Salty’s Training Log – 6.18.17

While it’s not what I necessarily want to do, I kinda feel like I should limit myself to five days a week of running right now. One, that gives me more time to devote to my kids who are home a lot more now that school is out and, two, it seems like a good idea in the hopes it will help with my fatigue. So far it hasn’t really helped with the fatigue, but I have been spending lots of quality time with my family, so that’s good enough reason for now. Plus, my youngest will be upping her hours in preschool substantially this fall, so why stress myself out now to get in miles when I don’t feel great and am not training for anything anyway?

In other news, holy HOT! Our air conditioner crapped out late last summer and we’re not big AC people, so we haven’t rushed to fix it. But this week was so hot and humid, it’s really bothered me. By the end of the day I am so cranky and over the heat. And is it me or is 75 degrees + 99% humidity way worse than 95 degrees + normal humidity?

Searching for tadpoles with these guys is worth an extra day off, no question!

Oh! And last Sunday I tripped on the trails about a mile into my run and I thought I was fine, but on Monday woke up with a very sore left shoulder and lots of tightness and discomfort on my right side, including sciatica which dogged me most of the week. But by the end of it, with nightly stretching and rolling, it was getting better.

M: Off

T: 8 on trails

W: 6 easy with daughter in the stroller. Saw hatched turtle eggs, dragonflies and a snake!

Th: 8 on trails again. Sciatica noticeably better!

F: 7 with 6 x strides on HOT neighborhood streets. The heat was … uh … oppressive, but I got it up enough to do strides! Go me!

Sa: 10 with Mina on trails. We decided it might be nice not to abandon our husbands with the kids on Father’s Day so we met up a day earlier than usual. HOT and humid, but once we abandoned the pavement for trails (duh), the effort got noticeably easier.

Su: Off to hang with the family.

Total: 39.

Salty Running boss and mother of 3 little ones with PRs of 3:10:15 (26.2), 1:25:59 (13.1) and 18:15 (5k). I love to write about running culture, mental training, and fitting in a serious running habit with the rest of a busy life.

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  1. That is still a solid week! Totally with you on the humidity making everything seem 20 degrees hotter than it is. One activity I’m loving with my kids, especially in summer, is taking them to the climbing gym. Great cross-training for me, and I can either belay them or just strap them into the auto-belay and they just yo-yo up and down on their own. AND it’s air-conditioned! Been taking them since my younger was 3…anyway, good luck fighting the fatigue! Keep us updated- I’m so hoping for you you figure it out.

    1. Thanks, Colleen! The rock gym sounds fun! The playground in the picture is huge and I like walking around it and walking on the logs and stuff myself. I’ll go ahead and call that cross-training or #ExtraSalt 🙂 I’ve been dragging my feet on making a doctor’s appointment … why? I do not know. I guess I’m still a little in denial and hoping it will go away. But … I know! I will call this week. 😬