Super Scaled Back Week in Workouts

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I spent last week taking it easy after being sick with tonsilitis. This was the first time I needed to take antibiotics in several years — I think since maybe 2005?

I was not aware that running while taking antibiotics can put you at risk for injury to your tendons. Laura informed me of this slight risk and then I did some googling. You can read about it here.

I wasn’t really in the mood for running much of the week anyway so once I knew about the potential side effect of running while taking antibiotics, I didn’t bother taking any chances.

Monday – Morning Walk

I think I was outside for 35 minutes, just to move around.

Tuesday – 35 Min Pure Barre

My throat no longer hurts and I felt well enough to get back to Pure Barre, although I scaled back intensity during planks and core work at the beginning of the workout.

Wednesday – Walk/Run (maybe an hour?)

I didn’t track anything today. Originally I planned to try the elliptical as a return to cardio but it was gorgeous outside! So, I opted for a walk and figured I could throw in some running to test out how I feel. I think I walked a mile before running – I felt fine running but kept switching between running and walking because I was not in the mood for a true, cardio sweaty workout. I ran the last 10 minutes or and felt like more of a return to my normal self.

Thursday – 45 Min Pure Barre

Friday – 30 Min Run

First real run in basically 10 days since getting sick! I ran exactly where I felt comfortable. It was good to be back but 3 miles was more than enough. I think I walked for another 15 minutes before heading home.

3 miles

Saturday – Really Long Walk

I didn’t want to run again today while still on the antibiotics so I went for a walk. After an hour, as I was about to go home, my friend texted to see if I wanted to take a walk to Dunkin Donuts. It was gorgeous outside so of course, I said yes. Dunkin is a mile and a half from our houses so this added another 3 miles to my already hour walk for a total of almost 7 miles. I swear, 7 miles of walking feels more tiring after the fact in comparison to an easy 7-mile run! Time on the feet, you know?

iced coffee

Sunday – 40 Min Pure Barre

I’m hoping to get back into running more this week although I don’t really care how many miles or how often. Running less hasn’t really bothered me much at all. It’s nice to know that I can roll with life, running more when I can and feel like it, and scaling back when necessary or not in the mood.

Have a great week!

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Do you scale back on running while taking antibiotics? Did you know there was an increased risk of injury while taking antibiotics? Was I the only one not to know about it?!


Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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