Weekly Wrap – Just a little tired

Happy Sunday all!

I have been enjoying a much needed, and rare, lazy Sunday. This was one of those weeks where I felt like I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. It was a week that included feeling less than fabulous, one kid home sick from school, school events, parent teacher conferences, a big work event, and managing the usual shuttling of kids here and there. And, yes there was training mixed in there, too. I am t-i-r-e-d y’all! Today provided a much needed break.

Monday: While I woke up not feeling all that great, I kicked the week off with some early morning miles. – 3 miles done.


Moon wasn’t ready to head to bed

Tuesday:  The blech I was feeling on Monday got worse and I couldn’t get my head off the pillow for my run. My oldest was also down and stayed home from school. Missed my tempo run and spent the day on the couch.

Wednesday: Strength day – glutes, hips and abs were the focus.

Thursday: Time to get running again – an easy 5K done.

Friday: With a big event for work planned for Saturday, I opted to get my long run done on Friday instead. I’ve been exploring new fueling options and with double digits on tap it seemed like a good time to try Tailwind Nutrition I had ordered last week. The humidity was back with a vengeance (dew point of 85!), but I got 10 miles in, and I’m happy to say Tailwind agreed with my stomach and my energy level felt pretty good…I’m cautiously optimistic.


I must say it was kinda of nice having my long run out of the way before the weekend got going. We went to a school performance for my youngest son and then it was a quiet evening on the couch 🙂

Saturday: Ran the 4 miles that was originally on my plan for Friday. My legs felt really heavy and 95% humidity didn’t help. There was a flurry of kids activities and sports to shuttle between and I short-changed my post-run rolling. By halfway through the evening event, my legs were really talking back to me! (Didn’t help that I chose to wear heels – what was I thinking?!)

The upcoming week looks to be equally chaotic, and I know I’ve got to do a better job of being kind to my legs. I’ll be running a local 5K with my son next weekend, which should be a lot of fun!

As always, I’m linking up with Tricia and Holly for the #WeeklyWrap. Head on over and check out all of the great ladies sharing weekly training, life happenings, motivation and encouragement.



  1. Glad to hear Tailwind worked for you! I tried it last year and liked it…but felt like I was in constant search of a porta pot because it was too much water for me ;-( I’m back on gels (Honey Stingers) and they are working better for me this year. It’s frustrating to find something that works, only to have it not work anymore.
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    • You’ve touched on my biggest possible concern with Tailwind is all of that liquid! Good to hear Honey Stringers are working for you – I haven’t tried them.

  2. I keep thinking the weeks are going to ease up and they don’t! Just keep running, right? Glad you’re feeling better.
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  3. Glad you weren’t sick for long. I had a quiet day yesterday but today I had to make up for it! I try to wear compression socks on Fridays to help my legs get ready for my long run on Saturday.
    Coco recently posted…Pondering A Destination RaceMy Profile

  4. Glad you are feeling better. I really really like Tailwind!

  5. I my first experience with Tailwind was when I won some berry flavored. Yuck. But I did like that it was clear and had a light taste. So, when I used that up, I ordered orange. I really like that flavor! Wasn’t the moon so pretty earlier this week? I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and hope this weeks is more calm. But as moms, I’m not sure we can ever count on that. 😉 Thanks for linking, Michelle. Good luck in that 5k!

    • I tried the Green Tea which I really liked. I’m hoping I can find a fuel that works and stick with it. I know what you mean about the lack of calm…I keep hoping 🙂

  6. Great job on your long run. I never have used tailwind but my friend likes it. It is always nice to relax with a glass of wine after a long run. Kind of like your reward:)

  7. Wow you had a really busy week! It’s great that you were able to rest today 🙂

    That’s awesome that you were able to get your long run out of the way on Friday. It’s must have been great to get that done before the weekend!

  8. Parent teacher conferences already?? I think ours are around Thanksgiving. You’re right, the weeks have been crazy. Sorry a bug found its way to your house. Glad you listened to your body and rested a bit.
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  9. Nice job this week! I hear ya about being busy and feeling like you’re being pulled in all different directions…hopefully things calm down!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Philly Marathon Training Week 12 RecapMy Profile

  10. That does sound like a really hectic week! Great job on getting those miles in 🙂 That’s good news that the tailwind worked out. I keep hearing about it but I’ve never looked into it.
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  11. I have yet to bite the tailwind bullet! I’m glad to hear it worked out for you and may have to just order it! I too got my long run out of the way on Friday, so I felt like I could relax the rest of the weekend as far as my running went anyway. I did not relax but at least my run was done. Good luck to you in your upcoming 5k that should be so much fun with your son! Thanks for joining us Michelle.
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  12. Way to get your runs in on a busy week! I haven’t tried Tailwind but have heard great things! Have fun next week at the 5K! I’m looking forward to running a race with my son again!
    Sharon recently posted…Rock’n’Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Training 10/17-10/23My Profile

  13. great work getting your workouts in – sounded like a chaotic week and being sick doesn’t help! I was down and out but tried not to push myself so I could get through my half marathon. oof!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Race Recap: Monster Mash Half MarathonMy Profile

  14. How fun that you and your son are running a race together…start ’em out young! I’ve been looking into trying Tailwind since I’ve hear Holly (HoHoruns) talking about it. Now that you have tried it and liked it, I think I’m going to have to order some. I’ve been using Nuun, but to be honest…I don’t like the after taste of their “new formula”…needing other options!
    Teresa recently posted…This Week’s Gallivantin’: Moving OnMy Profile

    • I felt the same way about Nuun and kept hearing good things about Tailwind so I figured I’d give it a try. I ordered a couple of the stick packs so didn’t have to make a big commitment.

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