What a week. Just when I thought our youngest, L, was getting over her cold it took a turn for the worse when she woke up at 4am Thursday morning crying and having trouble breathing. It sounded different than just being congested so I called our pediatrician’s after hours number to give them a heads up that I was going to bring her in to the ER, hoping they could call over so the ER would be able to get her seen immediately rather than waiting to be admitted. The clinician was concerned about how much difficulty L was having breathing (I was holding her in my arms while on the phone and the clinician could hear her) and how long it would take me to get to the ER so she had us hang up and call 911 (there went a few years off my life!) and start a steamy shower in our bathroom. The steamy bathroom and then bringing her out into the cold when the paramedics got there really helped her breathing. They took us in to the ER where L got a nebulizer and a steroid to help relax her swollen vocal cords which was causing the difficulty in breathing. Poor little thing had croup which is why her vocal chords and windpipe were so swollen. Thank goodness she is much, MUCH better now! Needless to say, running wasn’t much of a focus after that so I’ll keep this short.
Weekly Training: March 21 – 27
Tuesday: Plan: 6x 800 (90 sec RI) – Actual: 1.25M w/u @9:45, 2×1200 @7:31, 4×800 @7:19, 2min RI, .7 c/d – Since I ran this week’s workouts last week, I ran the workouts I skipped last week this week. Does that make sense?! I was still super congested so I didn’t push the paces to align with the new target paces based off of my most recent 5k, but I did run them faster than I had been and felt really good.
Wednesday: Plan: 6M Easy – Plan: 6M @ 9:23 – Easy, just like it’s supposed to be.
Sunday: Plan: 12M @HMP+30 – Actual: 12M @8:29 – L was feeling much better by now and since my mom was out visiting my husband and I were able to go for a run together. It was a nice chance to run with him and his company was just about the only good part of this run. Between the stress of L being so sick and still not feeling well myself, this run felt ridiculously hard the whole time. At about mile 3 I started thinking about if we should just head back and cut it short. We stuck it out and I actually felt better the last 4 miles of the run. Although given how terrible I felt the first 8 that’s not saying much! Even though the run was a total slog it was nice to be out with my husband and my mom loved getting time with the girls so there was a silver lining to it. The rest of the day was great. It ended up being a beautiful Easter Sunday and we got to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Weekly Totals: 24 miles
Hope everyone had a great week of training and a Happy Easter (if you celebrate)!