The Weekly Mile: Week 8 (Doctor's Orders)
Monday, June 04, 2012
I can't run this week. And that sucks. I also can't swim, and that sucks more. I was in for a minor abdominal procedure over the weekend - nothing serious - but when I questioned about the recovery period and when I could start running again, the nurse looked at me like I was nuts and said "I would suggest nothing for this week - we'd prefer you rest for 2 weeks, but if you feel ok, you could start SLOWLY next week." Gah. Bad timing. I have a Half to run in another 3 weeks. Now is NOT the time to be laid up on bed rest.
Well - it's not exactly bed rest - I'm fine. I'm up and about. Nothing really hurts anymore. But I don't want to do any damage, so I'm trying to be supportive and follow orders, when all I really want to do is run. So I'm walking. They didn't tell me I can't walk!
Anyway - this issue that I've been dealing with for a while now, which will now no longer be an issue, thankfully, has really been giving me some grief over the past couple of weeks - so not only is it affecting THIS week, it really affected last week's schedule. I got in my head again about 7 miles not being enough on Thursday night, even though that's what was planned. So I adjusted my thinking and pig-headedly determined that I was going to run a 15K (9.3 miles) instead. But by the time Thursday actually rolled around - freezing cold, pouring rain, and me feeling really crappy - not only did I not run 9.3 miles, I didn't run anything at all. So my grand mileage total for last week? 3 miles. Yuck.
Sometimes training is sidelined due to injury - I just have to look at this as one of those things. You try to complete training runs injury free - and so far, since this issue was unrelated to running, I'm doing pretty good in the health department. But people get sick, colds strike in the middle of summer, and sometimes things happen that are beyond your control and need immediate attention. So you take the time, heal and come back stronger and better when you are given the go-ahead.
Until then...you walk. A lot.
Week 8 Schedule (Completed):
Mon - Rest
Tue - 3 miles
Wed - Rest
Thu - Skipped run
Fri - Skipped run
Sat - Rest (I'm going in for a minor procedure this day, so I'm going to have to put training on hold for a couple of days - hoping I get clearance to resume running by Monday or Tuesday next week)
Sun - Rest
Total Weekly Miles: 3 (ewww!)
Total Weekly Calories Burned: 426 (double ewww!)
Weekly Weigh-In: 183.6 - still going in the right direction!
Week 9 Schedule:
Mon - 2.5 mile walk
Tue - Rest
Wed - 2-3 mile walk/run
Thu - Rest
Fri - 5 mile walk/run
Sat - Rest
Sun - 15K (9.3 mile run) - I don't care - I will be better by this day...hopefully