I did not do any physical activity last week because of my healing rib. I was very compliant with doctor’s orders to rest as much as possible. As a result I am feeling so much better.
Here is what was expected during week 11 of marathon training:
Sunday, 9/25/11 – Rest Day
Monday, 9/26/11 – 5 Mile Run + Strength Training
Tuesday, 9/27/11 – 7 Miles Run
Wednesday, 9/28/11 – 5 Mile Run
Thursday, 9/29/11 – 3 Mile Run + Strength Training
Friday, 9/30/11 – Rest Day
Saturday, 10/1/11 – 14 Mile Run
It has been exactly two weeks today since I last went for a run. I am taking it slowly to ensure that my rib heals properly. However, this morning I feltl up to a little activity so I went for a 1.5 mile walk at the reservoir after bringing Carlos to school. I felt absolutely fine while walking and thereafter. My heart ached a little as runners passed by me, but I will be back in action soon.
This afternoon Carlos and I walked to the library, well I walked, Carlos rode his scooter. I have to admit that on the way back I began to feel a little sore. So I just took a couple of Tylenol and I’m resting on the sofa. The amount of medication I take is greatly reduced to Ibuprofen three times a day and Tylenol or Aleve as needed as well as vitamins and a couple of homeopathic remedies.
Carlos and I were both really excited to see some signs of fall on our walk. Everyone (except me!) has their mums decorating their homes and we saw a few Halloween decorations too. There were quite a few crisp leaves along the sidewalk. The air is noticeably cooler. We love it!
Carlos and I did some baking over the weekend. We made Mama Pea’s Chocolate Chip Cake from Peas and Thank You, but since I didn’t have a cake pan (I know – Shame!) I used a brownie pan. It didn’t matter, our
brownies cake was delicious. My husband and co-workers agreed!
Have a great Monday!