Monday, October 7, 2013

Quick Update

Ok, well, this week was not great.  I only ran three days, which was only half the miles that were mapped out in my plan.

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:
Team, Gansett Girls Run

Six weeks to the Philadelphia Marathon!

Run Strong, Think Big! ~ Nicole


13 comments:

  1. You are doing great! Yes, training plans are good, they work, BUT it's good that you're still out there running, trying. That will pay off in literally, long run. LOL. Fact, that you are still discplined enough to be out there will help so much. We did have unusual, very warm Oct. week. Didn't help much. I was affected too. Keep up the great work. Working on mental part is important too. And, the other stuff you are doing, family, church, the endurance and mental will pay off, as well. Keep going, keep moving, keep believing. Take care this week. Best wishes with the running!!

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    1. Thanks Barb! Can you believe we are so close? Can't wait to see you!

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  2. We all have off weeks, I've had more than I care to admit this time around. You will get there and you've gotten in a good 16 mile run. This week it another chance to fit it all in!!!! Can't wait to hear about the Sanity Chase!

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  3. Love the tutus! Sounds like your body needed the rest. Hope this week is better:)

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  4. As you know, there are ups and downs... and life sometimes need to be lived. Once in awhile is not going to hurt you. So... I think you've just completed week 12?? Start getting some extra Zzzzs to aid in the recovery of this added mileage. As I've realized this past week of rest, it doesn't take long to heal those little aches and pains that gather along the way. Good luck with your 18 miler :) You're getting closer!!

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    1. I can't believe how close! This week will be better and the rest that I had last week will help. Ran 6 today and feeling good!

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  5. It may not have been as much as you wanted but at least you got out there and did it.

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  6. We all need a break... even the best laid plans are sometimes not meant to be. Keep it up! You are doing great!!!

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  7. You are doing great!!!! We all need a break sometimes!!

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  8. "Breaks" is a word for when your body, mind, Mommyhood AND schedule cannot accommodate a plan... and "Plan" is a word for that time when nothing else gets in the way. You are a SuperStar to be training for your dream race. You will be perfect. "Perfect" is a word for DOING IT, my friend, with all the stuff of life and love swirling around you... and it was SO great seeing you on Sunday! It was crazy fun, wasn't it!?

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    1. Love it Sharon, thanks! It will be perfect and I will get it done no matter what! I needed that break and my run yesterday was better for it. So much fun! I will be back next year for sure!

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