Wow what a busy and blessed week/weekend it has been! My week didn’t get off to a great start. On Sunday I had to make a trip to Urgent Care because I was fairly certain I had strep throat. My son had it Friday and my throat actually started to hurt the same day I took him to the doctor’s office. My husband works weekends so I had to take care of the kids. Sunday, sure enough, the doctor said I had strep too. One shot of penicillin in the rear and a whole bunch of antibiotics later, I’m good as new! Thanks to strep, I could not teach my Monday and Tuesday classes either. So my week went like this.
Tuesday: 4 miles and let me just say they were quite painful due to that penicillin shot. Ouch! Who knew I needed that right glute so much? Straightening my ponytail after a rough weekend and beginning of the week!
After our walk, I decided since I had the whole day to myself to run Jeff Galloway’s Magic Mile. This is the mile you run pretty fast to see what your marathon pace will be. I’m so close to hitting that marathon registration button! I warmed up half a mile then ran my MM pretty fast at 8:57! I cooled down 1.5 to make it an even 3 mile run. I needed to catch up on my mileage since I’ve been sick. You multiply your MM x 1.3 to get your marathon pace. Mine will be 11:14 which would be awesome! It felt good to run fast again, even for one mile.
I ended the week with 6 walking miles and 10 miles running for 16 miles total. I’ll take it since I was sick all weekend.
I spent the weekend in Hattiesburg watching my oldest daughter play in her soccer tournament. Her team ended up winning second place! Aubrynn came home covered in bruises and a busted lip. One of the other players in the championship game punched her in the face. I played soccer in school and remember how rough it was. Things haven’t changed much. She brought home her own medal this weekend!
It brings me so much joy watching her play. She plays hard and is very aggressive especially if the other team is unnecessarily rough.
How was your week? What are you training for? Not sure when my next race will be since the next 3 weekends are booked up with kids’ activies! Happy Monday friends!