As mentioned briefly in an earlier post, I’m making an effort this age year (my 31st year, not 2013) to be more conscientious about documenting all of my workouts – rather than just my running. So this series will be a new weekly post, mostly for my benefit. But feel free to take a peak, if you’re so inclined. [No complaints about it being “just a workout dump”, though, because you’ve been warned!]
Today’s should be spectacularly simple. A workout round-up is pretty easy to write when there hasn’t been much working out, you know?Things started well last week, with two stretchy-type classes on Monday and a run on Tuesday. Then, the neck thing happened. The worst of that was cleared by Thursday, just in time for a scratchy throat to attack. We had an out-of-town visitor arrive on Saturday morning, by which time I was a lovely sneezing, snotty mess of “Welcome To Singapore!”-ness. Thankfully, tissues are amazing, and she was good-natured about the whole thing. (And I washed my hands A LOT.)
Between showing her around and dealing with the mucus situation*, the only workout I managed this past weekend was a gentle hike on Saturday.
Monday: Bodybalance (yoga/pilates/tai chi fusion class) and Yin yoga
Thursday: Run & Swim
Saturday: 2.5 hour gentle hike
Sunday: *cough, cough*
Total Workout Time: 4 hrs, 3 min + Hike
This whole situation (except having Meg visit: SQUEEEE!) was less-than-ideal, as last week was my first “official” week back on a race training plan (more on this in another post). Thankfully, though, my coach adjusted my schedule for me (that gal at Run With Holly is pretty cool, ya know?), and I’ll be right back on track this week.
And after spending Sunday and Monday worried that I was getting bronchitis (something I’ve never had, but KMN did battle with recently), I did what all self-respecting 31-year-olds do: “Uhh, Mom? This is how my cough sounds. *cough, cough* Is it OK, or do you think I have to go to the doctor?” [FaceTime is amazing, people.]
Mom’s verdict? “It’s still really soon after you got sick. I think it’s OK.”
And there you have it. Mom knows best. I sound a bit less rattle-y today, and I’m back to adding entries into my workout log. So this is heading in the right direction. Excellent!
Now all I have to do is practice my “Actually Sign Up For Race” maneuver. THEN, I can finally stop being annoyingly vague, and let you all know what’s cookin’. I suspect we’ll all be relieved by this. I have a date with my computer, an online registration system, and my credit card tonight. <– All runners know this is another way to spell “D-A-N-G-E-R”!
*I know “mucus situation” is gross. But I have a friend who recently posted about throwing her back out doing a “barf dance” (<– Don’t ask me; I’m not quite sure). So now, I turn the question over to you:
Which is grosser, “mucus situation” or “barf dance”?
And spill it, people – I know I’m not the only grown person who calls in her mother for random consultations. What’s the last strange thing you called your Mom/Mother Figure to ask?