So I survived my first week! Pretty exciting but I am definitely adjusting back to actually being a real human that doesn’t sit around her house all day long.
Wearing scrubs is so awesome. It easily takes 5 minutes out of getting ready each morning figuring out what I’m going to wear.
Wednesday I even made it back to MUSC to be a clinician in CARES! And I got to see one of my favorite patients there and she has improved sooooooo much since I left! It reminded me again how much I love what I do.
My runs all week went really well (I felt really good and was really able to push it on my speed work of hills and tempo) but I pushed my tempo run from Thursday to Friday and took my rest day Thursday which led to a cascade of disaster. That meant a tempo run Friday and a 6 mile pace run Saturday back to back. On top of that, it has been the hottest weekend of the summer yet so I waited until about 7:45 to do that run last night. Which gave me about 12 hours to recover before setting out of my 13 mile long run this morning with a friend.
I rode my bike over to meet her and we got started right around 9 this morning and it was brutal. I started sweating just braiding my hair on the front porch at 8:30 am!! We got about 4 miles in before we were absolutely spent. Luckily, friends of ours live right off the trail we were running on (where I often stop to refill my water) and we decided to cut it short at 6. I absolutely can not stand shorting out on my long runs and especially when the distance is really starting to build but today was by far the hottest day of summer yet. 9 am just isn’t going to cut it any more, gonna have to be more like 7, but even then today I think would have been too much.
This coming week I will definitely being taking my rest day as scheduled and getting up much earlier for my 14 miler. I need that to go okay so I can get a confidence boost after an abysmal performance this morning. I know its not me, its the heat but it is just so hard to stomach wimping out! Tomorrow is a new day, and a new start to the training week. Just have to make this one count!
This afternoon we are off for a paddle boarding adventure. Great way to spend a Sunday.