After going to see the doctor on Monday and even after her telling me it was okay to keep exercising and all that, I also took heed of her warning that doing so might prolong my stupid cold or whatever this is. So I, instead, took advantage of the idea that rest is training too and basically did nothing.
I know. Terrible.
But, I do feel so much better and it's still early enough in the training plan that I'm not at all worried. Plus, my long run for this past week was supposed to be 5 miles, which is what I did at St. Malachi so it's not even like I missed mileage or anything.
Woke up this morning and did 4 miles and got back on the training horse and off we go! Only downside is being physically lazy made me nutritionally lazy so I have to be more careful and aware that.
One unusual thing that did happen is I needed to go downtown on Friday for jury duty. I was super bummed because I hadn't needed to go in all week and so, naturally, thought I was off the hook and then got called in on the last day and I planned on spending that day at the Cleveland International Film Festival which -- if you've been reading this blog long enough you know -- is my most favorite time of year in the Land of Cleves.
But, I decided to take advantage of the situation as best I could. Not knowing how long I'd be at the Justice Center, but also knowing I'd head to the CIFF after, I decided to park at the film festival and walk the few blocks. Not only did I get my steps in, it was going to be way cheaper than had I parked at the Justice Center.
|Terminal Tower lit up with this year's CIFF colors|
Of course, I ended up downtown earlier than I needed, mostly because there was a weird time confusion for the jury duty, so I spent a good 30-45 minutes just walking around the city which was fun because it took me to parts I don't see very often.
So this week I'm re-arranging my training schedule just a bit so I can get my long run in earlier so I don't have to worry about it because I have a very busy weekend up ahead with another set of film festival fun and a Cavs game!
Love from the ashes,