Second zero week: 2/12- 18 Weekly Wrap

It’s been a long time since I’ve been laid up by illness for so long. The really frustrating thing is that outside of a handful of days, I never felt super sick. But just as I was feeling better, suddenly I kept getting random spikes of fever that would come out of nowhere and be over after a short amount of time. I’ve never had anything like that.

I am determined to rest and get better so I can enjoy a run during the warm weather that is supposed to be headed our way mid week!

I’m joining up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home to share some of the good things about my week because there wasn’t a lot of activity, although there was a bit more than last week.


Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk
  • Tuesday: Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Morning yoga, Dogwalk
  • Thursday:  Morning yoga, Dogwalk (and a sudden spike in temperature — mine, that is — in the afternoon — boo!)
  • Friday:  Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Dogwalk
  • Sunday: Shoveling a path down the driveway so we could Dogwalk

Mileage: 0 (NC)

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
That’s what it looks like inside

Favorites of the week
Some stress crept its way into my life towards the end of the week, but I did spend a pretty awesome birthday and got lots of relaxing in. Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes — I still need to get back to y’all, but I appreciated each and every one of them. The Salt Den offers you a free session on your birthday so how could I pass that up?

Who knew there’d be animal print sheets?

Before relaxing in the Salt Den I had an excellent, relaxing massage at Myomassage. Wearing my Skirt Sports Wrapsody tights made it easy to leave the purse at home. You can use code 522CRJ for 15% of non-sale items or check out the sale (ends today, 2/18, at midnight).

Enjoying my birthday dinner

And we ended the day with a yummy meal out. It didn’t hurt that this was the nicest weather I’ve seen on my birthday in quite a few years.

Yes, please, some protein in my granola!

This week I also tried out Trader Joes Peanut Butter Protein Granola. Even though I typically make my own granola, I was intrigued. It was good (and not too high in sugar, either, although I did eat only a half a serving — but that was plenty!).

I’m wrapping it up with a few favorite blogs from this week:


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:

Made any great food finds recently?

Are you expecting a heat wave next week?

How do you treat yourself on your birthday (and if you don’t, why not)?

37 thoughts on “Second zero week: 2/12- 18 Weekly Wrap

  1. I am going to that link now to check out this Salt Den, I am intrigued as to what it is.
    Sorry you were still feeling under the weather this week. I saw you were able to get out for some dog walks. Being outside even for a little bit when I am sick makes me feel a tiny bit better. Hope you are able to get back to running this week (if you want to) since it’s suppose to be a warm week!

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    1. Well, that particular Salt Den is local to me. You’d have to search in your area to find one near you, but they’re beginning to crop up more & more.

      I am actually feeling better, but like many others, this crud seems to linger & not quite let go.

      The weather was much better (and in some ways even better this week) which meant I could walk the dogs again. I’m just shortening up the walks so I’m still getting in enough rest.


  2. Happy Birthday, Judy! I hope you had a lovely day. I’m intrigued to hear more about the Salt Den. I’ve never heard of anything like that. I hope feel better and your energy returns soon. Enjoy that nice weather! We are supposed to hit 80 degrees every day this week. We catapulted into Spring without a blink. Summer will be soon behind. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I’m thinking now I have to do some research and write about Halotherapy. 🙂

      No 80 degree days here, and most of the week will be cool but still unseasonably warm. The dogs will get walked (around the rain, cause there’s lots of that in the forecast too).

      And I really hope I can get out there in a skirt on Wednesday! That’s the plan, anyway. Can’t let weather like that get away from me.

      My sympathies on your early summer. 😦


  3. too bad about being sick for two weeks. Must be some kind of virus? Did you go to the doctor?
    Hope all that fever stuff is gone and you can run again.

    My weather is the same as yours but it may be kinda rainy this week. I plan to run tomorrow since I have a rare weekday off but you probably don’t feel up to it yet.

    I love Trader joe’s frozen breaded egg plant to make parmesan. I doubt it’s healthy. I never look at the ingredients LOL.

    I try to be in Florida to celebrate with my friends on my birthday. If it’s on the weekend, I would definitely find a race. If not, go for a run.

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    1. A trip for your birthday is always fun. 🙂

      Seriously not sick enough to have to go to a doctor (and be exposed to God knows what), far less sick than a lot of people, but I know when to take that rest. 🙂

      Even if I were running today, I wouldn’t be up to running with you even at a slow downed pace. Gonna have to be nice & easy for a while. Enjoy your run today. Surely some WG girls have off today too? Or Barbara?


      1. Barbara is healthy again and is too fast for me. So I too will be running solo.

        Not running for 2 weeks would send me to a doctor lol.

        Have a lot to do today so may or may not run.

