Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekly Workout Rewind: Week of September 16th

What a week! Between all the rainy days and feeling under the weather, it has been a gloomy couple of days. Last week I was at the doctors and then this week (while on antibiotics) I started to feel sick again. I wish I could've gotten in some more runs this week, but my body wasn't cooperating. Let's rewind!

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3.1 speed workout (my first attempt at Yasso 800s and it felt great to push myself)
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest (do you see a pattern here...LOL)
Sunday: 20 miles...BAM!

I know you're probably thinking "Why the heck did you run 20 miles when you were sick?" Hell..I thought the same thing. But I just didn't have a choice. My marathon is less than three weeks away and I NEEDED to get this run in. I wanted to know that my first 20 mile run a few weeks back wasn't just a fluke, I wanted to know that my body could handle the distance again, and I also needed to push through it because what if I'm sick the night before the race. See...I needed this run.
And I did it. Was it pretty? No. Nothing about it was good from over sleeping, taking my sweet dear time during my water/fuel breaks, and finishing in the heat and blazing sun. But finishing the run was good. Knowing that I had it in me was great. 

So what now? Well I am going to spend the next few weeks loading up on vitamins and really taking care of my body. I will NOT get sick again. I simply refuse. 

What do you do to keep the germs away, especially when a big race is approaching? 


  1. Way to go Ashley! I know you weren't feeling well but you stuck to the program and that is inspiring to me!
    I hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. Make sure you get some rest girl so your body can beat the bug! I will usually take some Emergencee each day and hydrate like crazy, maybe throw in some zinc lozenges too. Get better quickly!

  3. Great job Ashley! Make sure you're getting enough sleep and taking a multi-vitamin and eating lots of fruits and veggies.