I’m BACK! :) Work Out Round-Up October 11, 2013

I’m back everyone! 🙂


Thank you all SO much for sending so many healthy vibes and well wishes my way over the past couple of days.

Last night I started feeling better, and this morning woke up feeling almost as good as new.

The most important thing for me this morning was feeling normal. . .

so I did what normal Ashley would do.  Strapped up my running shoes, and hit the gym for a VERY EASY 5k.

Workout of the Morning:  Easy “I’m Back” 5k Baby!

  • 29 minute 30 second 5k.
  • And I’ve never been happier to be able to run 🙂

I promised myself from the second I woke up, that if I started feeling any pain in my stomach, that I would stop right away.  But, THANKFULLY, I felt fine the entire time — and actually felt like I was running on new legs.

I think my body needed a bit of a break, and I’m glad that I had so many people reminding me to respect that :).

I promise you all that I would NOT have even attempted the run if I didn’t feel significantly better than I did yesterday.  And I do not necesarily advise that other people handle any kind of illness the same way I do.  For 48 hours, I rested, snotted, and did NOT shower.  But now — while still a bit snotty, I am showered and ready to try and be a normal human being again :).

Workout Round Up for the Week

Well — that didn’t work out as planned ;).

Here were my planned workouts

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes strength
  • Tuesday – AM yoga – PM 4-5 mile run
  • Wednesday – 10 miles stationary bike and yoga/light strength
  • Thursday – 4-5 mile easy run
  • Friday – Rest/Yoga
  • Saturday – Long run – 10 miles
  • Sunday – Recovery run/bike

And here is how it’s actually worked out

  • Monday – 10 miles stationary bike and 30 minutes stregnth
  • Tuesday – LUNCH yoga, 5 mile trail run
  • Wednesday – Unplanned SICK day
  • Thursday – Unplanned SICK day — walked 4 miles
  • Friday — IM BACK 5k
  • Saturday — Planned long run
  • Sunday — Planned recovery

I stress PLANNED on both Saturday and Sunday because I am not going to push it this weekend.  Of course I am hoping that I can run, but I am not going to give my body a set expectation.  Both physically and mentally — I want to do what’s best for my body.  Whether that’s 10 miles, or 1 mile.

And that folks, is how this weird week has worked out.

One things for sure — I’m glad it’s Friday 🙂

Question of the Day:  What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

Feeling better 🙂

25 thoughts on “I’m BACK! :) Work Out Round-Up October 11, 2013

  1. So glad you’re feeling better! Sometimes rest is exactly what the body needs to power up for the next set of challenges 🙂
    Great time on the 5k too, v impressed you managed it in the gym too (I hate running on dreadmills!).
    Have a great weekend 😉

  2. Glad you’re feeling better! Since its raining all weekend here I am looking forward to lots of cooking..making pumpkin pasta dough, carrot ginger soup, and many other seasonal sensations! Oh..and Saturday morning spin! WOOHOO weekend!

  3. There are so many things I am looking forward to this weekend: Lilly running her first race, my 5k on Sunday and then Thanksgiving dinner with my family….couldn’t get any better.
    Enjoy your long run this weekend.

  4. glad you’re feeling better, darlin’!
    ahhh i’m looking forward to a lot of things: going home, possibly running my 1st marathon (depending upon the leg situation), seeing my fam, and going to a dear friend’s wedding! and having Monday off! 🙂 have a fab one, xoxo

  5. Glad your feeling better! I’m looking forward to sleep and also also hopefully a run. It’s been a week since I last ran and I miss it!

  6. This sounds super dorky, but I’m most looking forward to my first speed workout-run (I don’t think that’s what it’s called haha). I know it’s going to suck but I’m soooo pumped. I’ll probably be singing a different song later…

  7. I’m looking forward to not doing a whole lot this weekend. Maybe some writing and some video games. I’d like to go see Gravity, but we rarely go see movies so who knows if that will happen.

  8. glad you’re feeling better! I’m the same way, the second I feel a little bit better I’m chomping at the bit to start working out again 🙂

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