Workout Plan For the Week Post Race

Good morning and Happy Monday everyone :).

I went to bed last night with the adrenaline definitely wearing off, leaving me a little sick to my stomach but a good nights sleep and some rest today will help me be good as new!  It’s all the post race wind down — happens every time.

I called in to work today, hoping that a day of pampering is exactly what I need.

Surprisingly, my legs feel pretty good today, but I do have some fairly bad burn marks from where my sleeves hit my under arms.  On both arms.  It’s pretty, and pretty painful.  But that’s honestly the worst of it at this point.  Maybe I’ll get you all some pictures, it’s real attractive.

This Morning

It is straight up COLD here in Denver, and dark, which it almost never is.  So — because I’m taking it super easy today, I thought a nice long walk with Gus would be the perfect way to loosen up my legs. We went about 2 miles, straight up into the Highlands and a nice downhill back into Downtown.

I got to try out my new ski coat for the winter (I left my regular coat in St Louis, so it’ll be shipped to me later this week, ha) and was very happy with how warm it kept me!

Plan For the Week: RECOVERY

I am going to do everything in my power to have as good of a post race week as I did with my taper week.  I know my legs feel surprisingly good, but there is NO need to push it.

  • Monday: Long walks with the furball and YOGA at home
  • Tuesday: 30 minutes bike and YOGA
  • Wednesday: 5k shake out run
  • Thursday: 5k shake out run
  • Friday: YOGA and rest
  • Saturday:  10k run
  • Sunday: Recovery — whatever’s needed.

This schedule is definitely flexible if any niggles or pain come in during the week, but for now I feel pretty good all things considered.

I’m planning on writing up my race recap sometime this afternoon — but I have a delicious breakfast to eat and an exciting errand that I need to run first :).  I’ll be back . . .

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Question of the Morning:  Any exciting plan for the week?  Anybody else taking it easy?

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We Are A Mess

Good Morning and Happy Rainy and yucky Monday everyone 🙂



Zach and I spent yesterday watching sports, reading, and relaxing.  The way a Sunday should be 🙂






Listen to this past week of events in the Jara Household

  • Tuesday night: Ashley gets violently ill — Zach takes care of me
  • Wednesday all day — Ashley very will — Zach takes care of me
  • Thursday all day — Ashley still ill, Zach starting to not feel well — tag team taking care of each other
  • Friday — Zach SICK — Ashley take care of Zach
  • Saturday — Zach sick, Ashley still taking care of Zach
  • Sunday – Ashley sprains ankle.  Doesn’t hardly move from the couch ALL day once pain sets in.

And of course, today, Zach begins his 3 weeks of travel.

I better wrap myself in bubble wrap while he’s gone!

This Morning

The first thing on my mind this morning was my ankle.  I slept in my compression socks last night, in hopes that it would give some kind of support and prevent swelling over night.

I can’t really say much one way or the other if it helped — I just know that I want to baby the heck out of it.  I’m now 13 days out from Saint Louis RnR — so it’s all about RnR for this girl ;).  For now, it’s brace all day long, and ice and heat when I get home from work.

I’m trying to stay optimistic on this one — so one day at a time.  I’m going to bubble wrap myself and my house and hope for the best.

No serious exercise for this lady — but I did enjoy some light Yoga to start the week.

Work out Plan for the Week

Ok — I’m just going to give it to you all straight.

I am NOT doing a work out plan for the week.

I hope you all are’t too dissapointed in me, but I NEED to chill out, give myself a break, and not put any undue pressure on myself this week.

Whether it’s luck, my body giving me messages, or my brain giving me a message, I have been TOUGH on my body and on myself the past few weeks — and I need to change that.  So for this moment, I am NOT doing a work out plan for the week.  I do want to mock up something, but for now, my mindset is priority at this point.

Check back with me later or an update 😉