So, this morning I envisioned myself running by the beach or around Disney World.... instead, my run took place on this dreadful. See, let me explain.... My son has fall break this week! Yes, no school from Wednesday- Friday!! Therefore, plan in my head was that I would get off work on Wednesday at noon, get packed up, and boogie right out town!!! As you know from previous posts, my son recently joined cub scouts. He informed me that we could not leave before the Cub Scout meeting on Wednesday evening..... the horror if he would miss a meeting!!! LOL! And then at the meeting, which I had been previous aware, a hike scheduled for Saturday was discussed! Ben was given a choice, the beach? Disney World? or Hike? Annnddddd, he picked the hike!!!! So, YES, we have another "stay-cation." Deep down, I wanted to go to Disney World!!!! What kid chooses a hike over Disney World?!?! But, it is what it is...... and maybe it was the best choice. I have to admire his dedication to the cub scouts! And, he makes a cute cub scout!
Anyway, now let me tell you why maybe things work out the way they are suppose to....... this morning, I awoke with a sore throat. I thought maybe it was related to sinus drainage..... none-the-less, I rolled out of bed and got dressed to run on the treadmill. I ran 4.25 miles followed by arm and abdominal work out. I did sweat, but it was a "feverish like" sweat. Can't really explain "the feverish sweat" in more detail. I also felt a bit fatigued. However, I made it through the work out. I then showered and got ready for the day. I felt like I was in slow motion. The throat just seemed to hurt more and more. All I keep thinking was...... nooooooooooo, I can't get sick now! Ugh!!! But, it is what it is!!! I popped some ibuprofen and went about the day! I was off, Ben was out of school, and it was time to do something fun!
And fun we had... at a pumpkin patch that is!!!!!
We are just a couple of pumpkin heads...LOL!!! The idea for the picture below came from Pinterest! Who doesn't love pinterest?!!!
Then, I caused quite the stir when I made the following picture my cover photo on Facebook.... too many people were reading too much into the picture... many thought our family of 3 was soon going to be a family of 4.... LOL!!! At 43 years of age, that factory is CLOSED!!!! Permanently closed at that!!! HA! HA!
Well, as the end of the day approached, my throat felt as if I swallowed razor blades! UGH!!! So, maybe in the end, it was a good thing that we didn't go out of town after all..........
Now, as for work outs this week:
Tuesday: 4.50 miles at an easy pace
Wednesday 4.10 miles total, but speed work was performed within these miles. One day, I will figure out how to calculate all the intervals and break the run out....
Thursday: 4.25 miles followed by arm and abdominal work
Friday (tomorrow) is a scheduled rest day.... and thank goodness! With this sore throat and fever, I wouldn't be able to bust out a run if my life depended on it! I have only been running for 3 years and still have a bunch to learn about breaking down runs!!! Maybe a need a more fancy watch?....hmmmmmm, no, I think I like my simple, easy to use garmin!
Well, signing off...... until later
**Are you flexible when plans in your head go in a totally different direction? Or are you a fly by you pants kind of person? (I tend to be a planner and have everything scheduled out.... but that is not to say that things go exactly to plan...LOL)
** Are you happy fall is here? Any fun traditional activities like picking a pumpkin out of a pumpkin patch?