Weekly Rundown for February 5, 2023

Alrighty folks, my first attempt at this weekly rundown thing. Thanks for stopping by to see how my week went!


Well, I cleaned my house, worked on my blog, and stumbled across this weekly rundown link-up. I set some goals to get at least 5 workouts in this week and work on getting back into the habit of exercising.


Yeah! I got up at 4:45 am. Everything did not go smoothly. I quickly remembered all the things I do at night to make my morning workouts come together. None of the stuff I usually keep in my gym was there. I suppose that’s because I moved so much upstairs because I’m in a cast. Hobbling down to the basement and back is a workout in and of itself. I went up and down the stairs at least 3 times before even getting started. Whew! I was already tired.

My workout was lame, but I can’t do that much in a cast. I was fine with that. The important thing was getting back into my morning routine.

workout picture
workout picture

The perks of being home on medical leave are I get to go to my daughter’s basketball games. In the afternoon, I got to watch my beautiful Natalie.

I got some blurry far away pics there too. Go Irish! Love you Natalie 🥰.


tricep dips

Tuesday I got in an upper body and core workout. I swear it was more work getting up and down off the floor than actually working out, but happy I did something. I have lost so much strength. I was back to using 3 lb weights for some of the exercises. That was a hard blow considering I could do a full pull-up this summer, but whatevs. Start where you at.


Another band workout. So boring. I really do not like exclusive band exercises. I do not get sore and even though at the moment I feel like I’m doing something, it just doesn’t do enough for me. I did it anyway. It’s what I need to be doing for now.


So proud that I’m getting back on track. I’m more about getting back into the habit than I am worried about what I’m doing right now. My foot will get better and I’ll be able to do more soon. Thursday was another upper body and core workout. I’ve had to be super creative to be able to hit some of the muscle groups.


Yeah! Awesome week!

More boring band work, but tada a solid week!


Rest day! Um, I don’t actually ever sit still. Saturday I was playing in the kitchen. I made coconut milk from scratch for the first time. I bought some coconuts and figured I’d try it. It turned out to be easier than I thought. I made ice cream out of it with banana and strawberries too. (I bought myself an ice cream maker! Such a worthwhile investment, only $40.)


I’ve been cleaning all day. I did a quick workout this morning. Didn’t feel like taking pictures. I still have to go to the grocery store. I get my cast off tomorrow! I still will have 3 weeks in a boot, but hoping in 3 weeks I can start biking and swimming! Going to find out tomorrow when I can bike and when I can swim. I’m going to see what he thinks about swimming with a pool buoy between my legs so I am not using my ankle. I’d be ecstatic if I could start that now!

Okay, that’s it for this week. Sundays are super busy for me so I’ll probably have to do most of my checking in with others tomorrow.

Have a great week! As usual peace, happiness, and joy to my fan club! I love you all, the people that always encourage me!


A special thank you to the hosts of the Weekly Rundown hosted by Kim and Deborah.

Thank you ladies for making me feel so welcome.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Rundown for February 5, 2023”

  1. A couple things here- you could do a pull up last summer? I’m impressed! I know it’s frustrating to feel like you’re starting from scratch, but I think your strength will come back quickly.
    I don’t know what your injury is, but once- ages ago- I had a stress fracture in my foot and was in a boot, and I did swim with a buoy between my legs. Of course it all depends on what your doctor says, but I don’t see why you couldn’t do that- you won’t be moving your ankle.
    Congratulations- you definitely had a solid week!

    1. I had my peroneal tendon repaired and a plantar fasciectomy. I’m crossing my fingers on the pool. I will be in the pool this week if he clears me, but I’ve been good about listening. I am sure my strength will come back. It’s just hard being patient. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi Teresa, welcome to the link-up! I’m quite new to it myself, but anyway! I’m sorry about your injury, good news you’re having the cast taken off tomorrow. You definitely had a good week of coming back to strength training. Getting into the habit is so important and I’m sure you’ll get your strength back in no time! Your gym looks great, by the way.

  3. You had a great week! I honestly think it’s harder to workout when you can’t do everything you want to, because you have to convince yourself that it’s worth it. I personally hate fitness bands, but even packed some on my trip to do those dreaded clam shells.

    Yay on getting your cast off!

  4. Kudos to you for finding workouts to do while in that cast! I did have to wear a boot one summer and I was still able to bike. Beyond that I was challenged to do much else! Sounds like a blessing in disguise for you though since you get to go to those basketball games. That’s a great thing!

  5. I really applaud your effort!! That cast looks very cumbersome. I did a lot of upper body exercises when I had knee surgery and lots of lying core work. It can be super frustrating. How long is your cast on? Thanks for joining us!

    1. Cast came off yesterday! Doc said I can bike in 3 weeks and I can swim when the incisions are well healed. I’m soooo beyond excited! I still am going to be super careful not to do my usual – overdoing it.

  6. Kim at Running on the Fly

    A big UGH on the cast, but at least it’s coming off tomorrow! I gotta admit, your cast at least is pretty 😉 (you’ll soon find out how much of an art geek I am, fair warning!). It looks like you have a great set-up for working-out at home, that’s a HUGE step in the right direction for your recovery 😉

  7. Yay for getting your cast off! I love the design, though! Working out even through this time is going to be so great through the end of your recovery! you’re already off to such a great start!

  8. Very exciting to get that cast off, I’m sure! I admire your work ethic. It’s got to be super hard getting up & down stairs in a cast — I complain because I’m going up & down like 10 times a day just to let Bandit out. And we have a dog door, LOL!

    Just because you’re not sore, doesn’t mean you’re not making gains. In fact, one of the fitness instructors I follow would say that DOMs is just inflammation — we really don’t want that! Just sayin’.

  9. Welcome to the linkup – there’s a really nice group of ladies who post here weekly.

    I hope you get good news when you get your cast off. I know all too well how hard it is to be patient when coming back from an injury. Hang in there!

    1. I’m super excited! Doc said 3 weeks and I can ride the bike and as soon as my incision is well healed I can swim. My foot hurts like the dickens this morning. Walking on it, oh my! I will be lucky to get an upper body workout in today. I think I can. I think I can….

  10. Hey–glad you joined us this week! You’ve got a nice set up in your workout space. I broke my ankle and foot about 1 1/2 years ago, but I was lucky that the ortho put me in a boot, not a cast. I was able to at least ride my stationary bike and I did do some strength training (upper body) as well. I also went to the pool to do pool running, which helped a ton. I am sure you can’t wait to get the cast off! You’ll be back in no time.

  11. Welcome to this weekly link-up! This is a wonderful group of women who support, encourage and empower all of us on our different journeys! Sorry to see you have an ankle injury BUT my goodness, you’re a lot more active than I’d probably be! Well done on focusing on building habits at this stage and sending you lots of healing vibes!

    My daughter played tennis for her school this week (she’s in the U11 Team) and I felt so proud so I can imagine how you were feeling too!

  12. I give you so much credit for staying on track and doing what you can! How great to be getting that cast off. I’m sure you’re so excited. I hope swimming with the buoy is allowed! Yay!

    1. Doc said I could swim with a pool buoy as soon as my incisions are healed. I think I’m going to try some easy stuff at the pool next week. (Incisions are close to healed, but my foot hurts like the dickens now that I’m walking on it!)

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