And here's to the week that took a week and a half! It was bound to happen, but it is okay because I have a few extra weeks built into the (usually) 12 week plan that I am following.
I did my third run for the week tonight, when it was scheduled for last Sunday. I was not feeling well last weekend, and spent most of it in bed or napping in my chair, and never felt well enough for a run. Then my daughter came down with scarlet fever on Monday night, and there went my Tuesday run, too.
So I finished my last run of Week 3 tonight, and will be doing my 3 runs of Week 4 in very short order on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday of this week. Whew!
My total mileage for Week 3, including warm-up and cool down walking was 12.4 miles. I am noticing some tightness in my hamstrings and really need to increase my stretching. I also need to do some weight-work to strengthen my quads to balance it out, so I will be working in more of that in the weeks to come.
The new shoes seem to be working well, but I am still adjusting to them. I am glad that I started breaking them in now instead of waiting until a few weeks before the race. I want to make sure that these are the shoes that will take me 13.1 miles without too much pain!
I had some issues with my eating this week. I think that the illness, coupled with the missed runs and the basically throw-away weekend, really threw me into a depression. I tried to solve it with food, but of course that just made it worse. But I am back on track and focusing on my goals once again, and the only think that I can control is what happens from now on because the past is done. Live and learn, again and again and again!