Rolling with the River: 8/22 – 28 WRD

There wasn’t much going on this week. I realized part of why my paces was so slow in my trail race last week — I was coming down with something. Not apparently COVID, and not terrible, but enough to make me rest a lot, especially since I have to go to my moms a few days next week. Or do I? Well yes, I do. It’s been back and forth with that kind of stuff with her all month long. I’m not sure I really came down with something as much as just being majorly burnt out.


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and an unplanned for recovery week. At least I practice what I preach!

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Tuesday: Yoga AM (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Wednesday: Yoga AM (35 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Thursday: Yoga AM (35 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Friday: Yoga AM (35min), Dogwalk, Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga AM (20 min), 6 mile long-er run
  • Sunday: Yoga (30 min), 2 mile recovery run

Running Mileage: 8  (-6

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

During the run it was much cloudier. Not a bad thing.

Saturday intention: long-er run
Had a horrible night of little sleep. Don’t know why; most of the time I sleep pretty good. It was humid and cloudy this morning. The first mile wasn’t bad, except for the bugs. I thought it was our recent storms, but it thankfully let up after that and the rest was not too buggy.

I was dragging big time though. It was much faster than my race last Sunday, but these aren’t technical trails and there aren’t big hills (even if it felt as though I was going uphill both ways). Definitely not the week I wanted, but at least I finally got out there. I’m all for taking running breaks when I choose to; I hate being forced to take them! I know if I pushed through this either I’ll feel like this longer or I’ll get really sick. Putting on my oxygen mask.

I walked over hoping to get a better photo of the mist. It was there but I couldn’t get a good photo of it. I kind of line the angles(from the anglers) in this photo.

Sunday intention: recover
It was a beautiful, cool morning for a recovery run. I slept much, much better last night. When I arrived there was some mist rising off the river but I couldn’t capture that. Easy, slow recovery run followed by a snack and some journaling by the river. It soothes my soul.

Bandit is slowly learning to jump up on the rocking lounge chairs

Favorites of the week
This week was all about recovery. I didn’t really feel recovered on yesterday’s run, but I had been feeling better, so I’m chalking that up to really poor sleep.

Yes, after a lot of back and forth of will she/won’t she I will be heading to my moms for a couple of nights tomorrow. I do have a new place to visit on the way there so stay tuned.

ICYMI: As runners we know how important our mental game is — the problem is actually taking the time to work on it. This practice targets your Spleen Meridian, which can help to decrease worry. Physically it can help with digestion and low back pain. Practice with me here,

Coming up on Tuesday: I’ll be wrapping up August. Friday it’s time togather over mugs of hot — or cold — beverages!

17 thoughts on “Rolling with the River: 8/22 – 28 WRD

  1. Sorry to hear about the poor sleep. I hate when that happens for no apparent reason. Steam off the water is definitely difficult to capture. We had a couple of mornings here this week where the steam was gorgeous! Cheers to recovery time!

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  2. It sounds like your body demanded some down time. Hope you banked enough for your visit to your Mom’s.

    I do love the photo under the bridge. Lots of angles to catch the eye!

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      1. I’ll bet you do! Yes hopefully next week will be more restful. I want to run Thursday (day after I get back) but I know I’ll be better served by a rest day. Which means only 2 days of running again this week. Luckily I have time before my next race — if I sign up for it!


  3. I hope you’re feeling much better by now and that you have an uneventful visit with your mom. I had something similar happen about a month ago where I had a horrible bike ride and woke up the next morning with a bad cold.

    Does Bandit get on the lounge chair when one of you isn’t already on it or does he prefer your company?

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  4. Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling under the weather, hope all is well now. I keep thinking I’m coming down with something but I think it’s just the menopause (hollow laugh). Take care of yourself!

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