Time For a Hike!


I woke up Saturday feeling kinda crappy so after breakfast I got my shoes and went out for a hike.

Snow was still on the ground here and there, but it was almost 60 degrees which meant melting snow, and spent a good deal of the hike walking through mud. A ton of people were out on the trails, i guess everyone had the same idea to be outside on the first nice day of the year!


It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine. I hiked 4.9 miles and took a few breaks just to sit on the rocks, and enjoy the view.

Tank tops & snow.. Pretty much the best way to welcome spring!


A bit of wildlife on our hike…

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Sunday I wasn’t feeling any better and my last long run before the half marathon was on the schedule. Just an easy slow 8 mile run. I decided to try and run it, even if that meant stopping early or walking. I did 7.25m at an 8:20/pace and walked the remaining 3/4 mile. That was a strange run. My legs and body felt normal, but my head was just heavy and sick feeling. As soon as I got back from the run I broke a fever and felt terrible for a few hours. Slowly, after green tea, fresh ginger and a ton of water with Nuun and saltines, I felt a ton better!

I’m still not 100%, but i’m very hopeful whatever is clinging to me will go away by race time this weekend! Send some good, healthy vibes my way, i’m going to need it!

Workout Summary

Monday: 35 min Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown

Tuesday: 5m easy 8:35/pace, 15min shoulders

Wednesday: 6.1m treadmill hills (pace ranged from 8:30-7:41), 30 min core

Thursday: 25min chest/triceps, 10 low back

Friday: 4.1m moderate 7:40/pace

Saturday: 4.9m hike

Sunday: 8m easy 8:20/pace, walked the last 3/4 mile.

Total Miles: 28.1

What are your go-to remedies when you’re not feeling well?

Green tea & lots of water, Vitamin C, I try to eat as normally as possible

Ever run a race sick?

Nope and i’m hopefully not going to have to!

Author: She's Going the Distance


13 thoughts on “Time For a Hike!

  1. Green tea, soup, and whatever my body is craving. Sometimes it’s just lots of light food and small portions, other times it’s specific cravings like salty or meaty. I always figure it’s my body trying to tell me something when I’m sick though so I listen for a few days 🙂 Get well soon and kick some ass this weekend!

  2. Sending tons of good vibes your way! I’m so excited for you but can’t believe you only got 5 days left. Eeeek! Love the hiking pics. Climbing rocks is such a fun full body workout.

  3. Let’s hope you don’t have to test the ‘running while sick’ theory! Get better soon.

    I like all the traditional soups, OJ, tea … and plenty of rest.

    And the pics from the hike are super cool, looks great! It didn’t break 40 here, but was still so nice and I loved getting out!

  4. Get better soon! 🙂 It’s such a nice break to have a little bit of nice weather, isn’t it? It’s like Spring here today, but I think a storm is forecasted for Wednesday night:( Boo! I’m so ready for the warmer temps!

  5. Feel better soon- that sunny weather should help! I hope you feel well in time for your race, good luck!

  6. Glad you’re starting to feel better! 🙂

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