I woke up Saturday feeling kinda crappy so Cameron made my favorite, french toast w/chocolate protein powder! After breakfast he suggested going on a hike and I got my shoes on faster than I reach for my A.M. java fix.
Snow was still on the ground here and there, but it was almost 60 degrees which meant melting snow, and we spent a good deal of our 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. We 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!
We stumbled across 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!