Recovery Week: 3/27- 4/2 Weekly Wrap

Occasionally I just get mild flu-like symptoms. They used to be tied to my cycle, but I no longer have a cycle (but still am not post menopausal). Maybe by the end of the year.

So I came home, and yup, there they were: slight muscle aches, slight temp, fatigue. Even though there were a few recovery runs on my schedule, I knew what my body really needed was some rest. So I took it. So it’ll probably be a pretty short weekly wrap!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin – even active people need rest sometimes.


Workouts update

  • Monday: JY, Walking around NOLA
  • Tuesday: Traveling home, walking around aiports
  • Wednesday: Total rest
  • Thursday:  Dogwalk, more resting
  • Friday: Total rest
  • Saturday: Working on my parents house
  • Sunday: 7 mile LSD, working on house

Mileage: 7 (-16)

JY = Jasyoga
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running updates 


It was a picture perfect day to run & I made the most of it. It could very well be my last run around Vassar and I discovered the observatory; who knew?

Favorites of the week
It wasn’t a great week and not much going on (unless you count working on my parents’ house), so I’m just going to share more photos from my one run; it was lovely. 

And that’s a wrap 


This week I am also linking up with the Sunday Fitness & Food Linkup brought to you by Ilka @ Ilka’s Blog and Angela @ Marathons & Motivation.

Let’s get the conversation started:

Ever suffer with mild flu-like symptoms (but thankfully not the flu)? 

What are the most halfs you’ve ever done in a year? 

What are you looking forward to (doesn’t have to be race related)?

25 thoughts on “Recovery Week: 3/27- 4/2 Weekly Wrap

  1. I don’t get fevers but if I don’t get enough sleep, I feel rundown. You must have felt bad to skip Rachel’s scheduled runs.

    I try to run at least 3 halfs a year but it doesn’t always work (0 in 2012 and 2 in 2013). I think the most was 7. I am looking forward to seeing Judge Sotomayor tomorrow night.

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    1. I didn’t feel terrible, but like you, I was listening to my body. I’m definitely run down (still) & I know if I don’t take the rest I need it can get worse & take even longer to recover.


    1. I doubt it would be on the regular tour, it’s away from the main campus & near the golf course (which my parents’ house is behind).

      I’m not sure how long it’s been there; I bet my mom would know.


    1. It was a great run (and much needed).

      I’m slowly feeling better. I was never super sick, just really run down & know that if I didn’t rest, it could turn into something. I have plans — we can’t have that!


  2. Sorry about your flu symptoms…I was feeling sick a few weeks ago and it was such a drag. I hope you rest up! The scenes on your run are pretty – I always love running near a river or lake.

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  3. I do suffer from flu like symptoms. It happens whenever I over do or become over stressed. I have never run a 1/2 in the 2 years since I began running. I am looking forward to summer runs & walks in my favorite park.

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  4. When I’m run down I feel like I have a slight cold coming on.,,and if I’m lucky it doesn’t. Glad you gave your body the rest it was asking for. That was a lovely run. Now if only things would green up a touch. Still pouring here. Most halfs in a year for me = 7 + 2 fulls. I suspect years like those are behind me.

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    1. That’s why I rested so much — because I knew that it was possible to get REALLY sick. I don’t always feel that way after a half or traveling (which is the same thing for me), but I have after the last couple. But it’s been a pretty stressful year, again.

      Lots of April showers this week, but thankfully no snow.

      That’s a #holotta racing! I might actually do 5 halfs this year, and that would be a first for me. I’m kind of on the fence about Vegas, though (that would be the fifth one — and my third time doing it! — and it’s the only half I’ve ever repeated).


  5. Good for you (and your body). Rest is a tough thing to acknowledge, but often necessary. I’m not sure how many 13.1’s I have done in a year…I do know in 2014, my goal was to do 14 (distance) races in ’14. The distance races had to be a 10K or longer in distance. I know I did a couple 10K’s, and a couple of virtual 13.1’s….but I think most of those “14 in ’14” were 13.1’s (maybe 9?)

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  6. My body shuts down after a race… completely. Immediately after my shower, I have to lie down and sleep. Then I feel like I’m jet lagged the week after. So I think it’s your body repairing. And the most halfs I’ve done was last year at 7. This year I’m only doing 3 (so far), with that scary little full thrown in there too, lol! I’m going to sleep through the holiday season, I think, ;D

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    1. Usually I shoot for 3 a year, 4 if I’m really lucky.

      I can run a half and feel perfectly fine the next day. But life has been so stressful for quite some time — the good news is I think I finally feel normal again.

      I was supposed to run today, and I feel like I could, but it’s going to pour most of the day and I also know that an extra rest day is probably a good thing. I’ll wait til tomorrow when it’s *supposed* to be nice. Although I see another treadmill run in my future this week. 😦

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  7. Yes, active people do need rest. It could be your body needing a little recovery from that awesome half marathon you ran too! Whatever the reason, it’s wise to listen. Thanks for liking, Judy!

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    1. Well, my body is still asking for rest this week, but I’ve kind of had it with it. Trying to ease back into it while trying to get a little rest (and still working on my parents’ house — at least the end is in sight with that!).


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