Strength Training Week 9

I am having the hardest time writing this post. Not because last week was bad. It wasn't. It was good. But perhaps because I feel a little bit in limbo. Good thing today is the start of a new training cycle and once I get my run in, I should be fine!

So here is what I had planned for last week and how it went.

See? Not too bad! But let me tell you, it was an uphill challenge since day 1! I needed to be committed and stay focused. I knew I was having a procedure on Friday that required fasting (and no water). I chose to run before the procedure and that mile was tough. I was a slug.

The thing is, I wasn't sure how I would feel the afternoon and days after. Good news, by the next morning I was back to me and was able to pull off my long run. That too was an uphill challenge since I wanted to stop at mile 6. At 6.5 miles I was bored out of my mind and knew I needed to do something to keep my butt on the treadmill. So I played the 0.5 miles game. 0.5 miles until I can drink, 0.5 miles until I can increase the pace ever so slightly, and so on. Yes, I used negative splits to encourage myself to keep running. Once I hit the 10 mile mark I was too close to 1 hour and 40 minute so I kept going. Then I was too close to 10.5 miles so I kept going. Then I only had a couple of minutes left of the treadmill clock that was counting down so I kept going. Gotta love it!

And yesterday, well I had to run long enough on my incline treadmill to break a 40 mile week!

All in all, a great running week.

And that procedure? It revealed I am fine. Yes, I am happy about that. And yes, I was a bit sad no cause to tummy woes was discovered but I am okay with that. Before the procedure I already had the plan to go dairy free for 14 days to see if that was playing a role in things. I will blog more about that later but right now, it looks like I may be onto something!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for my morning chats with darling daughter!
Daily Affirmation: I know my priroties and will keep darling daughter at the top.


  1. Another great week! Good for you.

  2. It's worth trying a diet elimination to see if you can get some relief. I've had to cut out lactose and reduce the amount of wheat I take in (I don't have to go totally without just not eat it at every meal like I was) and my stomach is so much happier.


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