Week 9... Yeah right, what week 9! Step back in time for a second, at the end of week 8, I was headed home from Minneapolis, and was feeling healthy and great. I was not planning on my family getting sick. I arrived home to a husband with a stomach virus, and one daughter plagued with a nasty 5-day flu-like virus. Ugh! Guess who got sick next??? ME! I think I had some form of my daughter's virus- crazy fever, no appetite, no energy, and all major cold symptoms. Unfortunately, I had to travel to Richmond for work, but other than my shift and flying, I stayed in bed all weekend. I'm sure you get the picture... There was no working out done at all this week!
Week 10, I wish I could say this was a better week... I stayed in bed with this virus for 5 days, until I had to leave for New York (my last show, yay!) on Thursday night. I was still not 100 %, my biggest issue was the never-ending cough and my lack of energy. Even though, I did not do any scheduled workouts or runs, I walked a mile to and a mile from work everyday. Logging 6 miles for week 10!
I was finally starting to feel better during week 11, the cough kept me from running, but not from walking. I logged 16+ miles this week, I also started to add my bedtime yoga back into my routine. I missed my annual Central Park run, but healing my body seemed to be more important!! By the end of the week, I was ready to be home and get back in the swing of things!
Dr. Oz's 3-day cleanse, and we went for a great 2 mile family walk after dinner. Thursday, still on cleanse, but walked the trail with Abby and my daughters, another 2+ miles. Friday was a scheduled run day for my training program, however it was a schedule Tax day for the Thayer household. Saturday: taxes, enough said! Even though, I was still building my stamina back up, we had another fun family outing on Sunday, after church. The girls rode their bikes for about a mile, while my husband and I walked along (sometimes jogged) along side. Total miles: 7 (thank goodness this was an easy training week, perfect timing))
All in all, it was not a bad 5 weeks. I did not plan to get sick (who does), but sometimes God has a way of pressing pause, telling you to slow down... I heeded the warning, and healed my body. Only 3 more weeks to go, until the big day. I am excited! I'm especially excited my family will be participating for the first time in the family race on Saturday! I love that my daughters are taking an interest in running and physical activity! Come on weeks 14, 15, & 16... Bring it!