Weekly Wrap – So Tired


This week was uber busy with much going on at both work and home. At work, I’m driving a huge program towards its launch date and also had a major fundraising event. On the home front, we’ve been redecorating my youngest son’s room (going from Red Sox theme to Boston Bruins – yes we love our hometown teams!) and starting to get ready for heading back to school. Put it all together, and I am just so tired!

Monday: Rest.

Tuesday: 3-mile run. After Sunday’s pain-free run I was keeping my fingers crossed for this run, and it did not disappoint. I took it slow and easy and the ankle was happy.

Wednesday: Cross-training was planned, but schedules collided and it just didn’t happen. I did manage to squeeze in my PT exercises for my ankle.

Thursday: Yoga day!

Friday: I spent most of the day either traveling to and from the event site or doing event set-up. With 10,700 steps logged I wasn’t sure how my legs would feel about 800-meter repeats, but I didn’t want to miss a run day. So as soon as I got home, I changed and headed straight to the gym so I had the option of hitting the Arc Trainer if I couldn’t finish the repeats.  The repeats weren’t pretty, but I got ’em done!

My new fave compression sleeves!

Saturday: Event day – happy to say things ran smoothly, we had a great turnout, and I enjoyed, once again, playing race director. I logged 14,827 steps (that’s 6.58 miles!) and by the time I made the 2-hour drive home to say I was toast would be an understatement!

Sunday:  I allowed myself to sleep in before heading out to get another 5 miles in. My legs were so heavy and I quickly adopted the mantra “just a mind set” – I kept telling myself tired was just a mind set and instead tried to enjoy the low humidity (nice change!) and the fact that the ankle was still cooperating. The rest of the day was one of well-earned lazing on the deck.

With the ankle cooperating, I’m going to try to increase my mileage this week. Fingers-crossed!

I’m joining Holly & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap, and this week’s guest host Madhuri.




  1. This time of year is so busy with back to school stuff! I am exhausted too
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  2. Glad to hear the ankle is cooperating for you! Isn’t this a crazy time of year? Although we only have one left at home (a senior), we still had to get the middle child off to college a few days ago. Now, I can feel a mild sort of panic encroaching on me…another graduation party to stage in the spring….
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    • I’ve got one starting his sophomore year of high school and one about to enter middle school – I swear I don’t know if I’m coming or going 🙂

  3. Great to hear your ankle is doing well! Way to get those repeats done on Wednesday! It was a busy week for us too. School starts up on Wednesday for the boys, crazy how summer has gone by so fast!
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  4. Hooray for a happy ankle! I hope mine follows your lead!
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  5. Glad the event went so well, and really glad you had more good runs this week!
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  6. I am glad your event went well! You earned some extra rest 🙂

  7. That’s great your event went well and you had strong runs this week!
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  8. That’s great to hear your ankle is cooperating! This is our first week with nothing in the evenings and I’m kinda excited about it!
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  9. So glad you were able to get in some running and that your ankle is starting to feel better. My kids have already been back in school 2 weeks now the summer went by WAY too fast!

  10. I think being so busy with work and life adds a lot of mental stress. Combine that with the training fatigue, and it’s no wonder you feel so tired! Glad to hear you’re recuperated and ready to try a bit more next week.
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  11. I’m glad you had a successful event! At least you have that behind you. Our school has already started and the routine that brings is always welcomed. Hooray for a happy ankle!

  12. Wow sounds like a super busy week! Glad to hear the ankle is cooperating and you’re feeling good. My tired is tired, too. 😉
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  13. It is so nice to hear your ankle is cooperating. That’s got to make things so much easier.

    Work events like hat can be so exhausting. Proud of you for getting it all in!
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  14. Nice week and glad the ankle is doing well!
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  15. Glad to hear your ankle is feeling better! What a busy week! I hope your project launch was a complete success!
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  16. I went back to work on Monday and I know what you mean about being tired all of the time.

    Glad to hear that ankle is behaving.
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  17. I feel like I’ve been exhausted for months. So I hear ya.
    And glad to hear that your ankle is doing well!
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  18. I’m glad to hear that your ankle is doing well. Fingers crossed that it continues to do so this week!
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  19. Glad your event went well and you still fit so many workouts in! Great work! Those purple compression sleeves are so cute too 🙂
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