Recovery Week- Weekly Wrap Style

Hello!  13.1 miles in Utah Valley deserved a recovery week, Yes, week, not day.  If you missed the race recap I shared it here so take a look please!  I kind of left you hanging after the race and I want to share a little more about my trip to Utah.

Bridal Veil Falls

Saturday-  We did what everyone does after a half marathon and we decided to go on a short hike.  I mean, why not?  Who knows when I will get back to Utah again so let’s do it!  It was actually very cool to go back to the course and take a better look at the scenery that we ran by.  Our first stop was Bridal Veil Falls.  I could have spent forever there listening to the running water, it was gorgeous!


Still not convinced we had done enough for the day we all meet up for a zip lining adventure!  We were a little skeptical at first but it turned out to be a lot of fun!  The guides were great and we zipped thru the trees laughing and screaming (well me anyway) the whole way!  I loved it!


At this point I have worked up a pretty big appetite and Mexican was on our minds.  Provo, Utah is heavily populated by Mormons so if you are the kind of runner/traveler that happens to like a margarita with your tacos, well good luck!  I think we found the only place in town that served both and we were some happy campers!

Total for the day- 38270 steps 19.78 miles on foot  70 Fitbit floors  I slept like a rock!

Park City- Tutusandtennies.com

Sunday-  Marcia and I decided Sunday was the day to explore Park City.  We found the Main Street area, parked and explored.  We found a Sunday market, tons of cute shops and of course lunch!

Park City Sunday Market- tutusandtennies.com

Bob sled team! tutusandtennies.com

Next stop was the Olympic Training center.  We could not have picked better timing on this one.  Marcia and I checked out the welcome center, played around in the bob sled and then the action at the pool caught my eye!  The downhill skiers were practicing their jumps and tricks and landing right in the pool!  It was awesome to watch!  You could easily spend an entire day at the center with all the activities that they offer.


No trip to the Utah would be complete without a visit to the Sundance Resort.  Marcia and I met back up with Holly for our last dinner in town.  The property is breath-taking and the restaurant was excellent!  My legs and hips had talked to me all day so this was a nice relaxing way to end our adventure!

Sundance Resort

Sundance Resort- Owl Bar tutusandtennies.com

Total for the day-  8425 steps  3.68 miles on foot  38 Fitbit floors.

Monday – Friday  We had weather issues and it took all day to get home on Monday.  I actually crawled into bed at 1:45am on Tuesday morning and jumped right back up to do some last-minute prep before my families visit.  My parents rolled in Tuesday afternoon and my brother and his family arrived Wednesday evening.

My Family! tutusandtennies.com

The week was full of dinners, conversation, kayaking with my nieces, hanging out by the pool, a business meeting or two and lots of emails to weed thru.  Of course Coach M had workouts on my calendar and guess what, I did not do a one of them.  Not one!

Aunt MB is the best kayak instructor ever!!

Saturday on the plan:  So what do you do when you fall off the wagon and your recovery day(s) turns into a recovery week?  You call your BRF and schedule 7 at 7 and get right back to it!  It was humid, it was brutal and it was slow.  All the rain we have had is making my pineapple plants very happy but it blew a lot of avocados down from the tree and they were all over the yard!  Can you say Holy Guacamole?

Total for the day 18590 steps 17 Fitbit floors with 12 minute miles AVG HR 151

The family visitors have left and the house is once again quiet.  I plan on starting my Monday off with yoga and some business follow-up as I continue on my MBJ 2.0 conversion.  Stay tuned!

Have you ever had the feeling that a recovery day or two was simply not enough? Take a recovery week?   Feel guilty? 

Linking up with guest hostess Tara and of course Holly and Tricia!



46 Responses so far.

  1. Sounds like the perfect active recovery week to me!
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  2. Marcia says:

    Bah! You’ve nothing to feel guilty about. Nothing wrong with a recovery week, especially when you’ve got all that family in town. Look at Baby Luna! My heart is full for you! <3
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  3. What an amazing Utah adventure…you gals had all of us with serious FOMO 😉 And, about that recovery week? I’d say it was well-earned. Myself, I may be flirting with a few extra rest days this week….
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  4. Such a fun week! The zip lining would scare me. I bet you were just exhausted, in a good way when you got home. How fun!
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  5. I had no idea that is how Olympic skiers trained! Wouldn’t that be awkward landing in a pool with skis on?
    Fun trip! You are brave to zipline!

  6. I tried to talk Mr. Judy into stopping at the Olympic park, too, but he just wanted to get to SLC. Which worked out nicely as we had dinner with another blogger friend of mine there.

