Remember I mentioned I hurt my back last week….by sneezing? Two of my clients suggested I never tell anyone that’s how I hurt my back. They thought it was a little…embarrassing. Too late.
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Anyway, that was on Wednesday and I actually went out for a run that afternoon. It felt painful when I was sitting still, but walking and (as it turns out) running felt much better. Every day it’s been better and better – I think I just pulled a muscle. Now it feels pretty close to 100%. Here’s how my week of training went:
Monday: Strength training
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: I sneezed. Later that day I did an easy 40 minute run, close to 5 miles.
Thursday: Rest Day, although I walked for about 2 hours to and from clients.
Friday: Easy 40 minute run, followed by strength training.
Saturday: 11 mile long run.
Sunday: I was supposed to do 40 minutes of cross training, but I did not. (hangs head)
I’m lovely the perfect running weather we’re having. Mild temperatures, longer days, nice and sunny. I don’t want to jinx it, but I hope it lasts a while. I’m also happy my pace wasn’t affected by the muscle strain – I’m still hitting the paces my coach is planning.
This coming week of training is harder than this week, because there’s a Vo2 Max Intervals workout (excuse me while I hyperventilate into this brown paper bag…
Total Miles for Week: 21
Who I’m running for:
David’s House offers support and somewhere to stay for families of children receiving treatment through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. It was founded by the family of David Cyr, a little boy who passed away at age 5, after battling cancer for 3 1/2 years. David lived close to the hospital. When he realized that other families couldn’t go home to sleep and shower and eat – that they had to sleep in chairs, in hospital rooms – he wanted his parents to invite them to come stay at his house. After his death, his family founded David’s House, to realize his dream. Families can sleep, shower, relax, prepare meals and have one less thing to worry and think about while their little ones are being treated nearby. I’m proud to be running 13.1 miles for this charity.