Friday, July 21, 2017

Dopey Challenge Training Week 5

Another week has come and gone in the quest for Walt Disney World's Marathon Weekend and Dopey Challenge! Here's how my week went:

Fitness Friday

Currently Training For:
  • Dopey Challenge 2018 - Walt Disney World
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon 2018 - New Orleans, LA
Saturday - 6 mile run
Sunday -
Rest Day
Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - Squats/Lunges/PT
Thursday - 3 mile walk
Friday - Cross Training

This week, I began to have some tightness in my left hamstring which concerned me a bit. It began towards the end of Saturday's run, then again towards the end of Tuesday's run. I took Sunday and Monday off, thinking it would help...I also took it easy the remainder of the week and added in some foam rolling, ice, and massage.

The morning sky was very picturesque during Saturday's run, although the humidity was at 94%! YUCK!

I had the opportunity to stick around after Saturday's run to talk with some of my running group friends which was nice! You have no idea how much I miss the camaraderie of a running group. We have about 12 or so of us now which I'm very grateful for, but I still miss the way things used to be. *sigh.

Instead of my Saturday post run ritual of Starbucks, I went home and make breakfast for us instead! Yum!

I spent the last half mile of Tuesday's run walking back home. I didn't want to push my hamstring and do any crazy damage, so I took it easy. Hopefully resting, foam rolling, and icing will help!

For Thursday's miles, we went on a 3 mile family walk around the neighborhood!

If you saw my insta-story rant during Thursday's walk, let me explain. So, one of the major roads out of my neighborhood has been closed since April 24. It was set to open back on June 16. Well, it's July 21 and the road still remains closed because we've had SO much dang rain. I, however have taken advantage of this road closure and made it a new-ish running route which is fresh and new and nice for me since I've been running the old route for 8+ years. Once the road opens again, I won't be able to run this route any longer due to the business of the road.

Construction is ALMOST complete but it's not quite there yet and the "Road Closed" signs still remain. However, some crazy people have taken upon themselves to interpret the fact that because black top has been poured, they can drive on the road.......even though it's STILL closed to through traffic.

Their driving on the road doesn't hinder me or affect me in any way, I guess I've always been a "follow the rules" kind of girl and it just irritates me a bit, especially when I have to move out of their way because they are having to drive around "Road Closed" signs.

My annoyance at the crazy people didn't hinder my enjoyment of the gorgeous sunset on Thursday night! We spent a bit of time outside as a family and had a great time together! 
I plan on attempting another long run on Saturday if my hamstring allows! I'm going to start the run  slow and see what happens from there!
Last but not least, although it has nothing to do with running related things, I just have to share a picture of my little man and his adorable outfit from the Disney Store! He was all dressed and ready for church on Sunday and this outfit was a HIT! Everyone loved it! 

That's it for my week! I hope you all have a great weekend!! Stay safe and hydrated! :)


  1. Aww that outfit is too cute on him. Such a little gentleman!

    Hope things with your hamstring clear up.
    I am surprised you are allowed to run on that closed road if they are still doing construction. Other than that, it does sound peaceful to run on a road where no cars (are suppose to be). I love how Jason is wearing his Princess 10K shirt!

    1. Thank you! I usually run in the evenings when no construction is being done. I'm also on the very far end of the road and only run on it for maybe a minute until the feeder road is available. The main construction is at the opposite end where they are installing a traffic light....and that's where all of the cars are turning onto the road...makes me crazy!

  2. Take care of that hamstring! I've made similar decisions if a muscle is bothering me. I would've run through it before, but I know what happens if I do.

    1. Thanks, Lesley! I'm currently sitting on ice at this moment!

  3. We have one newly-made, closed road that I love to run on and will be so sad when it's finally opened up to traffic; that said, I'd be mad if vehicles were driving on it now, WHEN THEY AREN'T ALLOWED. I feel your frustration.

    Baby that hamstring!!! I had a twinge that turned into a full-fledged injury and it took way too long to heal.

    1. Ugh yes it's SO irritating!

      I'm definitely babying the hamstring for sure..don't need more injuries here!

  4. Omg what a cute little man! I hope your hamstring hangs in there. I pulled mine at a turkey trot last fall and the recovery was no joke. A road near me got a sink hole a couple of years ago which opened up a new temporary running route for me so I know exactly what you mean. Enjoy it while you can!

    1. Thanks, Marcia! Oh no...I'm sorry about your hamstring but glad it's doing better!


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