Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a breather

Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a Breather

Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a Breather

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Welcome to the Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a breather and I was NOT racing this weekend! What??? Yes, it is true in fact we were home all weekend long! Shocker I know. We did try to camp but our favorite campground is under water. But I do have something in the works for later this week so stay tuned for that.

Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a Breather

I’d like to commend my co-host Holly for taking up my slack the last couple of weeks. With my trips overflowing into my week and I’ve taken on a second job which I’m training for, I barely have time for anything other than the necessities. I’m wondering if this is becoming my normal? Instead of waller in excuses let’s jump right into my activity this week shall we?

Weekly Workout Summary

Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a Breather

After 7 weeks of racing with most of them being half’s, I am by no means ashamed of all the rest this week. I actually felt so good after my Raleigh half it was scary. If you talk to many runners right before they get injured, they’ll tell you they felt great. I knew I had a hard race and I knew I better give myself some TLC even if the signs were not there. What’s the worst that can happen right?

Other than some pictures of the flooded campground I really don’t have anything fun to report at all from last week and my camera roll is pretty bare.

Coming up

I’ll be easing back into my normal running and strength training routine hopefully next week but I will keep my runs on the easy side. There is a local 5k coming up and I’m considering entering it. I’d sure like to stay on a roll and pick up a new shiny 5k PR but it’s a tough course. After that, there is one free weekend before my last half of this season and it’ll be in Louisville, KY.

Do you look forward to resting or are you restless?

Let’s make it a great week!




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Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a Breather

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  1. If anybody deserves a few Rest days it’s you Tricia!! Take some time off your feet – I’m sure this will feel amazing! Have a great week!
    Ilka recently posted…Sunday Fitness & FoodMy Profile

  2. You’ve been SO busy these past few weeks – taking a breather is so well deserved!
    Kimberly G recently posted…Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Training Recap – Week 6My Profile

  3. I think you know that I’m restless! Going crazy with all this resting on the couch business. However, just reading your recaps makes me tired so enjoy your rest, girlfriend!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Where Did All the Endurance Go?My Profile

  4. You have been on the go so much Tricia – definitely deserve some downtime! Have a good week!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…Wrapping up Week 5 – BTDTMy Profile

  5. You deserve a great weekend of rest! You have been traveling all over! I have had to rest more than I would like the last week due to this kidney stone lol. I thought only men had those?? So bizarre and I really wanted to race a local 5k yesterday. But I did get to race 2 weekends in a row and could tell my body was not used to that. Hopefully I will get more answers tomorrow at the doctor and will go from there. Taking things one day at a time but yes, resting is hard for me 🙁

  6. You are being so smart! You will not regret your easier week. Those flooding pics are pretty impressive. I hope the water goes down soon.

    • Thank you Coco, isn’t it such a struggle to keep running when your feeling good. I feel good I just know I have asked a lot out of my body and it does need some down time. Trying not to feel guilty about it is better said than done.
      There are two campgrounds on the lake near me, the one we got to all the time then another one. As a kid my friends camped at it all the time and I’d go with them as my family did not have a camper. But it is dated, they don’t seem to keep the grounds up as the one we love so much, but you can stay longer here and it does not flood! We’re going to check it out next week who knows maybe it won’t be so bad.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a breatherMy Profile

  7. I try to stay active, but I have learned to respect good ‘ole rest & recovery, even if I don’t think I need it. You have been so busy non-stop racing, you are entitled for a HUGE rest.Kick up those heels (on a coffee table or ottoman…not on the dance floor LOL) and give yourself some down time 😉
    Kim Hatting recently posted…Grey Skies, Blue Skies, and Lots of BlingMy Profile

  8. Yes, I think you deserve a rest.

    Me – restless but I don’t run half marathons every weekend just races..
    Darlene recently posted…Bacon Hill Bonanza RecapMy Profile

  9. You definitely deserve a break! I hope you enjoyed the rest and downtime!
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…5 Spring GoalsMy Profile

  10. The flooding pictures are just crazy! WOW! And, you’re race schedule is so amazing. You deserve a good break. I have major FOMO! 🙂 lol
    Gina recently posted…Scheels Mankato Spring Half MarathonMy Profile

  11. You deserve a break. I like to rest too. I have Spring Break next week and I am excited!!

  12. You’ve had a busy racing season and I think a rest is in order.. I’m thinking of taking this week off, having just completed a 25k and a half back to back Saturday/Sunday.
    vicki recently posted…Workouts – Last Week Today – April 9My Profile

  13. That stinks about the flooding! I am heading home to visit family for Easter and I told my sister to look to see if there are any local races I could run while I am there. I do not like taking a break either apparently.
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…Weekly Wrap….April 9My Profile

  14. Good for you – we all need a rest! I think mentally I look forward to a break, but physically I get restless after a certain amount of time.
    Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy recently posted…60 Minute Speed Interval WorkoutMy Profile

  15. You’ve definitely earned that rest week! It’s so interesting that you say many runners feel good before they get injured… I totally forgot that but that was my experience too. We keep pushing and feel invincible… you’re smart to build in the rest even when you’re feeling good. Your body will thank you!!
    Laura recently posted…Home again! Training recap + Meal PlanningMy Profile

  16. Whoa! Look at that flood! Weather has been crazy everywhere.
    I’m glad you’re enjoying some much-needed rest. I embrace my rest day, because it does a body good. As far as longer breaks go, I get antsy.
    Marcia recently posted…Training Lately and My First Stitch FixMy Profile

