I went & saw Dr Jesse yesterday and he fixed me up. I'll probably go one more time before my tri, just for good measure. My knees did end up bothering me at the end of my run last night, but I think I just need to turn to my trusted friend, the Foam Roller.
I was supposed to have a short swim/bike/run yesterday...but I just haven't been feeling too well this week (more on that later). So instead, I took my kid and my dog on a 3.25 mile run. Let me first say that running with a 7-year-old child and an 8-year-old dog is def not speed training! But it was good times and good exercise for all. Rylie was cracking me up the whole time. At one point we heard sirens and she said "Oh no, I hope the cops don't see us out here running with Cooper or they're gonna think we're out here stealing dogs!" LOL! Then later on she said "This sure would be easier if we were driving." Hahaha, that's my kid! :) But she rocked it - only walked a couple times (while I would run to the end of the current block and back to her so she could catch back up). It was the farthest she's ever ran, so I'm proud of her! She's never gone past a 5k, which she has now done 3 of.
All week long, I've felt like I'm on the verge of getting sick. I've woken up with a mild sore throat each morning, but it goes away later in the day. I've also just been very tired and run down. I'm sure part of it is due to the long practice I had on Monday and the fact that my body is trying to recover. So I'm strongly considering skipping practice in the morning so I can rest. I feel like my body is trying to tell me I need to slow down. The last 2 weeks have been complete insanity - on the go every night. I feel like I need to take it easy. Plus, tomorrow night is my friend's bachelorette party and we'll probably be out until 3am. If I get up at 4am for practice, I'll pretty much be up for 24 hours straight. If I'm not fully sick now, I'm sure to be after that.
I've had a little anxiety about this whole "getting sick" thing. See, pretty much EVERY YEAR, without fail, I get sick over Labor Day weekend. I mean, we spend the weekend at the lake and we always swim and stuff....but it's right when the weather starts to change and whatnot. So I just have this fear that I'm going to end up sick the week before my tri. If I'm going to get sick, I wish I could go ahead and get it over with so I can recover before my trip. I really don't want to be sick while on my trip and I especially don't want to be sick for my big race that I've been training for ALL YEAR. Ugh....I can just feel it coming on. Oh, and not to mention that our next-door-neighbors are all down with some sort of stomach virus. Both parents and one of the two kids. And Rylie is around both kids every morning before school...so she has been exposed to whatever they have and I'm sure she's brought it home to us. Great....
Anyway, I know it's getting down to the wire and part of me wants to push through the last 2 weeks of training. I've felt guilty for slacking off the past 2 weeks. But the other part of my head is saying to take this as a sign to rest. We're starting to taper anyway and I got my "big" practice over with, so I think I may take the weekend off to rest. If nothing else, I'll at least sleep in tomorrow and go do my short bike/run on my own later in the morning.
Well, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, August 27, 2009: 3.25 mi run