The program’s Week 6 was another week where the days were different. However, none of my planned runs mattered.
Monday looked like this:
And if it wasn’t stormy, it was smoky! Tuesday looked like this:
On Wednesday, the forecast wasn’t looking any better:
I decided to go for a run Wednesday evening anyway and figured if the smoke was bad, I could quit. Unfortunately, it got bad about a mile and a half away from my house. Whoops.
My throat started to burn and my sinuses were going crazy. However, a mile away from home, I had to keep going. Thankfully, the sweet running gods had someone turn their sprinklers on! Hallelujah! I don’t know if anyone was home, but I waved to the open window just in case as I ran over and through the water. Here’s the Week 6 Day 1 schedule:
- 1. Warm-up walk—5 minutes
- 2. Run—5 minutes
- 3. Walk—3 minutes
- 4. Run—8 minutes
- 5. Walk—3 minutes
- 6. Run—5 minutes
- 7. Cool-down walk—5 minutes
It wasn’t perfect, but I felt good that I least I did it. I missed running.
I’m not even including a progress report this week since clearly, there wasn’t any. But, I’m staying positive and working out in other ways in the meantime. I’ll start an honest Week 6 next week if all these fires (422 in Florida right now!) can blow away.
Otherwise, I’m going to follow in this guy’s footsteps 🙂
Photo from here.
So, that’s my recap. Did you try anything new this week? Have a great weekend! And if you’re in Florida or anywhere else that fires are currently taking a toll, good luck and be careful!