On the Mend

For those of you following along, you may recall that last week our family came down with COVID. Luckily it has been mild, and our quarantine is over! 

But, I’m still recovering. It has pretty much been like a cold, but as with any cold, it’s hard to breathe at times and I’m TIRED. So, it has been hard to get out of bed this week and I haven’t been able to workout or go for as long of runs as I would like. 

I’m happy to be still running, but can’t wait until my lungs/body/everything feels better and I can get in a longer run and faster run again!

Here’s what this week looked like: 

Sunday: 4.66 miles — I was able to get in an outdoor run, in the semi-sunshine (okay, it was mostly grey) and it was GREAT. Then, we got in a short family walk. A perfect way to kick off my week!


Monday: 4.53 miles and ab workout — I was able to run outside before work. It was the first time my alarm was back at 4:30 a.m. since December – almost a month ago! – and it was painful. 

Tuesday: 4.02  miles and ab workout  

Wednesday – 4.55 miles and ab workout

Thursday – 4.08 miles and ab workout 

Friday:  Split up workout — 3 mile walk/run, then 2.1 mile walk on the treadmill, then 8 min ab video later in the day – I ran out of time on Friday to do what I wanted. First, I thought I hit snooze but apparently I turned off my alarm. When I got out of bed, I got into my outdoor running clothes. I was already running late so I opted to just go outside and not do my ab workout. When I got outside, I ran about .1 miles before having to turn around – the road was covered in ice/wet snow and it was just too slippery. So I got back home and did 2.15 miles on the treadmill. Then my daughter woke up early, so I got her situated and did a little more to get to 3 miles while she did her own workout video. After the kids got dropped off at school, I was able to walk 2 miles on the treadmill while catching up on emails. I’d LOVE a standing desk, but sometimes just walking on the treadmill with my laptop works too. Later in the day, I took a 10 minute break to do an ab/yoga video.

Here’s what it looked like on my Garmin:


Saturday:  2.2 treadmill miles. Saturdays used to be my days. My long runs, sleeping in,  etc. But these days it’s different. This Saturday I woke up early with GM, fed LM and FW breakfast. When B got up, I had 20ish minutes before having to get out the door for kid activities, so I quickly hit the treadmill for a few miles. Then, the day was filled with ballet for LM, then basketball for FW. These busy Saturdays are going to make my spring race training difficult!

Total mileage:   27.04 mi

Questions for you:

  • Were you back to normal schedules this week?
  • If you had COVID, how long did it take you to fully recover?

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

10 thoughts on “On the Mend

  1. Glad you’re feeling better, but like you said, it takes a while to get back to 100% even after a cold. Hopefully, you’ll be back to normal soon! When I had Covid, I recovered very quickly, but kept testing positive and couldn’t return to teach at the gym until I tested negative (their rules).

    How cute that your daughter did her own little workout. 🙂

  2. Things weren’t quite normal. Mr PugRunner is still having some issues so he was home much more than usual, which sets my whole day out of whack. Next week has MLK day off and I have jury duty. And then I think things should be ok. Maybe.

    I’m so glad you’re on the mend!

  3. Glad you (and the family) are rebounding from Covid. I was VERY lucky when I had it…one time (Nov. ’20) was without any symptoms and the other (Aug. ’22) had a couple days of mild body aches and brain fog. I had MUCH more trouble from the vaccines than the virus itself.

  4. It’s good to hear you’ve been able to run some despite recovering from Covid! I had it in June 2022 and I also had a mild form, as a cold, but got both an inflamed eye and sinusitis afterwards and the sinusitis was quite long and nagging until I realised what it was! Then I did some reading and then started sinus rinsing and steroid nasal spray and then I was good after a week or two. I think I was away from the gym for 2 weeks and then I came back for light training but I was back to normal quite soon after that.

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