workout recap & really good pancakes


Happy first post of 2017!

I hope that you had a great holiday weekend and that I am not confusing us again by sharing my workouts on a Monday instead of Sunday.

Gosh, I am so ready for normal life to resume after all of the holiday season shenanigans.

I am also ready to fully return to my normal running schedule. In some ways, I guess it’s been a good thing that the last few weeks have been different from my typical running routine since we all need a break sometimes BUT I really could have done without being sick!

I knew I would run a bit less during our trip to Disney World but I assumed that when we got home, I would jump back into my normal running routine and even have some extra time to run a little longer all last week since we weren’t rushing out the door to school.

Coming down with a stomach virus after Monday’s run was not what I was expecting < – who was I kidding to believe I wasn’t going to catch the virus from my son?!

Monday – 7.30 miles

First outdoor run in over a week and first cold run in several days! I missed my running path.

running path

Tuesday – Sick Day

I absolutely did not see the stomach virus coming when I woke up Monday morning, or during my run, or even after my run!

It was more around lunch time Monday that it suddenly crept up on me and it was downhill from there as much as I tried to deny what was about to happen. Ugh!

I was up all night and although I felt a little better by morning, NO WAY was I running.

Wednesday – Rest Day

I’ve learned enough to know that even when we think we feel better, it’s not smart to jump back into running after being sick. I slept about 12 hours though and woke up feeling so much better that I did head outside for a 30 minute walk just to get some air.

Thursday – 4 Miles

I made it outside for a super easy run. My stomach knotted up at first but otherwise I felt pretty fresh from the lack of miles in my life lately! My legs were slightly like jelly yet super springy if that makes sense.

Friday- Pure Barre/4 Miles

I felt strong enough for Pure Barre today! When was the last time I even did a Pure Barre workout? It must be well over a week now.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Combo:

  • Thighs & Seat
  • Seat & Abs

Running definitely felt even better today although clearly I am not myself when my pace is landing this high in the 10 minute mile range. It’s okay though! I am just happy to be outside.

runkeeper splits

Since I was feeling ready to eat more than a bagel, we went to the Premier Diner for lunch. I was craving this stack of whole wheat blueberry walnut pancakes and they totally hit the spot!

It was just what my stomach and muscles needed.

blueberry walnut whole wheat pancakes

Saturday – 10 Miles

I credit those pancakes plus just eating more normally in general yesterday for helping me to feel great during this morning’s 10 mile run!

I certainly could have kept going but I didn’t think it was smart to run more than 10 miles even though I felt back to myself.

It’s always nice to see the progress in my pace without effort as I return to normal…

runkeeper splits

Sunday – Pure Barre/5 Miles

Sunday is typically a rest day from running but I am all sorts of thrown off so I figured I would run especially since the weather was gorgeous for this time of year – sunny and in the 40’s by 8:00 am.

Pure Barre Tone in 10 before my run: Arms & Abs

pure barre

Have a great first week of 2017!

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Are you off from work today?

Best thing you ate over the weekend?

What’s on the workout agenda for today? Are you able to run outdoors?


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  1. says

    Its raining here this morning but Im hoping to run in a little bit. Im off from work today- I ended up taking off all last week and we got today off so its been a nice break and it will be so hard to go back! Im glad you are feeling better and have been able to get back to your running routine!
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  2. says

    I’m totally ready to get back into a normal routine as well. I got sooooo lax with everything during the holidays, which was awesome, but now I feel totally overwhelmed with all the things that need to get done… and I completely fell out of the routine of how I normally get stuff done 😆

    Happy New Year! <3
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  3. says

    OH NOOOO that sucks so bad about the stomach bug. It went around here too like crazy during the holidays. None of our family got it. We ended up with a wicked cough though. Jake’s turned into pneumonia, probably because he smokes. Gah. Nice job getting some workouts in though. You must have felt so weak! I hate that feeling.
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  4. says

    Its rainy here in MD today, but I did half my run outside and the other half inside along with some core work! It stinks that you got the stomach bug thats been going around, I’m glad that its passed now for you… it was awful when I got it 2 weeks ago. Have a great day Meredith!