Monday, January 18, 2010

Week 2 / Gratitude / Sunday

Week 2
Week's Running totals: 42.80
Running Total for 2010: 103.37
Weight training: 3 (yep, you read that right!)
Swimming: 1

5 Things Gratitude:
Matt. Enough said
Full moons
Mexican food
My cat, Patty (official name is Patrick. He loves to roll around outside and makes me laugh)
Paint - cuz I'm tired of my bedroom wall color

One thing I'm NOT grateful for today: that I woke up at 3:45 a.m., wide awake, on my day off work, with a splitting headache. I'm thinking I have sinus infection number 4 million 33.

I was pleasantly surprised I was not very sore yesterday after my 17-miler. I went to the gym and ran a couple miles to shake out the lactic acid. More 3-way lunges, other glute work, ab work, and topped off the gym with a sluggish mile in the pool. Which, who cares about slugging through a mile in the pool....it's just a recovery swim.

Run well!!

34 comments:

Jenn said...

You're giving me hope that if I continue these blasted 3-way lunges, eventually I will walk normally again! Great job on the 17 miler. Sounds like a nice route with some nice elevation change. Wait until I post a pic of where I get to run. Boring!!!! You will want to start a new gratitude list and #1 will be, "I'm thankful I'm not Jenn!!" I wasn't sore after my 15 this weekend but my legs were definitely rough during it! Hopefully, the same will happen to me and my 17 will be great this weekend! Great job on the workout as well! Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

Good to hear about feeling good! That's always good news. BTW, I think swims are great, I swim as often as possible and think it does a lot for my recovery! Cheers!

Staci Dombroski said...

I hate sinus infections! I do have to day since I got my surgery a couple of years ago to remove my polyps it has been 90% better. I hope that you have a great week!

Marlene said...

You've already been to the gym? On your day off??

Glad to hear you're feeling so goo dafter the long run. Now here's hoping you don't end up with a full-blown sinus infection.

Running and living said...

V impressive week. I love to swim after long runs. In fact, I always swim on Sundays (after Saturday's long run). I don't know if it is placebo, but I find the swimming to help a lot with recovery.

Mikey B said...

Sorry to hear about the sinuses. Shame that running is not the instant cure for colds/flu/allergies.

Mikey B

onelittletrigirl said...

Sinus infections are the worst!!

Swimming is my favorite and I miss it- I will be starting back up soon and can't wait!

Velma said...

Nice work on the weekend run, but I am sorry to hear about the sinuses. I love the pool, and I just got back from a nice swim. I think that building your arms does help with the run, and I like the relaxation.

Jamoosh said...

Mexican Food - WINNER!

ESH said...

Holy mileage! Great workouts!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Not sore after a 17 miler, you are a SUPER_STAR!! Love the gratitude..

Chris said...

I think I'm only a few sinus infections behind you. Nice week and yearly totals.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

You just need new sinuses!

Glad to hear you are feeling fine after your great 17 miler! I am still jealous. My long run was a 10 miler. I really do not like rain and non-helpful kiddo sitters. Oh well, I'll play catch up this week and get on track.

Julie said...

Hi Jill,
Great job on your running for the week and I am glad to hear that you are not sore after your monster run:)

What color did your decide to go with for your bedroom walls? My bedroom could also use a fresh look!

Have a great day Jill!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

You changed your blog! It looks great! That makes 6 things!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope you start feeling better soon!!

HappyTrails said...

Found your blog via Tara's - great job on your 17 miler - even better that you feel good afterwards. Did you hook up with some good mexican food??? You didn't reveal the new paint color??? Have you tried doing the "sinus flush" thing? I have had a long history of sinus/upper resp. issues-my doc recommended getting the Neil-Med squeeze bottle and flushing my sinuses daily. It has really helped.
K

adamrculp said...

WOW, 3 workouts with that kind of mileage? YOU ROCK!!!

ajh said...

We have 3 cats and they are always make us laugh! We had one but our daughter moved and now we have 3! Things don't always work out between them but most of the time it's fine.

Good job on the 17 miler!

Tara said...

Mmmmmm....mexican. ME too!!

I'm glad that you aren't too sore from your 17 miler. You did an awesome job!

I got your e-mail; just haven't responded, but Sunday morning looks good to me. I'll e-mail you back with the specifics. I really need to join you at the fitness club to swim!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

I like the pic at the top. What city is it? Great week of training, keep it up!

runningcommentaries said...

Good job not being sore! I sure would be. Great job training and great job being grateful!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am going through the Tall Mom 1,000+++ club and realized I don't have your info. Please go to the link below and email me your info so I can add you to the club:

http://www.tallmomontherun.com/2010/01/tall-mom-1000-club-details.html

JonathanMarathonman said...

Good mileage for this first part of January. I should get mine up with the 1/2 marathon this saturday. Miss you tons !! Let's run a big race again sometime this year :)

Heather said...

Nice workouts. Just a mile at the pool is impressive period, no matter what the speed!

Melissa said...

What an awesome week!! I hope you are feeling better!

Glenn Jones said...

I hope it wasn't a sinus infection after all!

Katie A. said...

I think I was Mexican in another life time, I can't get enough of it and it is awesome stuff in Cali! Great work, so proud of you! And a mile swim is not something to shy away from, I couldn't do it! ((((huggss)))

ilikemargarine said...

In Mexico, they just call Mexican food "food." In case you were wondering.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am planning to post your coaching advice from my post today on my blog tomorrow with a link to your blog. Is that Ok?

Stephanie Nichole said...

Hi Jill. I saw your training advice on Mel's blog and I'm definitely interested in learning more. I'm definitely now a follower... thanks!

Happy Running,
Steph

Tricia said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Meg said...

Jilliette, that's just not going to happen, you're not going to get sick girlie! Sleep and rest Super Girl, way to go with the mileage!
Hugs!
megsie

Rachel Wasserman said...

Hi Jill -- I love your google calendar in your blog. How did you do that?

Rachel