Howdy friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. This weekend was sure memorable for us, as we celebrated our little monster’s 2nd birthday with all our friends and family! His official birthday is today, I cannot believe how quickly 2 years just flew right by us! It was also a bit of a crazy week with Ashton getting the stomach flu on late Wednesday evening and then passing the lovely bug to me on Friday. Thankfully, I think we are both feeling better today, so keep your fingers crossed for us 🙂 I am officially half way through my marathon training, CRAZY!! Here is what the week looked like:
Monday: Today was a rest day, I usually would do yoga at work, but since it was President’s Day and I had the day off, I spent the day hanging with my boys. We went to an animal adventure place and then stopped at a Vineyard on the way home, it was a perfect rest day!
Tuesday: I got in 7.5 miles before work. Overall, this run was kind of tough. I had to stop a few times and stretch my calves and knew I had to spend some QT with the foam roller in the evening.
After Ash went to bed, I got in a really quick Blogilates Ab video, the 5 Minute Ab Express and foam rolled to finish off the day!
Wednesday: On Wednesday my plan said to cross train so I was excited to FINALLY try a spin class at my work gym. I got in early, got set up on my bike and was really looking forward to taking spin, since I haven’t taken a spin class is over a year because the times for the classes at my home gym just don’t work for my schedule. Well, wouldn’t you know, the instructor had a sub for this class and the sub never showed!! As an instructor, I was pretty mad. You NEVER just not show up for a class. The group fitness manager was trying to get a hold of her and needless to say, there was a full class of pretty irritated people. Someone in the class thought I taught group fitness and asked me to teach the class and everyone thought that was a great idea. I have NEVER taught spin before and it’s so different than Group Power and Group Step/Blast, but since everyone was there and really wanted to get their workout in, I obliged. The fitness manager put on some music and I just free styled a spin class. It clearly wasn’t my best class, but I think I did okay and everyone seemed happy and thankful, so I’m calling it a success.
Thursday: I was scheduled to teach my Group Power class at the gym, but my sweet little monster got the stomach flu. It started on Wednesday evening at 11pm and he didn’t stop vomiting until 4:30 am on Thursday. He finally got a few hours of sleep and I stayed home with him on Thursday where we spent the day cuddling and cleaning up more vomit. I’m telling you, being a parent is not all fun and games!! When he went down for his afternoon nap, I did Group Power at home since I have all the equipment I needed and in the evening I did Blogilates ABC Abs.
Friday: I went back to work on Friday and got my 10 mile run in early in the morning and I was REALLY thankful I am a morning runner. By the time noon hit, I was starting to feel nauseous.
I don’t know how I even got home on Friday and was in bed by 5 p.m. and stayed there until 8 the next morning. It was brutal. If Ashton felt half as bad as I did, that makes me feel even worse.
Saturday: I was supposed to do yoga, but given how I was feeling, I took another rest day. We also had Ashton’s 2nd birthday party so I had to pull myself together and make it through the party. Thankfully Ashton wasn’t so bad and he really enjoyed himself, but once we got home, we both went downhill again. I spent the rest of the day in bed.
Sunday: I woke up on Sunday feeling better. I got up ate for the first time since Friday morning and we went about our morning routine. By 11 am I decided I needed to try and get my long run done. I made the decision that I was going to do the run at the gym instead of outside in case I got sick. I didn’t want to be alone, outside and having to call Robyn if I needed someone to come pick me up. Since I run during Ashton’s nap time, I didn’t want Robyn to have to wake him up to get me if that happened. I was armed with lots of Gatorade and fuel and started off slow. Luckily, the first 12 miles didn’t feel so bad. I made sure to take in a lot of fluids since I knew I was dehydrated and I ate every 3.5 miles. The last 5 miles were UGLY and I started to get the chills. I ended up dropping down to a 10:00 min/mile and it hurt, but I finished the full 17 miles and given that all I ate all weekend was 1/2 a bagel and a bottle of Gatorade before the run, I will call this run a WIN. I truly hope I never have to run under these conditions again though.
Total mileage: 34 miles!
Plan for Next Week
Tuesday: 9.5 m
Wednesday: Cross train
Thursday: Teach GP
Question of the day
Who ran long or raced this weekend? Tell me about it!