This week was tough, which I knew it would be. My body was all jacked up from coming back from San Fran on Monday morning. That, combined with my new meds, just had me feeling all kinds of off. I managed to get in 4 workouts which I’m proud of for sure.
Monday – Rest. Took the redeye home to ATL that morning. Commence total exhaustion.
Tuesday – 3 miles @ 10:40 pace. I got to try out my new Second Skin gear and I LOVED it. I got picked up by them as a sponsored athlete, which means I get a bunch of gear to test for free!! Below are the 5″ shorts. They did not ride up the entire run! The compression was great on them, though I wish they had some pockets. If you are interested in checking out the line, you can see it here. I also received a pair of capris which I also tested out and loved. I am waiting on some short sleeve tees or tanks to test as well.
Wednesday – Orange Theory Fitness (around 2.5 miles of speedwork total). Focused on arms and MAN they got burnt out. This runner is so weak in the upper body!
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Rest! Brian had his hooding ceremony for his PhD, so we went to that and spent the day celebrating with his dad.
Saturday – 3 miles @ 10:50 pace. It was surprisingly cool, around 50 degrees at 11am.
Sunday – 4 miles @ 9:56 pace. Another cool run, around 55 degrees at 11am again!
Total miles: 10, plus 2.5 of speed work (12.5 total)
Truthfully, almost every workout was very, very hard. I was just so tired and bloated all week. I spent Saturday being super lazy and also ate really well, and woke up this morning feeling so much better. Today’s run was the first run in quite some time that wasn’t a total slog fest.
I came across an article another friend posted on Facebook about gluten sensitivity/intolerance and was really intrigued as I was reading the symptoms. It also seems that there is a loose link between gluten sensitivity and PCOS. I decided I’m going to go Gluten Free for the next 2 weeks and see if I see a difference. I don’t eat a lot of gluten around the house, but I definitely indulge when I go out to eat. I’ve had stomach issues for the past few years – terrible heartburn and upset stomach (I was actually diagnosed with GERD), and often feel bloated and tired. I’m really curious to see if this helps. Stay tuned!
This week, I’ll be travelling for work to DC and then will be spending the weekend with my parents. It’s going to be another challenging week, but then things should start to slow down a bit finally. Just have to get through one more week! My goal is to get 15-17 miles in this week, as well as at least one day of strength training. I’ll also really get to challenge myself with the gluten free diet at a work convention 🙂
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