RtR Training – What happened to Week 4?!

Run to Remember Training Update

Good grief last week was a complete blur! Add to the chaos, two kids with the stomach bug and feeling under the weather myself and you have the perfect storm to throw my training into a tailspin! Here are the “highlights.”

Monday — Scheduled rest day – so needed!

Tuesday — 5 mile tempo run

Wednesday — Strength work

Thursday —  Both of my kiddos went down, and I was feeling less than stellar. My poor husband was last man standing and took care of all of us.

Friday — The kids, of course, bounced right back and returned to school, while I, on the other hand, felt like I’d been hit by a truck. So instead of making up the miles, it was 45 minutes of yoga.

Saturday — Sleet/snow/rain combo! Clearly, Mother N has issues! I opted to sleep in and push the run to Sunday. I did get a short strength workout in before heading off to see my son and his team win their hockey championship!

Sunday — The weather schizophrenia continued with bright blue skies and temps in the 50s. I was glad I delayed my run and giddy to be back in running skirt!  I had hoped to get 8 miles in, but my right hip continues to be a little wonky (yes a technical term) so I settled for a hard fought 5. 

So I’ll be nursing the wonky hip for a couple of days and plan to try another run on Wednesday. Luckily I’ve got a massage scheduled for Thursday!

As always, 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!



  1. It sounds like you have a busy, chaotic and memorable week with your family. I love your RtR training series. Looking forward too seeing your next post.
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  2. Sorry you had to deal with being sick, it’s the worst! I hope you’re feeling better. Congratulations to your son’s hockey team!

    Boo to a wonky hip. Great job getting in the 5 miles despite the discomfort.
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  3. Ugh, you did have a rough week, didn’t you? Good news is that you have no where to go but uphill from there! 🙂 Gosh, I remember those days when my boys were little and one got sick …it was like a chain reaction spreading through the house knocking us down like dominos! Glad you are feeling better and hope that wonky hip straightens up soon!
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  4. Glad you are feeling better! Looking strong and love the skirt 🙂
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  5. Sounds busy indeed!

    I am glad everyone is feeling better….those stomach bugs are o joke right!!

    I hope your hip is doing ok!

    Mother Nature needs to get it together! Cold gear one day and then a tank top the next…lol!

    Have a great week!

  6. A wonky hip? Ugh. Been there, done that. My left hip has been a bit wonky ever since my marathon back in November. For the most part, it feels fine when I’m running…but sometimes walking or standing (after having been sitting for awhile) are a little “testy.” tried doing some strengthening exercises a month ago, and that was definitely too much of a “good” thing (in other words, #fail). Hope you’e feeling better!
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    • Yes the whole sitting for too long has definitely not been helping the hip so I’ve been doing a lot more work at desk standing up. Hopefully this too shall pass!

  7. Here’s to a better week! Those stomach bugs are cruel things. I get wonky hip disease on a regular basis. Like Kim ^, I do exercises for strengthening but could swear sometimes it makes it worse. Hopefully that massage will be just the thing you need. Oh, and hooray for running in a skirt! Thanks for linking, Michelle!

    • Funny you say that about the hip strengthening work cause I’ve been focusing on it too and I’m wondering if it’s had a counter effect.

  8. I hope that massage gets the kinks out. Ugh on the stomach bug! I hope I didn’t pick up any germs on the airplane ….
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  9. Glad your bouncing back! I’ve found that sometimes the best training regime is doing what feels right and remaining flexible through life’s little bumps. Good on ya!
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  10. Sorry to hear everyone but your husband got sick! Not fun! Hope the massage works and your hip feels better!

  11. What a rough week, Michelle! I admire your dedication and persistence!

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