My week started like this:
I went home early from work on Tuesday and stayed home Wednesday. I pretty much spent two days sleeping, eating, watching Harry Potter extras and sleeping. Did I mention sleeping?
One trick I have learned to get out of a sick funk is to get out of the house and get some sort of activity. If I don't, then the next day I feel much worse in the morning. Its a cycle and I usually can recognize when I am physically well enough to break it. Before my running days, this usually involved going grocery shopping or for a walk... anything that got me out of bed and some fresh, outside air in my lungs.
Last night I went for a "run." I say "run" loosely because it was really more walk than run. But it did the trick. I got out of bed and went to work this morning. Not that it was easy. I still felt cruddy when I woke up. By this evening I felt well enough that I had an easy five mile run and felt pretty good for most of it.
Registration opened today for this:
Did I sign up, you ask? Don't be silly! Of course I did!
This is a goal race for me. I'm hoping to finish this half marathon in 2 hours.
Run to the Pub is in Bozeman, MT on March 12th. They put on a heck of a good party, so if you're looking for a fun spring race, I highly recommend this one. Oh... and I might add that 4 runners will win a trip to the Dublin Marathon in Ireland.
Next week I'm traveling to Colorado on business. I'll be gone for 5 days and I have NO idea how I'm going to get my running workouts in. I'm very interested in running the local area if I get any daylight. I'm sure there will be a dreadmill at the hotel, but Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I will be very cranky if I don't get to run for Five. Whole. Days.
and just to add to the randomness....
A few images from last weekend's long run:
This is a pretty steep hill. The picture does it NO justice.
The views from the top of that hill.
Tomorrow is FRIDAY! My husband will be home from his business trip and I can't wait to see him.
I don't know what the long run plan is for the weekend yet. Only that there will be one. Hopefully I will post before the weekend is over because after that it will be several days before I can tell you all about running in Colorado. Or running on the dreadmill... however that works out. Let's hope for the more exciting option.