Unknotting: weekly wrap

Fridays have not been my day recently. But at least the rest of the days are pretty decent…here’s how they went last week.


Still feeling the vertigo that started last Friday. Fortunately today was a holiday, so I took a physical rest day and also a mental mostly-rest day.


Vertigo was still hanging around, but improving. A gym workout today helped – something about holding heavy(ish) weights can make me feel more stable.


We got several inches of snow today, but without the double-digit negative temps that a lot of the country was experiencing. Kara and I enjoyed 2.5 snowy evening miles.

Actually from the parking lot Wednesday morning, but same general idea.


Another gym workout. I also had good intentions of making it to my hydro run class, but I was setting up some sample analysis right before and forgot to turn the machine on….so unfortunately I was still there when class started.


Unintentional rest day. My left leg was aching/hurting; I finally realized that my calf muscle was in knots and I suspect all that tension was extending to the rest of my leg. Fortunately, I was able to work a lot of it out with a massage ball. It snowed most of the day, and I spent a lot of time walking on the snowy sidewalks – I suspect the little bit of slipping you get with every step on snow was what caused the calf knots. Which reminds me, I need to get some new snow boots….


My leg was feeling a lot better, but not quite back to normal, so I thought a hike would be a better idea than a run. We did around 2.5 miles in a winter wonderland.

I wore nanospikes for the hike as this is a popular trail that I thought would be well packed down. They worked out ok, but there were some places I would have preferred to have snowshoes! Despite deeper snow than expected, once we got going my calf started feeling a lot better. Some lighter activity turned out to be just what it needed.


I finally felt ready to run again today, though I opted for the roads since running snowy trails can do a number on your calves. I ran 3 miles with Kara and another 1.5 by myself.

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekly Wrap

10 Comment

  1. Kim G says: Reply

    Sorry that it wasn’t a great week for you, but glad that it seemed to get a little bit better by the end of the week.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I feel like I made the best of it – hopefully back to normal this week!

  2. When you are gifted with the snow without the crazy cold it’s really quite beautiful and fun to get out in.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It’s my favorite!

  3. Wendy says: Reply

    Glad you were feeling better by the end of the week. Your snow is lovely! We got more snow yesterday and I went for a run. I found it really hard!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Fresh snow is hard! It tends to get shoveled or packed down pretty quickly here.

  4. You’re doing a really great job listening to your body and giving it what it needs. Is the vertigo gone? I hope so! You really deserve some time with no physical drama.

    I am much more liable to stay inside when it’s cold and snowy. Good thing I have the dogs, but right now it’s too cold and snowy for my little guys to go out for more than to do their business. 🙁

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yes, gone for now! Kara loves the cold and snow – it’s hard to convince her that we can’t stay out all day.

  5. Where did you go on Saturday? I was enjoying the sun in Austin, but kind of bummed I missed fresh snow by a day. It’s kind of wild how little snow we’ve gotten compared to last year.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Hyalite – just the Crescent Lake/reservoir loop. Looks like you will have plenty of chances for fresh snow this week!

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