Week 8 of (pseudo)training is in the books! My logged miles this week are way (way, way) down due to knee replacement surgery. Say what?! Ha! Not mine! There are just four people in my work group (two of which are part-time), and one of the full-timers had knee replacement surgery last week. That means the rest of us have had to cover her shifts. For me that meant TRIPLING my work hours last week. With a wedding, college tuition, and property taxes all coming up next month, I am happy for the extra hours. But as far as marathon training goes? Not so much. No use sugar-coating it or even listing my day-by-day activities as I have in previous posts. I got two runs in this past week, and that was it. Some is better than none, right??? I loaded up on the extra hours last week, and my colleagues are picking up more of them this week, so I am pushing forward and getting done what I can get done.
The weather in Chicago has finally turned (I think), with the temperatures dropping along with the humidity. This seems to happen ever year. We go from brutally hot to hello, fall! I added biking to my training a few weeks ago, and have now added (a little) strength training to the mix. I’ll continue to build on each of these activities as I get closer to the dates. Chicago is now just six weeks away, and MCM is eight weeks away!
I would be remiss if I didn’t add something about the eclipse! I of course had to work that day, but that didn’t stop me (or what seemed like the entire hospital staff) from going outside to check it out. The cloud cover in Chicago obscured much of the views, but it was pretty cool, nonetheless!
I also had the opportunity to write a guest post on ketogenic diets for the Femme Fitale Fit Club. You can check out my post here.
How has your week been? Did you get a chance to see the eclipse? Have you ever tried a ketogenic diet?