7:00 AM: 4.5-Mile Speed Work (6x400s: 7:30, 7:15; 7:00; 6:50; 6:45; 6:30 w/ 2-min. recovery) Avg. Pace: 8:22 min/mi – COMPLETED
It’s been crazy, busy at work as we come to a close of March — and Tax Appeals are due on April 1st. Not to mention, we’re closed on Friday (Or so I’m pretty sure we are) — so it’s been a hustle and flow kinda week.
The weekend was a blur. I took the munchkin to the doctor after it was her 5th consecutive day of having a fever (seriously, Friday night was NOT fun).
It turns out she has the flu. Fortunately, it was already day 6, so she was on the road to recovery, but she still had mucous in her lungs and so we got antibiotics. The rest of the day was us being LAZY. I was exhausted with the night we had.
On Sunday, I went on a trail run with Celeste. It went well, aside from her blood blister (the podiatrist had to remove her nail and give her an injection that was oh so painful) and my tailor’s bunion — ugh, we were quite a pair.
BUT it was a fun-tastic run regardless and we did close to an hour. Not too bad post marathon. The rest of the weekend, yes, I was lazy.
On Monday, I had my podiatrist appointment and she was able to give me some type of bandage to put around the bunion. She doesn’t think it’s anything that will require surgery, but the only thing I could do is ice it and use this bandage which really HELPS a lot. I can now run without any pain in my foot.
Yesterday, I went out for a short 3.5-mile (alone). I found a half marathon training plan that I will use for the Brooklyn Half (in 7-weeks). And today, I did some speed workout. I’m glad it only called for 400s. I don’t think I’d be able to hold any sub 7s for more than a quarter mile. The Brooklyn Half is supposed to be hilly for the first 5-6 miles, so I really should get some hills in my training. Yeah, my favorite (NOT!).In any event, I’m finally getting back into the groove after a very lazy week last week. I know, it’s a recovery week post marathon, but still. I was feeling crappy for not getting anything in. Next up, getting my strength workouts in.
On another note, I made a yummy dinner last night. It was Spain in our house. Arroz con pollo y Tortilla Espanola. I’m so glad that my MIL taught me these recipes. They’re so delicious.
I hadn’t made tortilla (Spanish omelette — potatoes, eggs, red peppers, chorizo, onions) in so long. My MIL made it for the week before she left for Ecuador, but I wanted more.
Other than that, life’s been pretty lame, but I can’t complain. I love my family and I can run just fine. So life is actually pretty grand.
Anybody else have a short week? Any plans for Easter?