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Mileage Monday

I managed 68 miles for the week despite another stressful several days dealing with viral vom, doctor appointments and a bout of mastitis (breast infection that is out of this WORLD painful). I’m not really sure how I got it all done. It feels like a blur.

Marathon training (Phoenix is my goal race in February) starts this week! I’m amazed and in awe of the human body, how it is able to adapt to stresses and perform at higher levels with each push. Just what like, 7 weeks ago? I could barely get through a couple of miles at goal race pace (sub 6:50 min/miles) and this week I hit my longest run (14 miles) with 10 of them at 6:48 pace. I don’t even feel like I’m bragging because it’s like, yeah sure, I get out there and do it but whatever created us made us in such a way that after we do the work, it heals us and grows us and makes us stronger, while we do nothing.

I sound high.

Here’s the breakdown of my week:

Monday– A mix of treadmill and stroller pushing to make 8 slow recovery miles.

Tuesday– 7 miles pushing Jesse in the stroller and then 4 treadmill miles at 7:49 pace.

Wednesday– I woke up with mastitis, but thankfully my doctor had prescribed me antibiotics ahead of time (because I get it all the time) so I started taking it right away and started to feel a bit better in the afternoon. So, because I’m stubborn, I went for a 6 mile run at an average 8 min/mile pace.

Thursday– I tried so hard to get Jesse to sleep while Callum was at preschool but he just wouldn’t go for it, so I pushed him in the stroller for a slow 5 miles, and then after preschool, I did some intervals (4 min hard, 2 min recovery) for 6 miles. Recovery was all done at 8:30 min/mile pace, and the hard intervals were done at 7:30, 7, 6:45 and 6:30.

Friday– It was a pro-D day for the kids so I had to wrangle this run together in pieces. I did 6 miles pushing Callum in the stroller and then 4 more miles on the treadmill inside while Jesse napped.

Saturday– Pushed the Jesse stroller for 8 miles in the rain!

Sunday– 1 warm-up mile, 10 miles at 6:48 min/miles, 3 cool-down miles.

I just ate butter chicken labeled “very spicy” so if I get the vom tonight, I will be feeling very unlucky and regretful.

Viral vom going around your ‘hood?

Anyone else getting flu shots?

Paperwork for 6 people is currently sitting in a pile on our kitchen counter beside the passport renewal applications.

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  • Helly October 22, 2017, 6:43 pm

    Yay for Phoenix training!!!
    Ugh, I got mastitis BAD and then coupled with nipple thrush I considered myself cursed and pulled the plug on that shit. You are amazing for running through that, and running so well!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:46 pm

      Oh, I don’t blame you at all. I’ve had both a few times and the only reason I continued to breastfeed was because it was the only thing that really cleared the ducts! Otherwise I would have pulled the plug too.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile October 23, 2017, 1:58 am

    Nice work! I’m planning to get the flu shot. I work with nurses who usually make some time to give it to employees in our office, so that would make it super convenient. I hope you don’t get sick!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:45 pm

      Oh, nice. And so far I avoided the vom. Crossing fingers…

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe October 23, 2017, 5:11 am

    Alex got the flu shot while he was already sick and now he is even worse… thank goodness we aren’t vomming though. I’ve already done that this summer.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:45 pm

      I had to cancel mine because no way was I going to get it done while I was battling a breast infection.

  • Jenny October 23, 2017, 5:12 am

    Just for the record, you ARE bragging. Just kidding! Awesome runs in spite of all the craziness- you are an inspiration to the rest of us!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:44 pm

      I guess I am bragging, aren’t I? Ha ha! It just feels so surreal, like it’s not ME. Like I have a hard time believing I can do it.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home October 23, 2017, 6:05 am

    Flu shots–check. Viral vomiting–no thanks. I’m seeing plenty of it in my clinic, tho.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:44 pm

      ‘Tis the season. 🙁

  • Amy Lauren October 23, 2017, 7:28 am

    I don’t get flu shots. I don’t work in an office or around people, and I’m a low risk population. I’m not anti-vax at all, but as someone who is generally healthy and low-risk, I’d rather not.

    Yuck for viral vomiting but yay for a good week of training- sounds like you’re having a very solid comeback postpartum (not that you ever really stopped running, but you know).

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:44 pm

      Thanks Amy! I wouldn’t get flu shots if I were you, either! Totally understand.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets October 23, 2017, 10:30 am

    You are amazing. I’m so glad you had a wonderful run; I bet it felt like everything right now.

    Ave got her flu shot this morning. I’m going to get mine sometime soonish…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:43 pm

      I have to book Callum’s separately because he’s younger and I’m sooooo putting it off–he’s going to FREAK OUT.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes October 23, 2017, 11:39 am

    Hooray for marathon training! Your runs this week are awesome and set a strong tone for marathon training. I used to always get the flu shot, but last year I forgot since I work at home. I should get it this year…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:43 pm

      There’s a lot of nasty stuff going around and I want to make sure it stays far away!

  • San October 24, 2017, 4:53 pm

    You brag away! If I ever in my life run a sub-7 mile, you can be damn sure I’ll brag! : ): )

    Also: I hope the mastitis goes away pronto.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 25, 2017, 3:42 pm

      Thanks! I feel better already and I have started popping probiotics. Phew.

  • Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com October 26, 2017, 8:35 am

    You never cease to amaze me! I’d be bragging with those times, too! Such a great accomplishment, ESPECIALLY less than 2 months after having a kid. I hope I bounce back as quickly after #2 and will channel my inner you to get those legs going! We totally need to find a way to meet up, even if it’s at a race eventually <3

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com October 27, 2017, 7:25 pm

      I’d slap a granny to be able to give you a high five on the ass! I have a feeling it’ll happen one day. xoxo

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