Well, this is Iowa.
Have you heard the saying that if you don't like the weather, give it a few hours? Yep. Iowa. I don't know where that quote originated, but it probably was an Iowan (or at the very least, a Midwesterner) who penned it.
Monday, following a very warm weekend, the temps were a bit cooler and damp. A tiny bit of rain was in the forecast (and a long day at the office was on tap), so I got out the door and ran a quick mile before work. You know, I do have to fulfill that #nevermissaMonday obligation or my world will come to an end.
|I was loving those outdoor miles in shorts!|
Tuesday, we had our beloved record-breaking temps back. I worked most of the day, but was able to head out after work for a new workout...on an outdoor stairway. This stairway is situated nearby, on the college campus, by the outdoor track and golf course. There are 18 steps, and they are "longer and wider" than my usual indoor stairway, thus the incline is not as steep.
|Another February day in shorts|
|National Margarita Day!|
Thursday, Barb (my running partner and gal pal) and I reignited our #5at5 routine. We met up at 5:00AM and ran our 5-mile route. And, it was amazing! It felt great to be out of bed, laced up, out the door (and back), and done before my work day started. Let's just confirm that I'm eager for Grandma's Marathon training to get underway.
|I love those early morning miles!|
My #Fridayfashion post (on My Instagram and My Pinterest) was all about the chill in the air. Back to the #brrrr. Back in leggings, booties, and a comfy infinity scarf.
|Back in a puffer vest and double-layer tights!|
Sunday, as promised, the long run went off without a hitch. Barb and I met around 7:30 and were done by 8:45. Eight (and a half) miles in the books, and that will do nicely as I prep for the next three weekends (two 10K's and a 10-miler). We had another day of sunshine with a crazy wind coming out of the southwest...but it's always a win-win when you conquer the "layering game" with the crazy weather.
|Most of the snow had melted, but the wind was still in full force|
In other news:
It was time for my 8-week hair appointment. Yes, already! You know you've got a great stylist when you don't notice the cut growing out, right? My dark roots, however, that's another story. Granted, I'm very thankful I don't have any grey (at least not any that I can spot). I swear, though, my natural hair color just seems to keep getting darker...what's up with that?
|Ahhhh, that's all better!|
In case you missed them, here's my posts from last week:
Yay for the sunshine!
Three Running Wishes
Warm Weather...So, what's there to Runfess?
As usual, I'm linking up with some awesome ladies and their awesome link-ups:
Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap
Ilka and Angela for the Sunday Fitness & Food