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Weekly Run Down: Three runs this week and 2 more weeks

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Hey there!  I hope you all had a great week.  Last week I wrote about how I did not feel well.  I didn’t get a cold and I feel so much better.  Maybe I just needed to rest?  I have a race in two weeks and I absolutely cannot get sick.

MONDAY: 4.01 MILES 
I don’t remember too much about this run.  I just know I did run.

WEDNESDAY:  4.33 miles
I wanted to do 10×400 intervals with 400m recovery.  I did 8 and each recovery was less than 1/4 mile.  Felt good but got tired towards the end.  This rarely happens but my Garmin showed the mileage as the treadmill.  I was actually shocked. 

THURSDAY: 1.24 MILES 
It was not my day at the gym.  I wanted to run 4 miles but got to the gym late.  I started watching “Narcos Mexico” but honestly could not even get excited about it.  Also, I need to wake up earlier since I’ve noticed that it takes me a little bit longer to get out of the house.  

Two more weeks till the Publix Atlanta Half Marathon.  I am excited but also nervous about it.  While I am not 100% ready/trained for it, I am more ready for it than I was for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon.  The goal is to finish it.  It will be state #43 for me.

Overall not my best week.  Since I didn’t do a long run this weekend, the plan is to do it tomorrow morning.  A little off schedule but that is OK.  Also, I have an appointment with my agent to see a house so cross your fingers that it goes well.  

How was your week?  Anyone planning to go to Atlanta to spectate the Olympic Trials and/or run the half or marathon?  A friend of mine was planning to go and share the hotel cost but now cannot make it anymore.  Let me know if you want to share a room.

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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Weekly Run Down: Sick again and a favorite treadmill

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Hey there!  I hope you all had a great week.  Mine was OK because I got sick again.  So far this year hasn’t been kind to me.  Oh well.  Enough complaining and let me tell you about my week.

MONDAY: 1.69 MILES 
It just wasn’t my day at the gym.  I got there later than usual since I was in the bathroom longer than expected.  Yeah, I ate way too much on Sunday.  Monday was the day the workers decided to clean the treadmill which meant the one I use was not available.  I got on a different one but it was shaking the whole time and that wasn’t pleasant.  I moved to another one and the same thing happened.  Finally, “my” treadmill was available but by then it was time to go.  Oh well, at least something instead of nothing.

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WEDNESDAY:  1.5 miles
I was tired and just could not get into my run.  I stopped my watch and when I tried to save my run, I accidentally deleted it.  I couldn’t believe it!  I don’t think that had ever happened to me.  Oh well.  Not a big deal since I manually added it.  I don’t remember exactly the distance but it was around 1.5 miles so that is what I am going by.

That night I went out with friends for dinner.  Yummy but I was so full and sleepy by the time I got home.  Oh and more snow that evening.  🙁

FRIDAY: 4 MILES 
Again at the gym to run 4 miles.  Actually felt really good which made me happy but I was exhausted by 2pm.

SUNDAY: 7.21 MILES
I thought about running outside but it was still dark when I was ready to head out.  Back to the gym and my favorite treadmill was available.  I watched a few episodes of “Money Heist”.  I was wrong the first time I wrote about it.  There are 3 SEASONS (not episodes) so I was happy to continue watching the show.  Planet Fitness had Einstein bagels for its guests and I grabbed two.

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When I saw this I stopped running.  I was like WTF!!!!

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My poor kitty when I woke up.  Even he was still sleepy.  🙂

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This was a weird week.  I kept sneezing and coughing but it did not feel like a cold.  I drank Emergen-C with warm water before going to bed each night and that helped.  Saturday morning I woke up queasy.  I had a light breakfast and then in the afternoon went out to lunch with my coworker.  Afterwards I still was not feeling well.  Still queasy and bloated.  I was so uncomfortable pretty much all day.  I am feeling so much better so that is a relief.

How was your week?  Do you have a favorite treadmill or workout machine at the gym?  

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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Weekly Run Down: Goodbye January and Hello February

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Doesn’t it seem like January dragged?  I know it was a long month and I was on Winter Break the first week, but still.   I started off the new month with a cold.  Then once I felt better enough to run, I fell.  I took a few weeks off to recover and recently started running again but on the treadmill.  

MONDAY: 4 MILES 
Mateo couldn’t understand why I was up so early.  He is funny.  

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WEDNESDAY:  5.01 MILES
I ordered some new Oiselle shorts and couldn’t wait to wear them.  Aren’t they cute?  They’re my favorite shorts for running.  I started watching the Aaron Hernandez series while running and it is so good.  

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THURSDAY: 3O MINUTES PELOTON 
This time I did the Lady Gaga Ride.  Just what I needed after a stressful day at work.

