Last Week’s Workouts, Wine & Dine Week 15 Recap + #TIU21 Week 1

Week 15 of my Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training and Week 1 of #TIU21 is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.

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Last Week's Workouts

This week was another rough one! I had Columbus Day off and was excited about that, but ended up spending most of the week sick with a cold. By Thursday, things were starting to look up, and being three weeks away from my race, I’m so glad!

Sunday, 10/8/17:

Because I had Monday off, I started the week with some booty work. I was feeling good and totally up to it, even after my 12-miler from the day before. I stayed light on the weights but I used mini resistance bands and still felt the burn!

We had a day date to go see Blade Runner 2049. My restroom selfie was the most exciting part of the movie.

Related: Last Week’s Workouts + Wine & Dine Week 14 Recap

Monday, 10/9/17:

Since I skipped my usual Sunday yoga, I used Monday as an active rest day. I was off work, but still got up before 5 a.m. to workout because we’d made an appointment to have my car serviced at 8 a.m.! Hindsight was 20/20 on that one. I did a total body flow, some stretching, and boxing-style cardio that used upper body to get the heart rate up.

Today was also the first day of the #TIU21 challenge. Tone It Up does a fitness and nutrition challenge about every season. This year, the fall challenge is only 21 days. I decided that I would participate and use it as an opportunity to get my nutrition in check before we leave for Disney!

Tuesday, 10/10/17:

This was just about the Monday-est Tuesday ever. I love three day weekends, but getting back into routine is tough! I started to feel a little sickly on Monday, so getting moving was rough. I did HIIT speed intervals on the treadmill and followed it up with a short core circuit.

Breakfast this week was scrambled eggs (always), with PB Ezekiel toast, and a banana!

Wednesday, 10/11/17:

Wednesday turned into a complete rest day as I woke up still feeling icky. I decided to go back to sleep for another hour because I truly needed it. I had a haircut scheduled for the afternoon, so an evening workout was out of the question as well! I am a planned rest day kind of person, but I’ve been trying really hard to listen to my body and give it what it’s asking for.

Thursday, 10/12/17:

I woke up Thursday morning feeling a lot better so I decided to give working out a go. I did a total body circuit and it definitely got my heart rate up. Thursday afternoon I tested out a couple of miles on the treadmill to see how running felt. I’m not sure if it’s my asthma, but any kind of cold leaves me doubled over trying to catch my breath. It’s like my lungs forget how to work when I’ve had a cold. Fingers crossed they remember their natural functions by Saturday’s long run!

Related: Currently… {October 2017}

Friday, 10/13/17:

Rest day.

Saturday, 10/14/17:

Saturday I had a long run of 13 miles. After being sick all week, I questioned how successful the run would be. I was a lot slower than I wanted to be and almost called it quits at mile 10. But this is the longest run on my plan and I don’t have time to make it up later, so I finished the last three miles, survived, and did just fine. And of course, I had to throw in a .1 sprint at the end for kicks and gigs.

Week 15 Miles: 17 Miles

Total Miles: 208.75 Miles <– Look at that! I surpassed 200 miles this week!

If you missed anything on the blog last week, you can get caught up now! On Monday, I shared a few Easy Ways to Save Money on Everyday Items. Wednesday, I blogged about How Alcohol Affects Working Out, and Friday I shared my latest Stitch Fix in a post about a Disney Vacation Stitch Fix + Tips for Getting a Great Fix. Definitely check that out if you’re trying to navigate the waters of Stitch Fix!

Question: Do you ease back into running after being sick, or do you resume your normal routine at full speed?

I’m linking up with Tricia and Holly for Weekly Wrap!



  1. says

    Congrats on finishing that tough 13 mile run. You’ll remember that on race day when it feels tough! In answer to your question, it depends on how long I haven’t run. If it’s only a few days, I just keep going like nothing happen. A few weeks…that’s a different story. Thanks for linking!

  2. says

    Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better! Way to stick with it to get your miles in on your long run. Sometimes it’s hard to listen to our bodies when our mind is focusing on a training plan but it will always pay off in the end! Have a great week!

  3. says

    Well done for that long run! You’re definitely prepared for that race now 🙂 Enoy the taper!! I am a bit of a reckless person, thinking that it’s best for my body if I “sweat out” the illness (probably not wise). So unless I absolutely can’t move from my bed I try and stick to my schedule. The only thing I’ll do is take everything at an “easy” pace instead of trying for a certain tempo. That way I listen to my body a bit more!

  4. says

    Great job this week even after being sick! Isn’t that always the case too your sick on your days off?
    I think it is best easing back into it. Usually, our bodies need a little more time than how we actually fell to recover from being sick.

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