Weekly Wrap-Up: May 22-28

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a true long run this week because I’d be on call for the weekend, but my legs decided that it was time to cut back regardless of my schedule.

I ended up not getting called at all this weekend. I need to go buy a lottery ticket.

I was worried that I’d end up running in the rain this week. While we did get a ton of rain, I somehow managed to avoid all of it. Again, lottery ticket.

Hey, I finally got my Teal Diva 5K race report posted. One of the delays was that I was hoping to take a picture of the race t-shirt in full daylight so I’d have a chance of getting it to show up in the right color. I’ve noticed when I take pictures of shirts in the evening, the colors are way off. After all that waiting, the teal t-shirt still looked blue. I give up. (Also, yes, I’m aware that’s a really silly reason for the delay.)

Weight Check: 163.9 pounds, down 0.7 from last week. Considering that my last weigh in was on Saturday, May 20, I’ll gladly take that. It wasn’t a great week, but somehow, I did OK. There’s still too much Mountain Dew, of course. But work was stressful and sometimes, Mountain Dew is the only method of dealing with it that doesn’t end in a conversation with HR.

This Week’s Runs
Day Total Miles
Monday 7.01
Tuesday 5.31
Wednesday 5.01
Friday 6.01
Saturday 5.31

Total: 28.65 miles

On Monday, it wasn’t raining, but it was really humid. This ended up being my long run this week. My legs didn’t feel great, but I got through it.

Tuesday was the run where my body told me in no uncertain terms that this was going to be a step back week. It was still really humid, and my legs were just not interested. I had originally hoped to get to 6 or so miles, but 5.31 was all I could get.

On Wednesday, my legs got a break, even if my mind didn’t, and I got on the treadmill. I still didn’t feel great, but I felt better than the previous two days.

Friday, well, I know I ran 6.01 miles. I got sidetracked with work and never bothered to write down any notes about my run. I guess it was OK. I finished strong. And I do remember it was a lot less humid than earlier in the week. But that’s pretty much it.

Saturday was my “Squeeze in a run while I’m on call and hope I don’t get called” run that only happens 4 or 5 times each year, but it seems like it’s a lot more often than that. Like I mentioned earlier, I didn’t get called before, during, or after this run, which is nice. As for the run itself, my legs felt decent, the weather wasn’t too bad, and I managed to get to 5.31 miles.

Next week, I’ll try to get mileage back up closer to where I was before this week. Also, the month will end, and maybe I’ll get a monthly wrap-up done in a timely manner.