This week was a little different than expected! My training started well and was abruptly halted due to a Covid Scare. I also have an exciting speaking announcement to share!
Monday – 2 mile run, 2 mile family walk
On Moday, I listened to my friend, Maria Abbe’s (founder of Running Myself Together) Spotify playlist: Running & Worship. Today I ran through a hilly neighborhood so this workout was definitely hill training! It was moderately hot, but not too bad (especially in the shade!)
This ended up being my last run for the week. Monday night I started to get a scratch in my throat. It got progressively worse throughout the night.
On Tuesday, when I woke up, I decided to call my doctor to see if it was anything to worry about because I was also starting to have some congestion and runny nose. Even though my symptoms were very mild, she suggested that I take a Covid test. She said that many young and healthy people with mild symptoms like mine were testing positive for Covid because younger people are more likely to be asymptomatic or have a very mild case. So I made an appointment to get tested on Wednesday.
I took the test on Wednesday morning, and within 24 hours had the test results! Thank God, the results came back negative! Even though I didn’t have Covid, I still wasn’t feeling great, and the cold progressed into a cough, so I decided not to run for the rest of the week until I was feeling better.
It was a bummer because I was planning to lead a group run for SweatNet in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, but we had to cancel. Hopefully we will be rescheduling for another weekend in September!
We were able to go on a few family walks after I found out that my Covid test was negative. I’m feeling a lot better but still a bit congested. Hopefully next week is a better running week!
Exciting Speaking Announcement
I am so I excited that I am going to be a Mental Health Speaker for NAMI Keystone PA (the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Illness). I will be sharing my personal story with middle and high school students across Pennsylvania. Mental health is something that is really important to me! On Thursday, we had our speaker training and it was so incredibly inspirational. Hearing all the other speakers share their stories was so powerful and moving! I connected with another speaker, Ashley Kesner, who founded a blog and movement dedicated to mental health and recovery. I’m so excited to work together!
I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization that is making a difference in the lives of so many people! I will be sharing more details of my mental health story on here very shortly! Stay tuned!