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Mileage Monday

Well, well, well. What a week. WHAT A WEEK. Sick kids, and I mean like really sick kids. I won’t go into details because I don’t want to re-live it, but I’m hoping my youngest two don’t get whatever the older ones got, and let’s just leave it at that.

I’ve been super anxious lately. My family doctor gave me a call on Saturday morning just to touch base, and she talked me off the ledge. She’s awesome. I’m so thankful for her! And honestly, I’m really happy and I feel positive and optimistic and all those things–I’ve never really struggled with depression. It’s just at night where I panic, I don’t know, I guess about not sleeping. All of my stress comes out of my body in the middle of the night, probably because that’s the only time I’m not actively moving, organizing, keeping people alive. Directly. I can usually self-regulate but postpartum hormones deplete my brain of rational thoughts. I dunno. It just happens.

But anyway, now I’m typing this out with one hand while Jesse fusses in the carrier so I can’t really go into too much detail, but this is how my 62 mile week played out:

Monday- I pushed Jesse in the stroller for an easy 7 miles!

Tuesday- This was a frustrating run! Jesse napped in 20 min intervals so I had to keep hopping on and off the treadmill. I eventually made it to 10 miles.

And then this is where our week went to hell in a hand basket…

Wednesday- 9 miles

Thursday- 9 miles

Friday- 8 miles

Saturday- 7 miles

Sunday- 12 miles with 9 tempo miles at goal marathon race pace (average 6:47 min/miles)

I am REALLY happy with today’s run. <—- huge understatement and I wish I could write more but this is hard with one hand and I’m starving.


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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile October 16, 2017, 1:46 am

    You still had a really great week of running despite everything that was going on! I hope everyone gets healthy soon.

  • meredith @ cookie chrunicles October 16, 2017, 3:22 am

    I hope you have a better week this week and that no one else gets sick! The middle of the night is the worst time and leads us to think on the side of negative, the most unclearly and the most irrational. Combine that with your fatigue and a baby and it’s not good. Not good at all! Sometimes I try to remind myself of that if I’m up because I know everything looks so much better, clearer and a little more sane in the morning. xoxo

  • Amy Lauren October 16, 2017, 6:03 am

    So sorry about your kids being sick! But that is awesome that your doctor called you just to check on you- that says a LOT about your doctor and the healthcare system where you live because here they don’t seem to care (even if you’ve just been diagnosed with something really bad). Glad you got a lot of miles in to clear your head and despite everything going on.

  • Gretchen October 16, 2017, 6:52 am

    Wow..that Sunday run is insane. Sometimes I can see a “6” on my pace if I’m going downhill and the signal is messed up by buildings downtown and I’m also jumping off a cliff. But I’m happy that you can do that for 9 miles. 😛

  • Ana October 16, 2017, 10:06 am

    I hope the kids feel better soon!

    Not sleeping can really mess with the brain, it’s like you are alive, but just floating by and one can’t remember what is real and what is not.

    I’m thinking about you and sending positive vibes your way!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 18, 2017, 10:28 am

    Fingers crossed no one else gets sick.

    Also, anxiety and all, you are amazing. I’d be happy to ride along in your hand basket to hell.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 19, 2017, 2:16 pm

      You make me laugh! I don’t know what I’d ever do without you.

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