Yes, this last week absolutely did not go as planned...... only made 2 training runs for the ENTIRE week!!!!! My running consisted of a 4 mile run on the treadmill Wednesday morning and then a 4.21 mile run today. ****sigh**** But, seriously, it is ok. Missing runs, and having a bad run today is SO NOT worth stressing over!!!!! There are more serious challenges that others face, and it is all about putting things in perspective!
So, let's back up to what has been happening in life...... Thursday, 6/2/16 I had to be seen by my GYN for a simply procedure. Without going into TMI (Too Much Information), some girl runners don't have periods due to running.......but, I am totally the opposite! UGH! So irregular! Seems to occur all month long! (Sorry if any guys reading this.....lol)....... anyway, I was started on 5 days of antibiotic post procedure..... and Antibiotics can just make you feel yucky!
Then, Friday, 6/3/16, I started to have summer head cold symptoms!!! Ugh..... summer colds are the worse!!!!! Saturday, the head congestion and fatigue worsened! I had to work.... and right after work, I went straight home and showered..... then, I did absolutely NOTHING! Sunday, I literally felt like CRAP! UGH!
So, yeah, the below quote from my Runner's World Calendar sums up my week..... I kept saying, "Tomorrow, I will get back on track.........."
Thursday, 6/9/2016, I started to feel back to normal once again..... Then, I received a call during the day that my son started to vomit!!!! A HUGE clue should have been when he didn't eat breakfast that morning. Bless his heart! Nausea and vomiting Thursday........Diarrhea on Friday........ then, Saturday he slept most of the day to catch up on missed sleep due to up and down all night on Thursday and Friday.
Today, Sunday, he is feeling much better ,but simply no energy. But, he is turning the corner and getting closer to normal.
Therefore, I tried to run today.....set out with a goal of 8, but by the time I had gotten to town to run, that goal turned to 6!! It was so humid!!! 97% humidity at that!!!! Seriously, humidity is not a friend of anyone runner!!!! It is brutal to try to run in humid conditions! Especially when you have only ran one time for the last 7 days like me!!
At 4.21 miles, I was done!!!! My average pace for that was 10:23!!! I decided to throw in the towel....... and, I walked another 2.48 miles back to my car!!!!!! The humidity beat me today!!! But, I will just plan on getting back on track this week!!!!! I most likely will miss my track work tomorrow due to my son not being 100%. It is too hot for him to hang out in the heat and play with the other kids...... but, that is ok, I will run, but it will be on the treadmill in the morning!
One thing that I am excited about are these Powerbeats2 --- they are wireless!!!! Easy to use! I immediately charged them up, put them in my ears and danced around the house listening to them!!! So far, I Loveeeeeee them!!!!! Haven't tried them as of yet with running, but will soon! I am sure they are going to work out great!!! I will let you know! BEST PART? They were $70 off!!!! Can't beat that!!!!!
I am trying to clean up my diet........ Trying to consume more fruits and vegetables ........ I admit, I am NOT GOING TO GIVE UP CHOCOLATE! NOPE! Not going to do it!!! And, an occasionally, I will have a cupcake! After all, life is about balance, right?!?! :D
I am on Pinterest, so, if I find some awesome recipes, I will share them with you!!!!!
Below, is a picture of our corn field!!!!
Here is a close up of the corn!!!!! It is so sweet tasting!!!
Below is my lil farmer pointing out squash!!!! YUM!!! He is quite proud of his garden!!!
Below, we are starting to see OKRA!!!!! Okra is so delicious when grilled ...... just add a little Extra Virgin Olive oil, salt/pepper.... YUM! YUM!
My son spotted deer tracks heading to the gardening!
Annnddd, the tracks lead right to the Okra! Last year, the deer ate our okra..... looks like this year, the deer are at it again! Who knew that deer liked Okra?!!?!!!
Annnnddddd, it appears that the squirrels are enjoying the corn!!! We found corn husks below a near by tree..... little stinkers!
So, on to the next week!!!! I think we have everyone well in my household!!! Will see how the next week goes..... thinking positive! Can't wait to try the Powerbeats2........
Have a great week! UNTIL LATER.................................
Humid where you are running? How are you coping? Any tricks to keeping cool?
Any one raced this weekend? Or training for something particularly? Do tell!!!!!
Healthy recipes to share? you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org .... I would love any suggestions! Easy preparation would be idea!