On the Run

Half Marathon Training: Week 9 Recap

Somehow I arrived at Thursday only to realize I never started this week’s post tracking my training. It’s been a busy week, so I can’t say I’m surprised, but here we are, trying to remember what happened on Monday when that was basically several lifetimes ago.


  • Today’s Workout: 21 Minutes Yoga
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 50
  • Sleep: 6 hours, 36 minutes

How it went: I woke up incredibly sore from the 90 minute yoga class I took on Sunday, so it felt great to do a short and sweet morning yoga practice to wake up my muscles.


  • Today’s Workout: 35 Minutes Yoga
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 64
  • Sleep: 6 hours, 31 minutes

How it went: Did a slightly more vigorous yoga practice today. Since Kick-It’s Take 20 program ended last week, I’m taking a week to enjoy yoga-only days between runs before I get back into kickboxing as crosstraining.


  • Today’s Workout: 45 Minute Run, Conversational Pace
  • Weather: High 50s, cloudy
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 91
  • Sleep: 7 hours, 1 minute

How it went: Ahh, that first fall-weather run after summer running always feels like flying. Not my fastest run, but it felt great.


  • Today’s Workout: Rest Day
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 31
  • Sleep: 6 hours, 31 minutes

How it went: I didn’t sleep well at all. One of those nights where I woke up at 2am and couldn’t get back to sleep. Definitely rest day material.


  • Today’s Workout: Rest Day
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 77
  • Sleep: 7 hours, 37 minutes

How it went: My body always feels run down in the runup to a pain flare, and this week my energy levels have been down while my pain levels go up. I intended to do yoga today but it just didn’t happen. I needed extra sleep and rest after Thursday’s poor night of sleep.


  • Today’s Workout: Long Run (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 98
  • Sleep: 8 hours, 13 minutes

How it went: Still not the best energy levels and I did wake with a headache, but some water and Ibuproften cleared it up enough that I felt confident in attempting a long run. It started out rough and stayed pretty tough, but there was a good section towards the middle that reminded me why it is that I run.

Azula only joined for part of the run, don’t worry


  • Today’s Workout: Meandering around the Renaissance Festival
  • Fitbit Readiness Score: 4
  • Sleep: 7 hours, 16 minutes

How it went: I woke up sore and fatigued from my long run with a busy day ahead. Again, best intentions of yoga, but instead spent far too much time getting Ren Fest ready before spending several hours wandering around at said Ren Fest. I regret nothing.

Playing around with Canva also factored into my morning

In all, a difficult week for my body which means I’m proud of getting the runs in. I definitely need to add some structure back to my crosstraining days as not having one makes it far more tempting to skip, but I recognize that my body needs extra rest during the run-up to a pain flare.

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