Marathon training has officially begun. Okay, okay… I started 3 weeks ago… but now it’s the official start of the plan and the weekly countdown. From here on out, I don’t miss a run and the mileage creeps up and up and up. Let’s break it on down, shall we?
Monday: Non-running day. I always nail the first day of a new plan, hehe.
Work kind of sucked though. Our hot water heater in the clinic sprang a leak and, thus, a plumber had to be called. After begging and pleading for same-day service, we finally found someone and only had to be without water for a couple of hours. They were good people, very gracious to come out on an almost holiday, and it only cost us an arm and a leg and a soul.
Tuesday: 2 miles. Weak, I know. It should’ve been 3.
But with it being the 4th of July, and with me living in a war zone, and it being hot as Hades, I stuck to the treadmill. Did I mention I had to work as well? No rest for the wicked. And the 4th of July is never good for any animal, especially the wild ones. Stress is the number one killer of animals in the wild, which is usually caused by people. Just food for thought.
Wednesday: Cross trained. Yes! I actually cross trained!! Hallelujah, she did it!! I rode the indoor bike for a bit to warm up and then practiced my speed walking on the treadmill. I don’t walk fast, I’ve never walked fast, and I don’t know how people do it. But I’m trying…
We admitted many patients at work because of the holiday, the one most notable being a baby bald eagle. She had fallen from the nest and the parents were still taking care of her, feeding her while she was on the ground. Sad situation as she couldn’t be re-nested. Ironic, isn’t it, to celebrate the nation’s independence and that which gets displaced is the ultimate symbol of freedom?
Thursday: 4 miles. I am now having to set the alarm earlier and earlier as the mileage increases.
Friday: 5 miles. I was not aware that it was light outside at 4:30 a.m. Imagine that!
Saturday: Rest day.
Sunday: 8 miles. I didn’t get up quite as early as I wanted, so because of the intense sun, I ended up doing 6 miles on the trail and 2 on the treadmill to finish it up. Did you know you can get sunburned at 7 a.m.? True story!
Weekly Total: 19 miles/30 km
So tell me:
- Did you have a good weekend?
- Are you melting from the heat yet?
- If you live in the U.S., are you a fan of the noise the 4th of July celebration brings?