This week has been pretty Epic for me. I reached the most miles I have EVER ran in a week.
I have no idea how I did it.
It was unplanned and unpredicted.
I also had the worse week in the weeks of being a girl since high school.
Not to get graphic, however; My ovaries are beating me up with no remorse.
7 days of living hell and we are still in the pain locker. This is soo out of the box for me. I told Andy if this is what Perimenopause is going to be like then just TAKE IT ALL OUT!
ANYWAY..on to a more pleasant subject.
MY RUNNING WEEK:
Sunday 31st: 17 miles trails
Monday: 26 miles trails
Wednesday: 3miles road
Thursday: Double run: AM 16 miles trails PM 3.1 RACE 5K
Saturday 12 miles Trails
TOTAL miles: 73 miles
Thursday after running 16 miles I ran another 3.1 miles in Flint.
The Great Pizza 5K.
Lacey showed up at my house last minute to run.
I reminded myself this WAS NOT the RACE I was TRAINING. Therefore, it was important to use it as a TRAINING RUN and not a RACE.
My goal was to run a sub 24. This would be a respectable time without getting injured or discouraged.
I am at a place in my running career that I run for ME. Some people think I am competitive. And in my ways I am.
Not in my running anymore.
I compete for me.
I work hard on my goals, my training program and my races FOR ME.
I don't fret over my times anymore and it feels good!
I ran in my new HOKAS, 26 miles. No blisters. BUT a WHOLE lot of DIRT.