Sunday, September 22, 2013

NYCM Training: 6 weeks to go!

We interrupt this weekly training post, with a special announcement:

The Banana's Splits Virtual Race medals are in! 

If you're registered, I will be putting them in the mail this week. 

If you're not, what are you waiting for?! It's for an amazing cause and it's a cute medal! There are spots left, but I wouldn't wait if I were you. You can check out all the details here.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 8M

Sunday: Rest

Yes, you're reading that correctly. I'm even in shock of it. How did I do absolutely nothing for an entire week? Oh, that's right! I have a full time job that does not involve running or blogging. 

Looking back, could I have done more? Probably, but I would've sacrificed my health.

Could I have gone to the hotel gym Thursday morning after a full day of work Wednesday, flying to Florida to attend events until 10pm, followed by getting a late night emergency email and designing until 1AM to get up for an entire day of workshops only to fly back to NYC that night as well?  Yea, no. Just typing that sounds insane- which granted, there are tons of people out there who are busier than I am and still do it, and kudos to them! That is not my normal schedule and I was tired. Traveling twice to 2 different cities, I was already playing Russian Roulette with my immune system (sidenote and knocking on wood: I haven't gotten nearly as sick traveling as I used since I've started taking vitamins. I highly recommend them.) And the added factors of work and life, my anxiety level was already on overdrive. . . so I'm going to go with no regrets! 

So, why does it feel like I should?

Luckily, my 8 mile run went swimmingly and all is right in the world. Sometimes I forget how important it is for my mental and emotional state to run. Even if it means another early wakeup call, just getting it in makes everything kind of fade away. It was a good run. My hip and ITB weren't really feeling it, but I made sure to ice bathe and roll afterwards. I don't have time for injury- especially since we're getting super close now. Next week marks the first 18miler of the season and I am not mentally prepared yet. I need all the physical health I can get!


  1. Sometimes our bodies tell us what's on our plan!

    1. I know! And sometimes life makes us listen :)

  2. I had a week almost like this two weeks ago. I'm a teacher and going back to school takes a lot of my time (12+ hour days) and energy (first graders!) I told myself that I would take time off when I needed it so that I didn't get sick... with only 2 running days that week and 16 miles I still ended up sick somehow.... But I'm on the mend and geared up to race on the 28th!

    1. Ah! I hope you're 100% better fast! Good luck for the 28th.

  3. A little break can do wonders for our body... hope you feel 100% and get back on track soon!

  4. Girl - that sounds like my life lately (minus the traveling). I generally think sleep is the best option at that point. And yay for a good 8 miles!