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A Two-Week Running and Cycling Break

Just as I’m getting back into running, I have to take a two-week break because on Monday I had a basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) removed from my thigh. I was scheduled to have it removed in late October, but rescheduled my appointment thinking we were going to the beach for the last two weeks of the month. Unfortunately, not only can’t I run, but I can’t ride my bike either for risk of pulling on the stitches. It’s just a blip in the road and I’ll enjoy some walks in the meantime!


Overview of the Week

Before discussing each day’s workouts, here’s an overview of my workouts from this past week. Scroll down for daily details…



At 9:45 AM I hopped on my spin bike (affiliate link) for 20 miles at 16.5 MPH average speed before our guests – including this handsome fellow – arrived. After they went home, I spent an hour strength training.



It was 31° with snow flurries when I ran at 6 AM, a little later than usual thanks to my first client being able to meet an hour later than her normally scheduled time. I was thrilled to run 5 miles at a 9:17 average pace and feel great the whole time.

Unfortunately, as I mentioned above, it would be my last run for a couple of weeks…



With a rest day from all exercise and zero clients, I played Santa Claus and delivered gifts to several of my clients. Most weren’t home, but for the few who were, it was nice to see their smiling faces as I stood on their driveway and chatted after ringing their doorbell and walking a safe distance away. Other than over FaceTime during virtual sessions, I hadn’t seen them since early March when we were last able to meet at the gym.



My strength training was limited to upper body only since I can’t risk pulling my stitches in my leg so I wrapped up my workout in just over 30 minutes.



Without being able to run or cycle I took another rest day from working out.



Once again my strength training workout was limited to upper body only. I also opted to cancel my balance and stretching class since I wouldn’t be able to demonstrate many of the exercises and balance drills.



Later in morning, I walked 5 miles on my treadmill (affiliate link) at a nice and easy 18:50 pace while watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. I know, I know, I lose brain cells while watching these movies, but I can’t help myself, I’m just a Christmas romantic at heart.


Here’s What You Might Have Missed

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


  • • Do you watch (or have you watched) Hallmark Christmas movies?
  • • Have you had snow yet?
  • • Did you run in a race this weekend? If so, was it live or virtual?


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!




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!


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