My husband had double [bilateral] hernia surgery last Wednesday. He felt crummy for a couple of days, but has turned a corner and is improving daily. I had to grab workouts when I could [when he was sleeping] and I battled general fatigue and lack of desire all week.
Thursday, the day after Chris' surgery, was the most difficult day. It was a speed workout with quarter-mile repeats. Fortunately, there's a junior high school track near our home. It's a beautiful setting. I ran my mile warm-up, taking the long way to get there, then crossed the quaint bridge over the stream.
It was a cloudy, rainy day, but I thought to myself... Self, you are so fortunate to have the privilege to live and run in such a beautiful place. Don't think about how tired and heavy you feel today. Enjoy the views and the fact that you're not laying in bed recovering from bilateral hernia surgery!
Running towards the track...
I noticed a sign on a chain link fence that borders the school property. I thought to myself... Self, this is an unusual sign. I wonder why that farmer-person feels the need to place that sign right along the track?
And then I thought to myself... Well duh, Self. Junior high school kids? Farm animals bordering their track? Not this farmer-person's first rodeo.
Next time Supermodel and I are at the track together, I'll see if I can get her to jump the fence. Just for giggles.
For you, my friend...
Blue = completed workouts this week. Red = workouts awaiting me.
M - 9 miles steady pace [We were supposed to run 8 miles, but Supermodel did us wrong. She'll tell you so herself. It was hilly and hard.
T - SLACKER - I was supposed to cross train 35 minutes and lift weights, but I didn't. I was tired from Supermodel's poor decision making as run leader the day prior.
W - 4 miles with 4 x 20 sec strides
Th - Intervals: 1 mi warm-up; 8 x .25 mile repeats @ level 10 [.25 mi recovery]; 1 mi cool-down
F - Cross train 40 minutes [bike]; lift weights
Sa - 9 miles on canal bank
Su - Off