Barberry Training Log 4/16 – 4/22

This has been a tough running week for me. I’ve been battling some pretty rough fatigue all week and have had to talk myself into running/exercising most of the time this week. Sadly, my husband’s grandma also passed away this week and I had to rearrange a few activities to some different times. It wasn’t unexpected, but it is never easy when a life comes to an end. She had a beautiful service and it was nice to see some member’s of my husband’s family that we do not get to see often. So here it is … my sluggish training log for the week.

4/16 –ย Rest day. A long day of work usually makes it difficult to get exercise in at the end of the day. This week, even more so. All I want to do is nap or sit on the couch. Then when it is time to go to bed, I have to force myself up off the couch! Quite the dilemma.


4/17 –ย 2 mile walk on the treadmill to keep moving. This is where I can catch up on all the performances on The Voice ๐Ÿ˜‰


4/18 –ย 5.7 miles (10:12 pace) running with 2 of my running buddies! It was a pretty nice morning (a little cool) and running with them was a big mental boost for me! So was the sunshine! It’s finally starting to get more spring-like! I also did a toning class with my friend Danielle. We worked on a lot of chest, core, and arms.

Striving to nap as hard as my cats do!

4/19 –ย Rest day!


4/20 –ย Man, it was hard to get motivated for this one. 3 miles in the morning before work at 10:35 min/mi pace. When my fatigue is bad, this pace felt like a lot of work. It was beautiful outside, so I tried to focus on that and remember that I am fortunate to have strong legs to push me forward.


4/21 –ย Today was my husband’s grandma’s funeral. We spent the day celebrating her life, being around family, and eventually, traveling back home.


4/22 –ย Warning! Today’s log may include a healthy dose of TMI! Problem #1: I was not motivated to get a run in earlier in the morning, so I postponed it until the afternoon. Problem #2 Afternoon runs aren’t always easy on my intestines. Oh man. I decided to do some run/walk intervals to get out of my motivational slump. It worked pretty well, and I was cruising along at a comfortable pace … until about mile 2. Then all intestinal hell broke loose. I could feel my abdominals distend, cramping starting to occur … things were churning. Oh my … there is a bathroom about half a mile away. I think I can make it. It wasn’t so bad. Nope. It is bad. Holy cow. I am clinching everywhere. It is in my sights. I see a lady who appears to be walking to the bathroom from the other end of the parking lot. I can beat her. Hoosier hospitality must lose today, I am literally about to crap my pants. Somehow I make it there first, and my pants are unscathed. I feel so much better after this. I continued my run/walk intervals. 8 miles done at 10:47 min/mi pace.


So, I’m hoping for some energy returning this week! The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is coming up! I am excited to have some fun and enjoy the race! My running schedule will be a little altered this week since I am going to be out of town for a friend’s bachelorette party! It should make for an interesting week!

A born and raised Hoosier running to stay sane. I've done 5Ks to marathons, but am currently running to enjoy running. I'm an orthopedic physical therapist, with clinical specialization in treating people with vestibular disorders. Other things I specialize in? Knowing the lyrics to every Backstreet Boys song and being an awesome cat mom! Living with Crohn's disease, but trying to show it who really is the boss.

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  1. You poor thing! Sounds like you made the best of a rough week- hopefully the weather continues to get better and your guts settle down!

    1. Thank you! My intestines have been a little kinder during my runs in the last week, thankfully!