Weekly Wrap – Can I get a Do-Over?

You ever have those weeks where you just wish you could hit the re-wind button? Last week was one where I just felt like I had too many balls in the air…and quite honestly I should have put a few of them down, and for my own sanity, said no a little more often. Ah well…lesson learned.


But before I put the week squarely in my rearview mirror, I’m linking up again with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.

Monday, 8/15: For some reason I just could not get my face out of the pillow, so I pushed my run to later in the day…then life happened and the run didn’t.

Tuesday, 8/16: Still feeling a little on the tired side, I swapped my Tuesday track work with Thursday’s run. 5 miles done.

Wednesday, 8/17: Strength day with Trainer Stacey! Had my first ever workout with Kettlebells – it was challenging and I loved every minute of it.

Thursday, 8/18:  I was seriously feeling the previous day’s kettlebell session as I headed to the track, and I kinda knew this workout might not go as planned. After two weeks of successful workouts with 400 and 800 meter repeats, I was quickly reminded that 1600 meter repeats are a whole other beast. 4 miles done, but man oh man did I struggle…

Friday, 8/19: I spent most of the day working to set up a big multisport event that serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit I work with.

Saturday, 8/20: Event day – up at 3 am and onsite by 5…according to my FitBit I covered over 6 miles as I ran and walked back and forth along the course – we were short volunteers so there was never a moment of downtime. I finally returned home almost 12 hours later.

Sunday, 8/21:  10 miles was on the plan, but after the past two days it should have been no surprise that my legs…in fact my whole body was toast. There was no way I was going to make it through double digits, so I just went out to see what my legs would give me. I managed to eek out a solid 5 miles and was grateful for that. I huddled with the RC coaches later in the day and will give the 10 miler another shot on Tuesday.

So somehow I managed to get 20 miles in this week, and given all I was juggling I’ll take it. Luckily, the family is escaping to the White Mountains for a little R&R this week so things should be calmer!





  1. You’re right, 20 miles is not slacking! That event must have been exhausting! Enjoy your time away.
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  2. Wow, it does sound like a really busy week! I hope you enjoy the R&R this week 🙂
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  3. Sounds like you need a vacation! Use the time to relax and recharge. Have a great time!
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  4. I”ve had a whole summer like this! Life has taken a toll on me and my running has suffered as well. I’m hoping things turn around for both of us!
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  5. 20 miles is still a great training week. Saturday sounds like an intense day at the event you were hosting. I think you can count that as cross training! I hope you enjoy your weekend escape. You deserve it. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

  6. Kettlebells are no joke right! I have been more sorest after using them!
    Wow you did have a high stepping day on Saturday. I hope your event went well.
    You did a great job getting all of that in this week. I hope come Tuesday your 10 miler goes better than expected. I’m not looking forward to upping my miles in prep for a half in Oct. but come Sept I better get busy!
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