Somewhat Valentine's 10k Plans

I'm making my way back to "healthy" again and, compared to last week, I'm feeling like a spring chicken.

Last week was a surprise. We resumed normal life, played outside and I was back slowly running again, but then I took a turn for the worse with bronchitis and a ruptured ear drum (from a mystery ear infection). The kids and my husband stayed healthy at least and after a round of antibiotics, I should be good now too. Good riddance!

Who taught him to stick out his tongue?! #toddlertude

Before the second wind of my sick week, I did sign up for the Frozen Feat 10k - I must have been feeling pretty good that day! A neighboring town has an outdoor 10k and we're going to make a "family affair" out of the day - running the race and then out for a post-Valentine's lunch date after.

Yes, a 10k in the middle of February in North Dakota... The weather will definitely be a surprise. Like Russian roulette for runners? Maybe it will be a beautiful 30 degrees or it will be a nasty blizzard day!

My goal for this race is to not be sick

I had hope of running hard when I first signed up but now I just want to feel good again. Being sick is very humbling and it reminds me to thank God for the gift of health. I miss feeling good and need to remember not to take the healthy days for granted!

In spite of the somewhat downer week, BibRave did send me a "welcome package" that included super flashy BibRave gear and a Runnerbox. The kids helped me dig through all of the surprises and of course they thought everything belonged to them.

Our favorite treats were the Unreal candy cup and the Elevate pouch from Shine Organics. I did share the pouch with the kids but no one touches mama's chocolate!

Don't forget to join us for Legend Compression #BibChat tomorrow night at 8PM CST! It's a great time to chat with the running community and you will have a chance to win some Legend Compression for yourself as well - like an early Valentine's gift :) 

My Workout Weekly Wrap: 01/30-02/05

01/30 MON: 3.2 mi, 00:30 @ 09:22 pace. Farthest run since my battle with the flu. Feels nice to be back again!

01/31 TUES: The littles and I went out on a winter adventure in the fresh layer of snow, followed by Runner's Yoga (25:29) that evening.

02/01 WED: (Treadmill) 5 mi, 00:41 @ 08:14 pace. 1 mile x 800m jog intervals. I was feeling much better today and worked in a little speedwork.

02/02 THURS: ...The sick has returned.

02/03 FRI: My ear drum ruptured last night and I finally went in to the doctor today. He said last week was likely influenza, now I'm just dealing with the bronchitis leftovers and who knows when that ear infection started. Let the antibiotics begin!

02/04 SAT: We took E skating while W stayed back with Grandma. So much fun! I'm still wiped but the antibiotics seem to be working fast.

02/05 SUN: Rest.

Do you have any special plans for Valentine's? Any races?
Have you tried Runenrbox before?

Linking up with Wild Workout Wednesday and Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.


  1. Yuck, I hope you feel better soon and can be well enough to race!

  2. How fun that the whole family will run the 10K. I do hope the weather holds out for you. Take care!

  3. 30 degrees sounds kind of cold to me, but I know that if it's sunny that helps a lot. Runner boxes sound fun- especially if chocolate is included!

  4. Sounds like a great week! That runnerbox looks awesome! We got a free one at the Chicago Triathlon and I loved trying everything in it!

  5. I hope you are feeling better now! I had trouble with my ear this fall, even though I no other "sick" symptoms. I took a round of meds but it still took a while to get over! I wish for you a nice balmy 30 degree day for your Frozen Feat 10k and a wonderful Valentine celebration too. Thanks for linking, Amy!


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