Quick Look Week of March 12-March 18:
# of Workouts: 6
# of miles ran: 17
Weight: 181.8 (Down 3.2 lbs. from previous measurement!)
Chest: 40" (No change!)
Hips: 47" (No change)
Tuesday: Walked 2 miles; ran 5 miles
Wednesday: ST with Adam, Elliptical endurance 32 minutes
Saturday: Ran 4 miles, took remainder off
Sunday: Unscheduled Rest day
Well. I ran through asthma issues on Thursday. Took my rest day Friday. Woke up with severe asthma issues on Saturday - but was determined to stick to my plan of getting in 12 miles. I started by running 4 miles BEFORE my group, MIT, was to meet that morning. The plan was then to run 4 with them, go host a baby shower, and then run 4 more. My lungs were struggling so much on that first 4 that I decided to go home and hope to get back out for 4 more after the shower for a total of 8. As a result of the run, my asthma was worse and I coughed so hard at the stop lights driving home that my car moved. (Did I forget to mention that my rescue inhaler expired in December? I rarely use it, so I forgot to ask for a new one). I coughed throughout the shower I hosted, and decided another run that day was not going to happen.
|Me and Sarah, at her shower at my house|
That night, I couldn't lay down without coughing. Mark insisted I go to urgent care on Sunday. The "doctor" I saw there, decided I had developed bronchitis by running through my asthma issues, gave me a breathing treatment, and gave me two prescriptions: one for my missing rescue inhaler (yay!), and one for a codeine cough syrup to help me sleep. Last night, tried the cough syrup. Utter fail. Tried to sleep sitting up - was finally succeeding at that - when Avery woke up screaming. For another 2 hour cry session. I think sleep and I have officially broken up. Maybe we can still be friends?
I read in a blog last week that one aspect of good training is sleeping well, at least 7-8 hours a night. Um. Since Avery arrived, MAYBE once a month have I slept that much. I guess that's a fail on THAT part of training, eh?
On the bright side, despite adding an extra rest day, I still lost 3.2 lbs last week! I knew it would be good when I was weighed in at the doctor's office on Sunday, and even on their scale (fully clothed), I was already down over 2 lbs. :) Other bright news, I bought Avery her first pair of sunglasses today.
|I'm too cool to smile.|
I'm trying to force myself to rest one more day...I don't think I can do two more. I do plan to follow up with my primary care physician as well, since she knows my asthma way better than a doc-in-the-box.
The most memorable moment from the baby shower I hosted for Sarah on Saturday??? When I kept saying to other women, "Okay, here's your sperm."
|Apparently, I'm the Queen of Slightly Inappropriate Shower Games. |
This game was pretty entertaining though.
Are you good about adding in extra rest days when they are needed?
What's the most inappropriate baby shower game you've ever played?