Friday, March 2, 2018

Up and Down Week

It's Friday, and a new month!  Anybody else have a tough February?  March means new things, and fun things!

1) Good news for Bay to Breakers: they released the medal design.  I saw it Tuesday over my lunch break, after I got really ticked off at work.  A meeting had been planned for a week, and the organizer decided at the last minute I needed to be there.  I almost missed her email since I was working with a direct report in their office.  So I'm sitting in this meeting without planning or knowing what the material was.


Looks like Disney isn't the only race where runners run in full costume.

2) Then, I ran outside!  It was 54 degrees when I got home Tuesday, and I immediately threw on running gear and headed out.  I paced my first two miles equally, then lagged a little bit during the third mile.  Not surprising.  This was the first run I'd done outside since Vegas.  I know my pacing will come back, and it felt easier getting to 3 miles compared to my treadmill runs.

I finally got to test this out
3) I talked with my chiropractor about the niggle in my hamstring, and she said it's more in the groin than the hamstring.  Good to know.  I'll continue doing the side lunges since those kill the next day, and I have a couple more exercises I can do, like Plié and a couple Pilates moves.  She also wants me doing side planks, which I'll admit, I don't really plank.  Bad runner, right?

4) Thursday I left work early since I felt quite ill, and when a coworker said I looked pale, that sealed the deal.  I guess the crud got me this week.  My stomach was feeling wonky Wednesday night, but I felt so much better Thursday morning.  Then it hit me around 11, and after eating an early lunch to see if I was sick or hungry, I gave in and admitted I was sick.  My stomach felt worse than it did Wednesday night.  I went home and slept for 2 hours, which is very rare.  If I do nap, those last 20 minutes, not 120 minutes.


5) Needless to say, I skipped my 2-mile run Thursday, and vegged after I woke up.   I was afraid if I slept any more, I wouldn't fall asleep Thursday night.  Instead, I heated up some of the flu fighting chicken and rice stew I'd frozen, and that was dinner.  I'm staying home today to have another day to rest up.  I felt better than I did yesterday, but my stomach still isn't 100%.  I need to take things slow this morning.

I'll just blame February for this too since I was feeling sick on the last day of February.  I won't hold this against March.  The runner in me desperately wants me to get better for tomorrow so I can get my run in tomorrow.  I've missed one already, and my stubborn self is asking itself if I can be up for the run.  Ha!  I'm not going to push things.


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24 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you're not feeling well :( I hope today's at least a little better.

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    1. Each day has been better. I'm not good at being sick.

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  2. I'm so sorry that you are not feeling well :( I hope that you feel better soon.

    That medal for Bay to Breakers is definitely unique - i like it!

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    1. Me too. They let runners vote out of 3 designs, and this is the one I voted for!

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  3. I hope you feel better. February was very back & forth for me & I'm hoping I can get completely back to normal in March. I've missed a lot of runs, but luckily, it's okay.

    My anger yesterday fueled a run at pretty much the same speeds as before I got sick . . . it's still in there, just has to be nurtured & not pushed -- I'd say the same for you -- I've seen lots of people get really sick by pushing too hard.

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    1. There were quite a few days when my stomach bothered me. I guess it finally sucker punched me on the very last day.

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  4. Did I read that right, that was your first outdoor run since Vegas in November? Was that by choice or because the weather has been bad? I bet that felt good to run in 54 degrees!

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    1. Choice and weather. The first month was my break after RnR, then holidays, and then weather. Even if the temps have been good, the wind has been ridiculous.

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  5. oh yuck! Hope that crud (or whatever it is) is ready to pack up and leave.

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    1. I'm feeling much better, and I'm going to disinfect everything to fight off any other attack.

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  6. Oh goodness I’m sorry you aren’t feeling well! Hope you’re back to 100% soon! :) That medal is cute!

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    1. I love the medal. San Francisco is very unique.

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  7. I hope you are feeling better! Seems like everyone is sick this year.

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    1. It does. A lot of people have been sick at work.

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  8. Aw I hope whatever crud has gotten you passes by soon. I was so sick at the beginning of Jan and it freaking sucked.

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    1. It does suck! I don't know how to just lay and rest, but I had to with this stuff.

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  9. I hope you feel well enough to get your run in tomorrow. That medal sums up Bay to Breakers pretty well!

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    1. I know B2B is quirky, and I can't wait to experience it.

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  10. Oh no hope you are feeling better! Everyone seems to be sick these last few weeks

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    1. This whole cold and flu season is bad, and February was worse!

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  11. I hope you are feeling better!

    Love your top too.

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    1. I was so excited to test out the Oiselle top. I got it in December and hadn't even had an indoor run in it.

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  12. I was sick this week too! My coworker said I looked pale, and I felt so tired, and achy, and had no appetite. It took a few days to recover for sure. Hope you're feeling better!

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    1. I was certainly achy and tired. I forced myself to eat, and to keep it down. I get weak with the flu because I can't eat anything.

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