Training Tuesday – Friday Edition

I hate to admit this, but my “running” since we talked about it last week has been a huge fail. I’m totally blaming it on Chris, but I shouldn’t.

Key takeaways from this week:

  • We need a jumparoo near the treadmill. The one we have does not fit through the doorway and I do not have the time or patience to disassemble and reassemble it twice before work. (I need the one we have in my bathroom doorway in the morning if I want to take a shower.)
  • I should have eaten more pizza on Sunday night. Just trust me on this one.
  • Not a new concept: I always regret skipping a run I planned to do, but I never regret having completed one.
  • I am thankful that Chris has returned safely and a day early!
  • I am like the grand master duck herder.

Week 4 Plan

Monday – 4 miles @ 11:25
Wednesday – 4 Mi, including w/u; 2 miles @ 9:42; c/d
Saturday – 5 miles @ 11:25

Week 4 Actual

Sunday – 4.13 miles @ 10:XX
Monday – 3.6 miles @ 10:03; I was going for 5 miles, but Kai wasn’t having it.
Tuesday – 3 miles @ 9:56
Wednesday and Thursday – I can’t remember if I ran or not and there is no RunKeeper record of it, so I’m going with no. <– How bad is it that I can’t even remember?
Friday – Chemo, no running. There was no reason that I couldn’t have gotten up an hour earlier and gone for a run. I was just lazy.
Saturday – Felt fine, just too lazy to run.

Ok, so here’s the part where I stop blaming me and start blaming Chris.

I have been doing really well with marginally acceptable about going running after work for the past few weeks. It doesn’t require me to wake up an hour before Kai, who has taken to waking up at 5AM all of a sudden, and I don’t have to deal with the sweaty aftermath of a lunch time run. Unfortunately, the key to running after work is to have Chris pick Kai up from daycare. This works out great sometimes if he is here, but this week he decided to do a whirlwind tour of China instead of daycare pickup duty.

Kai, your dad elected to eat things like this instead of picking you up.

I’m just kidding. He didn’t mention eating any silk worm.

The Punchline: I didn’t run as much as I hoped to this week either.

Week 5 Plan

Tuesday – 4 miles @ 11:23
Thursday – 3 miles @ 11:23
Saturday – 4 miles @ 11:23

Week 5 Actual

Sunday – mountain biking; three laps of the pine loop trail ~ 1:00; We would have stayed out longer and branched out to other trails, but there was a race about to start and we didn’t want to be in the way.
Monday – Rest. The Monday after chemo seems to do me in every time.
Tuesday – Rest. I planned to run. I even brought my running clothes to work and put Bob in the car so I could change into them and run with Kai after work. I ended up getting a phone call at the end of the day that kept me at work much later than planned, which meant that by the time I picked Kai up it was almost her bedtime. If I have learned anything about babies in the last few months, it is that under no circumstances should you mess with bedtime if you have any intention of sleeping that night. That doesn’t mean that I couldn’t have gone running though. We have a treadmill and Kai is always in bed by 7PM. <– Lazy again.

Are you keeping tabs here? We are halfway through the week and have not even gotten one step in towards the pathetic goal of running 11 miles. Remember last year when I ran 11 miles at a time? Or 20 miles at a time? I digress.

Wednesday – Wait for it.

I snoozed through my alarm.          


I squeezed in a run during lunch; 3 miles, untimed

Thursday – 3 miles @ 11:20; This may be the first run of this whole training plan that was done as prescribed on the correct day.
Friday – Rest. Too much on the calendar.
Saturday – I will run. No matter what it takes.

  1. Anonymous said:

    I get tired just reading your schedule, Brit. You should be proud of yourself, you’re a rockstar!

  2. Lisa said:

    Hope things went well Saturday! And for the record, I don’t think you’re ever lazy. You’re human — possibly super-human.

  3. jillybean222 said:

    i agree w/ Lisa – I think you are superhuman!

    How about buying one of those doorway jumpers – they hang from the doorway and you can move it in two seconds. We also have the huge FP one and it does not fit through a standard doorway – not sure who came up with that design but it is not a very good one!!!

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