Monday, September 9, 2013

GI bug and Recovery!

Wow this past week I was hit hard by a GI bug/flu like symptoms...It took me out for at least 3 days.  I am probably the WORST sick patient ever.  I tend to push myself even though I know REST is best but that is a hard thing to obey!  On Tuesday I spiked a temp and have all the GI things going on.  I got dressed in my running clothes and then realized who was I trying to fool ..there was no way I could have ran!  I barely made it to pick my boys up from school!  So I listened to my body and slept...Wednesday same scenario...finally Thursday I felt a little more like myself but just a tad weaker.  So what does a runner training for a marathon do??? lace up and go out for a long run....I ran the first 13.2 miles on the slower end then really pushed the pace the last 4.5 miles.  I ended with 17.7 miles in 2:17:32....
Thank goodness I was the only one in the house to get this wicked bug...My little man took great care of me by taking my temperature and giving me cough drops (because they fix everything according to him) and he kept the Gatorade coming! 

I used Friday as a cross training day and did the Stair Machine and lifted weights/PT exercises! 
I went into work early because we were having a baby boom at work...Congrats to Matt and Amy on the birth of their son!!  And also Congrats to Donna and Jim on the birth of their TWIN boys!!!!!! 

Saturday: R & R (rest and recover) and eat!

Sunday's run was a run that reminds me why I love to run so much!!  It just worked.  Everything from start to finish felt effortless and comfortable... I did 3 miles at 8 min/mile pace then picked it up for the last 4 miles which were at 6:35- 6:39 pace and felt comfortable!!!  This really excites me and helps me trust in my training.  Plus it was a gorgeous day out yesterday and that always helps! 

I hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful day!

Are you a good patient and rest?

Happy Running!

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