Taking it somewhat easy

Some weeks I feel on fire — I could run forever, wake up as early as I need, and just keep going. And other weeks, I’m tired, my body is sore, and each mile run feels harder and harder. This was one of those weeks — random parts of me were feeling sore and I was tired in the morning, and I’m just proud for getting outside most days.  This week, my goal was to get outside and get in a file miles each day, plus keep up my diastasis recti exercises as much as possible.

Anyway, here’s what the week looked like:

Sunday –  REST DAY! I woke up with some groin pain – I’ve felt like I pulled a muscle for a little while and it was hurting Sunday morning. So, decided to hold off on running. That didn’t stop me from taking a nice walk with the family and still getting in my step goal. We walked to breakfast and enjoyed some beautiful patio weather.

Monday –    3.1 miles run, 2+ mile family walk and diastasis recti exercises

We walked around a nearby lake, and saw a few turtles, including one on the path! The kids enjoyed the closeup look at him as he moved along.

Tuesday –   3.26 miles and diastasis recti exercises

I almost didn’t make it out on Tuesday – I woke up to pouring rain and thunder. After a lull, I dashed outside only to get caught in another crazy storm less than a mile later. I ran home, showered, and got ready for work. Luckily, the weather cleared up and I was able to get in a few more miles to finish the run at the end of my work day. 

Wednesday –  4.01 miles and diastasis recti exercises

Thursday –  3.5 miles run, 1.5 mile walk and diastasis recti exercises and a gorgeous sunrise


I almost didn’t make it out this morning – I somehow turned off my alarm (I told you I have been tired!) and the next thing I knew it was almost an hour later. Somehow GM hadn’t woken up yet, so I ran out the door quickly and got in a run. 

Friday – 6.02 miles plus DR exercises

Saturday – 2.06 mi plus 3 mi walk with the kiddos



Total:  21.98 miles


Some questions for you:

  • Do you golf?
  • What is your average mileage when you’re not training for anything?

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

5 thoughts on “Taking it somewhat easy

  1. Oh, that groin pain sounds terrible! Golf? Ha ha ha…I have a set of clubs, and I know how to use them, but the %$*# golf ball somehow seems to avoid going where I want it to.

  2. I think we all have weeks where running feels easier or harder. I run about the same mileage that you do but only 3 days per week.

  3. I had some groin pain after running last week–so weird and I have no idea what I did. I took it relatively easy this week–I had that 5k last Sunday and that’s when I do a long run, so I chose not to make up the miles. I probably need to do that more often! Have a great week!

  4. Yes, I know those weeks! Sounds like you did great in spite of all the setbacks. To answer your questions… no, I don’t golf. Golf just seems like the most boring sport in the world- but I know people love it. Up until this week I was hovering around 20 miles a week of running, but now my shin has other plans for me. Grr. But 20 is a nice amount if there’s nothing big coming up.

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