It’s gonna be relatively short and sweet this week since there just wasn’t a whole lot going on. By now I thought I’d be running again. It’s not that I couldn’t, it’s just that I know if I continue to rest now I’ll come back stronger rather than potentially relapsing (like a lot of people have with this crud). I’m not training for anything, so rest is the name of the game right now.
Been a long, long time since I had to take a zero week.
- Monday: Resting and hydrating
- Tuesday: Same as Monday
- Wednesday: Feeling a tiny bit better, must be careful to take it easy
- Thursday: Paced around the house when my Garmin reminded me to move — first day over 2000 steps this week!
- Friday: Pretty much a repeat of Thursday + Olympics watching is a sport, right?
- Saturday: Dogwalk. We finally got out there.
- Sunday: If the weather hadn’t been so nasty there probably would’ve been a dogwalk, instead still just pacing around the house. I thought about some restorative yoga, but I didn’t get past the thinking stage.
Mileage: 0 (-12)
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Favorites of the week
While it always sucks to be sick, I am lucky that I have the ability to take the rest my body so desperately needed this week. And then I got the best compliment. A local woman, whom I don’t really know, although her story was recently share and is very inspiring — thanked me for inspiring her to apply to become a Skirtsports Ambassador!
I say it to people often — in life, in blogging — you never know who you are going to touch with your story. So often it seems that what we do is not appreciated, and then one day, out of the blue, you get the best compliment.
Oddly enough, I got very busy in the kitchen this week. I had the Instant Pot going all week — as a slow cooker: spanish rice and beans, veggie curry, and chili. Plus some baking. Yes, I really was sick, but not so sick that I didn’t want to eat. And because I wasn’t running, I had more time to cook/bake. The pantry needed some serious restocking!
Speaking of yummy food, we got very international the last week: Thai, Chinese, and Indian. And I got soup from all three cuisines.
I big thank you to Mr. Judy who did my grocery shopping for me this week and all the snow blowing/shoveling and brought me pre-birthday flowers — since my birthday is Valentine’s Day, he doesn’t like to pay extra on the actual day, although he has also given me flowers from time to time on the actual day.
The Opening Ceremony! I thought it was the best one I’ve seen in a long, long time. Maybe it was because prime time didn’t carry the full ceremony, but I thought it wasn’t too long and was just really well done.
I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:
- Contentment vs Ambition
- 8 Ways to be content with what you have
- Am I Content?
- Runners: You Need to Foam Roll!
- Run Fuel: the Importance of Periodization
Let’s get the conversation started:
What did you think of the opening ceremony, if you watched?
Are the Olympics inspiring you?
Is your SO helpful around the house?