April 6, 2014

Weekly Roundup - April 6th

This was a really tough week for me.  I got bitten by a dog while out on my run on Sunday morning and clearly that made a huge impact on my week.  I spent alot of time elevating and icing my leg.  My physical therapist had me run several times to test the injury and so far so good.  It had some soreness after the runs, but not to the point that I can't run. However, it will be a long time before my leg is totally healed and I will most certainly have some ugly scars.

Lots of this to help my injury!
Today Christine is volunteering at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler race in DC and will be seeing many of our running friends.  Last week, I volunteered at a local 5k to benefit Autism awareness.  It was a rainy Saturday, but there were loads of runners out supporting the cause.

My rain jacket came in handy!

Here are our workouts for the week!

Sunday, March 30th
Pam: Ran 5.65 miles
Christine: Lazy Sunday

Monday, March 31st
Pam: Unscheduled rest day
Christine: 5.1 miles at 9:25 pace

Tuesday, April 1st
Pam: Ran 3.5 miles
Christine: 30 min tabata class, 10 min cool down on stationary bike

Wednesday, April 2nd
Pam: Rest day
Christine: 3.5 miles at 9:00 pace

Thursday, April 3rd
Pam: Rest day
Christine: Rest day with lots of housework!

Friday, April 4th
Pam: Track workout with my group 3 miles total
Christine: Rest day

Saturday, April 5th
Pam: 5.5 miles at 9:45 pace
Christine: Yoga on the Washington mall with lots of Cherry Blossom 10 mile runners

How was your week?  Has spring finally arrived where you live?

12 comments:

  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry, how scary! I'm glad you're recovering physically, are you doing ok with the mental part? I've never been bitten, but I'm very skittish when I see an unleashed dog when I'm running. Big hugs and I hope you're all healed up soon!

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    1. April, Next week, we will have a post on running and safety with dogs. I want everyone to read it, only because I do not want any other runner to suffer with a dog bite.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I cannot believe you got bitten by a dog! I am so sorry, Pam. :0( I hope you are fully recovered soon. Was it a stray or someone's pet?

    Have fun volunteering at each of your races. I hope your Sunday is great!

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    1. Thanks Lauren, So far the injury is healing, but much more slowly than I would like. It looks like I am probably infection free which is a plus!

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  3. Oh no!!! I am so sorry to hear about your dog bite. I remember when I had two dogs charge me on a run and the great dane dog got me on the arm. Can I tell you what a blessing it was on how I was saved. I started off on my run and my son who is 12 came to the door and yelled out that I forgot my jacket. It was very cold outside but I really did not want to run with my everyday heavy cold jacket but I thought how could I tell my son no after such a kind act of reminding me. I took the big heavy jacket and went running. The temp dropped fast and I must say I was happy to have it because I was so cold and I put the hood on. The next thing I knew I saw out the corner of my eye two dogs charging me and for some reason I put my hands in my pocket to help ball up and protect myself and would you believe there was a can of mace in the pocket. My husband is a police LT and is always doing things to help protect us and he had put it in the pocket. I was able to take the spray out and spray the dog to get him to let go of my arm. Can you believe what a blessing that was. I cried like a baby and called my husband to come and get me which he very quickly did. I am so sorry to hear you were bitten because it really is scary. To this day I refuse to run in a neighborhood and I go to our local park but I always have my spray on me! I hope you feel better soon! Ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

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    1. Erica, I hope you always carry Mace when you run., My spray saved me from further injury as the dog was coming back for more when I sprayed him in the face. And he was a small dog.

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  4. Yikes. So scary about the dog bite. I hope you are fully recovered soon I had a super lazy week (outside of work and little people activities). Ready to jump back in tomorrow.

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    1. Suzanne, lazy weeks are good too. Hope you get back into running and exercising this week! Will you be at Tower of Terror?

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  5. So sorry to hear about your leg. Hope you get better soon. It's nice the wrap is multi purpose and not just for muscle soreness. Can't wait to read Christine's post about her weekend at the cherry blossom festival.

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    1. Thanks Lacey. Christine had a blast over the weekend and will be sharing some recaps on the blog.

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  6. I am so sorry about your injury, Pam!! That's awful! :0( Hope you are feeling better!

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    1. Thanks Karen. Sometimes dogs are not that nice, at least not nice like our sweet ones! :)

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