Monday, May 6, 2013

Wasted Week...Or Was It?



This was one of those weeks- if anything could have gone wrong- it did.  I was sick with sinus/allergy issues- headache, serious pressure, and my nose couldn't decide if it would run, stop up, or sneeze (and sometimes it was all 3)!  I also had "life" happen with my schedule, oh, and I forgot to mention the car issues- so much so I had to take a day off of work (at the busy time of year) in order to get it taken car of (thankfully it was covered under my extended warranty and it was only $100 instead of $400).  Anyway, with all of that there was absolutely NO training that went on- no running, no boot camp, no walking, absolutely NOTHING.  So that meant, when I went to run my 5K on Saturday morning (Run for the Deaf 5K) I was running on a week of no training so I went in with no expectations.  I figured I would use it as a training run and just take the time to enjoy the area (it's a beautiful neighborhood).  There was a horrendous hill at the end (it really wasn't THAT bad but to end a race...) and by the time I got to the hill I had absolutely nothing left in my legs- of course that's when you have to dig down and give a bit more ;)  When I crossed I looked at the 'gun time' and knew that I had done better than last week but was it enough (even though I knew that as long as I had done my best then it was enough)?  I finally got the official chip time late yesterday afternoon and was so excited to see that my time was 33:31.6!  That was a personal best for me and about 24 seconds faster than last week (on a tougher course)! 





So- lesson learned last week- sometimes, rest is good for a weary body and soul.  This was part of the 5 by the 5th and also number 9 out of 13 in my quest for 13 in 2013. 



Oh, and those for this week- not so much- no exercise, plus realizing that I need to not make a "can't have" statement (especially in a stressful week) means that the only other goal that I had was the only one that I met.  And that was to make some healthier choices (portion control, food choices, etc.  I did do much better with that!  So one out of three accomplished.  Hoping for a better week this week (even though schedule wise it will be just as crazy)...

Exercise Goal- Get some form of movement at least 5 out of 7 days (including completing my squats and plank challenge)
Healthy goal 1- Drink at least 80 oz. of water per day
Healthy goal 2- Due to my schedule I am going back to my 10:30 lights out bedtime (I have slacked off on this).

13 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

made a comment on your Daily Mile post about this. So proud of you. Sometimes what you say is true; the body needs a break. Mine is taking one over the past 4 days of rain so it can stop now. Some time today they say. :) Anyway, you are doing fine. Just keep up being aware.

Tami said...

yeah, I think our rain is supposed to stop for a few hours today but then pick back up. I too am over the rain. thanks- I have slacked some and need to get back on it- I am hoping that once summer gets here and I can run with more consistency it will even itself out.

Marathon Mom said...

Allergies have been bad here too :( I am in awe of your 10:30 bedtime goal, I'd never make it that late! 9pm is my lights out.

Caitlin Helsel said...

I'm with Marathon Mom on the bedtime haha...I'm out by 9:30 usually (or want to be if I'm babysitting):P Congrats on PRing in your 5K! Rested legs are usually more ready to go than expected, and I'm glad that you found that to be the case this weekend :)

Suz and Allan said...

Congrats on the PR Tami!

Tami said...

MM- my schedule is so crazy that some days I am just working at home at 9:00> here's too summer :)

Tami said...

Caitlin thanks and great job on your race!

Tami said...

Suz- Thanks so much!

Alicia Curley said...

Congrats on your great run!! Yes, sometimes what the body needs is rest - absolutely! I HATE hills at the end of races. It's so cruel! But you nailed it, and you're right, you just have to dig in and go. And you did!! SO AWESOME.

Tami said...

Thanks alicia! Now it's just getting going again :)

Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

Fantastic job on the new pr! I've definitely learned the same thing with the benefit of extra rest- it does the legs good!

Tami said...

Thanks Laura- i was excited :) This 5 by the 5th has been a great challenge for me!

Clarinda @ Enjoying the Course said...

Nice job! Sometimes rest is just what you need. :)