Weekly Recap: Fall 2018 Half Marathon Training - Week 6 (10/15-10/21)

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The Struggle (and Juggle) is real

Fall nuttery is in full swing over here. As much as I love this time of year, it’s also so busy. This past week was rough - work was incredibly stressful and busy (meetings all day, every day), my son had meltdowns every few minutes over everything, and I had a cold and pink eye (what?). And my husband’s work travel schedule has increased, too, meaning I juggle all of that on my own right now a lot more than normal.

Unfortunately, we’re at the phase where my son gets really, really sad when daddy is gone and then also acts out at home (for me). Wednesday morning we had 5 meltdowns before 6 am. It was that kind of day.

The fact that I did anything other than work and sleep this week was a small miracle.

Workout Summary

  Monday   Off
  Tuesday   F45
  Wednesday   Off
  Thursday   Run: 3 miles at 8:30 pace
  Friday   Off
  Saturday   Run: 6 miles at 9:12 pace
  Sunday   Run: 11 miles at 8:58 pace
  Totals   3 runs/20 miles
  Total workouts: 4

My runs were all backloaded this week because of my schedule craziness, and I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to make it 11 miles on Sunday. Really, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it 1 mile.

But I got out there, and despite copious amounts of snot and phlegm from my cold, I had a good run. It was probably the best run I’ve had in years (at least since late 2015 or very early 2016). I’m sure the awesome fall weather had something to do with it as well - it was 57 degrees and 67% humidity (dew point only 37!). I can only wonder what my pace would have been if I wasn’t sick. But hopefully, we’ll continue to have some fall-like weather so I’ll see soon.

In spite of the craziness, I did manage to have some fun, too. I had a sitter on Wednesday and was able to get out with a friend to enjoy the beautiful evening at Pier 22 on Sullivan’s Island. Even though my eye was driving me nuts (yay, pink eye) and I felt pretty blah, it was nice to sit outside, chat, and eat poke bowls.

Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island

Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island

I also went out with some friends on Saturday night to see a Broadway touring company’s performance of Les Miserables. I’ve seen this before (on Broadway) and just forgot how good it is. The performers were amazing and Jean Valjean’s “Bring Him Home” was perfect. Chills.

Going to performances like that makes me question my life choices. I was a vocal performance and musical theatre major for 3 years in college before I decided I didn’t want to live in a cardboard box on a street corner in NYC. I always get nostalgic for the stage when I go to shows, but heaven knows I don’t have time for a musical theatre side hobby at this point in my life.

In health news, I’m still clinging to my DayQuil, NyQuil, and cough drops, but I’m hoping I kick this cold soon and start feeling better. But hey, after all the health crap I’ve been through in the past few years, I’ll take a little head cold any day - perspective, I guess.

So anyway, rough week, but I got some friend therapy time, which is always helpful for maintaining sanity.

How was your week? What keeps you from going crazy during the crazy times?


As always, I'm linking up with HoHoRuns and Taking the Long Way Home for the Weekly Wrap series.