First week back at consistent running. I am no longer on cold medicine, prescription strength cough syrup, antibiotics, or any of that jazz. I am still using the inhaler 'as needed' which turns out is when I am running, but that said, I'm even feeling a lot better on the run now too! There is hope, folks!
I joined another yoga challenge. Someday I'll know what I am doing.
Monday: A busy day, so busy infact I forgot to take my inhaler before heading to the gym (obviously I'm still an inhaler rookie). Turns out even though I am feeling much better, my inhaler is still pretty essential for a comfortable running experience (lots of coughing and wheezing post run), but on a positive note. I ran and it made me happy.Planned: Rest Actual: 4.25 miles (9:14/mile)
Tuesday: Rested and helped a friend more stuff. I guess that's actually a strength workout then.
Planned: 4 miles Actual: Rest
Wednesday: I got more and more comfortable as this run went on. It may be because I didn't wait the full 30 minutes after taking my inhaler to start running, but either way, I was starting to get back in the grove.
Planned: 6 miles Actual: 4.25 miles (9:12/mile)
We had a crazy amount of rain in the ATL this week, but every once in a while it's worth it.Thursday: Short on time, so just a few miles to stretch out the legs.
Planned: 4 miles Actual: 3.25 (9:13/mile)
Friday: Yay! Is it just me, or do the weeks seem to be getting longer and longer?
Planned: Rest Actual: Rest
Someone decided to eat all the kindling when we were using the firepit. Not naming names.Saturday: Got a late start on this one, but I was still excited to be out. Maybe too excited. My legs are a little more ready than my lungs to push the pace, and I found myself desperately trying to slow things down about 2 miles in. I tried a new fuel, Untapped Maple, and the flavor is fabulous. However it is a little thicker (not gu thick) than my usual fuel, and I spent the next 3 miles trying not to throw up. I am really sensitive to the consistency of fuel when running, and though I loved the taste on this one, it's not going to work for me while running (maybe biking though). Sad face because I LOVE maple. It ended up being a harder workout than I hoped, but I keep trying to reassure myself that I won't be going nearly as fast on the trails next weekend.
Planned: 10 miles Actual: 9.25 miles (8:58/mile)
I may just continue to eat it for fun.Sunday: Joined Amy at the Team Challenge (for Crohns and Colitis) water stop at the Hotlanta Half Marathon. She is a Team Challenge alum and they were looking for a few extra hands, so I was happy to join them. The stop was at mile 12 and it was great to be able to pump people up as they headed into their last mile. Unfortunately, it started monsooning (not exaggerating) shortly after the starting gun, leading to soaked runners and volunteers. Anyways, the Team Challenge crowd is a great group and huge props to all the runners who powered through (what we were calling) the longest swim of their lives!
Planned: 4 miles Actual: Volunteering
It was far too rainy to take a picture, but here is an accurate reenactment.
How was your week? Do you experiment with new fuels?