E was sick for almost an entire week. Can’t say it’s been fun for anyone. Her sleep is still pretty off. I guess she finally had to be woken up at 9:40 this morning so they could go to story time. She seems considerably less crabby and her fever has dissipated, so that’s good. I slept 4-5 hours most nights when she was sick. I’m probably next to get it.
So last week I had intended to do an 18 mile long run. I was able to squeeze in a long run on Friday night, but decided to do just 17. ( I had already done 2.5 that morning) I guess I wanted to save myself 8-9 minutes. hah. But seriously, I started running at 10 p.m. I ended around 12:30 and then still had to pump and shower. Then I had to get up for work the next morning too. But overall, the run went really well. I always run better in the dark and at night. It’s weird. I was hungry when I got into the run, sort of like when I run in the mornings. My fuel was a fruit and veggie squeezie thing and a hawaiian roll. I ran 2.5 inside, then 5 outside. Then 2.5 inside, and 5 outside. Then I finished the last 2 on the treadmill.
I didn’t run on Saturday because, technically, I was running on Saturday. So Sunday I took it easy and ran with Red in the stroller for just over 2 miles. We stopped along the way to collect locust shells. Monday I ran 8 miles with some stairs at the track. This morning I ran 7.5 and I decided I had better do actual speedwork. So I started with a weenie workout of 3×800. I will try to increase that to 5 next week. Tomorrow we are headed out of town, so I will probably do a midweek long-ish run. Unless I’m sleep deprived again. Plan on doing 19 this weekend and 20 next weekend for some charity thing. I will have to run loops. 22 of them to get to 20 miles. But each lap earns $5 for a charity of my choosing (from a drop down list). I chose a cancer one.
Still haven’t registered for the actual marathon yet. Don’t want to jinx myself and get an injury.