I Did Not Throw Away My Shot: 4/19 – 25 WRD

Another week where I knew I would have limited time to get in fitness. Glad that I decided to do my long run on Monday — it sure wasn’t going to happen after my vaccine!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and running into that second vaccine.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (20 min), 7 mile LSD, Yoga (50 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 3 recovery miles, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 min),  Dogwalk, Yoga (40 min)
  • Thursday: Complete Post COVID vaccine rest day due to fever
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Sunday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk, Hopefully some light Toning

Running Mileage: 10 (-2.5)

JY = Jasyoga
PB = Killer B
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 Update

Interesting artwork along the bike path

Monday Intention: add distance, take it easy
Well, that was the intention, anyway. I did add a half mile to come up to 7 miles. And it was so hard. Despite multiple pauses to check my phone (tracking a grocery delivery). I tried to keep the pace easy, and it was quite consistent — but actually one of my faster long runs in recent history.

I saw a dead fox along the path. That was a first — I’ve never seen any foxes near that path at all. I wanted to get in a long run this week — don’t ask me why, since I’m not training for anything — and between the weather and the second vaccine this seemed like the best day. The good news is I finished, my Achilles felt good — during and afterwards. The bad news is that every long run has been a struggle lately.

That piece of hive on the road was a different location than the hive in the tree; both seen on the same run

Tuesday Intention: recover — go slow!
Well, I tried. This would be super slow for a lot of runners, but as a recovery run, even though it was slow for me and didn’t feel hard — it was probably faster than it should have been. I kept consciously trying to slow it down but it still wasn’t where it should have been; I was watching my Garmin, too, which I normally don’t do.

We went from this pretty day to rain & wintry mix the next

I’m not a big fan of the recovery run, but I had my second vaccine coming up the next day, and I felt like it’s actually better not to run right before your vaccine. Even though I ended up doing exactly that for the first — but I actually didn’t know I’d be getting vaccinated that day when I went out to run. The weather on Wednesday looked to be really nasty, anyway. Rain and potential thunderstorms.

Favorites of the week
It’s kind of a favorite/not favorite thing this week: I got my second vaccine. Luckily I got home before the Wintry mix kicked in!

As I suspected I had a reaction, and yes, it was worse than the reaction to the first vaccine.

I stayed busy post shot, folding laundry, doing Yoga with a lot of arm work, went to bed with just a slightly sore arm.

My reaction was thankfully short lived, with fever, complete loss of appetite (hello, fever), and body aches for 24 hours. I’ve been tired the last few days, but otherwise feeling back to normal. Oddly my arm wasn’t as sore as the first time, and yes, I made sure to move it the first time too.

It’s all worth it to feel a little peace of mind, although I also keep in mind that no vaccine is 100%.

I didn’t take any snuggling pics but he was in a weird position here

Nurse Bandit was on the job. He didn’t snuggle all the time, but he did snuggle with me a lot more than usual.

Are you training for something? 

Have you raced recently?

GWY Sacral Chakra

ICYMI: We’re stretching out your hips while chatting about the Sacral Chakra in today’s practice. You’ll find the video here.

Coming up on Tuesday: I’m sharing one of my favorite pre-run snacks. Friday it’s time to runfess over hot chocolate.

38 thoughts on “I Did Not Throw Away My Shot: 4/19 – 25 WRD

  1. Sounds like the reaction to the shot was a short one. It’s so weird how it affect people differently. Luckily sherry who is only 50 was able to run the half. Phew.

    We should have better weather this week. That’s because I’m leaving for Florida on Wed. Lol

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  2. I’m so sorry that you had a strong reaction to the second shot 😦 I get my second shot (Pfizer) on Saturday and I’m praying for minimal side effects. I only had a sore arm for 2 days with the first shot so I’m hoping that’s a good sign but who knows?!

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  3. Nice pictures from your runs this week. Sorry you felt sick after your vaccination. I was fortunate to only have a sore arm with both. And, I ran both days that I got the shots. Not that that has anything to do with it. Just what I did. Had I felt badly, I wouldn’t have.

    I am doing a HM training, but haven’t signed up for one yet. I really want to do the AF HM in September. That was my plan last year when it was cancelled and then I had to have my surgery.

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  4. Ugh, so sorry your shot left you feeling not so good afterwards. The hubs had his second shot Friday afternoon (Moderna) and felt like crap all day yesterday, but is feeling much better today. Crazy how everyone is reacting differently! Hope this next week goes much better 😉

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  5. Well, I’m glad you got your shots and are done with it! I’m getting my second shot on Tuesday and am gearing up to be out of it on Wednesday (it’d kind of weird, preparing to get sick!) I would say, hang in there with your long runs- or even make them a little shorter since you’re not training for anything. I’ll bet you’ll have a breakthrough and start feeling good again, hopefully soon.

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    1. Good luck tomorrow! Hoping it isn’t bad for you.

      I think now that I don’t have to keep getting vaccinated I’ll feel a lot better eventually. Although now it’s time to schedule that colonoscopy! The fun never stops, it seems.


  6. Glad to hear you got your second shot and that it wasn’t too bad! It is certainly freeing to be able to go out and not worry so much. We’re all still masking here, so that definitely gives peace of mind. I too had a rough week of runs. I’m not sure if last weekend’s race was too much for me. I hope not. I took it easy for the most part and I will do the same this week, with another race on Saturday.

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  7. Yay on your second vaccine. It seems most people I know had an experience similar to yours, although a few had no big reaction. Mine’s next Wednesday, so I need to prepare in case I can’t work much on Thursday.

    LOL on nurse Bandit!

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  8. Sorry you had a reaction, but at least it was short lived! And it sounded like you kind of expected it so it was good you were able to plan for the worst. I hope your runs start feeling better soon!

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  9. Yikes on the reaction. I’m sorry you had to endure that. I don’t know how I escaped all side effects. Not even a sore or bruised arm. Maybe I am a robot. Love that pic of Bandit and that he was extra attentive to you. Dogs know!

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  10. So glad you’re fully vaccinated now! Personally, I think a reaction like yours is a good sign that it’s doing what it’s supposed to do. That’s coming from a scientist, too. Dogs are sweet when we’re not feeling well. They definitely know.

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    1. I keep hearing that — but I know you’re still protected if you didn’t have a reaction. So do all these people have weak immune systems? Yet many seem very healthy?

      I find it very confusing!


  11. I’m sorry that you had a tough reaction to your second shot as well as the first. It is interesting how everyone is reacting so differently. Hope you’re feeling back to 100% soon!

    I wonder if an animal knocked that section of hive down from a tree, and if so, what kind of animal. Nature is so interesting!

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  12. sorry to hear the long runs have been a struggle lately. I do wish I could run a bit more and longer, but it is what it is right now.

    animals are the best when you aren’t feeling well. sorry for the bad reaction, luckily you are done now!

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  13. Looks like we had similar reactions to the 2nd vaccine. I am glad it wasn’t a long one and you are feeling better. I was hungry (more than usual) for a few weeks after my vaccine which I thought was weird. Now it is the same but that is because I am running more. 🙂

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  14. Glad you’ve had your second vaccine, good news. I did run before my first one, not sure what I’ll do with my second as our kind are supposed to not be so bad for the second. Lovely pics and well done for getting longer ones in even if they are a struggle (I was struggling on Sunday on a 7!).

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    1. Hopefully you won’t have much reaction on your second. I ran the day of my first — I didn’t know when I went out for the run that I’d be vaccinated that day!

      For the second I really didn’t feel my immune system needed that much challenge!

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