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Week 12 Training: 5/7 – 5/13

15 May

When we went camping a few weeks ago, it was incredibly windy all day Saturday. The sun was shining with no clouds in the sky but with a constant 20 mph breeze and highs only in the upper 50s to begin with, it was chilly. I wore a sweatshirt and windbreaker all day and broke out my long underwear in the evening.

One unfortunate side effect of being out in the sun all day but cold was that we forgot about getting sunburned. After our friend Lauren mentioned that she had gotten burned out there before, Travis and I put sunscreen on the few skin surfaces that were exposed. I of course forgot about my scalp and lips, both of which got toasted.

Since then, my head has been a mess. My scalp and parts of my face are peeling (though most of my face was fine) and my lips – oh my poor lips.

They were on fire Sunday when we got home from camping. I iced them with a popsicle (by eating it) and slathered on Burt’s Bees. When I woke up Monday morning, my bottom lip was twice its normal size. My vanity kicked in and I contemplated locking myself into my home office and refusing to go to work but it ended up deflating enough to look pretty normal by the time I left for work. By noon, it was back to normal.

But by the time I got home from work that day, I could feel something… a look in the mirror told me a nice blister was forming there. Sweet. Yet again, I was tempted to sequester myself at home. Practicality won and I just sucked up looking a little gross with Blistex smeared on my lip sore for what has now been over a week. My lip has gotten somewhat better but it’s still pretty nasty.

This morning, I woke up to this:

That would be dried blood. Apparently, I was attacked during my sleep.

For some reason, it reminded me of Heath Ledger as The Joker.


Anyway, I’ve been diligent about putting Blistex on it so that it doesn’t dry out, crack and bleed everywhere but apparently I’m failing a little. Even just eating my salad makes my lip bleed. I’m SO ready for this to be over with. Okay, lip?


Training last week was less than normal but still decent:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Run fail; 2 mile walk, 4.5 mile bike

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 5 mile very easy run (untimed)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 12 mile easy long run (2:23:14, 12:02/mile)

Sunday: 60 minutes Hot Yoga

Total Running Miles = 17


Do any of you watch Bones? The episode last night was SO GOOD! I was worried that it was the season finale but it’s not – their website says another episode will be on June 1. Whew! That was a close one.

But Desperate Housewives IS over. Did any of you watch the season finale on Sunday? So good. I was happy yet sad about how it ended. I’ll miss that show but think that it’s wise to end a show on a good note instead of dragging it out until it’s a craptastic limp noodle (ahem, House and The Office).