|Sick as a Dog!|
Unfortunately that came crashing down this past week when I came down with a sinus infection and cold. Last Saturday I had a long run of only 10 miles (recovery week), but during my run I noticed my throat was really sore - I hoped it was just the cold air I was breathing in. After I got home, showered, stretched, etc I realized I was getting sick - CRAP! Saturday for the most part I felt ok, it was just that my throat was on fire. By Sunday, I knew I was coming down with something, but I decided I would still try to get in a bike ride on my trainer. As the day progressed I felt worse and worse. I tried to still do "something" most days whether it be a 2 or 3 mile walk/run or a few miles on the bike, but I didn't have much energy to dedicate to training, but so close to my first marathon I knew I had to keep doing something. Finally on Thursday I broke down and went to the Dr. where I found out I had a sinus infection (and cold), but I was given a Zpak antibiotic (yea!!!!). By Friday I was feeling much better and yesterday I was feeling ok enough to go for a 15 mile run. I was supposed to do 21.....but knew there was no way I could do my longest run to date feeling the way I was.
That missed 21 miler is going to hurt my training schedule a bit, but that's ok, I'm going to make it work - so 21 miles this weekend. I am hopeful to feel back to 100% so I can have a good running week overall. I really need it.
Anyway, in spite of the illness I still managed to rack up a few points this week in the HBBC!
Miles Walked/Ran - 17 miles = 17 points (1 point for each mile)
Miles Bike - 27 Miles = 9 points (1 point for each 3 miles biked)
Hours Strength Training - 1 hour and 20 minutes= 4 points (1 point for every 20 minutes)
Eating 7 servings of Fruits/Veggies = 4 points (1 point for each day you reach 7 servings)
Total Points: 34
I will say, being sick and knowing my points would be down helped me to focus on my eating my fruits and veggies a little more to get my points up. I'm sure it helps since I was sick anyway.