This has been a week of battling colds and children deciding sleep isn't a priority. Some days I think, "When am I just going to crash?" I see a good, long nap this weekend. The transition to a mommy of two is hard enough, now throw illness into the picture and you've got double the trouble.
However I did finally manage my first run outside today! It is sunny and in the 40s so I bundled my girl up and hit the Monon Trail here in Indy. P.S. Pushing a stroller and running is 293482 times harder than on a treadmill. Especially with all these bridges and inclines they've recently added to the trail- holy cow!
Here's how my week looked:
How do I feel you ask?
Despite being more tired than usual, I think I did pretty well with my training. Today's big run was a true test of my endurance and strength. I probably could have done it just fine alone but add the 30 lb stroller to the mix along with a few inclines and it was pretty tough at some points. I did have to stop a few times -- my Polar FT4 kept beeping at me telling me my heart rate was "out of the zone." But let's get real, anyone would be huffing and puffing pushing a stroller and running up some of those bridges. I'm adding more strength training to some of my shorter run days too. Swimsuit season is way too soon...
My Goals for this Race:
As I've said before, I really just want to be able to run this entire race. I don't care if it's at the pace of a snail, I am determined to just keep going.
What I Want to Do This Week:
I need to up my water intake. I've been so bad about it lately and it's so important, especially to keep my supply up too! I also plan on getting a few more outdoor runs in this week since Monday and Tuesday will be in the 60s....holla!!
Oh, my sister in law, who was supposed to run this race with me, decided to fall and tear her meniscus. Apparently when you start nearing your mid 30's your body starts falling apart on you -- haha Crystal! Just kidding, just kidding...
Until next week friends!