It was an interesting week, in more ways than one.
There were plenty of switcheroos happening, changes of routine, and juggling of workouts. Most everything got done, but there were a few instances of unplanned rest as well. Oh, and there was a new venue to an old favorite event.
Best of all? I'm still standing, and I'm smiling as I do so.
Before I share the topsy-turvy details, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 1:00 (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
Anyways, here's what down this week, in my little corner of the world:
It had warmed up (a bit), so I decided to head out for 15 miles of biking after work. Only...the wind was still not playing nice. With the steady wind and the frequent wind gusts, as well as the bright sun, the "feels-like" temps flipped from one extreme to the other depending on which direction I was going. The arm warmers were needed with the headwind, but I was a sweaty mess with a tail wind. I decided to cut this ride short as well, at 10 miles. I did get in another 1-mile walk afterwards, so there's that.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! Who doesn't love a soft denim shirt? Kind of a wardrobe staple, if you ask me. It's definitely more casual than dressy, but can be glitzed up with a few accessories. Paired with white skinny jeans and strappy sandals, it's a perfect warm weather piece. Just don't forget your lipstick! I've been doing these #FridayFashionFlair posts, on Instagram, for over four years...they not only give me a showcase of inspiration when I'm needing to go shopping in my closet, and they show the world that I don't just wear workout gear LOL.
Here's a quick peek at some of the current in-bloom flowers. The Lilies of the Valley have long been a favorite, the Bleeding Hearts are just about done for the season, and the Irises are all ablaze!
Speaking of flowers and all things gardening...I spent a couple hours Saturday afternoon (post Climb) squatting and pulling A LOT of wayward grass and weeds put of our mailbox plot. This pic does not do the grandiose pile of cast-offs justice.
And, finally, the Fight for Air Climb. This has been a favorite event since I first participated in 2013. I had to miss the Climb in 2019 (I was in DC for the Cherry Blossom 10-mile), and last year the event had to go virtual (so I climbed 100 flights without leaving my house). This year, they moved the venue to Principal Park, a baseball stadium. All went well, and I'll have a recap for you this next week, so stay tuned.
So, that's another week down, and we're another week closer to Summer.
How were things in your world this past week? Any training highlights? Any races? Any crazy juggling of runs, workouts, or (unexpected) nap time?