Sunday, February 03, 2013

Running Wild: Weekly Wrap-Up

As you gathered from my previous post, and will see below, I spent most of my week sick. I don't think I have taken this much time off of exercising since I started running about 1 1/2 years ago.

However, before I got sick, I got in a great workout on Monday that I figured was worth mentioning!

January 28- February 3

Total miles run: 3

Monday: workout with trainer

Every week feels tougher than the last. Sometimes I wonder if my trainer is just trying to find my breaking point! But I try to bring intensity every session to match the challenge. On Monday we did push-ups, jump-rope, kettlebell swings, box jumps, practiced different squat forms, back-squat a 35 lb barbell (we were warming up for a 55 lb back squat, but the weight room was too busy and we couldn't use the squat rack, so next time!), then pistol squats (one legged squats), weighted push-ups (25lb plate on my back), plank with my forearms on a balance ball (making circles!), and lastly an oblique ab exercise. It was rough. I was very sore the next day!

Tuesday: 3 mile run

Nothing too exciting about this run, other than I got it done.

Wednesday through Sunday: SICK.

Holy cow. So, yeah, I ended up very sick. On Wednesday I was pretty sure I was coming down with something. Now it's Sunday and I am finally upright and fever-free. I can't even begin to think about when I will exercise again. It's kind of sad knowing I will be far from top form for a while now . . . sigh. I guess it is what it is. 


  1. It's such a bummer but your muscles have been busy rebuilding themselves right? Hopefully you can get out for some walks if for nothing but to get outside. The flu sucks. Hope it leaves your system real soon!

    1. Thanks Kerrie! Gosh, now I'm better and still haven't exercised . . . Too busy! Ugh!

  2. Hope you feel good enough to get outside!


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