Unfortunately the mum now looks like this because of all the rain we got this weekend!
And speaking of fall.....
As far as the gym goes, I've continued to be consistent with showing up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! You know that those are also my running days as well. However, I needed to take Monday off this week from running because I just get too worn down from the weekend and need an extra day of rest. Wednesday was a non running day as well because I had the opportunity to spend some time with family instead. So my only hope was to get a run in on Friday and hopefully a long one on Saturday.
So on Thursday night I had an accident with the dog gate and it fell down and hit me in the back of the calf. It hurt and it started bruising up immediately. Now I was worried about if I was even going to get my run in on Friday. On Friday afternoon at work I finally had some time to prop it up and ice it for a while.
Friday was the start of our less than perfect weather. It pretty much rained all day long. My running friend Heather was coming to visit and I worried how the weather would affect our plans. Before she arrived I had time to get in my last gym session for the week.
By the time I came out of the gym it had stopped raining and it was rather warm. I decided to slip on my visor (in case it started to sprinkle) and see if I could run with this big bruise on my calf. Turns out I got three pretty fast miles in through town and the pain in my calf did not bother me at all while I ran.
On Saturday I planned to do a long run with my friend Heather on the Rail Trail. Thank you all for your advice on my post on Friday on how I should be ramping up my mileage. I did have that conversation with my PT and he did say that I should be getting in 2 weekend of 13 mile runs before race day! This surprised me as I thought he would want me to be more conservative seeing as I am injury prone. He made a plan for me and I think I should be able to stick too it.
Because there was rain in the forecast pretty much all day, we knew that this long run was going to be a challenge. The sky was clear till we got to the trail and then as soon as we got out of the car, BAM! it poured. We got back in the car and waited about 5 minutes. It stopped. We then found our little window of opportunity.
|Thumbs up for a rain free run!|
God must have felt sorry for us so gave us some great weather for our entire run. Heather had 12 miles on her plan and I was only going to do 10 of those miles with her because I didn't want to push too much. Since The weather was perfect, and we were doing a run/walk, I decided to go ahead and do those extra 2 miles with her. I was having way too much fun to stop!
We completed 12 happy miles and as soon as we got back to the car, it started to pour again. We couldn't have planned it any better than this!
We still have some adventures to get to today so hopefully the weather will hold out just a bit longer! -M
We are linking up with the lovely Holly and Tricia for their weekly wrap!