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      2. When you have dogs (and no one else to take care of them and can’t have a doggy door due to the cat, although we wouldn’t do it anyway most likely), then it’s not always when I feel like it.


    1. The salt is supposed to be very hilly. I actually haven’t had a fever the whole time. I hadn’t had it for several days then it just suddenly started — and is now gone. I know a lot of people here have had the same experience. Not really much a doc is gonna do about that.

      I’m really not super sick, but I am still really tired. So just taking the rest that my body is clearly telling me it needs. Which is why I’ve been blogging about rest. 🙂


  4. That salt den looks really cool! I’ve never heard of such a thing! I’m glad you were well enough to go out and celebrate your birthday. 🙂 And I love your necklace!! I sort of treat myself on my birthday. I don’t really like all that attention but I definitely enjoy it when my family takes the time to make me a cake or a special dinner. Mostly, it’s just another day. I can’t identify why I don’t really like to celebrate my birthday. Hmmm……..

    You need to get better!!!

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    1. The salt den is literally like 2 miles from my house. I could run there. So why not? Once in a while, anyway. I don’t think I’d ever heard of it, either, til this opened up & I keep an open mind.

      I bought the necklace in NYC when we were there in Dec. I love the winter village in Bryant Park and there’s always great stuff there. It’s adjustable, too, which is cool.

      A couple of years ago my birthday literally fell on my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. They actually got me a cake which they were going to do during the party — I forget why they didn’t but I was very glad they didn’t cause I’m not a ham & don’t like that kind of attention, either. They just gave it to me with the family later in the weekend.

      They live in CA so it was a nice trip for my birthday. 🙂

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  5. Glad you had a nice birthday,but boo to still being sick. My birthday is exactly a month after yours, so I usually have questionable weather as well. I think it’s supposed to be nice this week (after the cold rain in the forecast for tomorrow).

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    1. Oh yes, March can be the pits weather-wise too.

      You usually get your choice of dates for your Bat Mitzvah, and the year mine rolled around, it was actually an option to do it on my actual birthday, which I though was kind of cool.

      My parents told me no, though, we have relatives driving in from out of town and the weather is too iffy.

      So we did it in March. It sleeted.


    1. The salt den is very relaxing. Whether or not it really helps, I don’t know. I definitely felt a lot drier (nasally) afterwards — it’s supposed to be good for respiratory ailments. I was only mildly congested, but hey, I’ll take it!


  6. Sorry to hear that illness is lingering. It’s been a crazy season for bugs. There was a Halotherapy place in Naples I was this close to trying but I never got there. One of these days. I love that TJs often has new finds.

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  7. I’m so sorry to hear that you are still not feeling well 😦 I can only imagine how hard it is to be sidelined when you are used to being active and working out. I really hope that you start to feel better soon.

    Happy Birthday! I cam glad that you were able to celebrate with a great meal!

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    1. Not being active hasn’t really bothered me. I’m not training for anything right now, so I’m just happy it’s easier to give my body the rest it needs than feeling the angst of resting when I want to be training! I’ll be back out there. Working out is definitely a habit. 🙂

      I did have a very nice meal on my birthday — thanks!


  8. I decided to take the day off for my birthday this year. Even if it falls on a weekend, I still have to run errands and do chores. My birthday fell right in the middle of the week, and it was so nice to sleep in and not go to work.

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    1. I had plenty of years when I worked on my birthday. Years when I was alone on my birthday (but married — work trip for the hubs). Even years when relatives died on or near my birthday.

      So I say when you can celebrate it you really ought to!


  9. Happy Birthday Judy! I’m sorry to hear you’re still not feeling well, I do hope you get it figured out soon. And yeah… I wish we were having a heat wave next week! But no… I get to go home to snow, boooo! Feel better!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! I’m glad you are on the mend, whatever had been going around seems to hang on for a while. I’ve tried the last couple of years to run a race on my birthday, one was cancelled and the other wasn’t exactly on my birthday!!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! There aren’t a lot of races on my birthday in these parts. And I really hate training through the winter, although I’ve done it a couple of times. It is nice to get away somewhere warm for it, but the training can really suck!

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      1. Oh, I personally think the heat sucks even more than the cold. Although snow is a real challenge. And we’re having some today, but it probably won’t stick around too long. Yesterday was 73 . . . we had several seasons this week. 🙂

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    1. It’s very relaxing. I’m going to research it some more & write a post about it — not sure it really does anything, but it definitely doesn’t hurt. They have several other services there, too. Normally it’s fairly empty, but it was hopping on my birthday. I hope they stay in business because they’re so convenient to me.


  11. I’m glad you had a nice birthday! Sorry you’ve still been dealing with being sick…it’s been a really tough season! I still need to schedule a massage….I’d love to go once a month but I never can make that appointment smh!

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