How would I best describe this week?
In a word, BRRR! If I could add a second word, it would be WINDY!
But I digress. As much as I detest the fall season, I desperately try to hang on (ever so tightly) to it. Why? Because I detest the winter season even more (at least in terms of the cold weather).
While we didn't have actual full-blown (I use that term loosely, LOL) winter weather, we did have winter temps. There was some sunshine, thank goodness, so the chill of the wind wasn't as bad as it could have been, but still BRRR (have I said that already?).
Before I dis on all the chilly 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 8:00AM (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 went down this week in my little world of fitness:
Later, after work, I had a basketball game to watch and wanted to have most of my bike ride done before the 6:00 tipoff. By the time I got dinner mixed up and ready to bake, I didn't get on the bike until a little past 5:00. Needless to say, I pedaled with gusto! 15 miles of intervals, done, in just over an hour! Those endorphins felt ever-so-sweet (and the MSU Spartans won, handily, over the Butler Bulldogs).
So, as I said, BRRR! It was a chilly and windy week in my region of the US. Running mileage was decent (18 miles), walking was a bit meh (9 miles), but biking resurfaced as my favorite indoor go-to (70 miles). I'm still doing the daily push-ups and planks, but you don't need to see pics on those. There also was a short upper-body session (I'm trying to figure out a great day to sneak in another upper-body workout...stay tuned). And, the hubby found a reset button on the treadmill! I have not cued up Milly for any action, yet, so stay tuned on that as well...it will be interesting to see just how much get-up-and-go she does have left in her.
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! With the outside temps being cold, the indoor temps (at the office) are on the chilly spectrum as well. There's just something about a blanket shawl that elicits warmth and coziness. This one even has front pockets!
An update on the orchid...now it has six blossoms on one of the stems, and three on another. It's really looking nice!
And, another full moon run! We decided to run Thursday evening, even though the full moon wasn't "official" until (very) early Friday morning. It looked pretty full to us, LOL. Three total miles, under the very bright moon, with Amy, Barb and Allison had all of us feeling good. Turns out, going a night early was a great strategy because Friday evening was cloudy and much windier (and colder). This monthly ritual is now seven months strong!
So, that's the latest and (sorta) greatest. It certainly feels like Fall is no more (though there still are quite a few of leaves remaining on the trees). With all the wind, and continuing freezing temps, that party is probably about to end.
How did your week play out? Sub-freezing temps? Wind? BRRR-like conditions? Full moon running?