Weekly Recap: Fall 2018 Half Marathon Training - Week 5 (10/8-10/14)

 
weekly workouts fall 2018 half marathon training week 5

A bit of a wacky week

So, last week wasn’t my most stellar week, and I’m a bit late to the weekly recap party. But I’m still moving along.

My work and family schedule continues to be crazier than I’d like, and the next few months aren’t looking so great either with my husband’s work travel schedule. It includes some weekends, which means I’ll have to get creative about when I do my long runs.


Workout Summary

  Monday   Off
  Tuesday   Off
  Wednesday   Off
  Thursday   Off
  Friday   Run: 6 miles
  Saturday   Run: 6 miles
  Sunday   Run: 9 miles
  Totals   3 runs/21 miles
  Total workouts: 3

Last week, Tropical Storm Michael came through town and messed up my running schedule on Wednesday and Thursday. At least that’s all it messed up. The devastation Florida experienced is just awful and a little hiccup in my running schedule doesn’t matter at all in the grand scheme of things.

 Tropical Storm Michael gave way to a gorgeous sunset

Tropical Storm Michael gave way to a gorgeous sunset

I hadn’t been feeling well on Tuesday, so I missed that run as well. And because of the hurricane, we also had an unexpected house guest: my niece who is in college in Florida evacuated to our house. (Her college/city/friends are all okay, and she headed back home late in the week.) But having her in town meant more family time and outings, including a walking tour of downtown Charleston and dinner (a seafood tower!) at Pier 41.

 Taking my niece on a walking tour of downtown Charleston - The Battery

Taking my niece on a walking tour of downtown Charleston - The Battery

 Rainbow Row

Rainbow Row

I’ve also been actively trying to get more sleep and eat better. For several weeks, I was only getting about 5 hours of sleep, which is not enough for me. The past few, I’ve been getting about 7, which probably still isn’t enough, but it’s enough to make me feel human and not like I need two pots of coffee and toothpicks to prop my eyes open.

As far as nutrition, I felt myself feeling a little sluggish in general and since I have a history of iron-deficient anemia and I knew I hadn’t been eating right, I suspected I was heading in that direction again. So, I started changing my diet (which really, I should pay attention to all the time and not just when I start to feel like garbage), and eating more iron-rich foods, including more fish. It’s amazing how much better I feel after just a few weeks of eating better!

 Seafood tower (those definitely help keep the iron levels up!)

Seafood tower (those definitely help keep the iron levels up!)

So between getting more sleep and eating better, I’m feeling better. Shocking, I know. But sometimes life gets so crazy that I forget to take care of myself until my body starts to shut down. But with half marathon training in full swing and marathon training likely on the horizon, I can’t do that.

In case you missed it, here’s last week’s blog post:

Dinosaur Costume DIY tutorial (for the kiddos!)

How was your week? What are you training for right now? Do you pay attention to sleep and eating like you should?


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