I felt a little funky this week, so I didn’t run as much as I would’ve liked to. I had a sore throat and minor sinus issues, so I ran easier and shorter during the week. My medicine made me feel a little woozy, but I managed to get some runs in.
Taking it easier this week was good because I was busy with other activities. I ran a fast 5K at Race for the Ark, so a recovery week wasn’t a bad idea. For work, I attended a training class on keeping churches safe, and I also volunteered at the final Daniel Island Happy Hour 5K.
As a volunteer, I handed out finisher’s medals in pouring rain. It wasn’t raining when the race started and a few runners beat the rain, but over half the runners finished soaking wet.
I was soaked and cold at the end. This probably wasn’t good for my throat or sinuses, but I love the sport and loved seeing everyone smile when they finished and got the medal.
This week, I ran 37.5 miles. I also did a BodyPump class, 60 minutes of Arc Trainer-ing and a sunrise yoga class.
Monday: 60 minutes BodyPump + 5.15 miles
Tuesday: No workout
Wednesday: 60 minutes sunrise yoga + 6.2 miles
Thursday: 6 miles
Friday: 60 minutes arc trainer
Saturday: 10.15 miles (Cooper River Bridge)
Sunday: 10 miles
In hopes of feeling better and satisfying my sweet tooth, I’ve been eating this Ben and Jerry’s Milk and Cookies ice cream. It was on sale so I picked up a pint to try- and It’s probably the most delicious pint of ice cream I’ve ever had. I pity the fools who eat “frozen dairy desserts” or fat-free, sugar-free (taste free) ice cream. Why even bother?
I love Ben & Jerry’s. It’s yummy and made with love by hippies in Vermont.
My runs this week were uneventful. My car wouldn’t crank so I skipped speedwork. With the sinus mess and the car problems, I’ll worry about track and tempos when I feel better, no need to push it. I was mostly sad to miss the post-speedwork drinks.
I did my longer weekend runs (10 on the bridge on Saturday morning, then 10 with OnShore on Sunday morning). I definitely brought up the back of the pack with my paces, but slow is the new fast, right?
Besides that, I slept a lot- Antihistamines do that to you. Now just hoping for a speedier, cooler, and less sickly week next week!
Pictures from the Daniel Island Happy Hour 5K are courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography. Brian is a local runner and triathlete, as well as a fellow TrySports Mount Pleasant ambassador. Please consider Brian Fancher Photography for your sports, wedding, portrait, or commercial photography needs.