Monday Check-In

This isn’t my normal Manic Monday training recap, because most of last week I was still sidelined with a tailbone injury. I did have a nearly miraculous improvement (which you can read about here), but I didn’t want to jump immediately back into rigorous training for fear of prolonging full recovery.

That’s not to say, however, that I was completely inactive. Although I wasn’t running, I walked a lot. I walked for nearly an hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday on my lunch breaks. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy just walking. It’s still pretty good exercise, but I don’t get nearly as sweaty, so it’s a lot easier to transition back to work clothes afterward.

Also, Ben and I hiked Mt. Mansfield on Saturday. This was the biggest hike I’ve attempted since we hiked Mt. Hunger two years ago, and it’s also the most vigorous activity I’ve undertaken since I fell on my tailbone. It was a pretty tough hike, but my tailbone didn’t hurt at all, so I count that as a win. And afterwards we took a dip at Jeffersonville Falls, so all in all it was a perfect VT summer day.

Now that I’m reasonably sure that my butt’s all healed up, I’ll be easing back into running this week with a few short runs, and hopefully a longish run this weekend while we’re in MA for July 4th festivities.

Did you do any hiking or swimming this weekend?

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12 thoughts on “Monday Check-In

  1. SuzLyfe says:

    This is totally random, but can I say that you gave me braid envy with your post/during hike picture? I can braid horse braids, and I can do regular below the scalp braids, but dayum I suck and French braids.

  2. charissarunning says:

    Sounds like an awesome weekend and hike! I love hiking but haven’t gone in such a long time. I probably won’t do much of it this summer since my training is taking up so much of my time but maybe in the fall I’ll have to plan something!

  3. dgobs says:

    I was the biggest lazy butt of all time this weekend… barely got off the couch. It was terrible (but also awesome). There were like 8 soccer games on tv, and I haven’t had a totally lazy weekend in forever so it felt good 🙂 Definitely want to be more active this weekend though! I could use a good hike this summer.

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