sickly weekly workouts

After spending Tuesday at home with a sick MacKenna, I started feeling pretty miserable by Thursday around lunch time.  By Thursday evening, I decided to quit the rest of the night and was in bed by 8:30 PM.


Thankfully, I was feeling a little better by the morning, but had to dope myself up with some DayQuil to survive the day.  So much to teach, so little time before the end of the semester.  DayQuil seemed to do the trick and I successfully made it through the day – and the weekend.  By Sunday, I was feeling almost 100% better, except for a scratchy throat.


However, my workouts were pretty lackluster, thanks to whatever virus/bacteria infested my body.  I luckily got the majority of my runs in during the week, but I decided to forgo my long run this weekend in exchange for some more rest.  And my body is definitely thanking me for it.  I’m sure I wouldn’t be feeling much better had I pushed myself to do that run.

I think one of the greatest things about not training for anything is the fact that I don’t have to worry if I miss a run or workout.  It didn’t stop me from feeling guilty about not running this weekend though.  But, again, not training for anything – nothing lost, nothing gained.  So, not my best week for workouts, but hopefully back on track this week.

Monday:  2 mile easy run (8:45/mile)

3 rounds:
Run 1000m
KB Swings 42x, 20 lbs
Pushups 24x


Tuesday:  45 minute easy run (5.53 miles @ 8:09/mile)

Wednesday:  15 minute tempo run – out in 8 minutes, back in 7 minutes (1.98 miles @ 7:35/mile)


Thursday:  20 minute easy run (2.43 miles @ 8:14/mile)

KB Swings 75x, 20 lbs
Run 1 mile
KB Swings 75x, 20 lbs

Friday:  Run 1000m
Bench Dips 30x
Sumo-HP 30x, 20 lbs
Inverted Rows 30x
DB Thrusters 30x, 10 lbs

Saturday:  OFF

Sunday:  OFF

Total:  15.42 miles


  • carla birnberg

    Always here. It took me into my 40s to learn but I’m never going backwards. Or so I hope