Two weeks ago the flu knocked me down pretty hard. I basically laid motionless on my couch for 3 days. I couldn't eat, it hurt to blink, my stomach was in knots, and I had little to no energy. It was awful, and I'm glad that time now is nothing but a painful memory. Wasn't really sure how being out of the game for pretty much the entire week 6 of my cycle would effect things for this week, so I held loosely knit plans and had little expectation.
Luckily I was able to pick up right where I left off in week 5 and didn't really have to make any major adjustments to my goals for the week. Just have to put week 6 behind me and keep moving ahead celebrating all of the baby steps of progress.
In week 7 I:
- Covered 68 miles
- Got in 2 strength circuits
- Attended 2 hot yoga sessions, one of which was a yoga sculpt with weights
- Had a strong 12 mile progressive run on Sunday
- Flew through my Shamrock Shuffle key workout on Friday
Legs are feeling fairly spunky these days. Maybe it's the unusually warm early spring weather we are having or maybe it's the unstoppable urge to achieve the unthinkable that has been brewing deep down inside me for my 28 years of life, either way I'm ready to take the 2012 racing season on.
|Got in a little beach time on a sunny 75 degree day|
|A little alfresco dining on St. Paddy's day with the family along the festive green Chicago River|
Spring always brings about growth and possibility for me.
This will be the year of "riding my edge" and pressing harder then I ever have before. You never know what's out there if you don't try, so I'm bravely forging ahead.
Week 8 Goals
2 strength sessions
1 race tuning speed workout
1 yoga class
Buttloads of foam rollings
Plenty of sleep and proper nutritional choices
The start of my 2012 racing season with the Shamrock Shuffle 8k