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Shout-out to Mekhi Lewis

Last night Virginia Tech got its first ever individual title when Mekhi Lewis, a red-shirt freshman, became the NCAA Champion at 165 pounds. Bill and I watched Mekhi wrestle when we were in Blacksburg in February. He is such a strong and dominate athlete and look forward to watching him wrestle for VT for the next three years. Congrats, Mekhi!

Virginia Tech finished eleventh overall in the team race, my friend John‘s Nittany Lions won the National Title again for the fourth consecutive year (eight National Titles in the last nine years), and Kim‘s Iowa Hawkeyes finished in fourth place.


Injury Update

I graduated from physical therapy on Tuesday with instructions to call back and make an appointment if things took a southward turn as I picked up my running mileage. As much as I love my therapist (I’ve known him for about fifteen years ), I was thrilled to put those appointments behind me and not have one more thing to schedule around my already overflowing calendar.

On Thursday, I saw my spine doctor for my followup visit and he ordered an MRI to help determine why I’m still experiencing occasional foot numbness. Hopefully, I can get that scheduled soon and move on with life. My parents weren’t kidding when they said that as they got older they spent more time at the doctor’s office than anywhere else…


And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…

My weekly mileage total hit 10.54 miles, the most since late November. I feel really good while running, and more importantly, I feel fine after I finish and into the next day. My speed is slowly coming along (10:15-10:30 paces), but I’m trying not to focus on it at this point and just run on how I feel.

I started my two weekday runs at 4:50 AM – yes, you read that correctly. With clients starting at 6 AM several mornings, I had to fit my runs in when I could, and this past week later in the day wasn’t an option.


After a Friday afternoon nap to try to catch up on my sleep, I still slept in until 8:15 on Saturday morning. Luck was with me and I ran into my Cruiser friend Shawn shortly after I left my house so I had company for about three of my four miles. It was blustery and cold, but it felt so good to be running in the sun!



I rode 55 miles this week, all on my spin bike (affiliate link) indoors. I’m hoping to soon hit the W&OD Trail on Zephyr, my practically-new Salsa; however, the temps will have to warm up into the low 60’s before my fingers will be able to withstand the cold air blowing across them, even in gloves.


Strength Training

Nothing new in the strength training department. Consistently is key and no matter how busy work and life gets, I’m not willing to miss lifting unless it’s unavoidable…



Now that I’m finally starting to feel back to normal, I hope to add in some new-to-me yoga routines from Five Parks Yoga. Of course, cobra pose will continue to be a daily staple since it’s so good for my back.


It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • Do you have spring-like weather in your neck of the woods? ~ It’s been slow to warm up here, but this coming week seems a little more promising.
  • Are you into college basketball or wrestling? ~ I’m not a huge basketball fan, but it’s fun having VT in the show this year. Here’s hoping I’m not jinxing tonight’s game…
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!