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Week in Review: And now we relay #nuun style

Week in Review:  And now we relay #nuun style

August 17-23

Finally!  Relay week!

And if you caught this ridiculously long post you’ll know I’d been on the sicker side of well lately so I was a bit nervous about how the whole week would unfold.  Spoiler alert!  It was AWESOME!

I’m not going to lie I still felt bad but the fact that I managed 2 workouts and an interesting long run the week before made me feel a (very little) bit better.  (Except for the fact that I couldn’t really breathe through my nose. Minor details right?)  I tried to find my most positive thoughts of health and wellness and carried on (um right?).

Monday I was back on my usual schedule with yoga.  It was a relief that downward dog didn’t make my sinuses feel like they were going to rupture.  I was hoping to get a few miles in this day but after an extra long day at the office I was toast.

I’d called my Dr. in the AM to let him know this Z-Pak wasn’t working.  By Tuesday I thought he was ignoring me so I called again.  Sounds like my chart never made it back and by 9:30 I was on round two and antibiotics and could already feel the difference.

Things were clearly looking up and I opted for an easy (and yes very hilly 7) and called it a day.  But I had a new problem.  My quads:  they hurt to the touch again.  Ugh.

I’m guessing I need to retire my long run/workout lift day.  It’s not serving me well.

So instead of obsessing about this cold/flu I got to obsess about my quads.  Awesome.  Runners are the most fun.

I was fairly positive the legs would feel okay by Friday but figured I’d run some strides to loosen them up on Wednesday.  They felt fine running fast but running slow they still hurt (I mean really what gives?).

Morning run!

It was a great morning for a run and I was finally going to meet my new 30 + Nuun besties so I opted to not obsess over the quads (look at me being all grown-up).

I’m still working on my Hood to Coast recap (and by working on it I mean there are a million ideas bouncing around in my mind) so this is sort-of like the over view.  You know, the Preface of a book that everyone skips.

The good peeps at Nuun kicked off the “getting to know you” part of the trip at an M’s game.  And they actually won (that NEVER happens when I go to a game).

Here’s a me with some of my Night Teammates Susan and Katie.

Thanks to Elizabeth for the pic!

The game was a great way to meet everyone.  We hit a few of the local watering holes after the game and then I headed home.

Oh and by the way I met this gal.  We were immediately besties and pretty much separated at birth.

Shanna… aka long lost sister… with our fancy sparkle skirts!

Okay… focus… this is the short recap.

I left the group pretty early because I still needed to pack and to be honest I was starting to feel sick again and wanted to get some sleep.

Thursday we I met the ladies at Oiselle headquarters by Greenlake for a tour and a run around GL.  We finished the morning off with smoothies at the hotel before an epic “Amazing Race Seattle”.

Smoothies and Oiselle HQ

Some of the Seattle sights!

The evening was capped off with some sweet swag (more on that in another post), dinner at Nuun HQ and some epic van decorating!

We called it a night and made our way back to the hotel.  At this point I was really starting to feel sick again.  I went to bed praying the new antibiotic would get its act in gear.

Friday I felt like a new person (minus the sore quads and newly formed blister on my pinkie toe but I’ll take what I can get).

My first leg was a hard 6.75 on Friday.  My next two legs were on Saturday:  a 7.61 and 5.25.  The last one nearly killed me.

You all know I’m wordy so yes you will get all the awesome details soon.

Sunday I managed a 4 mile shuffle through Seaside with Emily and Lauren.

54 miles for the week (my highest mileage in-like forever) and even more importantly I managed to not give myself pneumonia. (Nurse Susan confirmed that I did not give myself pneumonia.  She also managed to fix our air conditioner duct and my sunglasses, because she’s a nurse and she fixes things.)

I gotta go run.  Much, much more to come (like actual running).

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6 comments on “Week in Review: And now we relay #nuun style

  1. Caroline
    September 3, 2012

    love this. last leg did not kill you….YOU are the one who did the killing.

  2. Jocelyn
    September 4, 2012

    Can’t wait for the detailed post!!!! please use long hashtags to describe every moment. Robyn style. kidding, kind of.

  3. Susan - Nurse on the Run
    September 21, 2012

    I love your summarizes of everyone and I DEFINITELY miss you!!! Where are these NYC guys you promised me?? Can we run together please? I miss you. Sparkle!! Did I mention that I miss you? Reunion stat, bring all your broken things for me to fix. Text me pictures of rashes etc, I’ll get back to you ASAP. Miss you!

    • robyn
      September 23, 2012

      YAY!!!! You miss me!!!!!! I miss you too! Haha… have talked to the hubs… he doesn’t seem to share my same passion for match making but I am making progress… maybe after Africa? I’m just going to start wearing my sparkle skirt everywhere… that’s not weird right? Reunion is a must! Relay? Marathon??? I’ll keep breaking things for you to fix and send you all my medical questions… you’ll love that!

  4. Susan - Nurse on the Run
    September 21, 2012

    And yes, it’s definitely all about you.

  5. robyn
    September 23, 2012

    … of course.

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