Welcome to December! Hard to believe 2014 will soon be a reflection in our memories! I am already excited for what 2015 has in store for me. But let’s not jump ahead too quickly.
Last week saw us all fighting a losing battle against head colds. I seem to have gotten off fairly easy with just a case of laryngitis that I’m hoping will resolve soon. I wasn’t surprised that I got a bug, after all, both boys have been fighting bad coughs and runny noses all week. And since they see the need to wipe their hands, mouths, noses on ev-er-y-thing (gag), it was only a matter of time before I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the disinfecting. I was more shocked at how quickly it hit. I was literally at a birthday party chatting one second, cleared my throat and suddenly could barely speak. Egad. When you have a mother with no voice and two kids with plugged ears, the scene in our home these days is epic to say the least.
Given that I was a bit sluggish last week, I opted for no MAF run on Wednesday (I was ridiculously tired, first sign that something was going on) and Friday (sheer lazy…not gonna lie. But impending illness is a pretty awesome scape goat too…). I still did my two workouts at the warehouse (and felt AH-mazing after) and had a
massive beatdown massage to work some of the kinks out of my legs and strip junk off my popliteal tendon to keep it happy. I can’t believe I pay good money to feel that kind of pain. Don’t worry, I consoled myself the only way I know how:
This week, assuming I feel a bit more zippy, will be 3 MAF runs (I go as far as I can in 50-55 min while keeping my heart rate at or below my target range of 130-140 BPM for those who have asked me about it. As I approach my first race next May, I’ll start training for distance at MAF and pray daily that I’ve progressed enough to not be stuck “running” a 16-17 min/mile forever). I’ll also have week 3 of my training phase at the warehouse, which I will update you on, on Friday.
Stay tuned, tomorrow is body after baby time again. 12 week update and it’s a humdinger! And yes, I’m officially 100 because I used the word humdinger. Senior citizens everywhere are applauding me.
Have a great week everyone!!