Before I get into the workout details, I’ve got some great news… my Dad is back home again! It’s been a long road – 8 hours of surgery to remove his infected knee replacement and put a rod in his leg. 10 days of recovery at the hospital (he was really whacked out from the meds). 23 days in a rehab facility. And finally, back home! He is doing really well and getting along pretty well with his leg, which now doesn’t bend. He is super happy to be back home!
As for my workouts this week, I’ve been testing the waters a bit to see how my body has recovered after Erie marathon. I’m 2 weeks out now and feeling about 95% better. I ran 28 miles this week, walked a few miles and did 2 strength workouts (yay!). However, I made a lot of commitments this week which has left me feeling exhausted today. By Sunday night I was glad to just be sitting on my couch and glad the week was over!
Last Sunday – 16 miles, biking. We took a ride with lunch in the middle. Tater tots, my fav!!!
Mon – 2.5 miles, treadmill walking. The morning started out with thunderstorms so I got to walk on the treadmill and watch TV. I’ve actually missed my TV time!
Tues – 5.25 miles running. I wasn’t planning on going this far, but when I saw the sunlight ahead I wanted to take a picture. I got logged in to work (WFH day) with just a minute to spare 😉
Weds – Rest day! No exercise, we did meet up with friends for pizza and beer. Half price pizza night, what a deal!
Thurs – 7 mile run, 30 mins weights, short kayak trip! I had to take advantage of my day off and the sunny weather.
Even though the weather was a bit brisk, the quarry water felt quite warm. It was a short but pretty kayak trip.
Fri – 2.5 miles running. It was cold! 43 degrees and I should have worn gloves. This run kinda felt sucky. My hips were feeling sore and out of sorts. I had a work meeting scheduled and I hoped a run would set a good tone for the day.
I decided to blow off my later commitments for the day and we went to Cedar Point again! It was a great choice because the weather was perfect and the wait lines were short. We also met up with a friend and rode a few coasters with her. She loved it because it’s been years since she’s gone on one. Of course we took her on our big favorites.
Back home from Cedar Point, I took a short nap (yes, me! It’s a rarity for me!) and then headed out for a night at the football game. Our team won again and the band was great too 🙂
Sat – 10.7 miles, long run. I didn’t plan on running today, but when I work up feeling better I had to take advantage of it! And, 55 degrees. Can’t pass that up! I went straight from my run, to see the marching band in a parade (well, with a stop at Starbucks along the way!).
After the parade I helped my friend set up a printer on her home network. There were technical difficulties and it took 2 1/2 hours. Sigh. Frustrating technical problems are super draining mentally! Then I was a volunteer for a band event at the school – the Showcase of Bands! I got to be a host for a visiting band. It was a fun to see what happens before the show starts. It was a big band – 137 members! I was at the school from 4pm to 10pm.
There were 8 bands in total who each performed their half time shows and then it ended with a massed band performance. That’s a lot of marchers on the field!!
Sun – 30 mins strength training. I did some PT exercises and also a Caroline Girvan full body workout. Trying to start my day off right! After that, time to visit my Dad (as shown above!). After visiting my parents, I spent the afternoon hanging out at the high school. I signed up as a chaperone for the kids decorating the halls for homecoming! It sounded like a fun gig, but it turned out to be a very long time of just hanging out doing nothing and feeling like an undercover cop! I mean, I just walked around and around the building making sure everything was going OK. I didn’t help anyone and my feet got very tired with all of the walking! Since no shenanigans were happening, I snuck out and ended up getting home an hour early. I needed a break!
I’ll end this post with a cute picture of one of the demanding foster kittens. They really let you know when it’s time to feed them!
Hope you are having a great week! I hope I get to reset this upcoming week!
Q: Did you get a dose of some cool fall temps this week?
I actually wore a puffer coat at the football game Friday night!