Hmmm…just when I have LOTS of time off work to focus on workouts, I end up with pneumonia. So much for working out much this week. Here’s how the week rolled:
AM: I started planning for 2015 with a little Karma Kombucha and my new Believe Training Journal 😉
PM: TRX class was mostly core work with LOTS of coughing
I went to the doctor…pneumonia was the diagnosis and Z-pack was the prescribed meds to get me back on track. I took a 4 hour nap and drank lots of fluids today. The Iron Hippie went to the doctor today as a precaution because he had a bit of a sore throat and knew the doctor’s office would be closed for the next few days…no diagnosis.
Wednesday: Christmas Eve
I slept over 10 hours the night before and took a 2 hour nap today. We did get our best Christmas present in the mail today…
I shared some grapefruit with my favorite girl…Basil. Do you know any dog that LOVES grapefruit?!?!?! Basil starts salivating profusely for grapefruit as soon as she smells it.
About 7 pm, the Iron Hippie had a temperature of 101.6F…here we go…this is going to be an amazing Christmas!
Thursday: Christmas Day
The Iron Hippie and I were sick ALL day. Aside from sleeping, all we got accomplished was watching NCIS episodes on DVD…we have all of the seasons (except the last 2). This was not how we had hoped to celebrate Christmas, but I am thankful we both had time to rest and fully recover from our illnesses.
I finally started to feel like a normal human being today. I really wanted to ride my bicycle, but decided one more day of resting and drinking lots of fluids were more important. The Iron Hippie went back to the doctor today and was diagnosed with a strain of influenza that wasn’t covered with the flu shot.
So I decided to put a puzzle together…
I took the last of my Z-pack meds this morning and was feeling MUCH better. Time to start another puzzle…
It took some #heartandcourage (Thank you Coeur Sports) to try riding my bike and see how my body felt. I was really nervous that my body would tell me that I needed more rest…aside from heavy breathing, I felt really good…YAY!! I rode mostly in Z1-2, but incorporated 4×1 min at Z4, just to see how it would feel. #bikelove 😉
I continued to put the puzzle together…
I also ran with Allen and Basil. My goal was to run 3-4 easy miles and see how my body would hold up. It felt GREAT to be outside in the fresh air! When I got to mile 4, I decided I would keep running a bit since I was feeling great…No chest pain (my breathing was heavier than normal, but that was the only sign that I’d been sick recently). #runlove
Swim = 0 miles
Bike = 14.3 miles
Run = 6.21 miles
Strength Training = 45 minutes
How was your week of workouts? How did you celebrate Christmas?