Fate has been waving its magical wand and sprinkling all kinds of fairy dust on me in recent months, and this past week was no exception.
For example, there was Monday. Anyone who has ever read even just one of my weekly wrap-up posts has heard me mention #nevermissaMonday. You know the routine...Monday arrives, and I run at least one mile, just to get the new week off to a great "fitness-y" start. Well, this past Monday was gloomy, cold, and windy. Yuck. I got out early in the morning for my usual "wake-up-walk-through-the-'hood and made a command decision that the 1-mile run would happen later. Then, I spent the greater part of the day debating not only when, but also where, I'd do this run. The outside conditions were just not calling me (and with the R'n'R 13.1 happening a few days later, I really did not want to risk getting sick). It was looking like a (not-so-fun) date with 'Milly might be happening.
We had more cold weather temps on Tuesday. Since I had run a little extra on Monday, I decided to do another early morning walk in the dark.
Friday had another slight switch in my usual routine. Fridays are usually a rest day, but with the switch of my running days (and my race happening on Sunday), Friday was the perfect day for a short run. I met up with my friend, Barb, for a few early morning miles. The temps were cold again, but we ran a shortened route (four miles), and called it good.
Saturday's fitness involved walking numerous miles. I met up with Tricia at the expo and we hung out for most of the afternoon. Later, we returned to cheer on the gals running the R'n'R 5K and did more walking along the Strip.
|With MaryBeth, Marcia, Tricia, and Darlene
And, Sunday! The R'n'R Half Marathon had a start time of 4:30, so the details of that are coming later this week. I'll give you a preview of my Race Day Preview, though. I wore the event shirt. Yes, I know, it's bad karma in doing so...but we were encouraged to wear the shirt because of it's reflective graphics. And, I may have taken some creative liberty and made it into a tank top...
So, that's my week! My mileage (assuming I finish the half marathon LOL) will tally at (approximately) 24 miles. And, with the half marathon done, that will be it for "big" races in 2017.
In case you missed them, these are my posts from last week:
In other news:
Saturday was Veteren's Day, and I'm proud to be married to a vet. My hubby retired a few years ago after 31 years of service.
Did you catch my #FridayFashionFlair post on Instagram? With the temps suddenly being in the sub-freezing range, I have been living in colorful scarves, multiple layers, and gloves. Brrrr. It's a bonus if the gloves match the ensemble, right?
So, that's a wrap! How was your week? Cold temps? Any races?
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