2017 Training- Week 1 Review

Well, this sure didn’t go as planned.  I was super pumped to start this week as my “official start of Boston Marathon Training.”  However, the world had other plans.  I ended my Sunday run buckled over gasping for air, dizzy as I had been battling a deep chest cough that had very quickly progressed.  After a relaxing soak in Epsom salt and essential oils, I was sure I could battle the cold with a good nights rest.  Nope! Woke up feeling like I had been hit by a bus and didn’t have energy to walk around the house, let alone run.  My body was talking to me, or rather yelling at me, that I needed a rest.

I gave myself a couple days rest, and saw no progress.  So I made a trip to urgent care.  I was diagnosed with bronchitis and pneumonia.  No running for 5 days.  I spent those 5 days recovering and working on strength and flexibility.  So here is my, super short, week 1 review.

Monday- Sick

Tuesday- Sick

Wednesday- Stretching/foam Rolling

Thursday- 30 minutes, Yoga for runners video

Friday- Core+stretching/foam rolling

Saturday-  4 miles on the treadmill @ 9 min/mile pace

Sunday- 4.01 miles on treadmill @ 7:47 min/mile pace

Total- 8 miles

I am, luckily, feeling much better.  This was a small step backwards and I am ready to start week 2 off strong!  I am planning on getting my next post completed by tomorrow.  This week was a bit of a step backwards.

How was our start?



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9 thoughts on “2017 Training- Week 1 Review

  1. Bronchitis and Pneumonia is no joke! Wishing you a speedy and recovery! I may have to get my adenoids removed at the end of the month which will take me out of training for my half for at least a week. I’m thankful that it’s early on in training though, but it still sucks.


  2. Nice write-up Janell. You will be right back at it and not lose a thing. Try taking off 2 months! Good luck this week.


  3. I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope you get well soon! Have you really taken the test (the bumpy needle thing on your arm) for bronchitis? Because my doctor diagnosed me with it when I was younger. I drank the medicine for almost a year and the doctor told me that I need to drink it for another 6 mth. I went to Singapore to get a re-check and found out that nothing was wrong with me! Stay healthy and good luck with the marathon!

    Love & Kisses,


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