Happy last day of August, friends!
Remember how I talked about all the crazy smoke we had last week? Well, it decided to stick around until Saturday. Thankfully, I woke up today to clear skies (well, cloudy, but non-smokey skies). Anytime we did see the sun, it’s this crazy looking biblical red ball in the sky. Neat the first time, but beyond that? I want real sun.
As you can tell, this smoke has seriously bummed me out. So many of my friends have headaches and aren’t feeling well. I’ve decided I’m going to blame the smoke for most things that don’t go my way over the next little while.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful that my home is not in danger as a result of the fires, but I’m glad the wind shifted!
Thanks to the smoke my workouts last week were far from good. That also bummed me out. I definitely use running and exercise as a way to manage my anxiety, and come Friday my anxiety bit me in the butt.
Thankfully I was able to snap out of it since after work I fed Merlin, grabbed my running clothes and hopped in my car to drive down and meet up with Kaella and Becky for some girl time before our run on Saturday (recap tomorrow!).
Kaella and I originally planned to run the half and Becky the 10k, but with the air quality we all decided to drop down to the 5k and move our brunch reservation up. Priorities, people.
Marathon Training Recap
- Monday – Rest
- Tuesday – Rest
- Wednesday – Rest
- Thursday – 2 treadmill miles and spin and TRX at FitRepublic
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – LRPS 5k
- Sunday – Spin at One Cycle
Total miles: No comment.
Certainly not a stellar week of training in any way.
I realize #lifehappens and I’m trying to stay positive and remind myself that this week is a new week. With 6 weeks until the Victoria Marathon (13 until Seattle, 19 until Disney) I’m starting to feel the crunch. Buuuuuut I do have two other marathons, so I’m actually feeling like that takes the pressure off just a tiny bit.
How do you handle not-so-great training weeks?
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