Weekly Wrap – Embracing the mill

Happy Sunday!

As I type this, the wind is picking up and the snow is falling. The second significant snow storm in just 4 days. School’s already been cancelled for tomorrow, and I’m trying to re-configure my work day.

But before I get to dealing with that I’m linking up with Holly  and Tricia for the #WeeklyWrap. Please be sure to head on over and check out all of the great ladies sharing weekly training and life happenings!

Between the snow, icy conditions and a hectic schedule, it was all about the gym and time on the mill this week. And, the 5 min/day planking streak continued!

Monday — Rest Day
Tuesday — Speed work- While I’m not a fan on running on the mill in general, I don’t mind doing speed work on it. Just set the pace and go!
Wednesday — Strength day followed by a much needed massage!

Thursday — Shoveling snow counts for cross-training right?
Friday — Back to the mill for 800 meter repeats
Saturday — Rest day
Sunday — 4 more mill miles as once again the left knee/calf wasn’t really not interested in doing a long run – which is problematic when you’ve got a half marathon just 5 weeks away….but let’s not think about that right now!

The left leg was pretty unhappy all week and required a lot of special attention. At the urging of my massage therapist (she’s convinced I’m out of alignment), I’m going to try to squeeze in an appointment with the chiropractor this week. I really don’t want to take any more time off from running, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.



  1. Treadmills are essential for snow days! And yes, shoveling is a serous workout.
    I hope the chiro can straighten you out. 🙂
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  2. Go you! Like you, I can (sometimes) handle speed work on the ‘mill, but any kind of a “distance” thing really messes with my sanity.
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  3. I hope your leg feels better ASAP! I have a massage from Christmas that I still haven’t scheduled…they really do make a difference with the right massage therapist.

    Kudos on the 5 minutes of planking!
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  4. Yep, lots of time on the treadmill here too. It looks like you managed to put in a good amount of miles in spite of the weather and your left leg. I hope that the visit with the chiropractor helps.
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  5. We did not get any of the snow at all this time! We did get the cold though. KInd of hoping for at least one snow
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  6. Believe it or not, I’m one of the few runners out there that actually don’t mind a treadmill run. As a matter of fact, in the middle of the summer down here, when it is pushing triple digit temps with 100% humidity …give me an air conditioned treadmill run any day! 🙂

    Hope the legs are feeling groovy soon for that half marathon that we’re not talking about! 🙂
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  7. We have no snow! It’s so weird for Chicago. But it’s been a nice winter. The ‘mill is always a good backup plan, tho.

    I hope your leg feels better soon!
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    • It’s been such a odd winter – either really mild or really cold. And, now we’re in this snow pattern we can’t get out of – it’s going to snow again later this week!

  8. I bet snow shoveling is a killer workout! I can’t say I’ve ever had to do that though. 😉 I hope the chiropractor can give you some relief for your leg. Thanks for linking, Michelle!

  9. You just gotta do what you gotta do when it comes to the mill and dealing with the weather!
    Speaking of massages, I gave Mr. Sippi (and treated myself too) a massage for Valentine’s Day.
    We go next week and I’m so excited!
    I sure hope your appointment turns out fine.
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  10. I’m not a fan of the treadmill but I sure have missed it when I’m out training in the slush and snow with my training group… it always ends up fine but I am generally the one most cranky about the cold and the snow… I hope it clears up for you soon!!

    good to go see your chiropractor – if there are any issues you can get them sorted before things really get out of whack!!
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  11. Hope your legs will be better soon. I like the way you set schedule for your week
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