Hello from Florida! I am just checking in this morning to share some pictures and to talk a little about my running.
If you follow me on instragram you may have noticed several complaints about my allergies over the last few days. Actually, there were so many people I was talking to at work on Monday and Tuesday who were dealing with the same thing…terrible allergies that were causing sinus headaches and actually felt more like a cold. When I flew to Florida on Wednesday it really made things worse. I was a mess all of Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
Thursday’s run was rough- I wanted to get out there moving, but I felt run down and my breathing was off. I ran with tissues and walked as much as I needed. I covered 5 miles and then stopped at a grocery store to by different allergy medicine (I had been taking Zyrtec but I decided to try something with a decongestant).
The meds worked some sort of miracle because by Thursday evening I was feeling back to 100%. I even tried some pool running during the day on Thursday. (No pictures because I have no idea what I am doing). It felt totally awkward. Are you supposed to move around? (I was wearing an aqua jogger). I felt like I was moving in circles. Totally embarrassing but that is why I tried it for the first time in the comfort of family rather than at my gym pool.
We celebrated Rob’s birthday last night (his actually bday was Tuesday) with some cake and ice cream.
And this morning I was up bright and early and caught the sunrise as I was leaving for my run.
As I talked about in this post, I am not training specifically for anything but I am starting to add a little workout into my runs. I wanted to do a workout yesterday, but with my allergies it just wasn’t happening. So this morning I set out with a plan of doing a warm up, and 4 x 6 mins at about my goal 10 miler pace (7:50) since that is most likely the next race I will do, with 2 minute recovery in between each set. It was really hard to get my legs moving fast. The first 2 sets were much slower than planned, but the last 2 felt good. i finished off with 3 sets of 2 minutes with 1 minutes of recovery in between and a cool down.
I took extra recovery after the first set because I stopped to take some pictures.
I found a great stretch of road for this workout. It was flat (but everything here is…) and there were hardly any cars and no stop lights.
Now that my workout is done and I had some breakfast, I am sitting out on the dock enjoying some coffee while I blog. It is so relaxing out here!
Not a bad way to spend the morning;)
I hope everyone has an awesome Friday and a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Do you get allergies? Do they affect your running?
How do you like to relax on vacation?
Ever tried pool running?