Marathon Training Week 11

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!

3 thoughts on “Marathon Training Week 11

  1. Hi Aimee! You sound smart about this. I was just reading a weightlifting book that specifically said to be patient in healing unless you want to injure yourself further. You’ve been doing that. Very good.

    🙂 Marion

  2. Aimee…
    I’m so glad you are feeling better!
    That cake looked so yummy when I read the recipe–I’ve never used coconut oil in a recipe before…did it overwhelm the flavor?
    Hope you are running soon.
    Kaye

    1. The coconut oil really couldn’t be detected. I did decrease the amount of oil to just about 1/4 cup and increased the applesauce to a 1/2 cup. Carlos and I also made another version using pumpkin instead of applesauce. We added some pumpkin pie spice as well. It was delicious.

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