Jumping back in: weekly wrap

I returned from my not-really-vacation last Tuesday and jumped back in to school the next morning. With all the work I had planned to do the prior week still waiting for me, along with 2 classes starting (1 as TA, 1 as student), I had no time to get myself together before the weekend. But I’m together enough by now for a weekly wrap, anyway. I feel like going with the day-by-day format this week:


It was supposed to be warm today, so I planned to run first thing. (By “first thing”, I really mean more like 8am.) But it was already 60 before the sun fully came up, so I gave up on getting in a relatively cool run and headed out later. I ran 2.5 miles and only melted a little bit.


Long travel day. I had a several-hour layover in Denver, and discovered when I arrived there that most of the pre-security area is under construction. Consequently, all the comfy couches that I had planned to camp out on were gone. Word to the wise: avoid long layovers in Denver if you can…


First day of the semester. I was (am) feeling discombobulated since I didn’t have the expected time to prepare.


Still playing to-do list catch up, but squeezed in 3.3 miles.


Though I ran semi-regularly while in Texas, it had been about a month since I had done any strength workout beyond my PT exercises. I finally went to the gym Friday and am still sore 3 days later.


Finally back on the trails! Kara was excited too. She was less excited about this bridge, where we ended up turning around because the creek was deep enough that she would have been soaking wet if I let her wade through.

The snow bridge, however, gets Kara’s vote of confidence.

(I promise there’s a creek under there somewhere.)

We did 5 miles, bringing me over 10 miles for the week for the first time after the injury.

Snow bridge or log bridge?

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap

12 Comment

  1. Kim G says: Reply

    Thanks for joining the Weekly Wrap this week!

    It seems like you jumped right back into things after your not-really-vacation. Congrats on clocking your highest mileage since your injury. I know that must have been exciting. You’re definitely on the right track.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Happy to be getting back to normal!

  2. Are things feeling good now? I know you were busy with all kinds of PT. Yeah, I would have turned around, too, instead of dealing with the creek.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes, got cleared for everything at my last PT appointment!

  3. Getting back into it, brilliant! I love your snowy pictures, too, although that must have been a bit of a shock to come home to!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I much prefer the snow!

  4. Renée says: Reply

    I can imagine it was a little bit discombobulating to travel and have school in the same week. But you did what you could, got some miles in and hopefully things are a bit calmer in the new week.

    and um… no bridge? haha! ok if I have to choose then I think snow bridge. I see myself slipping into the water on that log bridge.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I think that’s what Kara sees too!

  5. I think I would’ve balked at that bridge too! Poor Kara. Luckily we will not be flying through Denver anytime soon. Then again, considering the shut down — I sincerely hope it’s long over before my vacation!

    Travel is hard enough without throwing school in there. Sounds like you actually had a really solid week.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      At least humans can use the handrails! Kara would rather wade through the cold water.

  6. Those bridges get a little dicey in the snow! Looks really beautiful out there though. Have a great rest of your week
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Oh yes, I definitely walk across carefully.

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