Workout Recaps + Vertigo

Hi friends!  It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, hence the lack of posts.  Let’s start with the bad.  Last week I woke up early Monday morning with a sensation of spinning that I had never experienced.  After a long, LONG 24 hours it was diagnosed as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  It felt as if I were on a carousel and couldn’t get off.  I couldn’t make sense of direction and my balance was completely off.  I couldn’t sit, stand, or walk without becoming dizzy.

Thankfully, the worst of it passed pretty quickly and I am now mostly back to usual.  I still can’t lay down without becoming dizzy, so I have to sleep on a 45 degree angle, and I can’t be in small spaces or my perception is thrown off.  But I am running again, and all in all I am beyond grateful to feel this good again.  Praise God for quick healing!

Anyway, between that, closing on our new home, and beginning the first stages of moving, I’ve neglected this little space in the blog world.  My apologies!

Let’s get back on track this morning with a simple workout recap from the past seven days, shall we?

M – Off (sick)

T – Off (sick)

W – 6 mile jog (untimed)

Th – 60 minutes kickboxing

F – 4 mile shake out run with my buddies prepping to run Boston today!

S – 60 minutes kickboxing

Su – 14 miles (avg. 8:20 pace)

I’ve been training for several weeks now to run the 5/3 Riverbank Run on May 9th.  It’s the countries largest 25k race (15.5 miles) and one of the top goals for local competitive racers is to become a member of the 2:00 club.  This has been my goal in training for this race, only somehow when I had calculated the pace I would need to run long ago, I was wrong!  I figured out the actual, correct pace would be 7:43/mile yesterday and I am just not quite sure I have that in me this year!  I’m still not ruling it out, but I wish I had a few more weeks before the race.  My heart just wasn’t in this training cycle.  Does that ever happen to you?  I may have to adjust my race goal based on my slacking off the past several weeks.

Anyway, I hope that you have a fantastic start to your week.  Special shout out to my friends running Boston this morning!  You’ve got this, girls!  Run strong and stay dry (if you can)!

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