It’s time for the Weekly Wrap! I haven’t posted one in a few weeks because unfortunately, I haven’t done much to wrap about. I’ve been traveling like crazy which is good for business, but bad for marathon training! My travel involves teaching eight hours a day, three days in a row. I arrive for class at 6:30 a.m. and teach until 4:00 p.m. daily. It is lecture format so I am talking almost non-stop the entire time, and I usually am exhausted by the ends of the days. I travel around the U.S. and Canada conducting these classes, and I am gone four to five days at a time. While I try to get some runs in on the road, it is sometimes not possible. Besides the travel, I have a ‘regular’ job where I work my 12-hour days. Exhausted much?
I did get a little done this week, however (queue the panic button with Berlin less than two weeks away). This is how my week went:
Monday: 3.5 mile run. I am running with my neighbor once or twice a week depending on my travel schedule. He is faster than me and is very patient with my need to walk. I am loving these runs for all kinds of reasons, including the accountability factor that gets my butt out the door at 6:00 a.m.
Tuesday: Travel day. I planned to run 10 miles when I arrived in D.C., but my flight was delayed by over four hours due to mechanical issues, so I didn’t get to my hotel until almost 9:00 p.m. No run for me, though I did put a couple of miles in walking around airports!
Wednesday: Work day. It was pouring outside when I finished so I went back to my hotel room and passed out for a couple of hours instead. The sleep was much needed after the previous day’s travel woes.
Thursday: Another day of teaching. At 4:00 p.m. it was 92° outside with a feels-like temperature of 102°. Nope. Not gonna do it.
Friday: My third day of teaching, then I wrapped things up and headed straight to the airport for my flight home. Another no run day for me.
Saturday: 5 mile run with my neighbor who is beyond encouraging about Berlin! Later, my mom and I attended her caregiver’s daughter’s wedding. Check out how good my mom looks at the age of 89!
Sunday: 10 mile run/walk. It was absolutely brutal out between the heat and humidity. I ran/walked the first five miles and walked the second five, doing mental-math the whole way about where I was in what time and how that would translate to a full 26.2 miles.
Overall, I’m happy with my week. I’m working a 12-hour shift on Labor Day, then heading to California early Tuesday morning, teaching Wednesday through Friday, then flying home early Saturday morning and working a 12-hour shift on Sunday. Then three days later my husband and I are leaving for Berlin! Aye, aye, aye, it’s no wonder I’m always tired (and always undertrained)!
Berlin will be just the start of a two-plus week trip to Europe. We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this October, and by ‘we’ I mean I will be in Seattle alone teaching a class (I also spent my 50th birthday on a plane by myself to God-knows-where. Ah, the joys of owning a business. You have to go where the work takes you)! So Europe will be our anniversary celebration. We will arrive in Berlin on Thursday and will stay until the day after the marathon. From there we are taking a train to Prague for four days, then a train to Vienna for five days, flying to Krakow for five days, and then flying home. Oh, and I’m doing the Chicago Marathon just nine days later. WHAT WAS I THINKING???
How was your week? I’m linking up with Wendy over at Taking the Long way Home and Holly at HoHo Runs for this week’s wrap-up. Be sure to visit their blogs, and check out a few of the other linkers while you’re there. You may just find a few new friends!