To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
-Steve Prefontaine
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- Don Draper

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Week 7: Where Did It Go?

Week 7 of having the non-coach Coach happened and I can't even remember it! Thank goodness for Daily Mile to stoke my memory!

I only did 2 training runs. I was off and on with the Meniere's stuff again, and sadly running takes the first hit. I did have a nice 5K run where my legs were feeling pretty strong. I had been worrying that my IT Band was unhappy, so when it had no pain during those 3 miles I was relieved. I intended to do my scheduled 5 miles, but darkness and vertigo put a stop to it. I still felt satisfied though!

The second run brought me back to the treadmill. I totally get why you all call it the dreadmill now!! We were having a flood warning in town, so with the darkness and non-stop rain I resigned myself to my mom's tiny room with the treadmill. This time I hooked up my phone to the treadmill and played my music through those speakers. That made the run so much more bearable. Heck, I actually sang along and had fun! 5 miles done in no time at all ... pain free. Hallelujah!

I missed a swim class, which sadly seems to be my norm. I love that class, too, so I don't know why I can't drag myself there all 3 days. (Really, it isn't even a mile from my house.) I've just been exhausted lately. But the days I went were really fun and great workouts. I felt the ab exercises for a couple days after. I love that!!
One last Shamrock 15K pre-race photo!
So that was week 7 (I guess I did have that 15K race, too ... but that wasn't training so anyway...). Week 8 is already off to an awesome start. I don't know if I can even wait until it is over to tell you about it!

4 comments:

  1. You can also call them "Hamster Wheels". YOu hang your water bottle off to the side, cut your energy bars into pellets, and there you have it...your very own Habitrail.

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    1. Ah! So then I wouldn't even have to leave to use a bathroom either. All encompassing! ;)

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  2. In case you need reading for your treadmill runs, check out the April 2012 National Geographic. NEW TITANIC PICTURES...they actually had a project that finished in 2010 to basically make a picture of the entire ship...

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/titanic/titanic-photography

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  3. Cardio exercises have never been my favorite. But after I've started taking Navy Seal Formula (by MGNutritionals) I was getting extreme results especially in this kind of trainings. My endurance have increased and my workouts have improved. I've been taking a lot of supplements, but this one is really doing it for me and my lifestyle.

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