Half Marathon Training {Week 2}

My plan was to get this posted on Saturday, but the eye saga continues. Very long story short, I did not have pink eye and the drops I was using for 10 days did some damage to my cornea and prolonged the healing of the condition I actually have- Episcleritis, the name sounds worse than it is. The pain was so bad on Friday and through the weekend, it felt like someone punched me in the eye and looking at a computer screen was instant pain. Thankfully, the steroid drops I have been on are doing the trick and I’m feeling almost back to normal! That being said, I had a pretty solid week of training up until Friday, so let’s get to it!

Monday: 2 Miles (25.09)

Tuesday: 1.5 miles (21:06)

Wednesday: 1 mile (13.00)

Thursday: 2 miles (27:30)

Friday: 2 miles (26:55)

Total miles this week: 8.5

Total miles this training cycle: 15.5

Half Marathon Training {Week 1}

I had high hopes for this week, I was recovering from a sinus infection, but was feeling 100% again, so I thought I was good to go.

Monday: 1.5 Miles

Tuesday: I woke up with my right eye on fire. My alarm goes off at 3:30am, so when it felt like it was full of sand, I just thought I was still tired, so I got up and got in the shower. After the shower I looked in the mirror and it was fire truck red. Long story short, pink eye. You can read all about that day HERE.

Wednesday: Felt better and I was no longer contagious, so did 1.5 miles again.

Thursday: The gym was super dead all day long, so I did a lot of “treadmill testing” I walked in 10 minute chunks of time and did about 2 miles that day.

Friday: Nothing. I had to work from 8:30-2 and had to take Emma to school in the morning, plus rush home to pick up kids from school.

Saturday: 2 miles and then shoulders and biceps

4X15 of Front raise, lateral raise

4X15 calf raises

3X10 Hammer curls

3X10 Skull crushers

Weekly Miles: 7

Total Training Miles: 7

Pink Eye & A Rant

What a title, right?

Not only do I have 4 kids, one of whom is in Kindergarten, the gym I work at is in a high school, so I’m surrounded by kids and germs ALLLL day long! A few weeks ago I was taken down by a sinus infection and on Tuesday morning I woke up with pink eye. I’ll spare you the picture…

Anyway. So, I wasn’t sure if it was pink eye when I woke up in the morning, so I went ahead and went to work, by the time my boss showed up, it was terrible and she sent me straight to urgent care. Let me preface this by saying that this urgent care if really a nice place, I have taken myself and kiddos there MANY times in the past and I love it. It’s always clean and they do their best to get people in and out of there.

So the nurse gets me to a room, takes my vitals and ends up doing my blood pressure 3 different times. Each time getting a really high number. She says to me, don’t freak out, but be aware. Tell your primary care doctor what this reading was and if you have access to a blood pressure machine, just check it over the next few weeks, but don’t freak out…that will make it even higher. High blood pressure runs rampant on BOTH sides of my family, so admittedly, I am a little freaked out, but I have made my Dr aware who says we’ll discuss it further at my appointment on the 20th.

OK. Now to my rant. The Dr comes in, checks my eye, confirms it’s pink eye and says she’ll get me a prescription. Then she looks at my chart and says “you know, if you lost 50ish pounds, this blood pressure issue would probably resolve itself.”

What. Like, can I just have my eye drops, please? By this point, my eye was burning, my head was pounding and I just wanted to get the hell out of there. Do I need to lose some pounds? Sure. But this was not the time or the place to be discussing it. I was at an urgent care for a specific purpose.

I get where she was coming from, but it just really rubbed me the wrong way! Rant over and I actually feel better about venting!

Because of all of this, my workouts have been pretty hit or miss. I’m able to use the treadmills at work, but in 10 min chunks, so I’ll be doing that since I’m here all day working and then I’ll pick up my normal training runs tomorrow.

Happy Friday! Any fun weekend plans?