It’s been way too long since I’ve been out for a run!
The worst part is that I am running a half marathon in less than 8 weeks.
Actually, that is the exciting part! It’s my second race of the year and I was looking forward to packing on some miles when this sinus infection hit hard. After almost 33 years together, I know that this bug is my bodies way of asking for a break. And after all of this time, my body knows that I’m not good at breaks. In all fairness, I spent all last weekend cuddled on the couch with Cooper resting and recovering.
However, I decided that I would do something (walk or run) the best I could with wherever my stomach and sinuses were at on Thursday morning. The weather here has been gorgeous and I was starting to feel a bit lazy.
I laced up my sneakers and jogged towards the path. My running schedule dictated that I should run 5 miles, my mind told me that I would be safer trying 4 miles and my body determined that it would be happy to finish 3 miles. I’m not sure if it was the stuffed sinuses impacting my ability to breath or general fatigue, but I struggled to complete my 30 minute run. Yet, I was still thrilled to have been out in the fresh air and happy to say that I got in at least one workout this week. That was until I saw my bed and realized that I was so exhausted I wish I had time to take a nap. I didn’t! Just enough time to shower and eat breakfast before heading off to work.
I needed to save some energy for my last day of yoga for the high school girl’s group. I decided to ‘wing’ it, and I have to admit that it went really well. I have loved guiding the kids and teens through their yoga journey over the past 6 weeks and am beyond thrilled that the program was so successful.
And now it’s Friday…Hooray!!!
Somehow, I have survived the work week and although I am not feeling as strong as I want to, I have active weekend plans ahead. I’m hoping that some of them will include running : )