    • It’s so much harder than it should be to just rest. I thought several times this week alone, just an easy run or not long…. I’m glad I talked myself out of it. Now if I can just not go overboard with it for a couple more weeks. After this last half I’m done with distance until fall anyway.
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a breatherMy Profile

  17. Yes- glad you got to rest! You deserve it. You’ve been crazy it seems. I’m not good at rest days but I’ve gotten better the past few years!
    melissa recently posted…Weekends That Feel Like SpringMy Profile

  18. It’s funny that you mention that because I felt so good training for Eugene when I got my ITBS. I ended up taking a break this weekend since I moved to a new address, and between being mentally tired, and physically dealing with the move, I knew rest was the smart option. I was quite antsy but I knew better than to push myself.
    Lesley recently posted…Monday Musings 4/10My Profile

  19. I go through phases where I slow down. It usually coincides with changing seasons. It’s getting warmer here so I find myself passing on hikes that a few weeks ago I would have hated to miss. Now I have water activities on the brain!
    AmyC recently posted…Tough Run, Run Love and My Weekly WrapMy Profile

  20. I think its good to have rest phases especially after you have been hard at it for awhile, gives your body some much needed time to heal and recover properly. I don’t know why it can be so hard to do though. I have been fighting a head cold all week and I finally gave myself permission to not run all weekend, and I was good with that. Sorry your campground is all under water! It is a beautiful spot to camp.
    Christy recently posted…Weekly Wrap: The one where I have a coldMy Profile

  21. Wow! Those pics are crazy!! Was the flooding just from crazy rain?

    Congrats on all your races. You definitely deserve some good rest followed by some easy running.
    Clarinda recently posted…Week in Review – 4/09My Profile

    • Yes crazy rainfall. Our reservoir is like a flood pool, several creeks flow into it and we can control what goes out downstream. If they are flooded south then we have to hold the water.
      We got several inches in only a few hours!
      Tricia recently posted…Weekly Wrap 88 Taking a breatherMy Profile

  22. Oh my goodness, you are a busy woman! You deserve some days of rest after such a busy spring racing schedule.

    Thanks for the linkup!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Springtime In VirginiaMy Profile

  23. I am glad you are taking it easy- your body does need some rest! You know I love me a good rest day 🙂 and add a few cocktails on the back porch and we are in business! I signed up for a 5K at the end of the month too- part trail run so it won’t be a PR but I am hoping to get a course PR! Enjoy the week!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Weekly wrap with a change in scenery!My Profile

  24. Sounds like a nice, restful week. We all need those! I have a hard time resting when I’m still feeling good. It makes me feel lazy, but I know it’s good to give your body a break every now and again. But at this point, I’ve had enough of rest and I’m ready to get out and run (and race) again. 🙂

  25. I’m definitely looking forward to resting – or I guess more importantly, not training for anything. Hard for me to TRULY rest. But I amp up my activities like hiking, biking and swimming, and decrease my running, or at least my hard running. It helps my body “rest” in a way. It gives me a mental break too.

  26. Your week of rest was well deserved! I can’t imagine having so many races back-to-back and you killed it! I definitely like getting the opportunity to rest…for a little bit!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…Buffalo Half Marathon Training Week 2 RecapMy Profile

  27. Rest really makes all the hard work possible! I’m sure your body is thanking you 🙂

  28. Sounds like a great week! You definitely deserve that rest 🙂
    Chaitali recently posted…Weekly ReviewMy Profile

  29. I really don’t blame you to take it easy because you raced a LOT plus with traveling and the new job, it takes a lot out of you. It sounds like you really just needed the rest. Plus, it’s better to take the rest days by choice than to overdo it, wind up injured, and be forced to take weeks and months off (I know well!). Glad you still had a great week and best wishes with the job!
    Amy Lauren recently posted…Weekly Rundown: April 3-9My Profile

  30. There is no shame in resting, that’s for sure! Especially when you have been racing like crazy, too. Running can wear me out but travel REALLY takes it out of me. Lately rest days are very welcome in my house. I’m nearing the end of the first trimester of my third pregnancy and I feel sooo tired… more tired than I remember with my boys. Oh well. Must be nap time!
    Amy @ Life to the Full recently posted…Hot Chocolate 15k Taper & Race GoalsMy Profile

  31. I look forward to my rest days but when I’m injured it’s horrible “resting”. I feel like the last two years have been injury after injury, then recovery and then something pops up. Hopefully after this current injury due to car accident, I’ll be on my way!

  32. If I just ran a hard race or had a long training block then I definitely look forward to resting! Otherwise I’m raring to get back out there and run, even if it’s a slow, easy run.
    Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder recently posted…Weekly Wrap #19: I Can’t Stop Racing!My Profile

  33. Way to take those rest days! I’m happily taking my rest days after the marathon. 🙂
    Sherry recently posted…Vernonia Marathon Training Week 20 and Weekly Wrap (4/3-4-9)My Profile

  34. Wow! Sorry to hear about the flooded campground. Those pics are impressive. Looks crazy! Glad you are getting some rest too! You definitely deserve it!!
    Sharon recently posted…American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 13: 4/3-4/9My Profile

  35. That ominous pre-injury sign is so true! I haven’t yet learned my lesson from it – end up injured. So smart to take the break!

  36. I can’t believe the flooded campground! That is some serious rain. Enjoy your rest! 🙂