After last week’s mileage come back I had initially planned for 28-29 miles for this past week, and then make attempt number two at my 30 miles total for the week goal (which I had tried back before Christmas). When I woke up Monday miserable with a bad sore throat and cold I didn’t know how the week would turn out for my regular mileage let alone my goal attempt. I must point out that I am a MISERABLE sick person; I very much turn into a 3 year old child that needs constant care and attention. Kind of lucky for me I had already taken Monday off of work so I pretty much spent the day sleeping on the couch. That evening Chris made me some homemade chicken soup, and babied me all day. Since on top of feeling like crap I was supper tired, I worked from home for a few hours the following day and then sleeped the later half of the afternoon. When I woke up I had to ask myself “What Would Mrs. CJ Do?” Mrs. CJ is another blogger I have been following and she had just recently been blogging about running with a cold. Since my cold was not in my chest I decided to head down to the treadmill and take it one mile at a time (I should note after a good dose of day time meds and lots of tissues). Depite the cold I was able to plug away at some miles and I continued to do so for the rest of the week.
W- 4.5 (Push ups)
F-Rest (Push ups)
After these mid-week runs I began to think I could actually get my 30 miles for the week goal, and I started to get REALLY excited. Friday was a rest day, but I actually felt a tad worse than I had the day before. I was still hopfull that Sat morning I would feel a ton better since the temps were again going to be in the teens (with wind chills in the single digits). Saturday morning I woke up at 5:30 am and felt so much better, I could breathe out of both nostrils….it was great. The temps for that run were pale in compairison to the road conditions, and the toll that it took on my legs. I headed out for the first half by myself and then ran with some girls from the group run for the second half. At the end of that run I knew I only needed 5 more miles to get my 30 miles for the week.
Yesterday running those last five miles I was pretty excited. It knd of made me laugh how excited I get when I reach these littlle goals I set for myself. Realistically this goal of reaching 30 miles for a weekly mileage total was just something I pulled out of thin air and thought was a good idea. Once I had my mind set on it I pretty much used it as my push every week. This is what I love about running. Just when I think there is no way my body can do something, I find away to push up and over it. Speaking of push ups I also completed week 3 of the push up challenge (I have been repeating the same week for three weeks). I will take a test this evening to see if I shoul d move on to week 4.
I ended the week with my mileage like this:
Total miles (for my last week of being a twenty-nine year old) 31 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m not sure what I will run this week (no less than 28), but since it is my B-day week we shall see. My next goal will be set once I see what my spring half marathon training plan is going to look like. I’ve joined our local running stores training program Cbus Pacers (www.cbuspacers.com) and I have a custom training program developed by one of the store owners (and 2:14 marathoner and the 2009 2nd place finisher in the Pittsburg Marathon himself). Once I see what is in store for me next, and get over telling myself I can’t do it, then I’ll see what next big milestone I have to look forward to in the future. Until then I better focus on getting my body use to running 30 some miles a week, I think I could be here for awhile.
Oh coming up soon will be an update and check-in on how my 30 Goals in Celebration of Turning 30 is progressing.
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