    Rachel didn’t have any workouts for me until Thursday Which was just fine by me. I’m easing slowly back into it.

    Good luck on that job hunt!
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  7. Wow can’t believe you had the energy to do all of that after the race! The views are gorgeous
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    • MB says:

      You hate to go all that way and not see as much as you can! I don’t think I realized how tired I really was but a good tired 🙂

  8. Darlene says:

    How fun. I would love to try zip lining.

    You need to take as much time off as you need. No rush.

    Besides there’s plenty to do with the grandbaby and job hunting, I bet.
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  9. You have nothing to feel guilty about! Sometimes one or two days does not cut it! I have taken a whole week before. No worries! Your Utah adventures look like so much fun! That waterfall is really cool and I probably could have sat there all day and listened to it too. It sounds like a fun week visiting with your family! I hope you have a great week of running this week!
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  10. HoHo Runs says:

    I took a whole week too! I think Sunday’s hiking/crawling did me in. The evening at Sundance was the PERFECT way to unwind from a busy weekend. I had so much fun relaxing and chatting with you and Marcia! It looks like you had fun with your family this week. That’s what it’s all about!

    • MB says:

      YAY! So I am not the only one! I mean we packed in way more than a half marathon! The Sundance was PERFECT! I would like another one of those fancy drinks please and thank you! 🙂

  11. Elle says:

    Loved seeing all the pics from your epic weekend. I would love to visit Utah one day too.

  12. Sharon says:

    Looks like so much fun you had in Utah! Zip lining looks so fun! I love Park City! Such a cute town and I enjoy watching the ski jumpers too! They are so good!
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    • MB says:

      It was amazing! We loved ever minute at the park and could have stayed even longer but I am sure I was probably hungry again…..LOL!

  13. Teresa says:

    Park City looked like so much fun! I visited there over 20 years ago and it was just a small little ski town ….as this was before the Olympics were held there and they found their place on the map. 🙂 That would’ve been so cool to watch the skiers practice like that!

    Glad you had a nice week “off”, so to speak. I think the travel alone to and from Utah took a toll on all of us!
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    • MB says:

      Park City was very cool! I think for a couple million we can get a little vacation spot there! LOL! You aren’t kidding about the travel- that alone these days just wears a person out!

  14. Sounds like a great week! I’ve only gone zip lining once and I don’t know if I’ll do it again, ha ha!
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  15. Karen Bayne says:

    You earned some rest time! I have taken a week several times and you were so active I wouldn’t deem it total rest anyway 🙂
    The pictures from Utah are beautiful.
    I would have loved to zipline!!

  16. Sounds like you had a fun trip! I’ve watched those ski jumpers since I was a little. I’ve always wanted to try the jump into the pool, maybe one day:)
    I always hike after a race (lower intensity) even a marathon, I think its a great way to stretch the legs out after. I think its awesome you got out to see some of Utah before you left. Looks like you guys had some fun adventures!
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    • MB says:

      We loved Utah it was so much fun! I think the extra hiking helped too- we were dog tired but it was well worth it! Nice to meet you finally in person!

  17. Utah looks so lovely! Glad you had a good time! Hope you have been well!! xoxo
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  18. Sounds like such a fun week! I had no idea downhill skiers skied into water. Duh. That makes so much sense. #facepalm

    Utah looks beautiful. Hopefully I can get there one of these days!
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    • MB says:

      Pretty cool right? Who knew but it does make sense- LOL! I hope you get there one day too! and yes, my hubby is from Wisconsin 🙂

  19. Chaitali says:

    Utah looks beautiful, and good job on finding the one place with margaritas 🙂 It sounds like a really busy week and that you definitely deserved the rest!
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  20. After a marathon, I’d recover for a week! The pictures got me excited for our trip to Park City. Utah is a beautiful state.
    Wow, I’m impressed with all the avocados from your tree. I’d love one but they’re hard to grow.
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    • MB says:

      I hope you love Park City- it is so pretty- when do you go? The avocado tree was easy for me to grow-I think I got lucky! 🙂

  21. Toni says:

    Utah looks amazing!! I am definitely jealous of that running trip. ummm I want to grow avocados, those are amazing!
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  22. You definitely earned that Mexican food and Margarita after logging almost 20 miles on Saturday! I’m exhausted just thinking about how active you were! But when you’re away with friends you definitely don’t want to waste any precious time.
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  23. I sometimes take a few days or weeks to recover depending on how I felt/did at the race. Ziplining was so much fun!
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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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