Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday Musings 3/5

The word for this weekend was "discipline."  I started feeling better 24 hours after picking up whatever got me.  After forcing myself to eat so I wouldn't get weak, sleeping extra, and sitting on the couch, I was feeling better around noon on Friday.  I finally changed out of my PJs and into regular scrubs.  The rest of the day was spent watching movies (the Battle of the Sexes) and BBT reruns.  I also did some online shopping.  I bought the second season of Victoria, now that it's over on PBS until season 3, and season 10 of the BBT.  I did do some work, slowly, but I'll take the full sick day.  I still didn't feel great, but at least it was better than Thursday.


Anybody else's pets snuggle when you're sick?  Allie hung around a lot while I was sick.  I just couldn't have her snuggling on my stomach.

Saturday was when my discipline was really tested.  I'd been looking forward to Saturday's forecast all week.  Mid-60s, and lots of sunshine.  I would've run in the morning before it got too warm, but instead I did some easy exercises for my adductor, and then did an easy 4 miles on the bike in the afternoon.  I got cranky too.  I knew I was doing the smart thing and opting for the low impact test on Saturday, to see how I felt physically, but it didn't make my ego feel any better.  I had the windows open in the house, and I was wearing shorts during my workout.  I knew I could test myself on Sunday with my run because I did feel good on the bike.


Does anybody here watch Say Yes to the Dress?  They had a bride on Saturday's episode who was running the RnR Las Vegas half, and she and her fiancee were getting married during the RnR ceremony.  She was looking for a dress she could run in.  The episode ended with footage of them running the race, and it really made me want to do Vegas again.  I had so much fun in November.

Sunday I woke up to a couple of texts from my mom.  I didn't get them the night before since I'd gone up to read in bed.  I'm doing a book club March 18 and the book is a Gentleman in Moscow.  Since I was reading early last night, I didn't get my mom's text until this morning.  David Ogden Stiers passed away Saturday.  The article I read said he's best known for Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, on MASH, but no, to me he will always be Cogsworth.  The news made me tear up a little bit, and then I saw Sir Roger Bannister also died Saturday.  Poop on Saturday!


Sunday I did run.  The schedule had 3, and I made to 2.5.  I'll put that down as a win after Thursday and Friday.  I also used the treadmill so I could step off whenever I needed to.  I have 3 miles again on Tuesday, and I hope I can get outside again.  I've got the itch, and if I need more layers, so be it.  It's sunny for longer at the end of day, and I can't wait for DST next Sunday.  I will be incredibly groggy next Monday, and that always happens.  The long day of sunlight will make up for it.

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Sunday: Pure Barre

Monday: leg day

Tuesday: 3 miles

Wednesday: PT exercises

Thursday: sick

Friday: sick

Saturday: easy adductor exercises, 4 miles bike

Sunday: 2.5 miles, Pure Barre core work and seat work



Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

22 comments:

  1. Glad to see you are back to running. It seems like it was a rough week for a lot of people. Hoping things are better coming up!

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    1. It does seem like a rough week/month. I'm feeling so much better this afternoon.

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  2. So sorry that you weren't feeling well this week :( It seems like there are so many different illnesses going around - stomach big, cold, flu, etc.

    I don't watch Say Yes to the Dress but my friend told me about that episode so I'll try to watch it online!

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    1. When I read the description of the episode, I knew it was RnR Vegas right away.

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  3. I have been loving the longer daylight. I didn't hear about those two passing away this weekend. I guess I haven't watched the news though.

    Hey I have been trying to find your email to reach out to you. I am heading to Denver for work this Wed. Not sure how far Boulder is from Denver but I would love to meet up for dinner if possible? Let me know.

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    1. It's lesleya.stephenson @ gmail. With traffic, it could be an hour to Denver, but if you can, there are lots restaurants midway.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear you were sick but it seems you rebounded quickly! I think it's pretty cool a bride had to find a dress she could run in so she could get married during a race. I'd like to see a video of that. I hope you can get outside this week. Thanks for linking!

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    1. She did run around the store to test the dress.

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  5. I ran the Vegas race a few years back and saw a few brides there. Super funny but also crazy fun way to do it I guess!

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    1. Very memorable. Since I did the 10k, I didn't see many bride and grooms, but I did see Elvis.

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  6. Glad you're feeling better! I'm eager for longer days...but that comes with jinxing my early morning runs for awhile LOL I'm now just starting to see the sunrise around 6:00 when I finish my morning runs and that will all change this time next week.

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    1. It'll be tough driving before the sun is up, but I know it won't last long.

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  7. Glad you're feeling better! I watch Say Yes to the Dress at times but I haven't seen that episode with the RnR Vegas wedding. That's pretty cool!

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    1. It was. It really made me want to do the race again.

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  8. Sorry to hear you were down for a couple days last week. Being sick is no fun at all! Hope you're able to get outside tomorrow!

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    1. I hope so too. Thankfully I've gotten better with each day, and am now feeling so much better.

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  9. Glad you managed that Sunday run! Hopefully this week you will continue to get even better. My dog really snuggles when any of us in the house are sick. A few years ago my dad was on chemo.We used to visit him with her and she just knew. She would sit on his lap and just snuggle and lick his hands sooo gently.

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    1. Pets really know when you need them. Allie loves to snuggle in general, but she knows when I need a pick me up.

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  10. David Ogden Stiers is definitely MASH to me. And I was not happy to miss the nicest weather last week, too, but you really do have to listen to your body.

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    1. It was reverse for me, Cogsworth first, then MASH. It was strange seeing a younger version of him.

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  11. Glad you are feeling better and have been able to get back to your workouts! I hope you were able to get outside this week for a run.

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