Monday, April 30, 2012

Recovery Week

Last week was a low mileage week. Thank goodness because I really needed it! The Monday and Wednesday run were the usual time, but I didn't push it at all because I was sore and tired all week. I made sure I got my stretching in as it was really needed.
I was scheduled for a 6 miler on Saturday. I had a scout campout planned so if I was going to get it done, Friday would have been better. As things turned out, Friday morning was stormy and I still had things left to get done and I was exhausted. I had to settle for the 5 mile hike with the Scouts as my exercise for Saturday. It was fun to get out and hike. It was really my first hike of the year other than snow shoeing. After we broke camp down on Saturday, we headed back home and hiked up in the foothills close to home. It was fun to let the Scouts read a map and let them make some choices on which way we would go. With the elevation gain, it ended up being a pretty good workout, but yet gave me some rest of the running muscles so it was a good situation to end up in.
Sunday, I ended up getting a rare opportunity to take a nap and I also got to bed early which was great since I have been so tired and beat up since last week's run.
I am hoping to get some more rest during the week leading up to a 14 miler on Saturday.
On a personal note, I am really proud of my family. I am seeing a lot of mileage run and walked and pounds being dropped as we are in the middle of a family Biggest Loser contest. Keep up the great work everyone!
Hang in there and I will too!


  1. Sounds like the workout schedule was nice to you this week. The stomache bug I had helped me loose another 5 lbs so far this week. I think it also helped get the swelling down too in my feet, which I am excited about. Good luck with the exersizing and 14 miler this week. Love you and keep up the great work.

  2. I bet you really needed a week off after the marathon like run the week before. You seem to be listening to your body. Have a great week!

  3. You know you're doing well when a five mile hike is your recovery day! Great to hear that your whole family is doing well.