WRD: This is what we call Plan B

27 October, 2019 Off By Renée

Welcome again to the Weekly Run Down!

Hey everyone! it’s time again for the weekly run down. I am participating even though I am not running, because the WRD is actually a link up for health & fitness bloggers – mostly runners, I admit – and it’s a great way to meet like minded individuals and to receive and give support. And sometimes you need more support than other times, am I right?

Deborah and Kim are the amazing hosts for the Weekly Run Down! Feel free to join in as well to wrap up your week in fitness!

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I mentioned last week that I was ready for a reset. But was I? Honestly, I still struggled a bit. I am not ashamed to say that my mental health has really taken a toll since August, and though there have been some good moments (Hello, Chicago trip), my head still gets filled up with anger and sadness from time to time. And it’s not just about not running, it’s everything. I guess menopause doesn’t help either. I do miss my outlet – running is still the number one way to release stress and anger so it’s just been tough to not have that. Forgive me for saying it again. I’m a broken record, I know.

Fitness This Week

Back at the gym

My plan was pretty simple:

  • Gym at least 2 times
  • Food logging on MyFitnessPal
  • Get my 10K steps per day, every day

And here’s what I actually did:

  • Monday – gym, 60 minutes
  • Tuesday – lap swimming, 45 min
  • Wednesday – pilates
  • Thursday – gym, XCO class 45 min
  • Friday – PT in the morning (wasn’t much), not much else
  • Saturday – nothing
  • Sunday – gym, 1.5 hour


I logged in every day to MyFitnessPal, but I didn’t log my food every day – almost; 4/7 days (assuming I finish logging after this goes live, but so far so good). Food choices weren’t that stellar. Hey, it’s a reset. I’m getting there. Progress not perfection.

10,000 steps per day

In total (at the time of publishing) I did have 70,303 steps, however Tuesday, Friday and Saturday were (well) under 10,000 steps. I still think this is a realistic number to achieve, so… onwards.

In addition to walking, I did have a bit of extra biking as well, but nothing major. My regular commute, plus an extra 11KM biking back and forth to the gym on Thursday.

Going Through the Motions

I acknowledge that at this moment I’m kind of going through the motions, but I think after a few weeks it’s going to feel more natural and I’m going to be enjoying it more.

Coming up Next Week

My plan:

  • Monday – Gym, strength program
  • Tuesday – RPM
  • Wednesday – strength (at home- I switched days off) and Pilates
  • Thursday – Aqua Spinning
  • Friday – Gym (maybe I’ll try PowerYoga)
  • Saturday – walk, bike or workout at home
  • Sunday – RPM

Goodbye Sweet Kitty

Unfortunately, Spooky was sick before we left for Chicago, ended up having two teeth removed and had a week of antibiotics. We thought she was on the mend. While we were away though, she was again not really eating or drinking and our friends were quite concerned, but tried a few tricks to get her to eat which seemed to work.

After we came home though, we noticed it just wan’t going well at all. I thought she again had some issues with her mouth so after days trying several ways to get her to eat, we took her to the vet again. Turns out that she actually had a tumour in her mouth which was likely quite painful and stopping her from eating. There was no real cure, only prolonging her life *maybe* a couple weeks. or a month, OR removing part of her jaw (!!) and yet still there was no guarantee that she would make it longer than a few months tops. So we had to yet again make the decision to let her go for the Big Sleep. That’s two cats in less than a year. Heartbreaking.

RIP Spooky – hope you find Frankie and Elvis in the big cardboard box in the sky

I’m just so ready for some good news and good stuff happening, y’all.

That’s pretty much a wrap

How was your week? Did you reach your health and fitness goals you set out for yourself? Are you on MyFitnessPal and are we following each other? Do you try to achieve basic fitness goals each day like 10,000 steps a day?