“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” – Dean Karnazes
Welcome to another week of post-injury base building- because you know it’s all about that base.
My mileage is low, and I’m not doing any workouts yet. Still, any running beats being sidelined with injuries- and I have a LOT to be thankful for and proud of this week.
|Tuesday||60 min. BodyPump|
|Thursday||6.2 miles + 60 min. BodyPump|
|Saturday||6.7 miles including Publix Savannah Women’s 5K (22:28)|
|Sunday||60 min. yoga + 3.6 miles|
My weekday runs this week weren’t too exciting. Monday’s run was a slugfest because I had lingering fatigue from the Cooper River Bridge Run, so on Tuesday, I opted to take the day off and cross train instead. Even the Purple Prison (Planet Fitness) would give me a better effort than slogging through a run.
On Wednesday, I was planning to run the Newington subdivision, but severe thunderstorm watches forced me to stay home. I ran 7.2 miles from the house once I figured out I wasn’t driving to Newington to run, so it was my longest post-injury run. The storms weren’t that bad and Melissa and Larry had a great run at Newington. I hated missing out on running with them, but it’s a 30 minute drive for me. I had to put safety first and get a run in while I could. After taking Tuesday off, I didn’t want to risk another day of not running.
This weekend, Clay and I travelled to Savannah, where I ran the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon 5K. I was a race ambassador and originally had big goals for the half marathon. After six weeks off running and only three weeks of easy mileage, the days of setting race goals seem like an eternity ago.
I had a successful 5K race, and I was the first finisher… in the beer tent. My race time wasn’t anything to write home about, but at least I could be first at something, right? This will probably be the only time I can ever claim to receive that first post-race drink, and even though six ladies finished ahead of me, I clearly had my priorities in order.
A 5K run with a medal and mimosa in hand by 8 AM is clearly a WIN.
On Sunday morning, Clay and I went to a yoga class in Ellis Square Park, which was also hosted by the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon. The class was a great way to recover and stretch after Saturday’s race and walking all over Savannah that afternoon. The weather was gorgeous all weekend, and we had a great getaway. I’ll be blogging about it more this week.
Cheers to longer and faster runs, new friends, and smiles in the beer tent!