Weekly Wrap-Up: January 29-February 4

The word of the week is Nope.

Did I run? Nope.

Was I feeling up to a 4 hour drive to Savannah? Nope.

Did I go to my friend’s wedding? Nope.

Weight Check: Oh dear. 173.4, up 5.7 pounds from last week. I haven’t been running, but I have been eating, and apparently I’ve been eating poorly. I don’t expect my eating will improve this evening as I watch the Super Bowl. (My understanding is that the relevant cheer I’m looking for is “Fly Eagles Fly!”) I’m really, really, really hoping to get back out there running this week, and hopefully that can at least keep my weight from going up any higher.

This Week’s Runs


Total: 0.0 miles

Early in the week, I felt a little bit worse than I had late in the previous week. That’s why I decided not to drive to Savannah. I’m really bummed about missing my friend’s wedding. I’m also a little bummed about not getting a chance to run in Georgia, but mostly I’m bummed about the wedding.

I did go see the surgeon on Friday, and my recovery, while slow, is still progressing. Apparently I had a bigger hernia than I realized, and it would have been nice to know that so maybe I could temper my expectations for recovery. Also, I talked to someone from his office (she had a title which I can’t remember, but she’s something like a nurse) who recommended that I take ibuprofen instead of Tylenol, so that seems to have helped a little.

I’m very slowly feeling better. Walking is still a little uncomfortable, though, and I feel like I need to wait until I can walk normally before I try to run. We’ll see. If I don’t have any setbacks, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to run at some point this week. I think I’m going start with a treadmill run, ideally Monday or Tuesday, but if I have to, I’ll wait longer.

I really miss running right now, though.