Workout Roundup: Week of May 22, 2017


Ugh, the best laid plans of T-Rex and men, am I right? I headed into this week with the intention of getting right back into the groove and hitting my workouts hard. I was planning on working out pretty much every day. You’ll see that’s not exactly what happened.

Monday, 5/22/17, 6 miles and strength: I want to bump up my runs to a little bit longer than last week, so I started out with 6 miles for Monday’s workout. Pearce and I ran together and it was hot (of course), but we prevailed. While the run was challenging at times, the hardest part was the strength work I did after! I started at the top of my street and did walking lunges all the way to my house – 130 in total! I thought I was going to collapse. It seemed like such a short distance, but it was not.

Tuesday, 5/23/17, 3 mile run and strength: I wanted to try and run four times this week, so I opted to do a mixed run and strength workout on Tuesday. I used a workout from Aaptiv that involves running for a few minutes, then doing sets of squats, pushups, and high knees. I like these types of workouts because I feel like I get my cardio in, but on days when I’m not really in the mood to run, I have enough variety that I don’t get bored. After I got home, I did one-legged calf raises on the stairs (50 on each side) and some more squats, just for fun.

Wednesday, 5/24/17, barre class OFF: I planned to head to the barre studio after work on Wednesday, but it didn’t happen. I’ve been fighting off a sickness since I came back from Prague, and although I thought I had kicked it, I woke up on Wednesday completely run down and coughing up a ton of gunk. I almost passed out at work and obviously did not end up working out. Fail.

Me this week

Thursday, 5/25/17, OFF: Doctor time. I have a nasty upper respiratory infection that needs to be cured by the time I get to Africa. Steroids and antibiotics are now happening!

Friday, 5/26/17, OFF: Still not feeling great. It’s hard to breathe. Sigh.

Saturday, 5/27/17, 4.5 miles: I wasn’t sure whether I’d be able to run much or not, but I met Pearce for a few miles. I didn’t feel great and I was exhausted afterwards, but I got it done! At least that’s three runs for the week.

Sunday, 5/28/17, OFF: Woke up on Sunday sicker, probably thanks to wearing myself out on Saturday. Ugh.

So yeah…this week didn’t exactly go how I was hoping. I’m leaving for Africa on Wednesday night, so now my priority has to be getting better. I doubt I’ll be working out at all before I leave unless I feel a lot better soon. BOO! I look forward to getting back into the swing of things when I get back, though!

LEAVE A COMMENT: Do you work out when you’re sick?


10 thoughts on “Workout Roundup: Week of May 22, 2017

  1. Oh no!!! You had better rest up woman!!! And yes, of course I work out when I’m sick and I’m actually battling a cold right now and have my first race of the season on Saturday :-(((( I usually go for it with a head cold but, when it moves to my chest, I move to bed!
    Hope you feel SO MUCH BETTER by tomorrow!!

    1. I’m so sorry to hear you are sick!! I hope you get better in time for your race. You’re a tough cookie so I’m sure you will be fine!

  2. Ugh … feel better and soon! If I’m feeling cruddy, I’ll head out and walk more than anything, just to get fresh air. If the mood hits that I should try to run, I’ll to the next street corner (or some other landmark up ahead) and then walk for a bit. I think the fresh air and just any kind of movement is better than sitting huddled under a blanket sucking in more of my sick germs … though a blankie and Netflix would be my preferred method of recovery. Again – feel better and soon!

    1. Very true, Elizabeth! We have had terrible weather here for most of the time I’ve been sick, otherwise I would be doing just that. And throwing myself a pity party, of course!

    1. Thanks, Ange! I think the marathon took a lot out of me since it had been such a long time since I had run one. I got really sick after my first one, too! Hopefully I’ll wake up cured tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath.

  3. Ugh – that really sucks!

    I swear that I dragged out my cold a couple of months ago much longer because rather than focusing on getting better I concerned myself with ‘am I ok to go running’ … and you know my default answer is ‘of COURSE’. 🙂 This weekend my ‘concession’ to not feeling 100% was to only run ~10 or so miles on Monday, and took off today (after 8 straight days running). So I am pretty much ‘full of stupid’ when it comes to these self-assessments!

    Excited for your Africa trip and to hear/see all about it! Hope you feel better going into it!

    1. I am guilty of that, too! I think I set myself back a lot by running on Saturday. I didn’t realize how worn out my body was and I felt a lot worse when I woke up on Sunday and still feel bad now. I hope you enjoy your day off 🙂

  4. I am glad you’re getting meds. For me, it depends on the sickness and honestly I’m 50/50. Right now, I barely work out at all so I wouldn’t. If I was heavy training? I actually probably wouldn’t either so my body recovers faster. If I’m somewhere in the middle…then sometimes I do. (Also depends on what we are dealing with too LOL)

    1. I totally understand! It depends a lot on what is going on with my training. Right now, I am just running for fun and to stay in shape, so there is no incentive to make myself more miserable.

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