Monday, September 8, 2014

week in review: september 1–7

Monday, September 1: rest day

Tuesday, September 2: unscheduled rest day

Wednesday, September 3: Cross Train (Bar Method – 60 minutes)

Thursday, September 4: 2.63 miles

Friday, September 5: Cross Train (Bar Method – 60 minutes)

Saturday, September 6: 2.56 miles

Sunday, September 7: Chicago Half Marathon (Garmin mileage = 13.23)

Weekly mileage:  18.42 miles
Total mileage for Dopey Challenge Training: 157.29 miles

This week has been pretty bananas. I was going to go to Bar Method on Tuesday, but my friend couldn't make it, and I was feeling pretty tired, so I skipped it. Wednesday's class really kicked my butt. My short runs over the week went pretty well. I'm still having slight pain in my hip and arches, but they've been feeling a little better, which I attribute to icing, stretching, and rolling.

Friday during my lunch break I headed up to the Navy Pier for the Chicago Half Marathon packet pickup. I'll have more details when I get my recap written up. Saturday I had to head to a wedding about an hour and fifteen minutes away. I was quite thankful that the ceremony and reception were at the same location, and so started later in the day. During the day I got all of my gear ready for the race, did laundry, did some house cleaning, got ready for the wedding and left around 3:30. It was a really great time, but I didn't get home till after 11:30, and then had to shower and ice my feet. Wearing heels for the wedding wasn't the best idea, but I did my best to sit when I could to rest my legs for the race on Sunday.

Sunday was the race, which went much better than I was anticipating. I was so tired, getting less than 4 hours of sleep, and was expecting a very slow finish time. Luckily, I felt pretty good once starting, and I did better than expected. The weather was pretty nice, a bit warm but not unbearable. I actually almost PR'd, but by the time I noticed I was doing that well, it was too late to kick in to a high enough gear to attain it. So close though. I was happy to have done so well, but couldn't help but feel a little disappointed that I missed it by less than 2 minute, knowing that I had felt good enough to have reached it - ugh! Anyway, I'll have more details in the recap.

Unfortunately, after the race, I didn't get to go home and relax. I had to shower really quick and head out to a bridal shower. I was happy to be fed brunch food (EGGS!) and grab a mimosa. When I got home I was so wiped. My husband and I laid on the couch the rest of the day/night watching "Orange is the New Black" — we are almost done with the first season. Hooray! I dozed off a little during one episode, but not so much I didn't get what happened. We ordered pizza and I rehydrated with glasses upon glasses of water and Nuun. It was a pretty great way to end the busy weekend.

How was your week? Did training go well? Any races over the weekend? Let me know how it all went :)


  1. Sounds like a busy yet fun weekend! I know all too well about hip Great job on the race and sorry you were so close to a pr. That kind of happened to me last weekend at VA Beach. I wasn't even attempting. PR cus I knew the heat would be unbearable. When I finished I noticed I would have been close to a PR too!

    1. Ahhh! It's such a joy and sadness all at the same time! Congrats on doing so well! I wonder if by not going for a PR, we lose the pressure, and therefore do so well :) I think that might be the case for me, anyway. If I'm not stressing about a PR, then I don't get the nerves and just go out and have fun.


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