This was partly due to not having Mr. RWM home. I really over scheduled myself this week and without him being here, I did not have the luxury of getting out early before everyone was awake.
Monday, once the kids were on the bus, my running buddy Mary met me at my house and we ran seven miles. This was a really enjoyable run, but I ran out of time. I was supposed to do 9 would of been happy with 8 but that was not to be. We had to head back or I would of missed my first appointment of the week. It was not one I wanted to show up to, sweaty and smelly. A shower was a must.
That night, however, my left shin was hurting a bit. I iced, took ibuprofen and used my compression socks. I decided to take Tuesday off.
My long run this week was supposed to be 12 miles. I have been doing the long ones on Thursday, but again, I had a commitment so I planned to do them on Wednesday.
First however, I was volunteering at my church. I thought I would only be there an hour. Jenn was meeting me at the church.
The project we were working on took much longer than expected and by the time I started my run, I was only able to do five miles! They were a really tough five miles too. Summer temps had come back and we were running in the late morning. I had eaten breakfast, but by this point I was hungry. I was also up most of the night before. It just was not working for me and I stopped.
Thursday and Friday were jammed packed with things I had to get done. Again, not being able to run in the early morning or evenings really screwed me up this week. However, I don't feel bad about it. The last couple weeks, I have been tired and achey. I am ready for this marathon to be here. This week of unplanned rest did me some good. I am ready to tackle week 13 which ends with me running 18 miles. Let's do this!
My last run of the week will have a blog post all to itself. I ran in the Women Run - The Sanity Chase which was a 5k obstacle course. Best Time Ever! I am just waiting for all the pics to come to me so I can share them with you. Here is a sneak peek:
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