Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Slacker...Sort Of

Running Off Plan
I wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes. Apparently it was a short-lived bug (thank goodness). The last time I had a stomach bug, I was literally down (not even a mere thought of working out or even eating) for two full days. I feel pretty much back to human today. I have been a little dehydrated, so I've been chugging water all day.

My first thought was that I was going to do yesterday's planned training run today. I was getting super excited. Well, as excited as one could get about: 3 miles, 2 x (2:00, 3:00, 4:00 intervals), 2 miles. Jason gently reminded me that I had been sick and it'd probably be in my best interest to not go out full force like a loon.

So I listened to reason and just headed down to the Big Dam Bridge with the intent of just seeing what I could do. Just a run, no crazy intervals, no hill repeats. Of course, this means I'm totally off training plan this week. But that's ok, or it's gotta be ok at least.

Anyway, I ended up running 7.08 miles at about an 8:29-8:30 pace. So, not an easy jaunt (typical Heather style) but I really didn't feel overly exerted. It felt like a pretty comfortable pace, at least for 7 miles. I know I couldn't have maintained that for too many miles more though.

I got home around 5:45 then hit the yoga mat for stretching and some time on my TriggerPoint Therapy Kit before getting cleaned up.

I'm Slacking
Jason has been wanting Thai Curry Veggies with Rice. Since I was going to be late tonight after the run, stretching, rolling, then finally getting cleaned up, the poor guy made dinner yet again. While this wouldn't have been my first choice, he wanted and I couldn't complain since he was cooking it. I feel like a slacker of a wife this week to be honest.
Sorry for the recycled photo, but I was starved! So, slacking wife, slacking blogger, but hey, I ran right????