I was a good girl ya’ll, and as a result, my weekly recap will be a little short in the what I got accomplished this past week in the workout department. If you remember, I promised my doctor that I’d keep a low profile for at least one week, and I did. Next week will be the true test. When strength training, I’ll continue with lower body exercises and will add in single-joint arm exercises that don’t cause me to flex my biceps – sorry push-ups, you’ll have to wait one more week. 🙁
I expected it to rain on me during my Tuesday morning hill repeats, but after a pretty sunrise, rainless clouds filled the sky. The weatherman was wrong once again and the rain didn’t hit until later in the afternoon. I finished six miles worth of solid hill repeats feeling strong.
I’d hoped to meet my friends on the trail for a long-overdue group run on Thursday morning, but stayed up way too late working on a blog post. I opted to just roll out my door and run locally, and plan to meet them this coming week for a couple of runs.
We did have a lot of rain over the course of week, but luckily since it was cold rain, my runs and the downpours didn’t overlap. Our yard is getting green, but the trees seem to be a couple weeks behind their usual schedule for leafing out. Our bleeding hearts are as gorgeous as always, though!
Friday evening we joined friends for a delicious dinner at Cooper’s Hawk. I felt fine when we got home and even when I woke up, but soon after getting out of bed, I was hit with a gastro ailment (just trying to keep it non-gross here) – no one else got sick so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the food. At 1 PM I felt better and headed out having finally eaten a bowl of cereal and fruit.
It was 71°, and with a lack of springlike weather, I’m certainly not acclimated to even a little warmth. While out on my 10-mile run I saw Bill on his way home from his 50-mile bike ride. Later I saw our Cruiser friend Joe and his family out riding as well. Stopping to visit with Bill at mile 4.5 and Joe at mile 8.25 helped break up my run. Other than one emergency bathroom stop, I had a pretty good run, all things considered. It was tough, but I averaged a 10:45 pace, so I can’t complain!
My ponytail has gotten crazy long and out of control. I can’t wait to get my hair cut after next Saturday’s race!
Right after I got in from my run, my friend Angela sent me a text to let me know that Cody had finished Ragnar Trail Richmond! If you remember, I gave all of the girls their very own Australian hunk to mark their glasses when they joined me for a girls’ weekend and to run the OBX Half Marathon in celebration of my 60th birthday last November. Back to Angela’s race, it sounds like all of our MRTT teams did great at Ragnar Trail Richmond this year and once again had to deal with storms and torrential downpours at least one night. I had more than a little Ragnar envy as my friends posted pictures from Richmond!
BTW, whatever I had is totally gone and I’ve felt fine since yesterday afternoon.
And that’s a wrap…
In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…
- Sunday – Negotiating Workouts With My Doctor
- Tuesday – A Marathon Deck Makeover; And Remembering A Warmer Spring
- Thursday – National AIDS Marathon Training Program: My First Coaching Job
Looking ahead to this coming week…
- Monday – Please feel free to join me for Race Linkup and let your friends know which races they can find you running in the next few months.
- Wednesday – Please be sure to join me for my monthly Wednesday Word linkup where this month’s word is technical.
In addition to what I mentioned above, here’s a complete run-down of my workouts (completed mostly in our home gym) from this past week…
- How was your week?
- Have you ever run a Ragnar or Ragnar Trail?
- Did you race this weekend?
Have a great week!
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Hopefully you didn’t eat any Romaine Lettuce! I’m sure you’re ready to get back at it. Have a great week!
No, but I think Virginia was one of the states where the romaine lettuce was distributed – either that or the eggs with salmonella… Whatever it was in my case only lasted about six hours and then I was fine.
I’m glad that you were able keep a low profile this week and keep your promise to your doctor! Sorry that you didn’t feel well on Saturday but glad that you are feeling better now.
Thanks, I’m feeling great now!
I saw so many MRTT photos from Richmond. Maybe one day I will get up the nerve to do the trail race! Looks like an other roller coaster weather week for us
First, let’s meet at Great Falls sometime for a trail run there to see if you like it. I’ve been wanting to go back over there for ages.
Wow, flowers?? Your spring is way farther along than Chicago’s! I’ve never done a Ragnar trail but I wold love to!
Ragnar Trail races are a lot of fun. I’ve done two trail and three road races with Ragnar. One of my two trail races was a mud bath because it poured rain all weekend. Surprisingly, I didn’t give up on Ragnar Trail and tried a second one. 😀
Your bleeding hearts are gorgeous! You have a very different definition of taking it easy. LOL Great running last week, Deb.
Thanks, bleeding hearts are one of my favorite flowers!
No Ragnars on my running resume ((yet)), but I do have a team relay happening in a couple weeks. Glad your tummy is all better!!
Sounds fun! Is this the relay you’ve done before?
I’m glad your gastro ailment was short lived! And, I’m proud of you for following your doctor’s orders regarding strength training. 🙂 Your flowers are lovely. April showers bring May flowers… Thanks for linking!
I also hope April showers bring spring-like May weather! 😉
Glad that whatever illness you had didnt last long. I love how green everything is here and everything is starting to bloom! But we too have many trees that still do not have leaves on them. What’s up with that???
Thank you! Everything has gotten a lot greener here just since Sunday. I thing spring has finally found its way to Virginia!
The flowers are looking gorgeous! M sorry to hear about your stomach issues that sucks but it’s good that it wasn’t the food! My week was busy – trying to get back into the swing of things again! I’m doing a Ragnar in August in Germany with the From Fat to Finish Line team. Super nervous about it!
Have you run with them before? I saw a documentary about the From Fat to Finish Line team – pretty sure that’s the name of the team in the movie…
GI illnesses are the pits. 🙁 Glad you are feeling better! I did race yesterday. Still in the cold rain. 🙁 But good friends.
Races in the cold ran are a bummer since it’s no fun hanging around talking to friends after the race. My fingers are crossed for good weather this weekend!
Oh, we all squeezed into one mini van. It totally fogged up. 🙂
Oh that’s funny. We had that happen once after gathering in a car to visit after a rainy race.
Your bleeding hearts are gorgeous. So vibrant.
And 100% on the pony tail . Trying to get through Brooklyn Half before I chop it, but my hair is gettign way too long for my comfort. Less running, more caught under purse straps
The bleeding hearts are my favorite thing in my garden all year! I just wish they lasted longer…
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