Time for rest: LCL recovery week 7

I only worked Monday and Tuesday last week. I planned not to do much for the rest of the week – things have been pretty non-stop the past month, including/despite being sick for a week. So it was about time for a semi-extended break.

Monday I crammed in most of the work I needed to do for the week. I planned to go to the hydro running class today, since it was the only day the class was happening this week. But finishing work up took precedence and I didn’t get there.

Tuesday I spent most of the day volunteering at the Science Olympiad. While my knee feels fine on runs now, standing for extending lengths of time irritates it. And I was standing for several hours. So, no running today either.

Wednesday I took advantage of being off and only left the house briefly for a couple errands. I also got out for a 2-mile run (about half of it with Kara), and got in a workout. Then I spent the rest of the day baking. Mainly what I want for Thanksgiving is pie and rolls, but I’m a responsible adult and make a main dish and vegetable too.

Kara likes breaks to roll in the snow.

Thursday I was up early to volunteer at Huffing for Stuffing. (My knee isn’t quite up to running a 5K yet…thus volunteering instead.) I signed up to help in the tent where drinks and food were set up, but got shuffled over to help at the start line because they were short volunteers.

The 10K starts 20 minutes before the 5K and both races start and end at the same place, so the goal is to get 4,000+ people over the start line before the first finishers start coming through. I actually didn’t feel that I was all that much help, but I think the role I got assigned was basically “stand here so it’s obvious to people finding their corrals that they aren’t supposed to go this way”.

You can see the runners on the road in the distance.

After the start line duties were over, I headed back into the tent to help refill food trays. And to thaw my hands, because I had dressed with the assumption that I would be in a tent!

Friday I did not go anywhere. Hallelujah. I took Kara for another run – she made it the whole 2 miles this time – and got in another workout. Other than that, I’m not sure I did anything productive. Non-goal accomplished.

Saturday I planned to head out for a trail run after doing some Christmas shopping. But I spent too long browsing bookstores (kidding, that’s not a thing), so headed for the in-town trails instead. I made it 2.3 miles with no knee soreness – I think I will be up to that 5K by next weekend!

Finally, here are some alpacas I met while downtown. You’re welcome.



What’s your must-have Thanksgiving food?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap

18 Comment

  1. I like to bake pies at Thanksgiving. I let other family handle the real meal. So, are alpacas in the downtown area a thing? 🙂 It’s good to hear your knee is feeling better. It sounds like you’ll be ready for your next 5k. Kudos for volunteering at the race and working the start line is what looks to be frigid weather. 4,000 is a big crowd! Thanks for linking!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Well, the alpacas live outside of town. They were downtown visiting a store that sells alpaca wool gear.

  2. Wendy says: Reply

    I’m so glad to hear that your knee is better and you’re getting some miles in!

    Love the alpacas! There’s actually a farm not far from my house where they raise alpacas. Yep, right in suburbia. I don’t know what they do with them, tho.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      They make wool! There are some stores here that sell alpaca gloves, hats, socks, etc.

  3. Kim G says: Reply

    I’m glad to hear that your knee is feeling better – that’s great!

    Thank you for volunteering at the turkey trot race! It was so nice of you to do that, especially on the holiday.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Sounds like you are being really smart restarting your running slowly. Pie and rolls sounds pretty good to me

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Can’t beat pie and rolls!

  5. Sounds like your knee is doing better!!! Thanks for volunteering! It’s always great to see a fellow runner giving back 😉

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      When you can’t run, watch other people run? 😉

  6. Oddly enough, Thanksgiving has never been my favorite holiday. So nothing really must have for me (my family is a different story). If it were just us, we’d be doing something other than turkey.

    You’re recovery is going really well & it sounds like you’re being really smart about it — which isn’t easy, I know.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’m not a turkey fan either – we’ve done shepherd’s pie recently.

  7. Farrah says: Reply

    Those alpacas are so cute!!! :O

    I haven’t baked a pie in forever but I wanna try again soon! I’m glad your knee is feeling better! <3

    My must-have Thanksgiving food = mashed potatoes, haha. I didn't have the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year since I was overseas so I may just make it at some point and do a late Friendsgiving (you never really need an excuse to have friends over for food, right…?)

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Never too late! Hope the pie baking goes well too.

  8. I’m with you. Thanksgiving should be just pie and biscuits. Who needs all that other stuff?

    Love the alpacas.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yessss, let’s just have a carb buffet.

  9. Whaaaaat, those alpacas are so cool!!!

    Also, I’m with you – there’s no such thing as spending too long in a bookstore.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      They’re so fluffy!

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