Stomach Virus Finds Me Again & Workout Recap

It’s Monday, not Sunday. I don’t want to confuse you with posting my workout recap today instead of yesterday! I gave myself the weekend off after coming down with a stomach virus late Thursday night which left me useless Friday, on the mend on Saturday and slowing returning to normal but tired by yesterday.

Stomach bugs and 24-hour type viruses always seem to find me. I can’t recall my last cold, never had the flu or bronchitis, pneumonia, strep throat or the chicken pox as a kid (the vaccine didn’t come out until I was 18 which I got) but the quick (and sometimes not so quick) stomach viruses have their way of knocking me down every so often.

As I laid on the floor of my bedroom Thursday night not sure if I should throw up or faint, I thought of the positives:

*At least I don’t have a race this weekend.

*At least my son doesn’t have this virus too.

*At least I work from home so I don’t need to try to get to an office in the morning.

*At least I don’t have my period at the same time  <-  the combination would be lethal I tell you, sort of like that legend which claims that combining both soda and fizz wiz pop rocks candy will explode your stomach. You can’t combine them.  You won’t live.

So there was no long run this weekend.

Although it felt so weird to not be running Saturday morning, there was absolutely no way it could happen, even though I was feeling better! While I have been hungry and eating since Friday, I certainly haven’t eaten enough to run long or really, run much at all. My body needed to rest and recover and whatever I have been eating is to recover from the virus, not to fuel a run. Although, I kind of feel like my diet is consisting of the foods one would consume for an upcoming big race.

bagels and food while sick

I have kept things pretty basic, carb-focused and bland to give my stomach as much time as possible to get back to 100% rather than rush it. Lots of bagels, eggs, bananas, mashed up baked potatoes, pretzels, mini pancakes and those cute chocolate cat cookies from Trader Joe’s.

Some viruses move quick and leave you feeling immediately okay but this one, which yes, involved vomiting, means you take a little longer to make sure you are back to normal. My diet which is normally loaded with fruits and vegetables is just not ideal right now and neither is running long. Soon enough though!

The rest of my week, before I was sick, was a nice week of running and workouts. Let’s take a look:

Monday – 6.50 Miles & Yoga

I started my morning with Yoga For Runners: Pre-Run before heading outside for an easy run. I wasn’t at all sore or even overly fatigued from Saturday’s best ever long run but kept things to a recovery paced run as to not overdo myself so early in the week.


Tuesday – 6 Miles & Pure Barre Tone in 10

I thought it would be raining when I woke up but it wasn’t! I was rather happy because I wasn’t in the mood to run on the treadmill. Actually, I realized I wasn’t in the mood to run very much at all once I got outside. Funny how that happens right? You get all ready for your run, get outside, start running and realize you don’t feel like it. At 3 miles I figured I would only run 4 but then I went to 6.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Arms & Abs
  • Back & Cool down

Wednesday – 10 Miles & Yoga

I tried a Yoga HIIT workout which Michele recommended in her workout recap last week. I liked it just fine for the first several minutes until my legs were both supposed to somehow get in the air and that’s when I shut it off and went outside to do something I could do – run.

I went with my negative split workout and since I wasn’t in a rush, I extended the cool down for a total of 10 miles.


A little later in the morning I stretched with Yoga For Runners: Post-Run

Thursday – 3 Miles Plus Yoga & Pure Barre

I started my morning with Yoga for Runners: Pre-Run and followed it up with Pure Barre before going outside for a run.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Full Body Workout
  • Thighs & Abs

3 Miles at a an easy pace. Funny how 3 miles sometimes means I am just getting warmed up and sometimes, like today, seems like forever and I am so ready to get home when they are finished. At this point I thought my stomach felt weird but nothing I would have complained about, little did I know!

Friday – Sick Day

Saturday  – Rest Day

I went for a short walk in the morning because I did feel better and needed to get outside!

Sunday – 3 Miles

I definitely felt better but more than 3 miles was not happening. It was pretty weird to realize that my legs felt so rested yet I knew I could not possibly go any further or any faster.


It was really warm for February so we went into the city for the day to walk around and get some air.

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And now it’s back to school and routine and all of that fun stuff 🙂

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  1. says

    Ohhhh stomach bugs are the WORST. The last time I dealt with one I was in D.C. for work. I somehow managed to drag myself to the airport/back home to Chicago without throwing up all over TSA. I stuck with saltines/animal crackers for a while .. Hope you’re feeling better!! So sorry that happened!!
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