Weekly recap: Spring break, training and I fell (again)

This week was a rough one, but so much fun as well!

Started the week out with Monday and Tuesday off, add that to the weekend and I had a nice 4 days off. The weather here was beyond gorgeous and it made me even more ready for Spring! Ally and I baked, hung out with friends, got pedicures, shopped, visited John’s uncles farm and “helped” to feed the calfs, went to the park and got frozen yogurt. She even joined me for a 4:45AM track workout!

Here are a few pictures from our week.

She's about to fall asleep in that chair.

She’s about to fall asleep in that chair.

At the farm

Ally track

Let’s talk training. It was a good training week. I’m enjoying track and looking forward to seeing progress.

Weekly training recap2

Training this week:

Sunday: Spin class

Monday: Legs plus 30 minutes of swimming

Tuesday: Track workout, 2 mile warm-up, ¬†6×400′s faster pace, with 400′s recovery pace in between

Wednesday: Track workout, mostly core and conditioning. Lots of running up the stairs and down the hill, along with wheel barrows and leap frogs.

track

Thursday: What was supposed to be 5 miles, became 3 miles…see below

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 7 miles, 9:44 pace

So, Thursday….

First I’m a huge proponent of running with someone or a group of people. If you’ve been reading my blog long you know that. I run Tuesday and Thursday 5@5 with the same group of ladies week in, week out. Thursday started out like any normal run. We all run the same route, start out together and then all fall into sub-groups based on our pace. I was running with one other girl that day and at mile 3 my head hit the pavement. Yep. My head. I tripped on a broken up piece of the street and went down hard. The side of my head (cheek and I think chin) hit and then it bounced. Heads don’t bounce well on concrete. I laid there thinking and told my friend Lisa that I saw sparks. It was the only way I knew to describe it.

I told her I hit my head. I don’t think I was knocked unconscious because I remember that and I remember another group of ladies coming up right after that happened then the rest of our group within another minute. I don’t remember at what point Lisa got me up, but I was quickly sat down on the curb. My husband was called. He came and got me and the girls piled in the back of his truck. It was a little too late for them to finish their run.

They all decided and I agreed that I needed to be checked out. The ER doc ruled out a concussion but did x-rays to check for facial fractures. Thankfully nothing showed up. I was given a prescription for pain pills with strict instructions to return if I have a real bad headache or nausea and vomiting.  They did insist on giving me a tetanus shot and my arm is still sore from that one.

I did not sleep very well Thursday night. That fall scared me pretty good and when I closed my eyes I just kept reliving the fall and my head hitting that concrete. I am so incredibly blessed to have the best friends to run with. Lisa was so calm and called John and told him I was ok, but needed to be picked up. We also realized we needed to make sure we each had some of our husbands phone numbers in our phones. I had mine with me but we don’t all carry them every time.

So, there’s my “don’t run alone” speech for the week. If I had been alone, there’s no telling how long it would have taken me to get out of the street and to be able to call home.

I did really good today. I was afraid I would be a little skiddish, but I took it easy and got it done. It’s supposed to pour down rain here today so I’m thinking of locking myself in the house and doing some spring cleaning.

Don’t forget about the Apera Bags giveaway, it ends next Thursday.

Anyone racing this weekend?

Did you workout today?

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7 comments to Weekly recap: Spring break, training and I fell (again)

  1. Theresa C. says:

    I prefer to run with people. On the rare occasion that I run alone, I have two locations that are highly populated and one in particular, I am blessed with rangers that keep an eye on me since I’m a woman a running alone. Again, I prefer not to run alone though. Give me safety in numbers and the knowledge that if there was an emergency, I’d have someone there to help.

  2. Anel says:

    How scary!!! I’m glad you got checked out and nothing was wrong. That sounded like scary. I would be freaked out too!! I have fallen before but nothing that serious. I’m glad you are okay and were running with someone! So important to have a buddy! Today I ran my first 10K! It was a virtual run but it was so much fun! I just got done with a yoga practice, too.

  3. Yes, that is scary! So glad you’re okay!!

  4. Larissa says:

    Sheesh! Convincing speech there Sarah. I almost NEVER run with other people. My husband will come occasionally but that’s about it. Running is my introvert alone time, but I also haven’t had a pal or group to run with yet. Hoping I can find a couple local gals this summer!

    • howmyworldruns says:

      Larissa it used to be my alone time but now that I’ve been running with a group for so long I can’t imagine running alone anymore!

  5. Alicia says:

    So scary Sarah!!! Glad you’re ok! I admire your love of running :)

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