We are almost halfway through 2020 at this point, and the hits just keep coming. From the pandemic, to police brutality, to protests and political and racial tensions, to earthquakes, tornadoes and tropical storms. The pile on continues.
Sunday – rest
When morning came, I just didn’t feel like doing much of anything. We had plans to be at the beach, and rather than get up even earlier, I just figured I would walk on the sand and call it day.
The salt air was really just what we needed, and we enjoyed a nice lunch out on the water, as well.
Monday – 3.72 miles, walking
Happy June! In addition to everything going on, it is now Pride Month. Our MRTT group is celebrating with a Run The Rainbow initiative (every day, we wear a different color of the rainbow for our workouts, cycling through ROYGBIV for 30 days). Sometimes, my shorts are the right color, and sometimes it’s my shirts.
Luna was also happy to share her rainbow love.
And the boys made all the moms on our street milkshakes as bribery – they wanted us to take them to the beach. Confession: it was just a bit too full of candy and treats to consume.
Tuesday – Couch To 5K Week 7 Day 1 (total of 4.28 miles)
Despite the threat of rain showers, I had a decent morning to start Week 7 of Couch to 5K. We are up to 25 minutes of running and it’s going well. Who would have guessed?
And we did go to the beach for some sun and boogie boarding.
On a more serious note, Delilah had to go to the vet. She has been super grouchy, which i attributed to the new puppy, but then she suddenly started grinding her teeth. Verdict? A double ear infection and bladder infection. She is always so stoic so it’s hard to know when she isn’t feeling well.
Please keep her in your thoughts, though. We have to do another urine test, but the vet did have some concerns about some of her levels. Super hopeful that it’s all just a residual from the infection and clears up with medication.
Wednesday – 3.74 miles, walking
Happy Global Running Day! I didn’t have a run on my schedule, but I was good for almost four miles of walking (in yellow shorts).
I was also pleased to welcome home this new Rollga foam roller. I will post more details later this week, but it’s doing wonders working the kinks out of my hips and glutes.
Luna had her first bath. To my surprise and disappointment, she hated every second of it, and practically climbed me to get out of the sink.
Unfortunately for her, she also loves rolling and splashing in puddles. Outside water is good while inside water is clearly lava. It’s going to be a rough road keeping her clean.
Thursday – Couch to 5K Week 7 Day 2 (total miles 3.11)
This was truly not the week for running. The rain was in and out and you all know how I feel about running in the rain. But I can’t not go, especially not with the end of the program so close!
I may have worn green, but I came home to blue pancakes, courtesy of little man.
Friday – 4.11 miles, walking
Oh, look. Another rainy morning. Boo. Little man joined me for the miles, even though we did get stuck in the sprinkle.
In the afternoon, I had to take a trip to Target. Even with the Phase 2 opening, the store wasn’t crowded, for which I was grateful.
Also, check out this new gadget: The Snap Ring. It’s a ring that acts as a mobile camera remote, and can also post to social media, and stream music and podcasts, all from your finger. It’s the coolest!
Saturday – Couch to 5K Week 7 Day 3 (total of 4.03 miles)
Happy Saturday! Despite the rain (again), I went for my last 25 minute run, and earned my fastest mile. The crazy thing is that this day marked exactly six months since my surgery. Can you believe it?
Despite all my plans, I had so many doubts. I am pretty sure I thought I would never really run again, no matter how many times people told me I would. I still can’t believe I am almost to the 5K distance, and feel so much more hopeful about gettin got the half marathon again.
Things are just moving along. It’s been hard to focus on much because of the state of things, but I’m doing my best.
The rain isn’t helping my ankle feel great. I’m a bit more swollen than normal, and feel al to more pinching and aches than normal. I would like the storm season to pass any time.
How was your week in training?
Have you ever doubted that you would be able to achieve a big goal you had?