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Flowers Always Brighten the Day

As I mentioned on Thursday, I’ve been lying low with the flu since Wednesday. Thankfully, I’d gotten the flu vaccine in the fall so I had a lighter case. On Saturday afternoon our doorbell rang and this beautiful floral bouquet was delivered. I instinctually knew the flowers were from my mom who has been calling daily to see how I was feeling. Moms are like that!


Blessings and Warnings on Running the We’ve Got Your Back 5K

Last week I mentioned that I had discovered the perfect 5K for my first race back after my injury, the We’ve Got Your Back 5K. At Monday’s PT appointment I asked my physical therapist Ashley what she thought about me running the race. She said it is fine as long as I leave my ego at the starting line and run the race easy, possibly even using run/walk intervals. Even though we’ve only been working together less than two months, she knows me well!


Physical Therapy, the Great Healer

Monday was my only physical therapy session that I got in this week prior to getting sick. We continued to work on my squat and deadlift form and to challenge my body with new and interesting moves – one of which involved rolling across the floor in a very slow and deliberate manner, leading with my far leg or arm crossing over first.

As I left, Ashley told me that we’d run on the treadmill at Thursday’s session. Unfortunately, the flu had other plans for me…


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



0 x 0 Miles

Still no running… Thanks, flu!



1 x 3 Miles with Incline

I increased the distance while walking on the treadmill (affiliate link) to 3 miles. I kept my speed at 4.0 and I held the incline at 4.0 for 10 minutes before reducing the incline as gradually as I had increased it. My plan was to do this same 3-mile walk 3 more times during the week, but the flu got the better of me.



0 x 0 Miles

My only plan for riding my spin bike (affiliate link) was for yesterday, but even though I’m feeling much better, I am still quite fatigued and I thought it best to skip the workout.


Strength Training

1 x 1 Hour
1 x 1 Hour for PT
3 x 30 Minutes for PT Homework

Monday’s strength training session was the only one I got in this past week before getting sick.

I surprised myself on Tuesday while teaching my Fitness Machines 101 class at the gym when a guy sort of smirked and asked me to demonstrate using the pull-up bar. I laughed and stepped up on the little stool, and with a slight jump grabbed the bar and proceeded to rather awkwardly pull myself all the way up. Just to show off, I did a super slow negative as I returned to the stool. I’m not sure who was more surprised, my students or me!



0 x 0 Minutes

Who know, perhaps I’ll get in some yoga this coming week!


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 either outside or in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • • When was the last time you sent someone flowers or received some? 
  • • Local peeps, who wants to join me for the We’ve Got Your Back 5K
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend? 


And that’s my rundown… 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 Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but those of the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!