Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend Update

Saturday I had planned to go on a nice 3 mile jog at GreenLake while the family played at the park That changed when I woke up and decided I wanted to go to Spin Class instead. I had been up for about an hour on Saturday when I realized that if I left right then I could make it to the 8:30AM spin class. I figured I would run later. During spin something happened that has not happened to me in a long time my right leg gave out, not once but twice. I have something called Cataplexy, I haven't had a symptom of it for at least a year and then on Saturday it popped up 3 times. I am hoping that these symptoms won't come around again for another year or so as they can really be a pain in the ass.  Instead of running later I decided to just have a nice realizing day with the family and same the energy for Sunday's long run.

Saturday night I didn't get to be until 11:30PM and around 2:30AM my daughter walked into our room and crawled into our bed. Once she was asleep I went and slept in her twin bed. I figured I would get better sleep there. At 6:55AM I hear - Mommy, Mommy where are you. I tucked myself deep under the cover hoping she won't find me. Her own bed was the last place she looked.  Let's just say when I woke up it felt like I had just fallen asleep. I decided to head out at AM for my 10 mile run. The plan was to run from my house to the location of my next half. I could easily meet up with the course in less then two miles.  This was my first run outside this year and my back was not happy about it. I ended up calling my husband and mile 8 to pick me up as even walking was causing me pain. I am bummed that I had to cut it short, but I still have 4 more weekends to get long runs in so right now I am not to worried.  I blame the bad sleep on the back pain.

The plan this week is simple if I am not going to Spin, then I am going to run. I am still saying that I want to go to Hot Yoga I put it on my schedule for Wednesday, I hope I can make it this week.
Monday - Spin
Tuesday - 5 miles
Wednesday - Spin, optional Hot Yoga
Thursday - 5 miles
Friday - Rest or Spin @ Home
Saturday - 5K
Sunday - 9 miles

I do plan to work in some abs and arms, but I am not sure which days yet.  As for eating I am doing Paleo, Juices and little processed foods. My few exceptions right now on processed foods are protein powder, half and half and Splenda. They seem to be the hardest for me to eliminate all together. For the most part I only have 1 serving of each a day.  New vegetables I am going to try this week in juice is Beets and Peppers - should be interesting.

How was your weekend?


  1. I hope your back feels better this week.

    We tried blackberries in our juicer. Um, there is no juice in blackberries, we are kind of dopes around here. What a mess.

  2. crazy....but, at least you got 8 miles in...

    I am just starting up the 12 wk training plan again for our next half. Last week being the first week I only had to run 5 on Saturday...I did it but lets just say I was glad it was only 5. This Friday I do 6...its feels so slow to work back up again.

    We Can do IT ...right?! ha! ;-)

    1. We can do it...even if the self doubt was telling me otherwise this weekend.

  3. Cataplexy looks a bit scary especially since it just happens randomly. Awesome cracking out 8miles, hope your back feels better soon.

  4. Back pain sucks. I found about my back that if I don't exercise enough my back pain is coming back: lesson learned.

    I don't like beets, I hardly ever eat them.

  5. Hope you feel better this week!