I was going along, running easy, and wham! On Tuesday I came down with some mild (thankfully) flu-like symptoms: extreme fatigue, mild muscle aches. I ran that day, but it was slow and quite frankly I probably shouldn’t have, but I didn’t realize that until I started to run.
The odd thing was that after a few weeks of mildly elevated resting heart rate, it had come down to more normal numbers. I didn’t really feel bad until I started to run that afternoon.
And so began a week of more than usual rest (although I was still busy with errands and chores more than I wanted to be).
I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin even though this week was light on activity — because that’s all a part of being mindful about your body and sometimes you just need that.
I’m not sure what I’ll come up with title-wise for next week, because we’re supposed to be plunged into a really deep freeze! I see a lot of treadmill runs in my future.
- Monday: 4 miles easy, Dogwalk, DM Abs & Legs
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, 3 miles easy
- Wednesday: Dogwalk; resting
- Thursday: Dogwalk; resting
- Friday: Not even a dogwalk (snow)
- Saturday: Still resting, still no dogwalk (ice!!)
- Sunday: 6 mile LSD (sort of, lots of walking the last couple of miles)
Mileage: 13 (-6)
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Cold and gray, but not windy for once! Now that I know how helpful it is to wear my trail shoes, I headed back out to the park. While there are still icy patches, and it was still slow, it wasn’t as frustrating as last Monday.
If the paths had been totally clear, I probably would have added a mile . . . in the end, 4 miles dealing with icy patches here and there were enough for me on an errand-filled day.
3 miles was actually on the schedule. I had every intention of doing 4. Next week exercise will be hard to squeeze in, especially running, and since I’m not training for anything, no reason to force it.
I debated morning, colder but less windy, vs afternoon, warmer but windier. Either it they got the forecast wrong, or I’ve gotten used to wind. It wasn’t super warm, but mid 40s, and some spotty sun.
The bad news? I was just wiped. I don’t know why. It was super slow. Before mile 2 I knew I wasn’t doing 4, and maybe I should have stopped after one. I just dragged myself around and didn’t feel better after I managed to eek out 3 slow miles.
I hope I’m not coming down with Mr. Judy’s cold. Which apparently I’m not, so far, knock on wood. I’m slamming that tea and all the other stuff I wrote about in 5 Ways to beat a cold/flu (read it here).
It was my last chance to “run” with running buddy J, as she’s a snowbird and FL bound soon. Because of the icy conditions, we took it slow, but by mile 4 her hip was bothering her so we mostly walked those last couple of miles. Several other Wineglass girls were also running, and the good news is no one fell or got hurt. It felt good to be doing something other than sitting/laying around, finally!
I’m still a little tired, but the muscle aches are gone and here’s hoping it’s onward and upward.
Favorites of the week
After reading Coach Rachel @ Runningonhappy’s post about using screws in old shoes (read it here) — I knew about it, but had never tried it — I asked Mr. Judy if he could do that for me, and he obliged. I wore them for the first time on our long run on Sunday. They worked really well! Although no one fell, everyone else was really struggling and I wasn’t.
I got a real kick out of this guy’s Hannukah hat above. I wonder where he got it? It would be great for Last Run! I must say, all the cashiers in the three different grocery stores I frequent have been great, even today! I worked as a cashier in my youth, so I know how hard that can be.
I hope that everyone has a great time with their loved ones and receives what they really want, whether that’s just time together or something more tangible. While I may not have been 100% this week, I’m not in training for anything so it’s no biggie and I am very grateful for a warm home, soft furkids, and more than enough healthy food to eat.
And that’s a wrap!
Let’s get the conversation started:
Are you off to somewhere warm?
Are you missing loved ones or all together?
Looking forward to any movies?