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Monday, November 06, 2017

Weekly Review: SNOW + More Rest

From Sunday. We got a little bit of snow this week... 
Happy Daylight Saving! Just kidding because I kind of hate it. I loved that extra hour of sleep and feeling like an early riser, but come 5:00pm it's just so sad! Anyway! I'm back with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin's Weekly Wrap linkup. Be sure to visit the hosts if you haven't already! 

October 30 – November 5
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Jasyoga Dynamic Hamstring
Thursday: shoveling + 1 mi hike
Friday: 3 mi run, Jasyoga Run Reset + Legs up the wall
Saturday: shoveling + 3.2 mi run
Sunday: 1.8 mi hike + LUTW

Total (combo) miles: 9 mi [insert sobbing emoji]
Total elevation: 226 ft

Injury update 
I've been RICE-ing up a storm and it's hard not to feel sad about not running. I did get out for a few hikes and runs this week, but I tried to supplement those miles with lots of stretching and more RICE. I have soreness in my knees and hamstrings today, but didn't at the end of last week. Grrrr.

I took off Monday and Tuesday and don't remember a single thing I did. Maybe I finished some books? Definitely did work...

I was rooting for the Astros.
I had to wake up at 4am to take Alex to the airport Wednesday. I went back to bed at 4:45 for a power nap and it must have worked because Wednesday ended up being my most productive work day. I worked up until the middle of the World Series game, then did the 30 minute Jasyoga Dynamic Hamstring video. It hurt a lot in some positions, so I was pretty sure my hamstrings were still unhappy and needed more rest.

Really from Saturday, but shoveling is shoveling. 
Thursday was my birthday and it was weird without Alex. Luckily, friends and family sent gifts, flowers, and well wishes so I had a nice day. There was already some snow on the ground Wednesday, but we got more so I shoveled our driveway. I'm going to count it as "cross training" because my abs and shoulders were sore. Afterwards, I went out for my free Starbucks drink and to run around town. I ended up walking around Peet's Hill at sunset and enjoying Bozeman...

Sled hill by my house.

There was more snow Friday and I knew I wanted to run after work. I put on my yaktrax and went out for 3 miles. Our neighborhood sidewalks were mostly clear, so I tried to stick to trails to avoid the click-clack of yaktrax on pavement.

I take a lot of photos here.

I woke up to a winter wonderland Saturday morning. I shoveled for AN HOUR and I was sore in all sorts of weird places. I read a book, lounged around, then went out for a run when the clouds parted (so I could see the mountains). It was a glorious run, but very slow. I ended up walking a bit because the snow was so high.

Cherry River

Alex got back Saturday night, so we had a leisurely morning, then went out for a short Sunday hike. We were originally going to snowshoe, but I was afraid of getting too sore and he was jet-lagged. We did just under 2 miles at Cherry River, which is my favorite place to take out-of-towners who want an easy hike and mountain views. Afterwards we went to two breweries and the library, made dinner, and watched a movie. Lazy Sunday!

Trying samples at Mountains Walking brewery
My legs hurt after the two days of running, but I can't tell if it's the injury or if I made different muscles sore while shoveling and running in deep snow. I think there is some lingering injury pain. I wish I could ignore it.

(I'm going to assume no), but is it snowing where you are? 


  1. Happy Brithday! My bday is coming up next week. I hate that it is getting dark out so early I sleep in so that extra hour in the morning means nothing to me...haha.

    1. I'm glad I'm not alone! I sleep in, too. Maybe it's a Scorpio thing? ha Happy early birthday. :)

  2. Happy Birthday! What pretty snow pictures. No, it has been warm here until today. I have never had to shovel snow. I can only imagine how sore I would be. I hope you get your injury figured out. It is very frustrating when you don't really know what you're dealing with. Thanks for linking!


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