Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day 8 (of 13)

Yesterday was my 8th day in a row of training and my first day off will be Sunday the 19th! I don't think I have ever trained this many days in a row and yesterday I was so tired. I left work at noon and came home and napped until 2:30 then got up and went to the trainers then headed to practice.

Mondays are usually 400m repeat days but since there was a soccer game the workouts were pushed around. We just did a nice easy 2 mile run then 6x110m strides/accelerations. These felt really good and I feel like my speed is improving. We lifted upper body afterward and today I am a little sore but it is not anywhere as bad as last week! It wasn't a hard workout which was good for me but today is the 400m repeats (we are doing 5 i think! ekkkk!) Just as a precaution I got two bags of ice after practice and strapped one to my right knee and one to my right hamstring. Let's just say that driving a standard car home with an immobilized leg was kind of difficult! But I am not sore today and I feel rested.

I just started reading New Moon by Stephenie Meyer! It is pretty good so far!! I don't know if anyone else does this but I keep a list of all the books I have read (in a word document). It is nice to look back and see what I have read. I used to keep a more detailed record with plot and character descriptions but honestly I don't have time for that anymore!

On a sad note - a classmate of mine and friend passed away Sunday from Cystic Fibrosis. She was on the lung transplant list and they had a pair for her but she spiked a fever Saturday night so she wasn't able to go in for surgery. It has made me think and be thankful that I am healthy and have a good pair of lungs that allow me to run and enjoy everyday! Every day is a gift - keep running!

10 comments:

tfh said...

That's a lot of training without rest. The napping is a good idea, I think-- gives your body a little extra time to repair! I'm sad to hear about your classmate. You're right-- every day is a gift, and so is every run.

Marcy said...

LMAO I wish you had a picture of the drive home! But hey, you feel good now, right? ;-)

The Happy Runner said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your friend!! Sending you a hug...

Girl on Top said...

The training sounds intense!

Sorry to hear about your friend. Life definitely is a gift!

Julianne said...

I'm so sorry about your friend! :-( We are truly lucky to have what we have!

Nicole said...

so sorry to hear about your friend... i should always remind myself how lucky i am

Melanie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your classmate. Those kinds of things are always tough.

*aron* said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your classmate :( hugs!!

that is a lot of days in a row!!! you are awesome!

D10 said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, how sad. I keep track of the books I read on goodreads.

The Laminator said...

Totally true. We never really stop to think how many body parts have to function properly for us to be able to run.

Sorry about your friend. We'll keep running in memory of her.