FRIDAY: 3 MILES 
Again at the gym to run 3 miles.  The plan was to run on Thursday and rest on Friday.  My legs were sore from Wednesday’s run so I didn’t run.  I know last week I “complained” about not having a treadmill at home, but now it isn’t THAT bad.  A few people reminded me that at least I have access to a treadmill.  So true.  I am getting the hang of it.  I make sure I have all of my stuff for running and for work since I shower, get ready at the gym, and then go to work.  Oh, I also need to take my breakfast and lunch with me too.

I finished the month with 20.50 miles.  January was not a kind month but I am still pleased with my mileage.

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SATURDAY: 5.75 MILES
I couldn’t run in the morning because my sister had a training to go to downtown and I had to stay with my mother.  I caught up on reading blog posts (so sorry for responding so late).  I finally headed out to the gym around 4pm.  A friend suggested I watch “Money Heist”.  I did and I like it.  For now there are 3 episodes and I watched half of them.

This made me laugh.  I didn’t even notice it until someone made a comment on Strava.  I was on the treadmill the whole time.

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How was your week?  Any other shows to watch on Netflix?  Someone suggested Grace and Frankie.  I am looking forward to the new season of Narcos Mexico which will be available on February 13.

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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Weekly Run Down: Treadmill running and I want to buy a treadmill

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Happy Sunday!  How is it that another week went by?  Hard to believe that it is already the last week of January.

This week was all about getting back to running.  Ha, it wasn’t easy.  I’ve mentioned how well I’ve been sleeping and waking up in the morning hasn’t been easy for me.  Yes, I could go after school, but sometimes I am either tired, have a meeting, or running errands and seriously running is the last thing I want to do.  I know, excuses.  Also, left knee still does not feel 100% better.

MONDAY: 45 MINUTES PELOTON 
Cody is the man!  I love him!  The music was all 80s pop which is fantastic and makes the time go by faster.

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WEDNESDAY:  1.22 MILES
I went to Blink after school.  It is about 1/2 mile from my house so it is perfect.  It was going well until I got some discomfort in my left knee.  It doesn’t hurt throughout the day so I am not sure what is going on.

THURSDAY: 2.00 MILES 
Went in the morning before work.  Goal was to run longer than the day before.  Took a few walking breaks and felt good too.  We got more snow too!

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SUNDAY: 3.23 MILES
Went to Planet Fitness today.  The treadmills there are the ones that also have a scale.  So weird.  I alternated between 4.5 and 5.0 on the treadmill while running 3 and 4 minutes.  Felt good and overall was pleased with my run.

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I know I should be happy that I have access to a treadmill at the gym, but I hate having to haul my stuff to shower and get ready there to go to work.  I want to be able to get up, change, drink some coffee, and start my run.  Many times I wished I had one at home but realistically I have no room for it.  My sister told me that I can move the sofa to make room for it, but I live on the 2nd floor and the constant pounding will be a major headache.  I used to live on the 3rd floor in a condo and I had a treadmill for about a week.  Every time I would run, it seems like everything there was shaking.  I am sure the building shook too!  I took it back.  For sure adding that to my list of things to buy when I move.

How was your week?  

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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Weekly Run Down: Almost 100% recovered and still no running

How did this week go by fast?  I thought I was ready to run last week (I even signed up at another gym) but could not wake up on time.  Then my left knee was hurting a little so I guess it was a sign that I wasn’t ready yet.

Let me explain about the gym.  I have Blue Cross Blue Shield.  They have a Fitness Program in which I pay $25 per month and I can sign up at various gyms in the network.  There are gym like Blink, Charter Fitness, and Planet Fitness.  Now I have another gym I can go to.  I’ve heard good things about Blink and was looking forward to going there.  

I don’t think I’ve ever linked up with Kim and Deborah in which there was no running during the week.  A few times I ran maybe once or twice but never not running.  Oh well, there is always a first time.

This week I used the Peloton 4 times.  That’s the most in one week!  Cody is my favorite instructor.  He is so fun and I enjoy all of his classes.  Today’s class was all 80s music and I liked all of the songs except one.

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Mateo keeping me company.

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On Monday I had to take  my car for an emissions test (it passed) and then bought my license plate sticker (I paid over $150 for it).  I couldn’t buy said sticker until the emissions test.  Then I went to the dentist.  I’ve been going to the same dentist for over 20 years!

I know I shouldn’t be complaining about the weather but it is cold today.  We even got snow on Friday.

I went out this morning to do laundry and to stop at Target.  I am not planning to leave my house till tomorrow.  I tried this new to me soap after reading Wendy’s post.  Anyone else uses it?

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Better, right?

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Any Peloton users?  Follow me at RunningTeacher1.

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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