Sunday, February 10, 2013

Odd workout week

I had no workouts outside this week.  None!  This is because that cold floating around finally caught up with me.  So at the beginning of the week I got in my speed workout and a regular run at the gym. They were both somewhat hard (perhaps because of approaching cold) and I even talked to my husband about feeling rather self congratulatory for getting them done.  Many people think I just can't wait to work out but that is so often not the case.  When I am done work for the day it would seem great to just head home and put my feet up.  (Ha ha - after dinner and all that stuff).  But I give myself no out and just go and get it done.  My workout ethic truly is a good one.  I also got in my swim this week which was nothing special, not sure why.  Then I got sick.

I thought I would get my bike training session in when I was home.  Usually when I'm sick I worry about missing workouts because I can't go out in the public and work out when I am missing work.  Not with my salary being paid through tax dollars. The public frowns on that.  I have ever gone into work less than healthy so I could get my workout in.  But.......but........now I have an indoor option at my house and I was scheduled to ride the trainer on Thursday.  Perfect.  But it didn't happen.  I.....just....plain......felt......too........lousy.  So okay, Friday was a snow day but I was still sick so let's squeeze it in.  Nope.... still feeling too lousy.  So how about Saturday.  Again, not happening.

That brings us to today, Sunday, when I truly did feel better.  Yesterday when I got up my abs hurt like crazy from all the coughing. Saturday night I slept well and hardly coughed at all!  So today I started out by getting on my trainer. I did it for the usual time but as I told my husband it was less than vigorous.  Then I wondered about getting a run in. I didn't want to go outside so I headed to the gym on   a Sunday for the first time in years. I looked up the hours on line and it said 8-12. I got there after 11 so I knew it would be a short workout.  It actually felt very good. I had no trouble running and only coughed once in awhile, more than my neighbors liked.  Since I thought the gym closed at noon I hurried through my workout and did not extend it. But no one appeared to be finishing up or chasing everyone out as noon arrived. On the way out I noticed a sign on the door that said the place closes at 2.  Maddening that the web site was wrong.

So back to work tomorrow and a regular day and a regular workout schedule gearing up for a future half marathon or two but definitely being ready for a race next weekend on the first day of my vacation! Woot! Woot! A new race and it's on the ocean!  On the beach!  Let the racing begin.

No stunning outdoor shots from my run this week.  This guy below is what I saw the most of.  The other two cats weren't  too interested in my being home a lot but this guy spent most of his time with me.

Well three hours later I have not uploaded the picture.  I upgraded,  I upgraded something else. I rebuilt but nothing is letting me import new pictures which as you know I like to do. I am giving up although I did post a question on a forum......no answers yet. I think tomorrow after work in the time I don't have I will go get my computer looked at.  Grr.  Hate computer problems.

14 comments:

Anne said...

I'm glad you feel better and that your cold didn't turn into something more! As you know I also hate computer problems! Hope it all gets worked out soon...have a good week of workouts! :)

Kate Geisen said...

So glad you're feeling better! I know how stressful it is for you to skip workouts, which just shows how sick you were. I need some of your workout ethic...very easy for me to let myself off the hook, though when I'm on a roll it's easier to keep it going.

Have a great week! Exciting to have vacation to look forward to!

Char said...

You did so well to get as many workouts down as you did. I have been known to pike on workouts when I'm feeling under the weather. I'm glad that you got sick when you did and not this week. Makes for a better racing experience.

Giorgio said...

Great to hear you are feeling better and have planned to run a new race along the ocean's shore.
Have nice workouts!

christa said...

Glad you are feeling better!!

Darlene said...

I knew you wouldn't down long. Jealous that you have vacation but it is so cool that you can race (even though it wil be cOLD).

Jamoosh said...

No stunning outdoor shots! Shouldn't there be a disclaimer at the top of the post when this happens?

Kandi said...

I'm always very impressed with your workout ethic. I know you were feeling extra lousy if you didn't get your workouts in. Glad you are feeling better!

Runner Leana said...

Being sick is terrible! I'm never sure if it is okay to work out or not. I guess it depends on how well I can breathe. Glad to hear you are on the mend!

Mike said...

Glad you are feeling better! Cool that you get to start your vacation with a beach race!

Fran said...

You were sick, it's okay not to workout for a couple of days. Glad you feel better.

Liz said...

Sorry you have been unwell. Remember that missing workouts when you are sick is a WISE decision! A race on the beach sounds great - enjoy.

Molly said...

Ugh, so sorry you were sick! Holy cow, I think this is the first post of yours that didn't have a lovely photo! Hope you're back at it soon : )

Teamarcia said...

Did you upgrade to the infamous Windows 8? I did and still can't download pics.
Sorry you were sick--hope the worst is behind you now!