Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Weekly Training Update: 5/27-6/2

The week, in training:

Monday: Rest (sick)
Tuesday: Piloxing (taught) +  BODYPUMP (taught)
Wednesday: 3.5-mile run (still sick)
Thursday: Trampoline fitness class
Friday: 4 miles + 30-minute YMCA audition
Saturday: BODYPUMP (taught)
Sunday: 7.15 miles (a.m.) + 3 miles (p.m.)

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Crouching in the woods along an unmentionable section of trail, I struggled to find a sliver of myself. I was on day four of some sort of stomach ailment/intestinal issue - my co-worker deemed it norovirus - and I struggled with cramping, bloating, other things and ridiculous fatigue. I was hoping to find some semblance of normalcy on that 3.5-mile run but all I found was a lack of stamina, frustration and a well-hidden spot over a guard rail and behind some trees.

I was fairly certain, in those miles, that I was going to be sick forever ... or need to take a pregnancy test.

By some higher power, though, I woke up Thursday morning full of spunk and ready to take on the day - and a trampoline fitness class for work. I don't want to say too much here since I don't know how my piece will develop but it was the most fun I've had in a long time. The class, which was more than just jumping around, incorporating intervals, resistance work and core training. The class was full of young people - think early 20s - who came with friends, and it created a far different dynamic than the group fitness classes I teach. And it didn't hurt that the instructor was not bad to look at. The class was exactly what I needed - a fun experience without expectations (and nausea).

And I think the illness-force rest was just as important. My legs felt fresh on Friday and even fresher on Sunday when I hit some crazy paces for both runs. More importantly, my mind was ready and excited to run.


  1. Happy that you are finally better! :) And that we get to hear more about your going poo outside stories. Ha.

    I did a partner trampoline session with Bobbi once and we had so much fun!

    1. My "tramp" class was at this new place called SkyZone on these massive trampolines. You should come visit so we can go! (Really I just want to hug you.)

  2. Yeah for feeling better! How was that 2-a-day on Sunday? I think I'm going to need to add a few of these as I get closer to my relay Aug 9/10.

    1. It hurt! At least the next day. I think the tough thing with the 2-a-day is mentally getting in it. Who wants to run 3 miles after running 7 in the morning? Not many. I'm curious to see how it works itself out.

  3. So glad you are feeling better! Sounds miserable! :0(

  4. Glad you are feeling better Kim! Your week still looked pretty good and doing that two a day....pretty awesome!!