This week was a bit of a waste, to be honest. My sore ribs improved only slightly, and I was on doctor’s orders not to run for a week anyway, so this should be a boring post. I won’t feel bad if you abandon ship now! 🙂
Here’s what the week was supposed to look like, according to my training plan:
Friday: run 40-45 mins
Sunday: run 6 miles (according to plan) / run at least 4 miles (according to instructor)
Thursday was chock-full of meetings at work, and I was exhausted when I got home. Drew had a night out with the guys and I blogged. And probably read and went to bed early. I don’t remember. What I do remember is not doing anything active!
Friday I met with my doctor, who gave me heavy-duty cough syrup to try to lessen the constant impact on my ribs. Then I took the train out to my mom’s after work to have a girls’ weekend, since Drew was going to be at PAX the whole time. And so commenced a weekend full of coziness, copious amounts of tea, and lots of good family time. I did walk briefly around the mall on Saturday but that was about it for exercise.
Sunday was actually pretty active if you consider running around my house cleaning and being domestic active! Lugging laundry baskets up and down the stairs, loading and unloading the dishwasher, and running up and down the stairs some more as I tidied. I may have jolted my ribs about a bit as I did so, which wasn’t great, but these things had to be done.
Monday I walked quite a bit at work, and felt altogether silly and useless as my co-workers had to lift and move boxes around for me all day. What can you do, I guess? The evening was spent watching silly TV shows and going to bed early yet again. Daylight Savings Time is doing a number on me this year.
Tuesday was another busy day at work, and another with lots of walking. I made the observation during the day that my ribs hurt a bit less if I pressed gently on them, so I picked up a knock-off Ace bandage on my way home from work to see if that would help my still-dodgy ribs.
Tuesday was also the last indoor track session of the season for the Shammies, which I had to miss out on yet again. In lieu of speedwork I finished my latest book for book club (which was disappointing) and had a mini shopping spree at Daedalus Books. My mom gave me their catalog and oh boy, is it dangerous! Tons of cheap sale books and remainders. I didn’t intend to go on a spree, but that’s lots of birthday prezzies bought! …plus a cheeky book or two for myself.
Wednesday unfortunately saw my running class canceled. I wasn’t going to run anyway (the doctor who treated my ribs said to let pain be my guide, and this pain is quite the cantankerous guide!) but our substitute instructor had said that I could join her on a walk as the rest of the class got their run in. I was quite looking forward to it; our sub for this week was my 5K for Beginners instructor from two years ago and she’s pretty awesome. Ah well. I did manage to get outside for a walk anyway, which was lovely because the weather was gorgeous and very nearly spring-like!
How’s your week going?
How’s Daylight Savings Time treating you?
I am so ready to see this silly thing abolished, I don’t know about you!
What are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?