Last week I had a fresh start, got out in fresh air, and got a fresh cut. With the fresh start, came finding some structure again and it felt AMAZING! I had missed daily movement, structure, and routine. After coming out of the offseason and then recovering from Covid, I was conscious of monitoring my heart rate (both resting and during training) to make sure I didn’t see any red flags. This helped me be smart as I returned to training…allowing me to progress without setbacks.
Quote of the week:
“I’m feeling great. I’m feeling good. I feel fresh.”~Caroline Wozniacki
Swim: 0 yards
I’ve waited 2 full weeks post positive Covid test before returning to the pool since I have to take my mask off in a public space around others…because who swims with a mask on?! So that means that last week I had no pool time, but it felt SOOOO good to submerge myself back in the water this morning!
Bike: 146 miles
Tuesday I got on the bike to test my recovery and found that my HR and breathing were back to normal. *happy dance*
Run: 10.1 miles
Wednesday I got to run outside in 54*F temps for the longest run I’ve had post IMAZ. I was a bit uncertain of what to expect as I hadn’t run outside post Covid and had no idea how my body would respond. Uncertainty is normal. Uncertainty is not a problem. I showed up and decided ahead of time to listen to my body. If I felt healthy, I would keep running. If I felt illness anywhere (chest, throat, anywhere), I would stop running. I don’t want to set myself back as I have races to train for. I want to train for them from a place of health and wellness and not push through an illness. Thankfully, I felt healthy and was able to run for an hour. Sure I have lost speed and endurance (as I’ve had about 7 weeks of little to nothing post IMAZ), but I felt healthy and was super pumped about that!
Snowshoe: 1.59 miles
Friday into Saturday we got 12 inches of snow, so we HAD to go out and play in it! So grateful winter decided to FINALLY show up so we can enjoy some snow!
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 14 hours & 28 minutes
3×30 minutes of full body strength training
2×30 minutes of yoga
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 2 of 2022?!
2 thoughts on “2022 week 2: fresh”
Wow…those are a lot of highlights! I’ll check out that podcast this week when I have some quiet time. I’m so happy that your covid recovery went well.
My nephew is in residence at a university in the maritimes and has it right now, but he’s doing ok. The school is taking good care of them. My two little guys qualified for their second shot yesterday (I let them miss school), so two weeks from now I’ll be able to relax just a bit knowing they have as much protection as I can give them.
Have a great week!
Thanks! It was a great week!
I’m glad your nephew is doing ok and your boys are getting vaxed and protected. Yay science!
Have a great week!