It's been a good week both on and off the road!
I haven't shared much about it here on the blog, but for the past couple of weeks, I've been struggling with a flare of my IBS. I'm pretty sure that it's all due to stress. Coach Becky tells me I need to do a better job of letting things roll off my back. How many times have I heard that? I wish I could, but that's just not how I'm wired. Timing is everything and just this week, Deepak and Oprah started another 21 Day Meditation! I will admit that I didn't do a great job sticking with the last one but I'm sure going to try to complete this round. I like to do it at bedtime, but the mediation usually just puts me to sleep. With regards to my IBS, it seems to be calming down. Fingers crossed. Because along with the leaves on the trees, the portapotties are disappearing.
|This one will be here all winter long!|
Oh, and there were workouts too...
I made it to 2 yoga classes at the studio. Monday's class opened me up so much that I was all in for Halloween at work--I dressed as Wonder Woman. I stopped at the Forest Preserve on my way into the clinic to do my daily pose.
In case you haven't been following me on IG, I'm participating in a yoga challenge! I don't often participate in these challenges because it's a challenge (see what I did there) for me to post every day. But I'm excited about this one--it's a yoga challenge custom made for runners! The posts are all within reach for all of us. Cocoa has been excited to participate as well. If you are interested, check out #FourSeeYogisRun on Instagram.
Since last Sunday's sluggish run, I've picked up the pace and have been feeling good. I think a lot of that has to do with getting my tummy issues under control. It's amazing how much that affects me, overall. Saturday's 4 mile was speedwork in disguise. I stopped a few times--to do my yoga pose and work on upper body strength at the playground-- but my average pace was 8:19. I'm happy to know that I've still got the music in me. At least, some of the time. On Sunday, I planned to do 12. I was doing fine, running at a 9 m/m pace and enjoying the beautiful weather. I did have to make one pit stop but it didn't throw me off. At mile 7, though, I started to feel weird, sweating profusely. I tried to run it off but I felt worse, so I used my phone a friend (I called my hubs) to come and get me. I'm trying to sort that out--could it be hormones? Or the extra glass of wine I drank last night? What has happened to my endurance?
I'm going to attempt 12 next Sunday and see how it goes.
|My favorite place to run...|
How was your week? Is it still fall where you are or has winter arrived? Any wins for you? Anyone struggling with their endurance?
I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly for their Weekly Wrap as well as Angela and Ilka for their Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup!