Hello again from the states! Need I say that Europe was absolutely incredible? Vienna and Budapest were lovely but I fell head over heels in love with Prague. The only downside was that I was super sick with a cold the entire trip! I literally got sick the day before we flew out, and battled with it every single day. So as you’ll see below, running never happened. It’s truly a shame because I was looking forward to exploring each city via my favorite activity, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
NYC Marathon Training (week 1)
NYC Marathon Training (week 2)
NYC Marathon Training (week 3)
NYC Marathon Training (week 4)
NYC Marathon Training (week 5)
NYC Marathon Training (week 6)
NYC Marathon Training (week 7)
NYC Marathon Training (week 8)
NYC Marathon Training (week 9)
NYC Marathon Training (week 10)
NYC Marathon Training (week 11)
(Prague, my one true love. I swear I’m moving there next year…mark my words.)
WEEK 12 (9/19/2016 – 9/25/2016)
6 mile run walking
6 mile run walking
10 mile run walking
TOTAL = 0 miles
Thoughts: Well well well, this was bound to happen, wasn’t it?!? To be fair, I was so sick during the entire trip and running was basically physically impossible. Perfect timing right? I completely lost my voice in Vienna for two days and dealt with a pretty serious cough + congestion + weakness in all the other cities. Yup it was rough, and made worse by the fact that we barely slept. And when I say barely, I mean barely. Three hours nightly on average, and one night we slept for only 45 minutes. I KNOW RIGHT. I never want to do that again.
But we did a lot of walking, so I didn’t feel as guilty skipping out on training last week. Tragically, I upgraded my iPhone (hellooooooo iPhone 7!!!) on Monday and of course I lost all my data from the health app that included the distances we walked. I’m so bummed! I do recall that we averaged about 5 miles a day at minimum, and one day we even reached 10 miles in Prague. Walking is still exercise!
I ended up taking off 11 days total from running, but I luckily didn’t seem to lose much fitness when I returned to training again this week. I’ll save that for next week’s recap though…