Illinois Marathon training has begun. This week I did minimal running because I hurt my ankle. It feels better now but taking a few days off helped and I am ready to resume training.
Week #3, December 11-December 17
M Did not run
T Did not run
W Did not run
TH Did not run
F Did not run
S Did not run
S Ran 30 minutes for 2.62 miles
On Monday I went out too late for my run and by then it was snowing. It wasn’t a lot but enough to make it hard to see and slippery. I am afraid of falling in the snow/ice and hurting myself. I did run for about 3 minutes and then went back home. Spoiler alert: I didn’t slip that day but did fall the next day.
On Tuesday I did some errands and hurt my ankle. I was about to get into my car and I didn’t see that the curb was uneven. I sat in the carseat in disbelief because I couldn’t believe it. I had skipped my run on Monday because I didn’t want to slip in the snow but yet I fell/slipped while walking to my car?!?!? It didn’t hurt as much so I went on with my errands. The next day it was sore/tender but wasn’t painful. I did think that I had sprained it but realized it wasn’t swollen and it didn’t hurt to walk. I decided to take off the next few days just to make sure.
The rest of the went flew by. Work was busy but productive. The teachers in our District don’t have a contract but we have a tentative one and will vote on Monday. On Friday I substituted for a class and had 47 kids in my room. There is a shortage of substitute teachers and many of us either have to internal sub or double up. It went well. Lots of kids but we had a fun and productive day.
One more week till Winter Break!
Every year I give 2 books for Christmas to my kids. This year Lola helped!
I finally went out on Sunday for a run. It was gloomy but also in the high 30s and felt great being out there.
Another week of training for the Illinois Marathon. It didn’t go as I want it to go but life is full of surprises. 🙂
Total mileage for the week: 2.62
Total mileage for this training cycle: 44.93
Total mileage for the year: 739.31
Here’s how training has gone so far:
• Week 1
• Week 2
How was YOUR week?
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I’m so sorry that you hurt your ankle 🙁 You did the best thing by taking a week off training – no need to make it worse! Hopefully the rest will help it to heal faster.
Thanks Kim! Doing much better and am excited to be back running.
Ugh! Sorry about the ankle. That’s so easy to do and so frustrating when it happens.
Yes it is! Luckily it wasn’t sprained, definitely could have been worse.