Yes, I got boosted. All my other shots have been Moderna, and I had horrible reactions to them and ongoing fatigue and sometimes joint pain for weeks afterwards. This time there was just a very slight reaction and I felt relatively back to normal pretty quickly.
I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner — another week of not as much running due to the booster. Did I need to rest as much as I did? Probably not, but better safe than sorry is my motto. After a relatively restful September, things are going to start getting busy around here.
Oh yeah, Happy New Year (Jewish, that is) too!
- Monday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Tuesday: Yoga (35 min), Dogwalk, Booster, PB ST (25 min)
- Wednesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Post Booster rest day
- Thursday: Yoga (35 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Friday: Yoga (20 min), 4 miles easy
- Saturday: Yoga (25 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
- Sunday: Yoga (20 min), 8 mile LSD, maybe ST? Not sure yet, Yoga PM (20 min)
Running Mileage: 12 (-1)
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
Thursday intention: just run easy
That’s exactly what happened. 4 miles easy. I was actually really cold at the beginning and slightly underdressed — and I am okay with that. Fall came in right on cue.
Sunday intention: test out different trail shoes
I have two pairs of trail shoes right now. I’ve run in this pair a few times now, but only for the shorter runs. It was time to test them out on a long run. Both shoes are good up to 8 miles anyway. Another cool day, but I was dressed just right for me today. I actually ran into Darlene in my last mile — didn’t stay to chat as I needed to get home so we could grill before the rain (which started right after the steak was done).
A slower second half — I think mainly due to the fact that I kept missing the walk break signal so walked a bit more than intended. It’s all good. I wasn’t planning to get the booster this week at all, but I realized I didn’t want it to interfere with my peak weeks so I got it done and am ever so grateful for such a mild reaction for a change.
I’m taking seeing the horse as a good sign, btw. The only time I’ve ever seen horses on the run have been on the trails at home (different trails) and during my first trail half (had to stop and let a rider go past!).
Favorites of the week
I can’t tell you how I dreaded that booster. Trying to figure out when the right time to have a high fever isn’t exactly easy — but that never happened, thank goodness. My RHR and my stress level did shoot up according to my Garmin — but nowhere near as high as with the previous shots, and came back to fairly normal in a couple of days.
My mom was exposed to COVID when the husband of the couple she eats with got it, but seems to be just fine knock on wood.
Not a favorite, but glad I could be there to support her — a friend in our running group lost her father last weekend. In fact we’d all seen her the day he passed, so obviously it was sudden. Most of us were able to attend the wake. It was the same day as the booster, but practically in my backyard and I was feeling not bad so I was able to go. Mr. Judy even offered to drive me if I wasn’t feeling well, but it was literally 3 miles away.
ICYMI: Let’s get playful while strengthening your low back, opening your side body, and breathing deeply — flow with me here, You can also listen to my Intro to Affirmations here, Playful & Creative Affirmations here, and learn a Humming Bee Breath (and its benefits) here (which we’ll be using in all the practices in September). Every wondered why Yin Yoga doesn’t use Sanskrit names for the postures? I’ll explain here.
Coming up on Friday: Time for some Runfessions!