretty good although there were annoying flurried pelting me the entire time.
Next week’s challenge includes Rehab 2019 on Saturday—which is our annual day of staff training, inservice presentations and team building activities. I may be able to squeeze in a short run before although my only long run option with be on Friday. Fingers crossed for some decent weather!
· 12 weeks until the Boston Marathon!
3 miles with G (29:34)
5 treadmill miles (38:13) with 1 mile Fartlek
Taught spin class
1.95 miles with G (18:16)
Taught spin class
4 treadmill miles (30:26)
10 miles (1:15:16)
This week’s mileage: 24 miles
This week’s G mileage: 5 miles
January Totals: 74 miles
2019 Totals: 74 miles