Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recovery Week: Good for the Body and Mind

Hi! When I saw you last I was battling a serious cold and felt down right awful. Luckily for me last week was recovery week where the workouts were short and the miles were single digits. Unluckily for me, I spent the whole entire week chugging nyquill and dayquill instead of sweating at all.

But I am happy to announce that my stuffy nose is clear, I am no longer sneezing every 4.7 seconds, and I am able to stay awake for longer than 15 minutes without needing to take a nap. Hallelujah for recovery weeks!

Recovery weeks are also a great mental break. Because there were no super long workouts planned for this weekend I decided to head home to Philadelphia and spend some quality time with my family. Thursday was Phil's birthday so we all went out to dinner to celebrate the birthday boy.

We are a pretty good looking bunch if I do say so myself!

The night continued with drinks and inappropriate conversations with the waiter laughs at a near by bar.

Side note: Nikki and I always said we don't look alike but I think we look really similar in the above picture!

It was nice to take a break from the long miles for a week and spend the time recovering from my cold and catching up with the family. But it is back to the grind for this week- I have a 110 mile ride and an 18 mile run on the agenda next weekend!

I can't wait to tell you guys about this amazing fitness class my sister took me to on Sunday morning. It kicked my butt (literally) and I can barely walk up or down stairs today! I'll post all about it tomorrow.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

(ps- I am totally behind on my blog reading but I promise I'll catch up on your lives soon!)


  1. Sounds like you had the PERFECT recovery weekend - awesome! And so glad you're feeling better!

  2. I am glad you are feeling better. It looks like you had such a nice visit with your fam. seeing family is always the best :)

  3. SO glad you are feeling better! sounds like recovery week was perfectly timed.

  4. ohhhh, creepy how as we get older we're looking more alike. Are we going to be like those old ladies who dress the same on that walgreens' commercial? I'm getting my flu shot first!

  5. Glad you are feeling better! And yes, you and Nikki DEFINITELY look alike! :)

  6. Hooray for recovery and feeling better! Good things going on in your life right now :)

  7. Yay! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. Sometimes taking a rest is much more important than pushing through. IM training takes a lot out of your body even when it is healthy and trying to keep doing those long workouts when sick can just dig you further into a hole. Good Luck getting back into things and with your long workout this weekend :) Hope it goes well for you! Don't be afraid to adjust it a little if your body isn't quite ready for it. The most important thing is getting to the IM starting line healthy, so keep listening to your body and you will be ready to rock AZ come Nov :)