Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekly Recap {02/06-02/12}

Ugh.  I came down with the sickies and spent most of this week suffering from fevers, body aches, chills, and a stuffy nose.  Once I started to get better, mid-week, my stuffy nose decided to stick around and has evolved into some congestion.  Which means lots of middle-of-the-night and first-thing-in-the-morning {or right in the middle of Church} coughing!  Thankfully, I’m on the mend and I am feeling so much better.  Since I was sick I stayed away from the gym and skipped my runs on Monday & Thursday.  I was on the mend towards the end of the week I was able to run Friday {for the Maine Mom on the Run Runniversary Virtual Run}, Saturday {for the Virtual Run in memory of Sherry Arnold} and Sunday {an easy recovery run with the husband & puppy}.  Even though I didn’t spend any time at the gym and I was suffering from the sickies I still feel like I had a pretty good week.  Um, except that I slacked off on my PT Exercises {again} and I didn’t do any yoga.  I am looking forward to getting on track and back to the gym next week.

I linked all my workouts to my Daily Mile logs if you really want to read about them. Are we friends on Daily Mile yet?!?

Weekly Recap 02.06.12 – 02.12.12

Monday 02.06

Today was suppose to be a run day but due to my sickies I only did the bare minimum – a 1 mile walk to keep my streak alive.  It actually felt good to get out of the house and into the fresh air to do a short walk in the evening with the husband after spending the day sleeping off my flu symptoms.  After the walk I did one 60 second plank and my 7 pushups for the day.  Then I promptly laid back down on the couch until I needed to help prep dinner.  The husband went to the store and got me some DayQuil and NightQuil because the Theraflu I had been taking wasn’t helping.  I slept much better Monday night than I did on Sunday.

Walk:  1.03/22:18

Pushups – Day 6

Plank-a-day #37

Tuesday 02.07

I was feeling so much better on Tuesday than I did on Monday.  I spent the day not knowing if I was going to go to the group track workout or not.  By the evening I was feeling ok and so I decided to go.  I had a good workout and felt like maybe sweating was going to help me get rid of the sickies.  We did 10x 40 second sprints with a 2:20 RI.  I really didn’t intend to push it so hard but I was feeling really good so I just went with it.  I definitely feel like I my running is improving with each run and my endurance is building back up.  I probably need a scaled back week after the last few weeks of lots of workouts so I guess being sick does have its one advantage. 

Run:  3.14/43:45 --- track workout
10x 40 second sprints {sprint paces = 7:34, 7:32, 8:01, 7:06, 7:30, 6:28, 6:30, 6:51, 6:28, 5:54}

Walk: 1.03/21:27

Pushups – Day 7

Plank-a-day #38

Wednesday 02.08

After feeling so much better on Tuesday, I woke up on Wednesday feeling worse again!  I spent the majority of the day laying around resting but I did manage to get outside mid-afternoon for a walk.  Boo sickies, boo. 

Walk:   1.66/34:30

Pushups – Day 8

Plank-a-day #39

Thursday 02.09

I woke up on Thursday and felt like the worst of the sickies has passed.  No fever, just lots of nasal congestion and early morning coughing.  I knew I was going to skip my run today so I planned on a long walk with the puppy instead.  It was such a beautiful day and the fresh air and warm sunshine felt glorious. 

Walk:  3.13/1:01:09

Pushups – Day 9

Plank-a-day #40

Friday 02.10

Thankfully I am feeling better and better each day.  I still have a lot of morning congestion but overall I am feeling much, much better. 

Run:  2.57/30:00/11:40 avg --- Maine Mom on the Run Runniversary Virtual Run
Overall = 3.12/41:40
Warm-up = 0.25/6:00 
Cool Down = 0.30/5:38

Walk:  1.98/38:07

PT Exercises

Pushups – Day 10

Plank-a-day #41

Saturday 02.11

I woke up with a lot of congestion but by the time I left to meet with my running group I was feeling much better.  It was perfect running weather --- overcast and temps in the 50s!  I started slow with a run/walk for the first 3 miles and then keep my pace easy for the last 4 miles.  And I dedicated every single mile, every single step, to the memory of Sherry Arnold.


Run:  7.0/1:20:03/11:26 avg --- Virtual Run for Sherry Arnold

Walk:  1.94/38:00

Pushups – Day 11

Plank-a-day #42

Sunday 02.12

Feeling better and better each day!  Ran an easy 2 mile recovery run with the husband and puppy in the early morning before attending Church.  It was foggy and chilly and quiet around our neighborhood.  I felt sluggish when we started but by the end I felt like I could have kept going for another couple of miles. 

Run:  2.0/23:12/11:36 avg
Overall:  2.51/34:01
Warm-up:  0.26/5:41
Cool Down:  0.25/5:08

Pushups – Day 12

Plank-a-day #43

Total Miles = 26.54

Daily Mile Stats:

1 comment:

giraffy said...

Nice week, even with the sickies!!