Monday morning after a race-cation is always the hardest!
I spent the weekend in Savannah for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K. It was a great weekend, and I “just ran” the 5K and had fun with it. I thanked the volunteers, cheered for the other runners, and ran at a conversational pace. Between my hamstring injury, which is still lingering, and feeling like dirt this week, I didn’t even THINK about pushing the pace. The last thing I wanted was to finish exhausted or in pain and not enjoy the beautiful city or seeing friends.
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K is a wonderful event that celebrates women of all ages and abilities. I had an amazing time and hope to be a part of this event for years to come. I’ll write more about the race later this week.
|Monday||60 min. stairclimber + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Tuesday||4.2 miles + 30 min. bike|
|Wednesday||60 min. elliptical + PT|
|Thursday||4.2 miles + 45 min. BodyPump|
|Friday||No workout (Doctor’s appointment + Travel to Savannah)|
|Saturday||3.1 Miles (Savannah Women’s 5K) + Walking in Savannah|
|Sunday||60 min. elliptical|
After last Sunday’s “easy five miler” that felt anything but easy, I basically took the week off. I ran twice before Saturday’s 5K, just to be sure I remembered how. I strength trained twice this week and spent way too much time in the gym cross training.
On Friday, I went to the doctor for bloodwork, because I suspected I was anemic. I’ve been really tired, it’s hard to breathe on my runs, I feel foggy, and I just want to lay around. The doctor ran blood tests and x-rayed my hip. Turns out my hip isn’t broken, and I’m not anemic. Most of my labs came back normal, minus a low WBC count.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad my bloodwork wasn’t scarily bad- but I still feel run down. Maybe this is just how it feels when you’re out of shape?
Six months ago, I was running 45 miles a week and running 5Ks in 21 minutes. Now, a 9 min/mile feels tough. I’ve gained too much weight, and I don’t recognize myself in the mirror or as a runner. I haven’t felt like a runner since December, and I miss that feeling.
I’m scheduling a follow up with my doctor soon and going to the orthopedist later this month. I’m sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.