Sunday, September 25, 2016

Heart Rate Training Week 9 (Weekly Wrap-up Edition)

This week has been much better then the last few.  I actually got some runs in (with quite a bit of walking), including my long run.


Monday I decided to at least get out there and walk my miles.  I just tried to run every now and again just to see how things felt.  The few times I ran really wasn't a run, it was more like an old lady shuffle.  I'm glad it was dark out so people couldn't see it.  While the walking felt fine, the few times I tried to run my back felt tight.  My hip and glut hurt by the end, but I was happy to have a PT appointment later that day.


Wednesday I decided to try again.  I ran a little bit more and while it was a little faster, it was still a shuffle.  The back felt better, but still tight.  No real pain, just tight.  I knew that was a good that there really wasn't any pain.


Friday I decided to work from home, which meant that I didn't have to start my run till the sun came up.  Even though there was more traffic out at that time, it was nice to run in the day light.  After my PT appointment on Wednesday, my back finally really felt good.  No pain or tightness.  It was so nice.



After a good run on Friday I decided to do my long run on Saturday.  I didn't run with the MTT since I wasn't sure if I would be able to do all 20 miles.  I decided to do my favorite 10 miler and then I can figure out if I could do it again or a shorter loop after that.


I saw this sign in someone's neighborhood and I was very confused by it.  Did someone that lived there put it up or did a neighbor put it up?  It was still there when I did my second loop. 



There was a guy that saw me on a walk break and said that I had a lot of stuff for a walk (I had my vest on with my two big water bottles).  I wish I could have said something before he drove off, like it's a walk/run or that it was 20 miles.  I thought it was really kinda rude.

The first 10 miles felt good.  No back pain or really any at all.  I decided to do the second loop of 10 miles.  I refilled my water bottles and started off again.  It was starting to get more warm but I was feeling good, so far.  By mile 15 though the heat was getting up there and I was getting tired.  I haven't done anything more then 5 miles in a month so most of the last 5 miles was walking.  I thought that maybe 20 was pushing it, but I was so excited to be out there.


By the end my hips and my feet hurt, but I did it.  My back didn't hurt at all.  I bruised both of my big toe nails which sucks.  I'm very excited to be back into the game. 

How was your week?  What do you think that sign meant?  Have you ever had someone say something rude while you were out for a run?


Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.

10 comments:

  1. Way to go on the 20 miler!! As to the sign...Trump supporters proudly call themselves "deplorable Americans" in response to Hillary Clinton stating that all Trump supporters are deplorable people. Just a little FYI :)

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    1. Ahhh, I knew she called them that, but it's still weird. Thanks!

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  2. About that sign, I'm pretty sure that it was Hillary Clinton that called people Deplorable Americans if they were supporting Trump and not her. This person is presumably supporting Trump and decided to show it that way with that sign.

    I'm glad that the back is not an issue anymore. I was starting to worry about you.

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    1. I'm glad the back is feeling better too. It's great to be able to get out there again.

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  3. Yay for your back feeling better and for getting those 20 miles in! That was definitely a rude comment from that passer-by :(

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  4. I am glad you are feeling better! Way to go on your 20 miler! That's amazing! That is exactly where the drive for running marathons come from! From digging deep and getting the run done!

    People are so rude! seriously! mind your own business people!! Somebody stole my water on my last long run, they must have thought it was trash.

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    1. You are right about the digging deep. I have to keep that in mind, knowing I can do it no matter what. Thanks!

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  5. I think the sign is odd, even though it is presumably a political statement. Wow! 20 miles. Holy cow. I'm glad to hear your back is better and you are obviously back to training. LOL. I can't believe someone commented on your "walking" gear. On those occasions I wish I was good at snappy comebacks. I'm not. Thanks for linking, Heather.

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  6. Pshhh to the man who said it was a lot of stuff for a walk! Mind your own business Mister! Wow 20 miles after the last few weeks is major! Glad to see your back at it! Thanks for joining the link up!

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