Monday- Rest day.
Tuesday- Blue Man Day
Wednesday - 1 hour of zumba, and 30 minute easy run
Thursday - Rest
Friday- 20 mile long run
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - 6 mile progression run, 3 easy miles and 30 minutes of weights
I hope everybody already knows this, but use this as a cautionary tale... tell your friends that you have a friend, who has a friend who this happened to....The Saturday of the Half Marathon, Roger and I used the portable toilets before starting the race. We waited a long time in line to use them. Race started at 7:30, but there were lots of corrals, leaving every 2 minutes. We were still in line when the first 5 corrals were released. Roger is *always* way cautious about his hygiene, to the point of having a germ phobia that I find disrupting. But this ONE time, he didn't use the hand sanitizer in the portable toilet, and 24 hours later, he had the stomach flu.
In addition to grieving the loss of Rita, he was sick for 3 days!
Monday I was still at little sore from the half marathon, nothing too intense, just light soreness on my quads. Used the day to work on homework with my son, with the always present promise of a balloon fight.
Tuesday was supposed to be my weights and running day, but since I had been a total Runhole to my sister for her birthday, I got us tickets to go see The Blue Man Group at Hershey Theater. I walked around Hershey for about 45 minutes while waiting for my sisters to arrive. It was a cool day, and the only improvement would have been a hot mocha to keep my hands warm.
The show was very entertaining, very different from anything I have been to before, I would definitely go back to it, but get closer seats this time.
After the show, the band and the Blue men were walking around the exit area, taking pictures and interacting with people. My sisters say that I have a random celebrity obsession, because I had to ask to get our picture taken with one of the Blue Men, and I think they are right!
Wednesday was back to Zumba day! I hadn't been back since March 14, it always feels so strange to not go there twice a week!
After, I ran an easy 30 minute run around the park. 3.2 miles total.
|I don't know why Sheetz had this billboard right by the .25 mile marker on the running path, but it makes me mad.|
|Cloudy sunset after the run|
Thursday was a rest day. My son didn't have any homework to finish and we had an epic pillow, balloon fight in his room.
Friday long run- The day was a warmer than other runs we had, and sunny but there were 20 MPH winds in the open fields. Wind, and all, the 20 miles got done.
|Coming down from Shank Park, the ducks enjoying the warm weather and sun|
|I have run by this place a lot of time, and this was the first time I saw the sheep!|
|The path up to Shank Park|
|Fighting the wind back to the car... at mile 19 of the 20 mile run|
After the run, between veggie pad thai, and cheesecake, I finally signed up for the Gettysburg Marathon. I've been training for this Marathon since early December, but agreed with Roger that we wouldn't sign up until we had run 18 miles. I was anxious about this for the rest of the weekend, and still my stomach gets all fluttery thinking about it.
On Saturday Morning my son woke up with a runny nose and a small cough. We made whole grain waffles sticks and enjoyed some cuddling and watching Matilda.
Sunday we woke up to cooler weather than the week before, but after a trip to a bookstore, we were all ready to run our progressions.
|We picked up a Harry Potter Wand for my son, and I got a Chelsea Handler book and Catcher In The Rye|
|Maybe the last time I'm wearing my warm leggings for the season|
Miles - 32.2
Zumba - 1 hour
Weights - 30 minutes
Next Race: Bunny Palooza 10K in Bethany Beach
The next two weeks my son has spring break, he is scheduled to be with me for Easter this year and this will throw my training schedule for a wild spin.
Have you ever gotten sick from touching something gross at a race?
Have you signed up for a race that makes you nervous?