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Monday on the Run #50


Tuesday – 6K
Wednesday – REST
Thursday – REST
Friday – 3K
Saturday – REST
Sunday – REST

Warning: This post is being written at 12AM because I had just got home from a loooooong day and I am experiencing a huge sugar crash. Readers beware haha.

Soooooooo clearly this week has been quite the mileage for me! Seriously. The dude has been gone for the week so I’ve been eating nothing but junk and working double the hours. I have honestly never been this exhausted for a while. I worked Monday to Saturday before spending all of Sunday turning Allison’s living room into our war room to brainstorm for Destination Outside. We spent hours there after filming a recipe in the morning.

I managed to squeeze 6K in on Tuesday. I knew I had a rough week ahead and I was worried about missing my runs. I had shot my coach a message letting her know that two weeks of a full load schedule means running might be pushed back. I would love to know how everyone does it! I seriously admire all you runners who work daily and get up at the crack of dawn to fit your runs in. I’ve been so tired after work that I’ve just been crashing after work.

Anyways, I definitely am feeling the junk food catch up to me. The 3K I did at Chase the Gear on Friday were a bit of a struggle! I’m not really sure I’m how my runs next week is going to go haha. To be fair, there were hills and we were chasing the Olympians!! Here’s some photos from the event:



Okay and now onto something a little personal. Dudes, if you don’t want to talk girly bits, nows the time to scroll down a bit…

Ladies, what birth control do you use? I’m currently on the pill and I’m debating about switching over to an IUD. I loved that being on the pill meant that none of my races would be affected as my pills starts Sundays so I’m always clear on race day. However, I hate having the spend $30 every month and remembering to take it every night (I’ve also dropped a pill every once in a while and have had to pay for a backup pill pack…so that’s $60 that month!). I understand that I may potentially have to deal with cramps once I make the switch but I don’t recalls my cramps being that bad that I couldn’t run. It’s been maybe 5 years now so I really can’t remember.

And before you say to go speak to a doctor, yes, I am planning to go in and have a chat but I’d love to know what my lady running friends are using! Please feel free to email me privately or DM me on social if you’d like!

So how was your week? Anything you’re training for? Tell me about your birth control!

<3 Carmy
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35 thoughts on “Monday on the Run #50

  1. I have no personal experience with it, but I’ve heard good things about the IUD. I am right there with you on needing a junk intervention. Time to buckle down!

  2. I wish I could help you on the BC issue, but it is, ahem, not a problem for me anymore. 🙂

    I had the same issue trying to fit in runs last week. I only managed one during the week. Hopefully this week will be better for both of us!

  3. Looks like you got some good runs in! I am gearing up for a couple half marathons this fall so I gotta up my mileage and speed workouts a bit! Im interested in the IUD as well – hopefully you find what works best for you!!

  4. I hope you ended up having a good sleep last night and catching up on some zzz’s!
    I stopped taking all hormonal BC years ago for health reasons, so I can’t help ya there! However, the ‘lesser of all evils’ seems to be the IUD!

  5. Currently taking a pill that I can use while breastfeeding. I hope you find the right birth control situation for yourself. I’ve known someone with an IUD who had issues with intimacy and a numbing of her emotions. I’m sure that’s not the case for everyone but you know yourself the best.

  6. You have been working hard! Can’t help you with the other as I took permanent measures to ensure I have no more babies 🙂 Today’s options are so much better! What about that implant thing that goes in your arm (I think)- look at all your options.

  7. I’m so excited for the next issue of Destination Outside!

    We’ve chatted IUD’s. Neither my sister nor I loved it, but I have some friends who do, so I honestly think it’s a crapshoot. I just take my bc with my anti anxiety meds so I don’t forget and I always have a backup pack on hand (it’s also covered by my benefits, so I don’t have to pay)

  8. I’m debating on BC right now too. I was on the mini pill while breastfeeding but didn’t like it. I was going to go back on regular BC, but I’m still nursing, so I’m in this weird interim period. Part of me loves the idea of an IUD since I’m forgetful, but we’re also not sure if we wanna have another kiddo soon. Anyway, that was of no help whatsoever, lol – but know that you’re not the only one weighing all the options!

  9. Thankfully, I don’t have problems rising and shining in the wee hours…most days, that is. I run sometimes late in the afternoon or evening, but it always feels great to do it in the morning and have it done. It gives me a bit of an endorphin charge, too!

  10. It does get hard to fit everything in, but you’re still getting out there so you’re getting it done! I’m just bone tired the last few weeks, so my runs look awful, even if I am still getting up at o’dark thirty to get them done.

  11. Oh, I am not the sort to wake up early and get a run in before work… I head back to work in just a few days (teaching), and I am worried about trying to fit my runs in! (I’ve already written off the early mornings). 😉

  12. I would do a lot of research before you do the IUD. I have heard some not so great stuff about that. That is one area you don’t want to mess with .
    Hope you get some clear direction for your decision.

  13. chase the gear looks like fun! while i don’t have to worry about BC anymore, definitely do your research. i had a few friends who had the IUD and had it out very quickly due to pain.

  14. I currently have a mirena iud which I love, I did have the cooper but only kept it for a year because I bled every month like I was dying. I mean I used a super tampon hourly. My daughter has the implant in her arm and loves it.

  15. I stuck with BCPs through the years so I could count on the exact day each month it would occur. I have a stressful job and there is no way I can run in the evenings. My mind/body is toast. So, I prefer getting up at 5 am to get it done. It’s not so bad once you get used to it. Thanks for linking, Carmy!

  16. I’m on the pill and went on it actually bc I had AWFUL cramps, like legit couldnt get out of bed. Have never had the issue again. I dont know anyone with an IUD but perhaps it helps you! I can relate to dropping a pill. I’ve dropped it in the sink before (with dirty dishes in it) and gone looking for it (and took it anyway) so I wouldn’t have to pay more LOL

  17. I was a pill user for a long time! No problems, loved it then I reached an age my Dr. wanted me off. I was like please please not. I talking him into another year but then I had to ditch it. I figured it was time for the hubs to get snip snip! It was the easiest and best thing for us.
    I have girlfriends who use the IUD too so it seems to be a great alternative!

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