I woke up Saturday feeling kinda crappy so after breakfast I got my shoes and went out for a hike.
Snow was still on the ground here and there, but it was almost 60 degrees which meant melting snow, and spent a good deal of the hike walking through mud. A ton of people were out on the trails, i guess everyone had the same idea to be outside on the first nice day of the year!
It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine. I hiked 4.9 miles and took a few breaks just to sit on the rocks, and enjoy the view.
Tank tops & snow.. Pretty much the best way to welcome spring!
A bit of wildlife on our hike…
Sunday I wasn’t feeling any better and my last long run before the half marathon was on the schedule. Just an easy slow 8 mile run. I decided to try and run it, even if that meant stopping early or walking. I did 7.25m at an 8:20/pace and walked the remaining 3/4 mile. That was a strange run. My legs and body felt normal, but my head was just heavy and sick feeling. As soon as I got back from the run I broke a fever and felt terrible for a few hours. Slowly, after green tea, fresh ginger and a ton of water with Nuun and saltines, I felt a ton better!
I’m still not 100%, but i’m very hopeful whatever is clinging to me will go away by race time this weekend! Send some good, healthy vibes my way, i’m going to need it!
Monday: 35 min Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
Tuesday: 5m easy 8:35/pace, 15min shoulders
Wednesday: 6.1m treadmill hills (pace ranged from 8:30-7:41), 30 min core
Thursday: 25min chest/triceps, 10 low back
Friday: 4.1m moderate 7:40/pace
Saturday: 4.9m hike
Sunday: 8m easy 8:20/pace, walked the last 3/4 mile.
Total Miles: 28.1
What are your go-to remedies when you’re not feeling well?
Green tea & lots of water, Vitamin C, I try to eat as normally as possible
Ever run a race sick?
Nope and i’m hopefully not going to have to!