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!
03/10/2014 at 12:34 PM
Green tea, soup, and whatever my body is craving. Sometimes it’s just lots of light food and small portions, other times it’s specific cravings like salty or meaty. I always figure it’s my body trying to tell me something when I’m sick though so I listen for a few days 🙂 Get well soon and kick some ass this weekend!
03/10/2014 at 12:40 PM
Thanks Emmeline, good tips! Going to brew green tea right now!
03/10/2014 at 12:54 PM
P.S. I decided it would be too weird to random people visiting my blog to put “getting beer and doing races with Cori” as one of the things I was looking forward to at home. But I’m telling you anyway so you know can fully appreciate my awesomeness 😉 or be creeped by it, whichever. Haha.
03/10/2014 at 1:17 PM
haha, you’re the best, I can’t wait for you to get here 🙂
03/10/2014 at 12:34 PM
Sending tons of good vibes your way! I’m so excited for you but can’t believe you only got 5 days left. Eeeek! Love the hiking pics. Climbing rocks is such a fun full body workout.
03/10/2014 at 12:43 PM
🙂 love hiking, it always feels like a full leg workout for me! especially the booty!
03/10/2014 at 12:39 PM
Let’s hope you don’t have to test the ‘running while sick’ theory! Get better soon.
I like all the traditional soups, OJ, tea … and plenty of rest.
And the pics from the hike are super cool, looks great! It didn’t break 40 here, but was still so nice and I loved getting out!
03/10/2014 at 12:42 PM
I’m so glad we’re finally into slightly more tolerable weather! and yes, i’m not trying to test the ‘running sick on race day’ 😦
03/10/2014 at 2:57 PM
Get better soon! 🙂 It’s such a nice break to have a little bit of nice weather, isn’t it? It’s like Spring here today, but I think a storm is forecasted for Wednesday night:( Boo! I’m so ready for the warmer temps!
03/10/2014 at 8:58 PM
Yes!! I’ve been dying for some decent weather! Right now i just need a dry day for Saturday and a healthy body!
03/10/2014 at 9:41 PM
Feel better soon- that sunny weather should help! I hope you feel well in time for your race, good luck!
03/11/2014 at 12:34 PM
thanks!! I need the well wishes, still not feeling too hot here 😦
03/11/2014 at 9:16 AM
Glad you’re starting to feel better! 🙂