I’m sorry I haven’t updated you guys lately. I have to admit that when my race was postponed, it kind of took the wind out of my sails. I lost the excitement that I had for preparing for the race. But I am finally getting it back. If all goes well and Mother Nature doesn’t throw us any curve balls, Sam and I will be running our 5k and half marathon this coming weekend! Woot woot!!! I did manage to keep working out, so let me give you a quick recap
MONDAY – Skipped yoga 😦 Dang pork wouldn’t finish cooking and I was running late so I had to skip it.
TUESDAY – I planned to run 5 miles tonight. The problem is that the sun is setting way too early!! I didn’t want to run alone at night while Gabby was at swim so I figured I would just hit the treadmill after swim was over. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I was too tired! Looks like I would have to push my run to Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY – I was feeling determined to get my workouts in on Wednesday. I knew I wanted to go to Body Pump and I also had to fit in my run from yesterday so it was going to be a long night. Sam and I had conflicting schedules so we weren’t able to workout together again 😦 After work, I headed to the gym. I took Body Pump for about 45 minutes. I left a little early so I could hit the treadmill so I missed the ab and shoulders track. I headed out to the treadmill. I can’t believe there was a time when I actually liked running on the treadmill. I ended up running 4.5 miles and it felt like it dragged on FOREVER!!! I watched Netflix, but it really didn’t help that much. I just kept watching the time. But I finally got it done.
THURSDAY – Thursday is usually my run day, but since I ran last night, I decided to push my 2nd run of the week to Friday. So, I didn’t have any workout plans for Thursday. I decided at the last minute to throw on my swim suit and swim laps while Gabby was at swim. When I got to the pool, the coach asked me to help time test sets so I didn’t think I would be swimming after all. Luckily, I was finished my timing duties by 7:30 and Gabby swims until 8:00, so while I didn’t have much time, I figured I’d jump in the lane and swim 500 meters (or yards…I forget). I alternated 100 meters freestyle with 100 meters breast stroke until I got to 500. It felt good to be swimming again.
FRIDAY – I didn’t have to work Friday, so I got up and ran 4.5 miles. Again, Sam and I couldn’t meet up so it was a long boring run. But I was happy to have it over with early.
On Friday evening, Steven and I took our girls along with some of Makayla’s friends to Fright Fest at Kings Dominion. We had a good time even though Gabby and a friend of Makayla’s didn’t like the haunts. We met my brother and his family up there and thanks to Stormy, we were able to go in a few more haunts while she sat with the girls who didn’t want to participate. I also got on a few rides with Gabby! It started out as a beautiful night. Unfortunately, a storm came through. It only lasted about 30 minutes, but it caused them to shut down the rides for a while. We stayed until midnight, so it was a long, tiring ride home. Thanks to Steven for getting us all home safely.
SATURDAY – I was a little unsure if I would make it to Body Pump on Saturday morning after such a late night, but I was awake to get Gabby up for swim so I decided to go for it. Sam and I were FINALLY able to workout together again. Yay!! Mary taught us an older release so it was *new* to us and was a good workout. I spent the rest of the day working on decorating for Halloween with Steven.
SUNDAY – Gabby had a swim meet on Sunday morning. We had to be at the College of Southern Maryland at 6:50, so Sam and I had to plan for a later Sunday run again. Gabby swam 3 events at the meet; 100 freestyle, 50 backstroke, and 100 IM. She did great!! I love watching her swim. She is powerful and graceful at the same time and it amazes me.
Since it was a small local meet, we were finished early and home by 11:00. We prepared for our Football Squad (we need a name) to come over and relaxed (well…not sure watching a Redskins game is ever *relaxing*) and watched the game. It was an exciting game, but the Redskins lost in overtime 😦 Sam and I had decided to meet up after the game for our run. We decided on a 10 mile run again this week. I did not have a good run. I ate WAY too much during the football game. Greg brought over his Buffalo Chicken Dip and Dirt (dessert) and Jason brought meatballs. We ordered pizza and cheesy bread. I ate a lot. As soon as we started running, I was regretting eating so much. By mile 2.5 or so, I was wondering if I had 10 miles in me. By mile 3.5, I had to stop on the side of the road. I decided when I started this blog that I would share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Well…this was not the good. I was feeling like I was going to throw up. I was on the side of the road dry-heaving, fighting it with all that I had, with tears running down my face. I thought I was going to have to walk home or call Steven to come get me. After a few minutes of fighting it, I felt better but we decided to walk for a bit, just to make sure. I felt better by about 3.75 miles and we started running again. I felt much better this time around and we were able to maintain a pretty good pace for the next 4 miles. I definitely learned my lesson. I can not eat like that before a long run. I somehow managed to do it last week and felt fine, but I wont be doing it again. We decided to take a walk break again at mile 8 and it was then that I turned on my new lighted arm band since it was starting to get dark. Thanks mom for buying it for me last week! We made it home and I am so happy to have that run behind me!! Thankfully, I don’t have any pictures to share from this run!
I don’t feel quite as ready for my race as I did 2 weeks ago, but I am still excited! My last 2 long runs have been 10 miles so I am a little worried that I will crash and burn around mile 10 during the race. I only have 2 short runs left!! Lets hope the race actually happens this time!!