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Tough week, stronger return?


It’s been one of those weeks.


What I posted on my facebook page earlier tonight…

Well, not a week, but the last five days have been tough. Food poisoning followed by a work trip, and then today a 13-hour work day happened. I’ve been off running, off blogging, pretty much off my game in general!

Saturday night and Sunday were largely written off due to illness, and I was still unwell when I got up at 4:30am on Monday for my trip. However, as the only person attending from my company I had no option but to zip up my mansuit, drink a mug of concrete (metaphorically and literally – Imodium is a saviour) and get on with it. It was a good trip and ultimately successful from work’s perspective, but for me it was exhausting and also run-free.

I always try to run when on trips away, both to get in the exercise but also to ‘ground’ myself and to try and see the place from a different perspective. I took my running gear but the exhaustion and dehydration that comes with an upset stomach was a definite ‘no’ to running. At least I kept up with my 30 day Hip Flexor and Glute Challenge (Monday was a rest day thankfully!).

I’ve decided to take the rest of the week off running and recover my energy. And my weight. I was happy with my weight but I lost 3kg in the last five days so I need to get it back. It’s mostly water weight, so I’m (unfortunately) not going to be able to eat like a sumo wrestler for the next few days.

Looking forwards, this weekend I’m away for a country weekend with Lovely Girlfriend and a bunch of friends and a run in the wilds of the Cotswolds is definitely on the agenda. That will make it a week between runs, which is the first time I’ve had that long between a run since January when I got plantar fasciitis. Bummer!

However, no one ever died from a week off running, but many people have come back stronger.

Certainly my glutes will be stronger. I think I need to do 120 squats when I get home…

How is everyone else’s week panning out?

Happy running everyone!


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