The past few weeks have involved quite a bit of traveling, but this weekend I was finally home. I was excited to run my first race of the year on Saturday (a 10k) and also spend some time relaxing and catching up on things I haven’t done on the weekends when I was away. However, life always has other plans, right?
I was exhausted during the first few days of the week. I blame this on not getting enough sleep over the weekend (I stayed up later but still couldn’t sleep in much later than usual). I didn’t start feeling back to normal until Thursday. I also think the weather made the first few days of the week a struggle with the rainy mornings. Once the spring weather broke through at the end of the week I immediately felt a little better!
First I’ll just share my workouts for the week- which were much lighter than usual. I took 3 full rest days! I definitely think I needed it. I could have run Sunday, but wanted to rest up and move into this new week feeling refreshed.
Monday: Rest, walk in the evening
Tuesday: 4 miles with 6 hill repeats at the end, core and hip exercises
Wednesday: Total body strength training (did you see this circuit workout I shared last week?)
Thursday: 4 easy miles, core and hip exercises
Saturday: 1 mile warm up plus Sole of the City 10k (7.2 miles total), plus lots of walking- my vivofit measured 14.75 miles for the day!
Sunday: Rest, walk in the evening
Total: 15.2 miles
Walked: 22.3 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 658.5/2016
I had great intentions to go grocery shopping after work on Friday so that I could enjoy the weekend (and also because we would be racing Saturday morning when I usually make a trip to Trader Joe’s). As I drove to pick up Rob, I noticed a weird noise coming from my car- never a good thing especially because we only have one car! Rob noticed it too and as we drove home he opened the window and it was really bad. Of course this sort of thing happens on a Friday night!
After getting it looked at, we were told it was the brake pads and that they “may or may not be able to replace them on Saturday”. We were thinking we would have to skip the race to have to deal with the car stuff. After some strategizing we decided to bring it to a mechanic in the city and take our chances that it would get done that day. This meant we were able to drop it off at 8am and walk to the race.
As I was enjoying my post-race beer I got the call about the work that needed to be done and cost– always fun to deal with car stuff. It wouldn’t be ready until later in the afternoon, so we decided to walk to the harbor for lunch, take an uber home, and then uber back down later to pick it up. Traffic was crazy so this process took much longer than it should have. I did manage to sneak in a quick nap in between all this!
You are probably wondering about this race I mentioned. I am planning to write a recap this week, but as of right now my official results are missing. We got an E-mail the afternoon of the race that there were some issues with the timing system, so I am trying to get that worked out. My unofficial time was a 46:58 which was about a 33 second PR, so I was pretty happy about that!
Anyone else have to deal with car troubles lately?
Does it stress you out to be unsure whether or not you will be running a race?
Have your official race results ever been missing? Did it get resolved?