After several days (or was it weeks?) of almost constant rain or cold or wind (or all of the above), it feels like Spring has officially returned. Can I get an "Amen?"
This was a crazy week (I think it falls right in succession with several previous weeks), but that seems to be the norm. Such is my reality. All is good.
Things started out well on Monday. I met up with my gal pal, Barb, and we knocked out our #5at5. The temps were moderate (mid-40's with some wind), but we got it done with a good pace in between some rain (lucky us!). I had felt a little stiff and rickety (following the Drake half marathon, two days prior), but by Monday things were feeling much better. It's amazing what 24+ hours in compression socks (and plenty of foam rolling) can do! #nevermissaMonday
|Another successful 5 miles at 5:00 a.m.
|don't call me skinny...
|26:05 = a pretty speedy 5K for this middle-of-the-pack runner
Friday arrived, and that had Barb and myself doing our second #5at5 of the week. Typically, this would have been done on Thursday, but given the 5K on Wednesday and another 13.1 happening a few days later (on Sunday), Friday was a much better option. It's awesome to see how much more daylight we are getting now...it's only dark for the first 15 minutes or so!
|Back from my #5at5...and we have daylight!
|my first (short) ride of 2017...
|With Barb, waiting for the start-line festivities
In other news:
My #Fridayfashion post was all about the return of spring-like weather and temps. Doesn't everyone love a peacock-print dress? Are you following me on Instagram (HERE) or Pinterest (HERE)? Play along! Post a pic of your Friday outfit and tag me...I'd love to see what you're wearing!
Most of my tulips are fading, but there are plenty of other beautiful blooms taking their place:
|We had peonies, irises, and lilies of the valley all blooming this week
Can we talk about the Klompen 5K?
So, talk to me! Has spring returned to your location, or did it ever leave? Have you ever done back-to-back half marathons on consecutive weekends?
As usual, I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. Please join us!